We, the Residents…

Stumbled across through an interesting project on New World Notes tonight. There’s a flag design contest now underway, hosted by Laetizia Coronet. This project came about following the recent changes implemented by Linden Lab® regarding the use of the SL logo. As Laetizia puts it:

“Let’s face it. We never had a flag – that was a logo on a stick and it would look good outside a Linden Lab office, but it was hardly what you’d call a real flag. And now even the name of the famous logo is copyrighted, so use of it as a symbol for all of us is right out. It’s “theirs” now…”

Details on the contest can be found on her blog, Virtual Village Voice. Considering the technology that can be used, I think we can look forward to more than mere flat 3-D designs.

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Pangea Day – May 10, 2008

Pangea Day - May 10, 2008Been a while since I’ve turned my attention to his blog. Busy with work and daily care and feeding of Cue the Penguin! But something caught my eye today. David Pogue, tech guru of the NY Times “Circuits” newsletter, blogged about Pangea Day, a day film-fest centered around films dealing with tolerance among various nationalities. In the words of Pangea Day organizers:

“In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that — to help people see themselves in others — through the power of film.

On May 10, 2008 — Pangea Day — sites in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro will be linked live to produce a program of powerful films, visionary speakers, and uplifting music.

The program will be broadcast live to the world through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones.”

Though this blog usually concentrates on technology which brings live performance to people together in real/virual worlds, I find this project fascinating. Welcome to a one-world screening room! Check out the website for details. If you’re on Facebook, do join the Pangea Day group for details and updates.

Peace.

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