Bartle on Human Rights in Virtual Worlds

Professor Richard Bartle is back again to help out with our course Human Rights and Diversity in Serious Games 2011.

At first glance the subject of human rights might seem far removed from games – games are “not real” after all. But Professor Richard Bartle – being one of the pioneers of massively multiplayer online games does a good job convincing you otherwise. Working with virtual worlds since 1978 he’s had a lot of time to think of the (very real) legal, moral, ethical and social implications that games can have in our lives.