About this travel blog: Diverse Intelligences – Autism in Real and Virtual Worlds
“Many autistic persons communicate more easily through avatars in virtual worlds; their talents and personalities are allowed to shine through.” -Eiko Ikegami
(Image © Nerissa Escanlar)
Eiko Ikegami: Principle Investigator, Robert Proverb: Research Assistant, Luis Tsukayama-Cisneros: Guest Blogger and Photographer (unless otherwise noted), Stephanie B. Currier: Consultant, Contributing Editor, and SL Screen Captures
Date: 13 June, 2017- June 30, 2017
With a crew from NHK TV (the Japanese equivalent of the BBC), Dr. Ikegami traveled across the United States interviewing autistic people that she, along with her research assistant Robert Proverb, met through the virtual world of Second Life over the course of dozens of interviews and more than one hundred community discussions.
in Japanese language, http://www.eikoikegami.com/
Dr. Ikegami is also a founding member of Yhouse