Mr. Taylor is a doctoral candidate in geography at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506–0027.
THE EMERGING GEOGRAPHIES OF VIRTUAL WORLDS*
Article first published online: 21 APR 2010
1997 American Geographical Society
Volume 87, Issue 2, pages 172–192, April 1997
How to Cite
TAYLOR, J. (1997), THE EMERGING GEOGRAPHIES OF VIRTUAL WORLDS. Geographical Review, 87: 172–192. doi: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.1997.tb00070.x
I thank Paul Adams and three anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on an earlier draft of this manuscript and Stanley Brunn, Ken Hillis, and John Pickles for their insights and encouragement.
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 21 APR 2010
- virtual reality;
- virtual worlds
ABSTRACT. The technology of virtual reality is producing new virtual worlds. These worlds are being created and utilized for a number of different purposes. Four main themes and application areas of virtual reality are: the arts and literature, the military, the preservation of aspects of reality, and finance or business. The technology of virtual reality is examined in these themes, and the differences as well as linkages between them are explored. The growing importance of virtual worlds as a topic of geographical analysis is discussed.