I am attending, from within Second Life, the conference “Beyond Broadcast 2007 – from Participatory Culture to Participatory Democracy” at MIT, organized by the Comparative Media Studies of MIT, the Yale Information Society Project, and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society of the Harvard Law School.
“For 50 years broadcast media have played a powerful role in shaping
political culture and mediating citizen engagement in the democratic
process. Now a participatory culture is putting the tools of media
creation and critique in the hands of citizens themselves. We invite
you to MIT—to explore the means, the message, and the meaning of the
post-midterm, pre-presidential YouTube moment.”