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Entertainment Interview: Second Life's Creator On How Virtual Reality Can Help Foster Genuine Connection

In this interview, co-founder of High Fidelity Philip Rosedale discusses how his blockchain-based virtual reality platform enables new and improved ways for people to not only socialize but also genuinely connect, harboring the potential to improve how people and communities around the world relate to one another

Packaging & Product Engagement IKEA's AR App Helps Kids Dream Up Cardboard Box Creations

The mobile application suggests cardboard art projects in response to photos users snap of their leftover IKEA boxes, repurposing the cardboard materials as well as offering an interactive family activity for the brand's customers

Retail Amazon Adds Scannable Codes To Boxes That Encourage Customers To Reuse

The company's new "SmileCodes" unlock app-based media, including arts and crafts how-tos, when scanned with a smartphone

Entertainment This 'Club' Wants People To Dance In Virtual Reality

VR platform High Fidelity wants to expand the medium's social opportunities, starting with a club where avatars can dance and mingle

Design Why Social VR Probably Won’t Work the Way Social VR Developers Think

Balaji Krishnan, founder and CEO of DabKick, discusses how we’re more likely to see social VR embraced by a small contingent of core users, leaving the rest of us behind

Gaming & Play A Look Into a More Social Virtual Reality With the Makers of Second Life

What might be the implications of VR from a social standpoint? We turned to Linden Lab's CEO Ebbe Altberg and Senior Director of Global Communications Peter Gray to get our answer

Partner Content Restaurant Launches Pop-Up Dining Experience Inside Giant Video Cube

PSFK captures an exclusive, temporary reincarnation of the once-notorious restaurant, Monkey Town in partnership with Nokia and Microsoft Windows 8.

Advertising Second Life Authorities: Can I See Your I.D. Please?

Researches say the growing number of virtual characters in online communities has created a need to identify the real people behind aliases for marketing research and law enforcement purposes.

Technology Could Facebook Credits Work As A Real-World Currency?

The Purple List, PSFK's network of experts, considers the future of virtual currency.

Gaming & Play Game Play Festival: Where Video Games Meet Theater

The Brick Theater of Brooklyn is running a festival of gaming-inspired performance art.

Design US Army To Build Virtual World As Training Ground

The military is taking inspiration from Second Life to develop a virtual simulation for soldiers.

Technology Our New Status Updates: Online Activities as Alibis

We've heard of several instances where people's online activities have gotten them into trouble, but can they also save you from prison?

Is Augmented Reality The Next Second Life?

Piers Fawkes presents some thoughts about the hype bubble around Augmented Reality.

Work Second Life: Bowling Lanes Reclaimed as Furniture

William Stranger's "Second Life" uses reclaimed wood from a local LA bowling alley to create a number of different works including a coffee table, a bench and a diptych.