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Moriash Moreau

Well, it'd be a relatively simple matter to rig the necessary animations, sound effects, and in-world props for such a recreation. I think we've all seen similar things, and worse, in your friendly neighborhood SL S&M shop. Actually, that kind of thing is so much part of SL culture that considerable care and setup would be required to create an appropriately serious-appearing scenario. I think we've all deliberately tortured (not to trivialize the RL equivalent of the concept) and even outright killed our avatars (How many folks played Russian Roulette after that article was posted?), in quite graphic and realistic manners, for fun, at one time or another. I think a seasoned SL veteran might be an atypical, and possibly unacceptably contaminated, subject for the VR recreation.

In any case, it makes me wonder how the experiment would be changed if the experiment used our own avatars, in place of the generic female representation. Some folks identify quite closely with their onscreen personae.

Ombrone

Gosh, with all the various BDSM communities that exist in SL, the poor professor will be overhelmed by volunteers....

barry

There is an art show in NYC right now at Anna Kustera inspired by the Milgram experiments. See:

http://www.artcal.net/event/view/1/3639

Relee Baysklef

Thank goodness you can't actually recreate the Milgramm experiment in SL! That traumatized enough college students the first time, I think.

I'm not sure what good a memorial/dramatization would do, but people are free to create whatever neat things they want.

Baba

Here's a Cave

http://www.evl.uic.edu/pape/CAVE/DLP/

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