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January 24, 2007

Billions and Billions of Us


Unveiled by his son Nick in a December ribbon cutting ceremony (video above), Carl Sagan now has an official site in Second Life, appropriately shaped like an observatory, with a viewing screen to watch clips of his timeless PBS show "Cosmos", and assorted memorabilia, both enlightening and whimsical-- like a dispenser which disgorges copies of Sagan's trademark turtleneck.

Direct portal to the Sagan memorial here. (Notwithstanding the title's word play, the Sagan site is a creation of The Illusion Factory, a Hollywood effects house which outsources its metaverse development to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-- as documented here.) [blogged by W. James Au on New World Notes]

Posted by jo at January 24, 2007 04:43 PM