Guys, what do you think, shall editrix Orcsi send out her sailing correspondent Lucy to this little Favela in SL? Why Lucy you ask? That hottie is a Brazilian born and bred and lives there to this day. Well, notwithstanding president Bolsonaro, I guess everything is better than the US right now. Anyway, like Ricco, Lucy is in a capacity to report about A Favela, much better than white bitch from the north Orca.
You hear that, Lu? Grab your notepad and camera and go reporting!
When I first visited A Favela, a parcel in Second Life decorated by Lotus Mastroianni and Fred Hamilton in a way that represents a typical Brazilian slum (actually, a typical slum in Rio de Janeiro), I thought it looked accurate enough to go beyond a simple display of stereotypes. Indeed, it offered me an opportunity to reflect on a series of subjects concerning what one could call otherness: how to balance the temptation of treating different societies (or cultures) as exotic; how powerful can SL be as a tool to avoid that risk; and how it feels to be the other in a world of so many possibilities.
A Favela is really well put together (apart from minor physics problems in…
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