Candide sent me THIS LINK, which is very interesting* and led me to the website of Jon Rafman, where I saw this video of an interview in Second Life.
I can sort of feel Candide shaking his fist at me, though, for posting this.
NSFW and apparently people get up to some weird shite in SL that is entirely out of my experience (which is all unicycles and fortune cookies).
"I think we've reached a point now, my generation, where we don't even know if we are celebrating something, and saying its great and affirming it, or if we are engaging in an ironic critique of and mocking it, we've almost collapsed the two."*Google Earth shots that show A) what a lovely world we live in and B) how fugly the most human-influenced parts are.
i just read of a class given in the seattle area (not far from you!) - given by the police department, in Safety in BDSM, because they were getting too many calls for well it wasn't specific.
(i read this in Mary Roach's book BONK which you should get if you are curious and love to laugh!!)