Tim Guest: UK virtual worlds writer dead at 34

Friday, 7 August 2009 15:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Tim Guest, author and Second Lifer, has died of heart-failure at the age of 34.

Guest was a contributor to Martin Stanford’s 7pm program on Sky News,and part of Rivers Run Red who built the Sky News Second Life island.

He wrote loads about the appeal of virtual worlds in Second Lives: A Journey Through Virtual Worlds which was widely acclaimed as realistic and honest dissertation of the realities and potential of Second Life and other virtual environments.

His writing helped ordinary people understand online games and virtual communities, breaking down the barriers and allowing a bit more understanding of the subject.

There’s more over on Massively and Sky News.

Thanks, BraveArse.

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