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Monday, March 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual Scandals and Sacrilege: Who's grieFing Now?

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This panel focuses on transgression, sacrilege and scandal in digital environments. We will look at a series of classic cases, from music piracy to "fake authenticity", from the use of Manchester Cathedral as a scenario in Playstation's "Resistance" to the "feces-spewing obscenity" attack on John Edwards' Second Life headquarters. We will look for patterns in derisive and aggressive subversions of social, corporate, religious, political and/or institutional content and behavior in digital environments. Finally, we will attempt to understand the consequences of these acts in the so-called "real" world: to what extent has the emergence of virtual environments changed the rules of transgression and acceptability in socio-political and economic contexts.
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Monday March 10, 2008 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Ctr Room 9

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