desert of the real This amusing video captures some of the absurdity of Second Life, particularly the alienating sound of the wind punctuated by schizophrenic clicking noises. One might imagine a counter-video in SL capturing the maladroitness of real life social interactions. What would the RL equivalent of continually banging into a doorframe be? An SL apologist might offer any number of explanations for these user experiences. But there’s some real insight in the potential uncanny refelction onto real life: spaces empty of anything but obstacles; crowded laggy spaces crammed with simulations of interactivity. Would that be Second Life or the experience of driving through your local sprawl to walk around the local big box store at the mall? By Alex Reid | June 23, 2007 | Second LIfe | 1 Comment | ← web 2.0, “open source,” and the filter intellectual climate and the “creative class” → One thought on “desert of the real” Karen Stearns June 25, 2007 at 10:06 am Very cool. Create or die! KES Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.