Coming of Age in Second Life

Coming of Age in Second Life

In 2008, University of California, Irvine Anthropologist Tom Boellstorff published his book Coming of Age in Second Life. Later that same year I signed up and made an SL avatar. Now, 14 years later, I think I’m old enough to read his book!

Tom Boellstorff

Book cover of Coming of Age in Second Life by Tom Boellstorff.

I just got my copy and read the table of contents to Baby Cygnus. Wow! Everything he looked at in the first years of SL, pre-2008, are the things I think about now in 2022. I probably should have read his book a long time ago, nonetheless I’m happy to be reading it now!

Baby Cygnus didn’t have a lot to say, but his older sister Baby Triangulum commented about the book,

Mmm, bweh weh, eh eh, ahhhh

Triangulum Nova
Newborn Baby Cygnus Nova plays with his toes as his mamma, Kate Nova, reads Tom Boellstorff’s book Coming of Age in Second Life to him.

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