Archive for the 'Discussion' Category

The Librarians and ABC Island

October 30th, 2007 | Category: Discussion, RL Meets SL, TV

Looks like ABC is joining the ever growing group of TV shows that are appearing in or featuring a virtual world like Second Life. According to Australia’s Second Life News Source, SLOz, the Australian made comedy, the Librarians makes it’s debut this week and there is a tie-in event scheduled on the Melbourne Laneways section of ABC Island. While Second Life doesn’t appear on the program, I don’t think, they are drawing people in for an event on their Island, so it will probably be worth checking out to see if it is funny and to see what kind of stuff they are going to do inworld. If your cable company does not offer it, you can watch it online here after 10pm, I assume that is AEDT time zone. The following night they will hold a discussion about the episode.

When: Thursday November 1st at 7:30pm AEDT, 5:30pm (WA) 1:30am SL time (PDT).

Where: Melbourne Laneways section of ABC Island

The Librarians, is a new six-part comedy series from ABC TV, based around the highly-strung head librarian of an outer suburban Melbourne library.

This new social satire premieres on Wednesday October 31 at 9.30pm AEDT. Or if you can’t watch it live, you can view it online at 10:00pm.

Then on Thursday night, in conjunction with the ALIA, Emerald Dumont - a librarian avatar from the Australian Libraries Building - will host a discussion.” Source: ‘Librarians’ tie-in on ABC Island this Thursday

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EDUCAUSE Conference Hot Topics Discussion on Virtual Worlds

October 23rd, 2007 | Category: Conferences, Discussion, Education, Teaching, Virtual Worlds

What: EDUCAUSE Conference Hot Topics Discussion on Virtual Worlds

When: Thursday October 25, 2007 12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m

Where: Annenberg Island in Second Life

Description: As part of this year’s EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Seattle, there will be a Hot Topic Discussion on Virtual Worlds which will bring together those who want to discuss how virtual learning environments impact all facets of the institution. We are excited to announce that this years Hot Topic Discussion will be simulcast into Second Life.

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Virtual Vibe Jazz Fest ‘07

October 23rd, 2007 | Category: Discussion, Entertainment, Festival, Jazz, Live Music

What: Virtual Vibe Jazz Fest ‘07

When: Friday, October 26, 2007 6:00AM SLT

Where: Ilha de Intercambio Island in Second Life

Description: The USC Center on Public Diplomacy and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs invite you to join them in Second Life for Virtual Vibe Jazz Fest ’07. Featuring Second Life musicians with live performances by Paisley Beebe (Australia), Jean Monro (United States), Ankari Holder (Mexico), and MORE! There will also be a panel discussion titled, “Jazz in the 21st Century: The role jazz plays in promoting American values overseas and how new technologies like Second Life are helping.”

Just too bad it’s so early, and on a workday, dangit.

Second Life URL. Click here for more info.

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Discussion with CSI:NY Second Life Creators ESC

October 16th, 2007 | Category: Discussion, Interview, RL Meets SL, TV

By Stone Culdesac

What: GridTalk-ESC Talk about CSI: New York in SL and New Viewer

When: Oct 16, 2007 8:00 am - 9:00 am (Tuesday)

Where: Dr Dobbs Island Second Life

Tags: Dr Dobbs Island Education learning Rissa Maidstone Second Life

Description: GridTalk-ESC Talks About CSI: New York in Second Life and New SL Viewer - Join us for an hour long interview and discussion with the Electric Sheep Company, talking about bringing the hit TV show CSI: New York in-world, and about their new, free Second Life viewer, based on the open-source viewer code from Linden Lab. The Sheep and CSI have an ambitious plan to tie TV and Second Life together; the TV detectives will be going into Second Life to solve a murder on the episode airing Oct. 25 and again in February. Meanwhile, TV viewers and current residents will be invited to a CSI: New York themed sim to role-play solving the murder. Our guest of honor will be the Sheep’s Forseti Svarog aka Giff Constable in RL. Don’t miss this informative, fun discussion.

Location: DDI Amphitheater

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Teen Grid Discussion

September 14th, 2007 | Category: Discussion, Education

What: Teen Grid Discussion:

Who: Gus Plisskin: Virtual World Campus Project, Bluewings Hayek: Eye4You Alliance Island and Corinne Fleury: Teen Grid Approval Process.

When: NOW!

Where: Discussion Skypark, ISTE Island

General Discussion, for those not interested in the Teen Grid Discussion, will be held at the ISTE Discussion Skypark. Dancing and hang gliding will also be on the Skypark.

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IBM in the Metaverse: Sandra Kearney

September 13th, 2007 | Category: Discussion, Education, Employment, RL Meets SL

What: IBM in the Metaverse: Sandra Kearney

When: Start: 09/20/2007 - 12:00 End: 09/20/2007 - 13:30 Timezone: US/Pacific

Where: Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, will be streamed to Metaversed Island. Note: For some reason, Metaversed has not made it easy to find a slurl to their island, so I will post it later.

Description: Our second Metanomics event is our first stab at a truly mixed-reality event. Sandra Kearney of IBM will be speaking on IBM’s extensive involvement in the metaverse, from Cornell University’s Sage Hall, home of Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. The event will be streamed live onto Metaversed Island, and will also be broadcast live on the Second Life Cable Network.

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SL-ideas 1st Virtual Meetup

September 13th, 2007 | Category: Business, Design, Developing, Discussion, Meet and Greet

What: SL-ideas 1st virtual Meetup

When: Oct 2, 2007 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Tuesday)

Where: Pinastri Second Life

Tags: Education Jim Gustafson learning Pinastri Second Life

Description: If you talk about something, you can be educated by that (usually), but to do it gives you real success. So we want to do open round table events (most of them open to the public) to cover several topics in business and web-3D topics. We offer this from our group but also invite other people to do it with us together.

Wenn man ueber etwas redet, bildet das idR., aber machen fuehrt weiter. Wir wollen daher zukuenftig in Second Life meistens offene Round Table (und manchmal mehr) zu unterschiedlichen Business und web3D Themenfeldern durchfuehren. Aus unserer Gruppe heraus, mit und fuer andere.

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Repair the Damage of Ancient DNA

August 28th, 2007 | Category: Discussion, Education

What: Discussion with Phil Holliger from the Medical Research Council Molecular Biology Lab in Cambridge about a new way to more accurately repair the damage of ancient DNA.

When: September 13th, 6pm GMT

Where: Second Nature

This is going to be a series of events held on Second Nature, where scientists of all types will come along and talk about their work to anyone who wants to listen. We haven’t hosted an event in Second Life before, but I have attended several which have been really interesting - short informal talks, followed by a discussion seem to be perfect for Second Life where the audience is perhaps less inhibited than in real world meetings, so discussion flows more freely.

Talks will start in September, and be perhaps approximately fortnightly - we have a number of speakers already lined up, but if you’re a scientist and fancy giving it a go, by all means let me know!

More details nearer the time, but keep September 12th, 6pm GMT free for a discussion with Phil Holliger from the Medical Research Council Molecular Biology Lab in Cambridge. Phil works with ancient DNA: DNA samples retrieved from specimens of forensic, paleontological or archaeological interest. DNA naturally degrades over time, making it very difficult to amplify and analyze, and Phil will be talking about a new way to more accurately repair the damage, which he recently tried out on a 60,000 year-old cave bear.

To whet your appetite, Phil will be followed in the autumn by a host of other speakers, covering topics including a new affordable drugs initiative, scientific patents, the foraging strategies of cormorants and how flooding cut Britain off from the continent and turned it into an island. All the events will be free, open to anyone, and no specialist knowledge is required, so if you don’t have a Second Life account, now’s the perfect time to get one. Source: Events on Second Nature

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Architecture Group Discussion: Digital Density

August 23rd, 2007 | Category: Design, Discussion, Education

Architecture Group Discussion: Digital Density

When: Aug 23, 2007 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Thursday)

Where: Architecture Island Second Life

Tags: Architecture Island Arts and Culture Keystone Bouchard Second Life

Description: Addressing urban design issues in Second Life.

See ‘The Arch’ for more information, The Arch

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Relationships in SL & RL

August 23rd, 2007 | Category: Discussion, RL Meets SL, Relationships

Relationships in SL & RL

When: Aug 27, 2007 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (Monday)

Where: Kkotsam Second Life

Tags: Charity Support Groups Craig Kamenev Kkotsam Second Life

Description: The Relationships in SL and RL Discussion Group will be meeting at the Center for Positive Mental Health. The purpose of this group is to discuss issues related to our SL relationships and the impact (positive and negative) that they may have on our RL relationships.

While I am a Psychologist, Licensed in the State of Georgia, this is not a therapy session. Instead, it is an opportunity for those with worry or anxiety, sadness or depression, and other emotional concerns to come together and share experiences and what has worked for them.

I hope you can join us :)
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Doing Business And Using Voice

August 20th, 2007 | Category: Business, Discussion, Second Life Voice

What: Upcoming Second Life Discussions: Doing Business And Using Voice.

When: 8 am Second Life Time (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 21

Where: Amphitheater at Dr. Dobb’s Island

Monello will discuss some best practice for doing real-life business and marketing in Second Life.

Look for that 8 am Second Life Time (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Amphitheater at Dr. Dobb’s Island.. This is sort of a follow-up to the last session, where had the creators of another RL-to-SL business, Infinite Vision Media, which created the Weather Channel’s area.

Then, a week later, we’ll hear from Jeska Dzwigalski, director of community for Linden Lab, creators and operators of Second Life. Jeska, who’s called Jeska Linden in SL, will give us an update on the new voice capabilities.

That session will be 8 am SLT/PDT, also at the amphitheater.

And we plan to hold both sessions using the voice client, with the usual plan: If voice starts acting wonky, we’ll just switch to text chat and carry on. Source: Upcoming Second Life Discussions: Doing Business And Using Voice

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Tools for Open Science

August 08th, 2007 | Category: Conferences, Discussion

From Jean-Claude Bradley at Useful Chemistry.

I propose to moderate a session on “Tools for Open Science” at noon EDT (9:00 PDT, 16:00 GMT) on August 20, 2007 for the convenience of our European and US West coast participants. In the spirit of SciFoo, this will be a discussion, not be a presentation, although we should feel free to use pages from our posters to facilitate communication.

I will also set up a thread on the Second Life section of Nature Networks for people to propose sessions.

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