Sorting the metaverse out and how metaverse is sorting us out

A new book chapter "Sorting the metaverse out and how metaverse is sorting us out" I wrote on how virtual worlds and metaverse are organising us, is out in the The Immersive Internet: Reflections on the Entangling of the Virtual with Society, Politics and the Economy (Palgrave-MacMillan 2013) edited by Dominic Power (Uppsala University) and Robin Teigland (Stockholm School of Economics).

A short blurb: "Metaverse is not just out there. It is here as well. People experience things, find information and become knowledgeable in metaverse and virtual worlds in ways that are particular to those environments. At the same time, however, we become double-immersed. Our experiences in the metaverse affects how we experience things outside the metaversal reality in our everyday lives. This chapter discusses how the ways we categorise metaverse functions as a knowledge organization system and how the classifications we make have consequences outside metaverse."

Information Services and Digital Literacy provides an alternative perspective for understanding information services and digital literacy, and argues that a central problem in the age of the social web and the culture of participation is that we do not know the premises of how we know, and how ways of interacting with information affect our actions and their outcomes.

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Taking Health Information Behaviour into Account: implications of a neglected element for success- ful implementation of consumer health technologies on older adults (HIBA) is an Academy of Finland funded research project at Åbo Akademi University.

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ARKDIS project maps the implications and opportunities of the digitalisation of information and information work in the domain of archaeology and to develop and evaluate conceptual and practical methods and procedures for enhancing archaeological information work in the digitalised environment.

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