To Meet without Actually Meeting

Cultural Models of Virtual Rituals in 3D Cyberspace

Bidragets oversatte titel: At mødes uden egentlig at mødes: Kulturelle modeller af virtuelle ritualer i 3D cyberspace

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    Resumé

    The study of cultural practice supported by the Internet could benefit from a cognitive anthropological description of the cultural models in use. This article suggests that such a description could be achieved by the application of a generative theory, i.e. Lawson & McCauley's theory of religious rituals. The subject of this study is two cultural practices supported by the 3D cyberspace system “Active Worlds”. The article briefly outlines the development of the system, the ritualized interaction structures, and the emergence of a central ritual: a wedding. Following this, Lawson & McCauley's theory is presented and a comparative analysis of virtual rituals in the two cultural practices is carried out. Finally, a cultural model of the virtual rituals is outlined and discussed.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelReligious Narrative, Cognition and Culture : Image and Word in the Mind of Narrative
    RedaktørerArmin Geertz, Jeppe Sinding
    Antal sider27
    Udgivelses stedLondon
    ForlagEquinox Publishing
    Publikationsdato2011
    Kapitel18
    ISBN (Trykt)9781845532949, 1-84553-294-5
    StatusUdgivet - 2011

    Citer dette

    Hansen, K. (2011). To Meet without Actually Meeting: Cultural Models of Virtual Rituals in 3D Cyberspace. I A. Geertz, & J. Sinding (red.), Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture: Image and Word in the Mind of Narrative London: Equinox Publishing.
    Hansen, Kenneth. / To Meet without Actually Meeting : Cultural Models of Virtual Rituals in 3D Cyberspace. Religious Narrative, Cognition and Culture: Image and Word in the Mind of Narrative. red. / Armin Geertz ; Jeppe Sinding. London : Equinox Publishing, 2011.
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