Vainius Volungevičius is a Ph.D. student in philosophy at Vytautas Magnus University. MA in media philosophy from Kaunas University of Technology (2015). Research interests include philosophy of computer games and ethics of virtual worlds. He is also a game designer.

 

Ph.D. Project

His Ph.D. project focuses on ethics of virtual worlds, aiming to develop a coherent evaluation of possibly unethical actions in computer generated environments such as harassment, cheating or violence. The thesis considers real elements in virtual worlds, for instance rules, psychological involvement of users and fictional elements that are fantasy settings and artificial conflict.