Tuesday, December 11, 2007

In theory, Avatar will address Bali conference

Avatar will address Bali conference in place of Markey - The Boston Globe:
"A live audience in Bali will hear Markey's speech. In theory, the audience will be able to ask the congressman questions, and Markey will be able to respond instantly over the Internet."
So funny.

I didn't know that talking to others in Second Life was theoretical

Once again the Globe doesn't link to the site that the main story is about, so here it is: Second Life.

And you can't expect the Globe to link inside Second Life by using a SLURL.

This Second Life blog, NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life, knows how to do it though:
This year, Congressman Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, decided to avoid the carbon cost of flying and deliver his speech via Virtual Bali. Virtual Bali is the Second Life, carbon-friendly alternative to this year's UN Climate Summit (COP 13) meeting in Bali December 3-14th

You can meet Congressman Markey and hear his presentation in-world on the OneClimate islands tomorrow at 8 PM EST, 5PM PST/SL and 1:00 AM in the UK. Or you can watch it on the Web.
It's cool that they are using Second Life and all, but don't you think a live video stream with chat would be better in this case?

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