William Gibson on Second Life

September 29, 2007

Gibson, talking on CityTV about his experience doing a book launch in second life, was interesting. He talked about his first thoughts on cyberspace as being corporate, and pushing it aside so to explore the cracks and spaces in between in his writing. As for second life itself, he found it to be Disneyfied… Linden Land. Strangely enough there are lots of alley ways and cracks to find strange things in, but they’re vacant. Why? Because alleys and cracks between things are places where unwanted garbage accumulates, and that can’t happen in SL… just shopping shopping shopping. Probably a prim problem.

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