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dc.contributor.authorKrawczyk-Wasilewska, Violetta
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Andrew
dc.contributor.editorKrawczyk-Wasilewska, Violetta
dc.contributor.editorMeder, Theo
dc.contributor.editorRoss, Andy
dc.identifier.citationKrawczyk-Wasilewska V., Ross A., Matchmaking through Avatars: Social Aspects of Online Dating, [in:] Shaping virtual lives. Online identities, representations, and conducts, Krawczyk-Wasilewska V., Meder T., Ross A. (eds.), Lodz University Press, Lodz 2012, pp. 89-100, DOI: 10.18778/7525-671-0.06pl_PL
dc.descriptionThe article shows the social aspects of online dating and matching through avatars and how the powerful online applications and attractive social media running on the new devices encouraged people to move into a new space, known as virtual space or cyberspace.pl_PL
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dc.publisherLodz University Presspl_PL
dc.relation.ispartofKrawczyk-Wasilewska V., Meder T., Ross A. (eds.), Shaping virtual lives. Online identities, representations, and conducts, Lodz University Press, Lodz 2012;
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dc.subjectonline datingpl_PL
dc.subjectpersonal identitypl_PL
dc.subjectsocial mediapl_PL
dc.subjectonline gamingpl_PL
dc.titleMatchmaking through Avatars: Social Aspects of Online Datingpl_PL
dc.typeBook chapterpl_PL
dc.contributor.authorAffiliationDepartment of Ethnology and Folklore, University of Łódź, Polandpl_PL
dc.contributor.authorAffiliationformerly Oxford Universitypl_PL
dc.contributor.authorBiographicalnoteKrawczyk-Wasilewska, Violetta has been head of the Folklore Department at the University of Łódź, Poland, since 1991. She graduated in Literature (M.A.), History (Ph.D.) and Ethnology (habilitation thesis) and has been a Professor in Humanities (President of the State, Warsaw) since 2002. She specialises in the anthropology of culture and folklore. She is a member of several international research societies (SIEF since 1971, ISFNR since 1973, IOV since 1986, IUAES since 1996), a full member of the Folklore Fellows (nominated by the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 1991), and since 2004 has been a European Commission expert and evaluator. In 1987, she was a finalist for the international prize in Anthropological Studies, University of Palermo, Italy; in 1993 she was awarded a grant from University College London; in 1996 she won a grant from the Open University of Central Europe (Budapest and Prague); and in 2003 she was awarded the Tomaso Crudeli medal for human rights activity (Poppi, Italy). She has been a guest lecturer at many universities and published seven separate books and over 150 articles and papers of an interdisciplinary character. She is the editor of the international proceedings on Ecology and Folklore (1992, 1994, 1998). Her works include: Contemporary Studies on Folklore (Warsaw, 1986) and AIDS: An Anthropological Study (Łódź, 2000), both of which are in Polish but include full English summaries. Web:
dc.contributor.authorBiographicalnoteRoss, J. Andrew (1949) is a freelance writer and philosopher based in Germany. He holds degrees in philosophy from Oxford University (M.A., 1972; M.Phil., 1976; M.Litt., 1980) and the University of London (M.Sc., 1974). He wrote three theses: on the logical foundations of probability theory, on incompleteness in arithmetic and set theory, and on the foundations of formal semantic theory. From 1976 to 1987, he taught logic and philosophy at Oxford University, worked as an administrative civil servant in London, then taught English in Shizuoka City, Japan, and mathematics and physics in London. From 1987 to 1998, he edited physics and computer science books at Springer-Verlag in Heidelberg, Germany. From 1999 to 2009, he worked as a developer at SAP in Walldorf, Germany. He attended international conferences on the science of consciousness and published two books: SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator (2009), a handbook for users of the SAP software; and Mindworlds – A Decade of Consciousness Studies (2009), collecting his scholarly papers since 1997, six of them previously published in the Journal of Consciousness Studies. In late 2009, he retired from SAP. Since then he has published three books: G.O.D. Is Great – How to Build a Global Organism (2010), about reorganising life on Earth this century; Philosopher (2012), an autobiographical memoir and intellectual history; and Lifeball – Birth of a New God (2012), a reprint of his 1996 science-fiction novel. Web: http://www.andyross.netpl_PL
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