Eiko Ikegami (YHouse Co-founder and the Walter A. Eberstadt Professor of Sociology and History at the New School for Social Research in New York City) interacted with adults with ASD in Second Life—a virtual space where they can express themselves without the real-world threat of sensory overload, a common affliction for people with the disorder. Ikegami will discuss her work at the SXSW Interactive XPrize Futurecasting Workshop in Austin, Texas on Sunday, March 11th from 11:00am–12:30pm.

Read more here: "Sociologist Eiko Ikegami Researches Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Virtual World of Second Life"