The Virtual Worlds Working Group (VirWor) explores the theory, history, and development of virtual environments. Its goal is to understand the potential of virtual environments in creating possible worlds.
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Virtual Environments and Speculative Futures
This VirWor task set explores how futures are visualized in virtual environments, and asks: what kinds of futures is it possible to imagine?
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Theories and Histories of the Virtual
This VirWor task set explores the history of virtual environments, and theoretical and philosophical principles underlying virtual worldbuilding.
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Gameworlds and Possible Worlds
This VirWor task set explores the societal impact of videogames, especially their role in creating sustainable visions of the future.
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ReImagining Speculative Technologies
This VirWor task set explores how games imagine or reimagine future technologies, especially within postapocalyptic or ruined landscapes.