C.h.a.p.t.e.r 7: Bibliography and Webography

What follows are additional, suggested References to the authors and themes-- MUDs/MOOs--discussed in chapter 7 of CR2.

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More References for Reading:
Bibliography and Webography

Benedikt, Claire L. , "TinySex is safe sex". Infobahn. Premiere Issue (1995): 13-14.

Bennahum, David. "Fly Me to the MOO: Adventures in Textual Reality." Lingua Franca (June 1994): 1, 22-26, 28-36.

Ciskowski, David, and Claire Lisette Benedikt, MUDs: Exploring Virtual Worlds on the Internet. New York: Macmillan, 1995. Read the sample chapter "Don't be a TinyJerk".

Curtis, Pavel, and David A. Nichols. "MUDs Grow Up: Social Virtual Reality in the Real World".

Dibbell, Julian. "A Brief History of MUDs: From Time Immemorial to the Present". This is a chapter from Dibbell's book in progress, My Tiny Life: Being an Account of the Author's Residence Among the People of a Virtual World Called LambdaMOO, a book-in-progress to be published by Henry Holt in the foreseeable future.

Dibbell, Julian. "MUD Money," a Talk on Virtual Value and, Incidentally, the Value of the Virtual.

Fanderclai, Tari Lin. "Muds in Education: New Environments, New Pedagogies"". CMC Volume 2, Number 1 / January 1, 1995 / Page 8.

Haynes, Cynthia, and Jan Holmevik, ed. High Wired: On the Design, Use, and Theory of Educational MOOs. Ann Arbor: The U of Michigan UP, 1998. Contributors include: John Barber, Jorge R. Barrios, Mark Blanchard, Amy Bruckman, Juli Burk, Brian Clements, Eric Crump, Pavel Curtis, Diane Davis, Jeffrey Galin, Dene Grigar, Cynthia Haynes, Jan Rune Holmevik, Michael Joyce, Beth Kolko, Ken Schweller, Sherry Turkle, Victor J. Vitanza, Shawn P. Wilbur, and Deanna Wilkes-Gibbs.

Kendall, Lori. "MUDder? I Hardly Know 'Er!" ... Adventures of a Feminist MUDder.

MacKinnon, Richard. "Virtual Rape" This is an excellent article to read along with Dibbell's "Rape in Cyberspace."

Rosenberg, Michael S. "Virtual Reality: Reflections of Life, Dreams, and Technology: An Ethnography of a Computer Society". Includes an excellent glossary.

Shaw, Rawn, and James Romine. Playing MUDs on the Internet. NY: John Wiley, 1995.

Stivale, Charles. "Help Manners" Cyber-Democracy and its Vicissitudes.

Young, Jeffrey R. "Textuality in Cyberspace: MUDs and Written Experience". The paper is invaluable for a number of reasons, one of which is its explanations of the differences among oral communications, writing for actual reading, and writing conversations for MUDding. See especially headings such as Linguistic Feel of Mudding, Writing Conversations, Visual Cues, Self as Object: The Decentering Grammar of Muds, Liberating Environment, and Net Sex.

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