Ludocapitalism: Real Money from Play Economies, and How I Made It
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 600 South Gregory Street Urbana
In the make-believe realms of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) and other virtual worlds, the immaterial objects of players' desire have become, for some, a source of materially significant income. In this talk, I revisit my own attempts to profit from the real-money traffic in virtual goods, teasing out their implications for a world economy that is everyday more riddled with the stuff – and the logic – of games.
Julian Dibbell is a George A. Miller Professor in the College of Media and guest faculty member of the Coordinated Science Laboratory. More...
George A. Miller Visiting Professor, College of Media