Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Benazir Bhutto Memorial in Second Life

There was a memorial service on Jan. 6 and a hopefully lasting memorial dedicated to Benazir Bhutto in Second Life. I haven't visited yet, and while this is more of a note for my own research, the quotes from two articles (Second Life Herald and GamePolitics) are extremely interesting. Here's a few making really poignant statements about the complicated method of memorialization in participatory spaces:

I give it approximately 10 minutes before it's covered in dicks. Posted by: Alyx Stoklitsky

...Regardless of how...complex...we might feel Mrs. Bhutto and her husband were in their nation's complex politics, we still can't but feel sorry and condemn this summary execution by terrorist forces. It should be thoroughly examined and Scotland Yard shouldn't be the entity doing the forensics.... Posted by: Prokofy Neva

BlackIce, Dragunov Marksman Says: Let’s hope it will stand for a little while.
lumi Says:I think this is a much better political use of SL than any of the campaigning garbage that’s been going around. I wonder if there’s some way that “Second Security” could be arranged to prevent it from being defaced. LL might want to look into that as a future service if it doesn’t already exist.

Thanks Josh!

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