A Virtual EU

August 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Apologies for lack of substantial postings in the last few days. TheEye is working on an interesting project which may see the light of day depending on testing results and general motivation. In the meantime, here’s something to enjoy…

A few days ago, news broke that the European Parliament was spending a couple of hundred thousand pounds on a computer simulation of life in EU politics. It’s called Citzalia, which sounds more like a disease you’d pick up from a Pompey slapper than a virtual parliament but ho hum.

The site is now registering for testing. According to the blurb it lets you understand how “the EU’s democratically elected parliament works” by, amongst other things, letting you “create your own office, furnish the 3d virtual room, [and] decorate it with your pictures.“. Unfortunately it is only pre-testing registration and it doesn’t start until next month but as they say in Labour marginals….get your name down and vote early vote often.

TheEye is off to whistle up a placard-wielding egg-throwing crowd of French farmers and then wait for a pixellated visit from Europol.

Hat-tip to Lee Rotherham