Bit psychedelic this one. Another experiment with brain waves.
Mandala Bead Games - Autumn Equinox Celebration 2007.
Preview of the DreamTime eXPerience - Part 3. MindSurfing in Second Life.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Join groups of residents across the Metaverse and in Reality came to Dance for the World (D4TW) on Friday, November 9th, 2007
CUSO is a Canadian organization that has been sending volunteers overseas since 1961 and D4TW is part of a campaign to fund these volunteers with the tools they need to complete their community projects in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
For more information, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.dancefortheworld.ca
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
How CSI came to Second Life.
The new "who dunnit" virtual game coming to second life is not the Paris Hilton murder investigation but an interesting marriage of old and new media. Electric Sheep Company releases browser and merges sims with successful TV show brand. A new era of growth for SL or the death of culture?
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
It seems like Second Life has been celebrating Halloween for weeks now, even though it hasn't come around yet. Now comes another season avatar style which will no doubt plague us for a few months.
BritneysPeer Pink presenting new santa avatar in Second Life. Truth be told, it has a certain charm. But on top of all the religion propaganda and the annual marketing feast, I may be sick of this come yuletide.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
NASA CoLab is a Collaborative Space Exploration Laboratory being developed at NASA. CoLab will provide a framework for exciting partnership projects between the nation's space program and the thriving technology-entrepreneurial community.
In addition to the benefits to collaborating with intellectual assets of the technology business sector, the general public will benefit through various projects supporting the NASA's goals.
CoLab will feature a physical space in downtown San Francisco, a collaborative online space where scientists and engineers from NASA will collaborate with the entrepreneurial technology community, and a space in "Second Life", a virtual learning community with interactive content.
This video is focused on NASA CoLab's Second Life efforts.
Linden Lab's CFO, Zee Linden explained VAT to many European SLers on Pooley recently. The protest culture in SL showed that it is alive and well: anti-VAT signs, shirts and many groups have sprung up and found a new cause! Seriously: VAT will really hit the pocket books of many and many more plan to sell their land. Momi Despres reports.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
In July and August 2007, Budweiser Select, through ad agency Millions of Us, extended a 2 real life model search events into Second Life. A winning avatar from each event, and then an ultimate winner--SLer Scarlet Niven--was chosen. Something for all tastes inworld these days I guess.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Released today by CBS is this promotion for the television programme entering Second Life on October 24th. The actual plotline will continue until next February.
At the same time, the Electric Sheep company will be releasing a new inworld viewer known as the "On-Rez" viewer with an interface designed to be familiar to general mainstream web users. A CBS/CSI branded version will also contain links relevant to user participation in the show itself.
Whatver your interest in the television series, this is an important step forward in bringing the metaverse interface to the mass consumer and will benefit us all. Despite its simplicity, the On-Rez viwer still contains all the functionality of the Linden Lab version.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Seriously good new for many today as a company called Electric Sheep announce new viewer software for Second Life.
This version will allegedly bring a familiar "web feel" to the mass usre and also include web-compatibility features to make life easier for those of us who need to switch frequently. From this preview snapshot it certainly looks like an improvement in the Linden's own idea of an interface.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Second Life users living in the European Union will now have to pay Value Added Tax or VAT. The fee, which could be as high as 25 percent, will be applied to any type of transactions SL residents have with Linden Lab directly. The news caused widespread discontent among Second Lifers, many accusing the Lindens of implementing a country-specific price hike unfairly affecting EU citizens.
Marmaduke Mertel sat down with one outraged citizen, who says the VAT tax creates unfair competition and will kill off many small businesses.
As part of the launch of the Melbourne laneways project, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation did a feature on their 7.30pm current affairs show about Second Life.
SLCN, the Second Life Cable Network which provides inworld television services, featured prominently, with Keren Flavell interviewed and excerpts of footage filmed by SLCN for Multimedia Victoria used in the report.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Australian Metaverse developer The Project Factory has unveiled an artistic remix of the alleys and laneways of Melbourne (my local stomping grounds). Rather than simply replicating a chunk of the city, the installation draws on the elements and flavor of many scenes and locales, mixing them into an artistic reinterpretation of the feel and mood of Melbourne's almost mazelike webwork of minor streets and byways.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
A new project headed by Michel Manen wants to to combine ancient Islamic laws with modern progressive values. The Al Andalus sim hasn't even officially opened yet, but many residents are up in arms about the form of governance proposed. Do women have to wear headscarfs in SL now? Are virtual beheadings next? Yes, Islam is coming to SL and it might be the beginning of a new constructive dialogue!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
In the interests of promoting Second Life ...
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, appears on Capitol Hill in Second Life to launch a series of "Solutions Day" Workshops to be held in the virtual world.