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Uploaded on Oct 11, 2008
When Obama ran for president in 2008 his supporters included many residents of the virtual world of Second Life. Via their online extensions, their avatars, they canvased neighborhoods, put on panel discussions, got out the vote in this persistent immersive environment. Even many Obama fans from other parts of the world - not eligible to vote in the US - shared their enthusiasm by discussing hope and change while dancing the night away. An interesting glimpse into the recent past, when everything seemed so very possible: a truly diverse and compassionate equitable society, in the physical world as well as in the digital realm......