Friday, October 26, 2018 | RECENT NOTES

Finnish population

The freesheet Metro reports on a demographic shift. People born in 1948 no longer constitute the largest group in the country. Oh no.

Moreover, more people now leave Finland than arrive, according to figures passed to YLE.


Korean Law

If I understand a report in today’s Guardian correctly (and if Benjamin Haas, the Guardian reporter, has outlined the issue correctly) South Korean law does not take geography as its basis, but rather citizenship.

Every other legal jurisdiction that I have heard of bases itself on geography. This difference has immense implications for what we think about the relationship between citizens, the state, and the legal framework that adjudicates between them.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | THE TIME OF DAY


Tuesday, November 02, 2010 | ESSAYS

Immersion, Knowledge & Trust

There are at least two possible approaches to exploring virtual worlds, whether as play, or as tools for learning. We can approach them as “ourselves”, trying to extend our day-to-day identity into this new experiential realm, or, like actors, we can create new characters that we will attempt to portray in the virtual space.

This difference is often unremarked, but our experience at Arcada shows that it can have important consequences for how we experience a “place” like Second Life.

The paper was presented at a CAVIC conference held in November 2010 at Stockholm University.