An ‘in silico’ experiment that faces the challenge of being viable

In silico is an expression that refers to computer-based simulations of biological processes, in contrast with processes in situ (in the places where they normally occur), in vivo (in live organisms) and in vitro (in closed and controlled laboratory environments, such as test tubes). In Second Life, it was the inspiration for the name one […]

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The poetics of a nuclear catastrophe

Disaster and tragedies in the atomic world have been a recurrent theme in the sims of Second Life. From war to ecological crises, we have repeatedly seen some devastating scenarios in SL referring to calamities that happened in real life. Since earlier this year, the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, the Chernobyl catastrophe, […]

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A biker in a post apocalyptic world

The motorcycle culture has penetrated the world of scientific fiction and has proved to fit very well in certain subgenres of it. Particularly, when I think of sci-fi and motorcycles, post apocalyptic and cyberpunk stories come to my mind – and I’m sure that other kinds of narratives under the sci-fi umbrella have incorporated bikers, […]

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