There's good news from the organizers from this year's Summer School "How Virtual is reality?" (http://how-virtual-is-reality.eu/) held in Bremen (Germany) from July 10 to July 19.
Extended Deadline - Summer School on Virtual World Research from July 10-19 in Bremen, Germany
We will accept applications until June 7th from anyone interested in doing academic reseach in Internet phenomena / Virtual Worlds. The course is mainly addressed to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.
As a cooperative effort of the University of Bremen and Jacobs-University (Bremen) th summer course will broach the issue of the relevance of new environments such as "Second Life" and "World of Warcraft" for contemporary culture and social life with a special focus on rituals and religions.
Instructed by more than 10 international teachers, the participants in the Summer School will explore the interdisciplinary study of practical methods and theoretical approaches for the scientific handling of ritual and media.
Please forward this information to everyone who might be interested in the course. A banner and a poster are available on the "Media" section of the website.
Kerstin Radde-Antweiler and Simone Heidbrink, organizers