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Life Lessons from the Virtual World

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Published on Dec 17, 2014

Live studio session with Associate Professor Lindsay Grace on Al-Jazeera's the Stream with virtual guests Nick Yee, Dana Herrera and Chris Kluwe. Guests examine what society could learn from games like 'World of Warcraft'. Can games like "World of Warcraft" or "Second Life" train you to be a better citizen in real life? What lessons can the real world learn from virtual worlds? How do game technologies change the world beyond entertainment?

The Stream (www.stream.aljazeera.com) is a social media community with its own daily television program, focusing on stories that are ongoing, global, and sourced from social media. The program is critically acclaimed, having won the prestigious Royal Television Society Award (UK) a Gracie Award (US), and two People’s Choice Webby Awards. The show also received an Emmy nomination in the US for its "best new approaches to news and documentaries," an Online News Association nomination for “Planned News Events,” and a GLAAD award for "Outstanding TV Journalism."
The Stream appears live on Al Jazeera, streams live online (available via YouTube, podcast, Facebook), and repeats at 04:30 GMT, 08:30GMT,14:30GMT. Al Jazeera's global footprint continues to grow, broadcasting to more than 280 million households in more than 130 countries

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