Sunday, 30 March 2008

Surreal anti-racist demonstration in Second Life

Surreal anti-racist demonstration in Second Life

Wagner James Au sez, "After France's extreme right, anti-immigrant Front National opened an official HQ in Second Life, it was swarmed protests-- which quickly devolved into open war conducted with surreal weapons:"
And so it raged, a ponderous and dreamlike conflict of machine guns, sirens, police cars, "rez cages" (which can trap an unsuspecting avatar), explosions, and flickering holograms of marijuana leaves and kids' TV characters, and more... [T]he chat log was choked over with pro and anti-Le Pen curses, most in French. And when the lag was not too overwhelming to stream audio, the whole fracas was accompanied by bursts of European techno. One enterprising insurrectionist created a pig grenade, fixed it to a flying saucer, and sent several whirling into Front National headquarters, where they'd explode in a starburst of porcine shrapnel.
Link (Thanks, James!)

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