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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. Author of FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE (2012), HUMANITY ENHANCED (2014), and THE MYSTERY OF MORAL AUTHORITY (2016).

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Some more pics from Kevin Warwick's talk in Second Life tonight



9 comments:

ronny said...

I took the chance to take photos of your avatar at the event :
here
and
here

You should add some of these pics you took to the Uvvy Island group on Flickr, I dont want to be the only one who posts there.

Russell Blackford said...

Ronny, your photos are wonderful! I really mean it; they amazed me for their detail, composition, and realism. I don't think I could possibly put my crude efforts in the same place - you've really become great at the whole SL photography thing.

Just one thing, though, you've mislabeled someone else's avatar as being Giulio Perhaps, i.e. Giulio Prisco. He was there, but in his "normal" form. Or do you know something I don't? He didn't transform at some point or something, did he? *scratch*

ronny said...

Yes your right Russell, that isn't Giulio, I got an email from him just earlier telling me of my mistake. I was certain I saw his name hovering above that avatar though, and i didn't actually see his normal avatar anywhere else. The avatar seemed to spend a lot of time at the front facing the audience though, so im thinking it's someone that had some role in the organising of the talk.

Blake Stacey said...

Off-topic — I like the new site layout!

Russell Blackford said...

Ah, I was wondering what people would think of the layout. I think the tower is kind of appropriate.

Ronny ... yeah, it can sometimes be difficult in a crowded apace in Second Life to see which label belongs with which avatar. If you click on my pics of the crowd, you'll actually see Giulio in one of them in the blown up version, up the back and to one side.

Russell Blackford said...

er, "space" not "apace". As I get older and my sight gets worse, I do that all the time. :(

Blake Stacey said...

"Crowded apace" could work in a poem. I mean, people have written sonnets around the phrase "colorless green ideas sleep furiously".

ronny said...

Ahhh, now i see him, hiding to one side.

I, too, like the new layout. What does the tower represent? Working at an Ivory Tower?

Russell Blackford said...

It's just one of the templates that was available to use, so I don't know what was intended ... but I think it would do as a tower for a magician or some other kind of thinker in pursuit of arcane knowledge. Not exactly an ivory tower, but I suppose the idea isn't entirely unrelated.