If you are interested in the story behind the story of some SL projects checkout Virtual Suburbia. Written by Chip Poutine since September 2005 his archives are worth reading. Chip was interviewed along with Hamlet Au, Cristiano Midnight and Sherry Turkle on Christopher Lydon’s Open Space show titled living in game space back in March 2006. An audio archive of the show is available here and recommended listening. Runtime is 51 minutes. Chip is also founder of the Prion Design Group. Looking forward to visiting his current project upon completion. After doing so I will write-up a post here.
What impact will the interest of big business have on what some describe as virtual utopia? If you are a member of such a community, what do you think will change in it as advertisers and marketers get in the game?
Some interesting responses to the above question that accompanied todays NYT Richard Siklos piece on virtual worlds. Lots of ongoing conversations at the moment around digital identity which tie-in with this piece. After speaking with some more long term SL residents over the weekend I shall write a post. Hoping to make the offical opening party for the aloft hotel tonight. If you missed Rena Gana’s BW podcast with Gif Constable speaking about the aloft project back in August it is worth checking out. Runtime is 12 minutes.