Obama's Deputy CTO Makes Second Life Appearance Today

July 20, 2009 -

The Obama administration's deputy chief technology officer for open government will pay a visit to Second Life at noon Eastern time, reports New World Notes.

Beth Simone Noveck, who is known as Lawlita Fassbinder on SL, has been a member of the virtual community since 2004. Noveck will speak about her new book, Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful.

Noveck talked about her job with the New York Times last month:

If [average] people are going to be asked to spend the time on contributing, you want to use the participation they give you...

Even something like having a blog with an open discussion about policy is so revolutionary in the way government works.


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Re: Obama's Deputy CTO Makes Second Life Appearance Today

I thought the Obama Administration policy on gaming tech was that it isn't that important, especially when compared to schoolwork (see every GP article based on Obama saying to put away the XBox).  If that's so, why give a speech in a game?

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Re: Obama's Deputy CTO Makes Second Life Appearance Today

Her avatar's name is Lawlita.  Her profile looks pretty clean, but... a name like that still worries me.

Re: Obama's Deputy CTO Makes Second Life Appearance Today

Yeah, because this government is really a fan of open discussion about its policy.  Oh wait; when people openly discuss, they threaten to take away stimulus money and other funds. 

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