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Conclusion

  • Margaret Gibson
  • Clarissa Carden
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Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Abstract

We discuss what it means to be a mature, not dead or dying virtual world. We also contextualise our findings in relation to media reports of Second Life’s seemingly imminent death. Second Life is a haunted virtual world with various forms of spectrality around lost and deceased lives, the persistence of memory, and the persistence of grievability, but it is also a world that regenerates itself. There are always new projects on the horizon. This book recognises that it can be difficult to determine whether something will continue to exist or whether it will indeed die.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Gibson
    • 1
  • Clarissa Carden
    • 1
  1. 1.Griffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

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