Julian Dibbel at Stanford

Julian Dibbell, tha author of the seminal My Tiny Life, will give a talk at Stanford University on Monday March 20, 2006 titled "Play Money: Field Notes from a Make-Believe Economy".

"Play Money: Field Notes from a Make-Believe Economy" will take place Monday on March 20, 2006 between 12:30-1:30 at the Stanford Law School, Room 280B - Open to All - Lunch Served.

Starting in June 2003, Julian Dibbell spent 9 months trying to make a living buying and selling virtual items (swords, castles, gold pieces) from the online fairytale world Ultima Online, a massively multiplayer role-playing game. His experience illuminates a strange new parallel world and the changing relationship between value and reality in the postmodern economy. A book based on his adventures in the realms of digital bits will be published later this year (thanks to Ed Finn for this)

Links: Stanford Law School