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Breaking the Second Life Learning Curve #2

Breaking the Second Life Learning Curve #2

Its conference season which means I haven’t been posting lately but I wanted to revist my post about breaking the SL High Learning curve. To recap, I have a class of 20 undergrads at Univeristy of Texas at Austin and I am teaching a course in Second Life called Working in Virtual Worlds. We meet […]

IBM Protest in Second Life

IBM Protest in Second Life

I woke up at 3:30am and I couldn’t go back to sleep so i decided to log in to SL to see if i could visit with some of my international friends. I saw a large gathering at CommonWealth island so i headed over to see what was going on. This is what I saw […]

Hooray! Google enters the Virtual world

Hooray! Google enters the Virtual world

After months of speculation and reading between the lines from virtual world researchers, Google may have entered the virtual world market. We all saw it coming when Google developed or purchased the following tools Google Earth (possible platform), Gmail (user accounts), Orkut (social network), Sketchup (3d drawing tool), and Adscape (game advertising company). Google already […]

Breaking the Second Life Learning Curve

Breaking the Second Life Learning Curve

Much has been said though little published about the high learning curve in Second Life. In a research study I wrote last year, Second Life an Interactive Qualitative Analysis, students reported a very high learning curve in SL. In fact, the IQA systems map of the affinities reported Anger as a primary outcome of the […]

Red Light Center surpassing Second Life?

Red Light Center surpassing Second Life?

Red Light Center (RLC), a virtual world focusing on adult entertianment may now be one of the most popular Virtual Worlds according to Alexa. RLC is the virtual component of Utherverse, a Social Networking site geared towards adult content. Basically, a Myspace for adults. RLC hovers at 555,000 registered users and is in the process […]

Exploring Virtual worlds

Exploring Virtual worlds

I finally had a chance to post a video project I’ve had on the backburner all summer. This video “Exploring Virtual Worlds” is a conceptual piece for a video series I’ll be making over the next few months about virtual worlds. The video was shot between April and May and already some of the info […]

Little Big Planet,

Little Big Planet,

Sony’s announcement of its entrance into the virtual world market in March wasn’t taken very seriously by many people . Sony’s virtual world “Home” connects PS3 (Playstation 3) users over a broadband connection to other PS3 users where they can create avatars, watch and upload movies, and socialize. Initially, Sony didn’t get the fanfare response […]

Teachers, college students lead a Second Life

Teachers, college students lead a Second Life

Beth Sussman from USA Today wrote a short piece about universities teaching in Second Life. Beth Ritter-Guth, a resident of the Educators Coop, is quoted in the article as she describes her Literature Alive! program in Second Life. I also get a nice quote towards the end of the article ,but, what I’m most excited […]

Newsweek articles about Virtual Worlds

Newsweek articles about Virtual Worlds

I’m a Newsweek subscriber; I read it cover-to-cover every week. It has served as my cure for lack of small talk at social events for the last four years. This week Newsweek has a cover story along with several shorts about Second Life throughout the issue. As a Second Life resident, the cover story doesn’t […]

Showing your Real name in Second Life

Showing your Real name in Second Life

I have been displaying my real life (RL) name in Second Life (SL) for about two months now and almost every night somebody asks me to explain how I do it. It really is simple, create a group in SL. Open your group and in the roles tab select one of the roles (onwer, officer, […]

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