|Watching soccer in Second Life at The World Club|
Last night I watched the Lamar hint U.S. Open Cup matches at The World Club, a new soccer futbol club of my own design. And by design, I mean the design is to create community. So long lacking in my corner of SL, I plan to use this space as a hangout for friends and fans of the beautiful game. I'll call it an open studio for the art set, a work in progress for the academic set, and perhaps the worlds geekiest fan club. The main modality is text chat, something I've found I like quite a bit.
As I build, engineer and invent, the idea is to create community around international soccer as a gateway to other international cultural modalities. I will continue to problem solve around the idea of culture. The hybrid reality format suits me, but not everyone. Yesterday I posted events around the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches and the Copa Liberatores matches. Not much traction. But then again, the art of social isn't easy.