From the BBC radio show Digital Planet:
Bali has not been the only island to host a climate change conference recently.
The science journal Nature has purchased a little archipelago of islands in Second Life called Second Nature.
While participants at the United Nations Climate Change conference in Bali have been agreeing on a roadmap to replace the Kyoto protocol, climate experts – or their representational avatars – have been hosting talks and discussions on one of the Second Nature islands.
Timo Hannay, publishing director at Nature, tells Digital Planet how they went about achieving this series of virtual talks.
The Digital Planet podcast episode with the interview is worth a listen, especially if you’re wondering how a conference in Second Life’s virtual world stacks up against one in the real word (or First Life, as it’s known to enthusiasts) – or against a traditional webcast.