Saturday, 17 July 2010
Second Life is in America
Public Land Hyannisport InfoHub was created by Linden Labs as a global greeting hub. The use of the anme Hyannisport shows the importance of coastal American upper class and educated society and culture in forming Second Life.
"Hicks" culture is often parodied in Second Life, with the "under class" of America a populr stereo type for acting out fantasies of sex, violence or freedom. But the previlige of educated east and west coast American culture is never parodied, but only assumed. Most spaces background nature looks to me like either Florida, Northern California or New England: the very places the elites of American society vacation, work, and grow up in. WASP culture is never, to my knowledge, parodied or rediculed.
Second Life rests on the assumptions and prejudices of a certain elite, an American elite mostly but this elite also establishes a global elite
Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life