Friday, October 20, 2006

Shakespeare Coming to a Virtual World

from CNET
October 19, 2006

Three-dimensional digital worlds and the world of William Shakespeare--it's hard to imagine two more disparate universes.
But bridging the gap between them is exactly what
Edward Castronova, an associate professor of telecommunications at Indiana University and the leading expert on the economies of virtual worlds, is doing.

On Thursday, the
MacArthur Foundation is expected to announce a $240,000 grant to Castronova and his team to build "Arden: The World of Shakespeare," a massively multiplayer online game, or MMO, built entirely around the plays of the Bard.

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