A press release
on PRWeb informs us that Dealey Plaza, the scene of the crime for President John F. Kennedy's shooting, has been reconstructed as a virtual environment in Second Life
. It was created by Jason Baird of Avatar Promotions
in the hopes that people would visit and pose theories to each other as to the reasons for the former president's untimely death, and so that those who aren't able to go to the actual site in person will be able to experience it in some form.
But it isn't just the environment itself that has been recreated -- on the anniversary of the shooting, there will be a re-enactment of the assassination. This sounds a bit like one of those interactive history-museum displays. Due to the population limits within the simulation, this event will be invite-only for around 40 people.
If anything, it's a novel idea and worth checking out if you already play SL
. You can get there by searching for Dealey Plaza Dallas within SL
, or from a link on Avatar Promotions' JFK page