Bruckman, Amy S.
Identity Workshop: Emergent Social And Psychological Phenomena In Text-Based Virtual Reality
This survey paper introduces the different kinds of MUDs, and social phenomena typical of each kind. It introduces issues of representations of self and how MUDs form a kind of "identity workshop." Introduces the notion of MUDs as an evocative medium--by being between reality and unreality, MUDs often encourage people to reflect on the nature of reality. Introduces gender issues that arise in MUDs, and explores the topic of MUD addiction. April 1992.