Doctorow comes to town

D1Right now Cory Doctorow is in Second Life and is just about to start signing copies of his book Someone Comes to Town Someone leaves town. It’s a futurists’ w37 dr34m.

Cory, of course, is awriter,  Boing Boing’er, the book is SF, it's published free under a Creative Commons licence in a range of formats, in Second Life there was a contest to create a virtual version of the work, Cory’s avatar was created by an in-world designer, he’s being interviewed by Hamlett an ‘embedded’ journalist in a virtual space, and you can have the fricking thing signed, digitally, virtually.B1

omg my head is spinning.

10 points for the first person to form a decent, relevant proposition including the words simulacra, metaverse and Ramen.

[ed 23:13 bst] - all signed.













Comments on Doctorow comes to town:

Video Linden says:

You can watch this event streaming live in windows media at

Posted Jul 24, 2005 5:47:20 PM | link

blaze says:

Yeah, it was pretty rockin'.

I'm looking forward to having my avatar have his picture taken with Neal Stephenson next.

Posted Jul 25, 2005 1:43:21 AM | link

komuso tokugawa says:

Ramen simulacra
metaverse gyoza
no bugs in my food!

Posted Jul 25, 2005 5:53:26 AM | link

Mark Wallace says:

If you guys missed it, the Second Life Herald had an interview with Cory three weeks ago:

Posted Jul 25, 2005 7:55:55 AM | link

Urizenus Sklar says:

Yah, that was an interesting interview, and we just put up a report on the book event, by virtual agitator Prokofy Neva. All the details, including a critique of the virtual wine and cheese:

Posted Jul 25, 2005 10:17:27 PM | link

Urizenus Sklar says:

Oh sorry, should add that Hammie Linden has excerpts up on New World Notes:

Posted Jul 25, 2005 10:21:49 PM | link

ren says:

Just to complete the incest loop:>SOMEONE COMES TO LIVE-BLOG

Posted Jul 26, 2005 4:37:13 AM | link

Lee Delarm says:

Apparently the words "wet dream" make this page a "Sex" page in the proxy filter at work. I can no longer peruse it or check up on it till those words go away :(

Posted Jul 26, 2005 6:17:01 AM | link

ren reynolds says:

>Apparently the words "wet dream" make this page a "Sex" page in the proxy filter at work. I can no longer peruse it or check up on it till those words go away :(

Let's see if leet gets round it.

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