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Dear Nati,

We are happy to announce the publication of a NEW ISSUE of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (JVWR):

Volume 9, Number 3:


Issue editor: Yesha Sivan, Coller Institute of Venture, Tel Aviv University, Israel

A collection of 5 papers which suggest new angles and unique points of view, is presented in this Edge issue. Each of these five papers pushes the boundaries of the disciplines in a different way. Together, they demonstrate the dual value of the JVWR, first as a stage to explore the future of virtual worlds (defined broadly,) and then help to shape the future of real worlds.

Issue Editor Corner

Learning from the “Edge” of Virtual Worlds
Yesha Y. Sivan

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Pokémon GO 2016: Exploring Situational Contexts of Critical Incidents in Augmented Reality
Tuomas Kari

Flow in Virtual Worlds: The Interplay of Community and Site Features as Predictors of Involvement
Valerie Elizabeth Barker

The Experience Machine: Existential Reflections on Virtual Worlds
Stefano Gualeni

Playful Constructivism: Making Sense of Digital Games for Learning and Creativity Through Play, Design, and Participation
Vittorio Marone

Restorative Virtual Environment Design for Augmenting Nursing Home Rehabilitation
Jon Ram Bruun-Pedersen, Stefania Serafin, Lise Busk Kofoed 


More from JVWR

  • The issue is also an invitation for you readers to first explore JVWR’s past issues at our website, and then contribute as authors and as editors of future special issues.
  • We are looking for issue editors to manage the next Assembled 2017 issue. Issue editors take full charge of one issue. The Assembled issue is a place for various papers, on the topic of the journal - that are being collected during the year and published usually once a year.
    At least 10 papers are already in the system, awaiting your editorial skills.
    Each issue is managed by one managing Issue Editor with 2-3 co-editors. The managing Issue Editor is the prime contact person and the leader behind the issue.
  • If you are interested, we'd love hear from you. Please visit For Issue Editors page to learn more about becoming a JVWR editor.

  • You are invited to browse JVWR's previous issues.
  • Subscribe to our mailing list (on the top left of to receive JVWR news and updates (no spam guaranteed.)
  • Looking forward to hearing from you on twitter @TheJVWR and on our Facebook page (TheJVWR).


Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan
Editor In-Chief
The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
Vol. 9, No. 3
Copyright © 2017 Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, All rights reserved.

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