All the world a (synthetic) stage

Terra Nova: a recent National Public Radio "Science Friday" show featured the latest on "virtual worlds and research." I haven't listened to it, but the audio file is here.

I take the Terra Nova feed partly because Edward Castronova is a contributor. In addition to doing landmark research on digital frontiers he is currently involved in the building of Arden, a synthetic world based on the works of William Shakespeare.

Wayne