Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Second Lifers

In January 2009,  eight of our Egyptian bloggers met with then the US Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, James K. Glassman, in the virtual newsroom of the American University in Cairo in Second Life. This is part of it.

The meeting in Second Life is part of a broader collaborative project between Dancing Ink Productions and the American University in Cairo exploring how virtual worlds can be used to augment journalistic goals globally, cut costs and enhance and deepen the interview process by providing access to often hard-to-reach subjects.

The project is directed by Lawrence Pintak, head of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Research and Training at the American University in Cairo, and produced in collaboration with Dancing Ink Productions and Ill Clan Animation Studios.