Look, Virtual Worlds *Are* Real Worlds

World of Warcraft, Blood in the Snow

“As with every new communication tool, scientific and practical questions abound. How is using an avatar different from typed chat alone? Do people maintain a sense of personal space when using digital avatars, or do they create new social norms?”

And The Rest Of The Grammys Were Kind Of Fun Too

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“The Grammy Awards begin with a look to 2015, as the husband-and-wife pairing of Beyoncé and Jay Z open the show, complete with epileptic-inducing lighting, with ‘Drunk in Love.’ As a performer, Beyoncé is magnetic, her every twist or spin around a spare stage adorned only with a chair eliciting gasps.”

Top AJBlogs from 01.26.14

Details on Bombing At Cairo Museum
Source: Real Clear Arts | Published on 2014-01-27

Jewels in the City’s Crown
Source: Dancebeat | Published on 2014-01-26

Beautiful Hand-Made Paper Gems from Hanuman Books
Source: Straight|Up | Published on 2014-01-26

The sunk cost fallacy
Source: For What it’s Worth | Published on 2014-01-26

Source: We The Audience | Published on 2014-01-26