As Ted Castronova has already announced, a fascinating conference is coming up at Emory University, called "Virtual Worlds and New Realities." There are going to be a number of panel discussions (the last of which will be broadcast live into Second Life and on Second Life Cable Network as part of the Metanomics weekly interview series.)
To spark discussion on the panels, the conference organizers have asked me to distribute the following survey links. Even if you are not going to attend the conference, we would love to have your responses to the key questions, which address research questions, research methods, collaboration opportunities, and “commercial, social and political possibilities.”
The link to the survey is here.
Below the fold, I list the questions themselves, and give my stab at some of the answers. You don’t have to write as much as I have—after all, your responses will be private (unless you want to post them here publicly, as I have. I am sure that just a few bullet points would be a great help.