Monday, 16 June 2008
Welcome to Putin's Second Life, where everything is larger than larger.
Sociologists often warn technologists that technology has no dynamic power of its owner, that the outcome of all technology is determined by Culture and Power.
This is illustrated witha exhibit put on by supports of the New Russia under Putin. Under the influence of Russian Natinalism Second Life, including palm trees and other standard SL items, looks and functions entirely different.
Most of Second Life loooks like Los Vegas or LA becuase of the Social use the space is being put too, different cultures and different political orders will form very differenet uses of Virtual Reality.