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Ford School Brown Bag – Second Life Edition: Technology and the 2008 Election

Date & time

Nov 10, 2008, 12:00-1:00 pm EST


Crowne Plaza Lounge Room in Second Life

Join Shobita Parthasarathy and other community members to talk about technology and the election in 2008. This will be an informal conversation to discuss how technology shaped the 2008 presidential election process as well as how the election influenced technology; come and share your thoughts. The event will be hosted by Ford School Webmaster Chris Myers.

An RSVP is encouraged - fspp-secondlife at

Not already 'In world'? Second Life, a virtual world, has almost 15 million users and it is free to join and explore. Many large companies have a presence and even the University of Michigan has an island in the virtual world.

You can view system requirements, register and download the software at:

Note: It is recommended that you create your account, install the software and familiarize yourself with the world before the event. You will need to be able to teleport, text chat and do basic movements in Second Life to successfully attend this event.


To join the meeting virtually, click on the following link: secondlife://Place To Meet/164/200/24/ (Second Life address) In order to participate in the Second Life event, you will need to to have a Second Life account. If you do not already have an account, please create a free account and download the client software at the Second Life Web site.

Second Life Web site

Second Life system requirements

Second Life Quickstart Guide - a quick guide to everything you need to know on the site.

The Crowne Plaza Lounge in Second Life:

A photo of a Second Life meeting: