A photo credit I’d gladly pass on to someone else. Photo AFC
As evidenced above clearly I have not been blessed with the best photographing skills in the world, so I can only hope that the written support I provide will be enough to make a small, but amusing point. Cudos to readers who manage to discern what they are looking at prior to my description, but for those who find the job of speculative jpeg musing overrated, the photo above was taken at this morning’s welcome with Heather Ford and Tomislav Medak, and features the screen displaying the live feed of the event into Second Life (a virtual 3-D world built and owned by its users.) The view you are looking is that of the second life avatar M12, who was gracious enough to provide live footage, and evidences the equivalent of big-hats-in-the-crowd footage. I have to say I find it rather entertaining that the ability to give your avatar wings results in the predictable problem of blocked screen views. It’s sort of a shame that the avatar’s burden of finding a new view point during an opening can be a little disruptive to the footage, because it really would have aided those of us in the audience who decided to fixate on the virtual conference footage as opposed to the real time event unfolding in front of us.