Barack Obama to Have Busy Weekend in Second Life

Illinois’ Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign will make a swing through the virtual world of Second Life tomorrow.

The Second Life News Network (SLNN) reports that a real-world Obama visit to a living room gathering in Iowa will be simulcast to Second Life. The event will also be webcast around the country for those who aren’t Second Lifers.

Interestingly, the SL version won’t offer a live video feed. Instead, what is described by SLNN as “an authorized Obama avatar” will mimic the movements of the senator during the audio stream. GP assumes that Second Life residents will provide the in-game audience.

And, for those who can’t get enough Obama on Saturday, Rik Panganiban reports on his blog, The Click Heard Round the World, that an Obama rally will take place later on Saturday at Second Life’s virtual Capitol Hill.

Panganiban, who goes by “Rik Riel” in Second Life, wasn’t clear on the relationship – if any – between the living room event and the rally, but promises an update as more info becomes available.

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