Obama Administration's Deputy CTO Beth Noveck Returns To Second Life Today
At 9am SLT today (Noon Eastern), my friend Beth Noveck will return to Second Life, to speak about her new book, Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful. This is not just a book promotion appearance, however, because as it happens, Beth is currently putting what she wrote into practice as President Obama's deputy chief technology officer for open government. (Here's a good New York Times article on her duties.)
It's also not a one-stop visit by a public figure otherwise inexperienced with Second Life: as I've written before, Beth has been involved with Second Life since its earliest years; her avatar, Lawlita Fassbinder, was created in 2004, making her one of the first academics to use SL as an educational platform. She's also the very first to count the White House as her office address. More details at the Global Kids blog; event takes place on MacArthur Island, sponsored by the foundation of the same name. Direct SLurl teleport at this link.
Lawlita screenshot courtesy Beth Noveck; Beth's photo by Hiroko Masuike, for the Times.