No, not that kind of cyber interaction...

On the heels of Ogaming's "Project Massive" interview with a CMU doctoral student researching human-computer interaction, Indiana University announces the Arden Institute...

The Arden Institute is a research center at Indiana University whose aim is to promote innovative research on synthetic worlds: crafted online spaces that host thousands of users on a persistent basis. To this end, the Institute supports research activities and hosts an annual conference, the Ludium, whose output is published exclusively on this website. The Arden Institute is an initiative of Edward Castronova, Associate Professor of Telecommunications, Indiana University.

Anyone else feel like we're making this waaaay too complicated? Anyway, take a look at the Arden Institute site!

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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Jeff's interest in online games stretches back to organizing neighborhood Unreal tournaments as a teenager, but when a college roommate introduced him to EverQuest, an interest became an obsession. Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game since.