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Philip Rosedale & others testify before The House

Posted on April 1, 2008. Filed under: computers, Congress, electronic, First Life, Free Speech, hackers, hate crime, interface, metaverse, philanthropy, Politicians, Politics, PR, Real Life, Second Life, Technology, United States, VR worlds, Webcasting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A lot of nothing, frankly to those well acquainted with what goes on in Second Life and other Virtual Worlds, however it is interesting to see and hear what the members of The House have gotten out of their direct exposure to SL and other Virtual Worlds. One mentions the source of the word “avatar” in an ominous manner as if the idiology of the term might foster terrorists. pfft.


From Wikipedia: “In
Hindu philosophy, an avatar (also spelled as avatara) (Sanskrit: अवतार, avatāra), most commonly refers to the incarnation (bodily manifestation) of a divine being (deva), or the Supreme Being (God) onto planet Earth.”

Link to a page where one may download The House Committee on Energy and Commerce video recording of a Hearing on Online Virtual Worlds: Applications and Avatars in a User-Generated Medium

Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 9:30 a.m.
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

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Hate Crime Takes the Life of One More …

Posted on February 24, 2007. Filed under: death, Detroit, Friends, gay, hate crime, homophobia, Liberal, RadioRadio, Second Life, tragedy, VR worlds |

Andrew Anthos, a 72 year-old Detroit man was brutally attacked on Feb. 13th, and died of the resultant injuries yesterday. I am just sick that this happened, that these types of things still happen and that I know it is yet going to be a long time before hate crimes are relegated to historical fact instead of contemporary issues. Full article here on Andrew Anthos from Gay dot com.

MSN picks up the story of Andrew Anthos’ death.


I Snapzilla’d the vigil for Anthony Anthos, in progress in Provincetown sim.

Actually we kept up the vigil overnight, I loaded up the playlist w/more jazz, blues and ragtime and then let my avie idle there. Folks dropped in overnight, hung out for a while too. So today, Vertigo Paris has the stream now and is continuing with us here in Provincetown sim.

Fresh Snapzilla pic of the memorial and linkage for those of you in Second Life to join us.

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