Entry: Virtually Humanity
Focus: Coming of Age in Second Life

Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, meet in bars, attend weddings and religious services, buy and sell virtual goods and services, find friendship, fall in love, the possibilities are endless, and all encountered through a computer screen. Coming of Age in Second Life is the first book of anthropology to examine this thriving alternate universe.


Entry: Wave and Tidal
Focus: Bio Power Systems

BioPower Systems is a renewable energy technology company based in Sydney Australia. They are developing systems for both wave and tidal power conversion, and they are currently working on ocean-based pilot projects and follow-on market opportunities for its products and services.