ASU Governance of Virtual Worlds

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Presentation to ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law conference on governance of virtual worlds, April 2010

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ASU Governance of Virtual Worlds

  1. 1. Governance of Virtual Worlds John Carter McKnight Adjunct Professor of Law Spring 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>the concept </li></ul><ul><li>functions of “government” </li></ul><ul><li>have spun out to a wide range of actors, all essential to “governance” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>3 sources of governance </li></ul><ul><li>traditional political entities (nations) </li></ul><ul><li>corporations and businesses </li></ul><ul><li>communities and nonprofit groups </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>3 directions of governance </li></ul><ul><li>from the actual world into virtual worlds </li></ul><ul><li>within virtual worlds </li></ul><ul><li>from virtual worlds to the actual world </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>virtual worlds are: </li></ul><ul><li>a model of actual-world governance </li></ul><ul><li>a subject of external and internal governance </li></ul><ul><li>an example of new best practices to inspire the actual world </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>John Carter McKnight, MIA, JD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>johncartermcknight.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: john_carter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook: John Carter McKnight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: John Carter McKnight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype: kaseido.quandry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life: Kaseido Quandry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WoW: Kaseido, Misha-US, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><Future Tense> </li></ul></ul>

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