Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More business than you think

There is more business success in SL than the mainstream media thinks and even L4U's premiere virtual journalist Draxtor Despres got it wrong last week, asserting non-profits are the only ones to gain traction in SL.

Still, here's his latest report from last week's vBusiness Expo inworld. More on the channel later.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Great Firewall of China

A project for CAP4403 in Second Life.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Metaverse Week In Review 27/4 -2

The second part of our weekly show with an interview conducted in paris on Friday with Philip Linden. Also a feature on the "Babelstream" art exhibit in Second Life and part of a new machinema by Jim Gustafon.

Metaverse Week In Review 27/4 - 1

The first part of today's show with me and Tara Yeats live. News and guest spot with Crap Mariner.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Video Interview with Philip Rosedale

Yet another post from the ever enthusiastic fellows across the channel. Enjoy - c'est un grand exclsiv (or something).

from www.dailymotion.composted with vodpod

Philip Rosedale on brands in SL

Linden Lab's outgoing CEO is doing a bit of Euro-hopping (well UK and France) right now and here are some remarks from this morning.

MBC Weekly News 4-24-08

Today's latest news, with the new Linden CEO and items for the weekend.

from blip.tvposted with vodpod

Rosedale on new CEO (2)

Another news clip via Reuters this morning.

from secondlife.reuters.cposted with vodpod

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Philip Rosedale on the handover

Second Life founder Philip Rosedale on stepping down as CEO. His sucessor, Mark Kingdon, was appointed earlier this week.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Second Coming of SL

Draxtor Despres looks at the Non-Profit Commons and other non-commercial organisations finding their own Second Lives online and inworld.

from blip.tvposted with vodpod

Monday, April 21, 2008

Virtual Worlds Summary

A talk on the future of the metaverse from IBM at the defense university.

from www.videobomb.composted with vodpod

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Metaverse Week In Review - 20th April 2008 (Part Two)

Part 2 of the show - see previous post.

Metaverse Week In Review - 20th April 2008 (Part One)

Part one of today's informal backstage show looking back on the week inworld.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Chakryn Forest

One of the more exotic Second Life locations and well worth a visit.

from with vodpod

Virginia Tech Memorial Tribute

The VT Memorial in Second Life® on the sim "Memorial Park" is a quite, peaceful place to remember those that were lost in the Virginia Tech tragedy. We remember those that lost their life last year on April 16th in the Virginia Tech tragedy. As we remember them everyday with our in world memorial on the sim of "Memorial Park". We also have memorials for other students that have lost there lives to tragedies, like the 5 students from NIU. Our memorial runs year around. And they are interactive with both of the universities websites. Think is a great sim to just enjoy a quiet place in SL. If your there to honor the ones lost or just to reflect on life, I would suggest you stop by Memorial Park. Taking it one day at a time.

We will continue to invent the future through our blood and tears and through all our sadness ...
We are the Hokies ...

I would like to thank Milosun Czervik, Marston Davids, Amber Valentine, Penelope Ghia, Ashtyn Pomeray, Spontaneous Radio and the rest of the Heart Family for there help in building this great sim Memorial Park.

Video: RamessesIII Pharaoh
Music: Eddie from Ohio
Speaker: Nikki Giovanni

Chroniques des mondes virtuels

from www.solipsis.orgposted with vodpod

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Persephone Milk Extraordinaire!

The talent and passion of Persephone Milk chronicled by a local t.v. station. A true afficiando of Second Life.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Weeki In Review - 13th April 08 Part 2

Part 2 of today's show with Tara Yeats and myself. This section is largely video clips we were unable to load during the first part.

from operator11.composted with vodpod

Metaverse Week In Review - 13th April 08 Part One

Part One of today's show where I and Tara Yeats have an informal look back on the metaverse week. This section was largely news and chat.

from operator11.composted with vodpod

Operator11 — Week In Review 5/4/08 Part Two

Part 2 of last week's show

from operator11.composted with vodpod

Operator11 — Metaversal: A Week In Review

First April episode Part 1

from operator11.composted with vodpod

Monday, April 7, 2008

Digital Urban - Second Life experiments

Augmenting SL with real time data - also fantastic use of panoramic images

from architecture.vodpod.

Prim Time with Keiko Ketsugo?

Ur, well, yes ...

... Want the latest news in the virtual world of Second Life - Raw, naked and bound - with whip marks? Step into Castle Prim for the premiere of "Prim* Time" anchored by Keiko Ketsugo which captures (literally ) top Second Life correspondents, analysts and guests for a complete domination of current events. The program combines traditional journalism with the latest dominatrix tools, making the entire process of news gathering more threatening and placing the cutting edge news and information at the tip of Keiko Ketsugo's whip.

Keiko Ketsugo is anchor of Prim Time and has won numerous awards including the 2006 Journalist Pillar of Torture Award from the News Kneeling and Begging Alliance and the 2007 Mistress Award from the Virtual Press Doms Association. Ketsugo is the author of two books, Between Pain and Pleasure: A News Enslavement Notebook (Cuff University Press) and Chaining the Lies to Crosses and Whipping Them to Death (Harsher and Raw). is among the world's leaders in Second Life news and information delivery. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a cowed and submissive staff in Prim Time World headquarters at Castle Prim (Freeze - Oriental Express, Second Life (194, 235, 24) and in bureaus across the grid, relies heavily on its inworld team of almost 4000 news professionals (give or take 3,998.) in partnership with


Sunday, April 6, 2008

Rouge en Bulle

Machinima movie shot in the Second Life virtual world by Codebastard Redgrave, as a demonstration video for the Bubble Ride by Cuddlefish Junction.

It was shot using Windlight and 6 different settings, 3 custom and 3 built in atmospheric settings. Music from Moufette - "Chew your heart".

Saturday, April 5, 2008

New Linden Film

The first-ever Congressional hearing on virtual worlds took place on April 2 in Washington, D.C. Linden Lab® CEO Philip Rosedale testified before the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. As part of his presentation, Mr. Rosedale presented a seven-minute machinima scripted, shot and edited by Silver and Goldie with additional footage provided by the legendary Torley Linden. We would like to thank all the folks involved in this project, especially the Lindens: Catherine, Aki, and Kara.

from www.silverandgoldie.posted with vodpod


Chouchou is a Japanese music group which exists only in SecondLife.
It was formed on July, 2007 searching for new possibilities of music. This is the official image video of their region called simply "Chouchou."

Film and music is by Chouchou. Chouchou Official Blog: Chouchou MySpace:

Science Learning Opportunities in Second Life

A look at science learning in Second Life.

from slvid.composted with vodpod

Latest Glam SL

Virtual Worlds 2008

A quick dash around the virtual worlds conference floor in New York. A clip from ePredator (aka Ian Hughes from IBM) just posted.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

March in Melos

A new Music video by Scottie (see previous) showing the new construction and gardens in the sim of Melos in Second Life this month. The music is "Into Dust" by Mazzy Star.

Second Life 2008

Second Life 2008. A film by Scottie Menges with the planets and Enya. Likely to go up on the channel I think.

Scottie also filmed the two previous clips.

More romantic imagary

"Will you still love me?" sung by Amy Whinehouse. Filmed in Second Life in Melos.

A perfect day in Second Life

Some wonderful scenes from Second Life accompanied by the multi-performer re-recording of Lou Reed's classic and haunting song, "Perfect Day". A perfect match if I say so myself!

Second Life - World Bank

Doing Business turned its attention to the virtual world by launching Doing Business 2008 in Second Life. During the three-hour event, Dahlia Khalifa presented the report and took questions from Second Life residents on Activ8 Island. In total, almost 700 residents and their online personas, known as avatars, attended. Another 1,000 tuned in by audio.