Thomas Malaby is associate professor in the department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Thomas has published numerous works on virtual worlds, games, and indeterminacy. He is continually interested by the ever-changing relationships among institutions, unpredictability, and technology, especially as they are realized through games and game-like processes. His newly published book, Making Virtual Worlds: Linden Lab and Second Life (2009, Cornell University Press), is an ethnographic examination of Linden Lab and its relationship to its creation, Second Life. He is also a featured author at the blog Terra Nova.