May 5

Second Life News for May 5, 2008

Category: Second Life News by Stone Culdesac

From: Botgirl Lives The ongoing quest for SLurpose Quote from the site - Just like a personal hook-up, a hot crush on Second Life itself has a shelf life of just weeks or months. Unless one can find some kind of deeper purpose or new position, boredom and dissatisfaction will likely emerge. If the initial chasm of disillusionment is crossed successfully, ongoing conscious effort is required to keep things fresh.

From: The Independent Andrew Keen on New Media Quote from the site - How is new media changing the communications business? What has been the impact of Web 2.0 on advertising and PR? And what can a traditional marketer learn from the intrinsic openness of new media?

From: Torley Second Life has advanced arts and crafts like photography Quote from the site - That title can be read a couple (or more) ways, and I mean both (or more) of them: I’ve often written about how Second Life empowers people to discover new talents and rediscover old ones.

From: Second Life Left Unity 3-D Immersive Virtual Environments: Platform for Radical Democracy or Communicative Capitalism? Quote from the site - 3-D immersive virtual environments (IVEs) are at the forefront of ‘the physical Internet.’ (Scola 2005) They allow users to communicate with each other through avatars, their digital personas, rather than relying solely on text.

From: SpaceRef NASA CoLab Open House Quote from the site - Join us for the afternoon at our new location in Building 17 at NASA Ames Research Center, room 114!

From: everyday second life Shakespeare in Second Life Quote from the site - Someone is playing Shakespeare in Second Life, and I think you should do like me and go see them. What they’re playing is «The Mousetrap», the so-called play within the play in «Hamlet», and it lasts half an hour.

From: The Observer Your 10 o’clock meeting is being held in Second Life Quote from the site - Forget expanding Dubai, forget sprawling Las Vegas, forget the mushrooming skyscrapers of Shanghai. There’s a city state which, at just five years old, has enjoyed such turbocharged growth that its square mileage already dwarfs New York. Not bad for a place that doesn’t exist.

From: The Republican Island on the Internet Quote from the site - Students and faculty at Springfield Technical Community College will soon be taking a step into the future via a wholly online world known as Second Life.

From: Second Life Community Convention CFP: Second Life Education community conference Quote from the site - The Second Life Education community conference is a proud member of the Second Life Community Convention – the official Linden Lab-sponsored and approved event for everyone spending significant time in the best of all possible virtual worlds! This conference is for everyone currently or seriously thinking of engaging in teaching and learning in Second Life.

From: Purplegrrl’s Second life The problems with observing a learning community Quote from the site - I must admit I thought observing a learning community would be much easier than it really is. The first problem I have found is sometimes when there is an learning event I am unable to attend as I have other commitments (many work) as many of you may have read in my previous blog entry I am studying a group in second life.

From: Sean Percival Virtual Exits: Second Life Residents Turn Their Back Quote from the site - Second Life, the virtual world that millions call “home” and millions of others enjoy having a good laugh at. An experiment, the future, completely useless? Those statements are probably all both correct and incorrect at the same time.

From: Second Thoughts Turning My Back on Governor Linden Quote from the site - Hey, time to go on strike against Governor Linden and Second Life. Or, let’s call it more properly: a work slow-down for 7 days where I’m just not going to blog about Second Life, bad or good, or roam all over hell’s half acre sticking up for this virtual world to all the haters — I need to picket with the handy sign I keep in my closet for every conceivable demo: UNFAIR.

From: Pioneering Ideas The “Second Life” of NY Times Magazine Cover Feature, CeaseFire Quote from the site - This weekend’s New York Times Magazine cover story profiles CeaseFire, a violence prevention program built on a public health model that attacks the spread of violence much like epidemiologists attack the spread of infectious diseases.

From: Torley An illuminating tale of the history behind Second Life’s facelights Quote from the site - A facelight, in its most basic form, consists of an invisible prim (object) which is attached to your Second Life avatar, via one of your face’s free points — perhaps chin or nose, but not skull because that’s often where prim hair goes.

From: Rehula Tips to make your own best photography in Second Life Quote from the site - I think everyone’s passion in Second Life is taking pictures of your best moments in Second Life. We can find tons of models, but we can’t find tons of PROFESSIONAL photograpers. I mean by photographer as :

- Have a good sense of perspective, use and abuse of the editing tools that professionals image editors gives to us, and of course, the ability to be creative in using poses.

From: Kate’s So-Called Second Life Good Guide for SL Beginners Quote from the site - Once I figured out the basics of avatar fashion in Second Life, I wasn’t sure what to do next. I thought maybe a little building, maybe a little scripting .. but more so I could have a good time, not to become a hard core builder or anything.

From: Educational Gaming Commons Second Life Education Community Conference 2008 Quote from the site - The Second Life Education community conference is a proud member of the Second Life Community Convention – the official Linden Lab-sponsored and approved event for everyone spending significant time in the best of all possible virtual worlds! This conference is for everyone currently or seriously thinking of engaging in teaching and learning in Second Life.

From: Welt Online JavaOne Conference Social Networking Tools Available to Help You Stay Connected Quote from the site - If you’re unable to attend JavaOne in-person, have no fear, you can get the best of the best in the Second Life virtual world.

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