Sunday, June 29, 2008

Rosedale at The Tech

A couple of week's back, Philip Rosedale (aka Philip Linden) appeared at "The Tech" innovation awards in both real life and second life. We only had a short extract filmed inworld at the time, but now here is the full hour-long session.

Rosedale was clearly at home at the venue, addressed audience questions and even hung around for a fair while afterwards. This was possibly his last engagement as active CEO of Linden Labs. He has now become chairman of the lab's board whilst Mark Kingdon (aka M Linden) has taken over his role at the helm for everyday business.

An enjoyable and interesting session.

Metaverse Week In Review - 29th June

The first part of today's show - it was restarted after a glitch so no title sequence.

Part two of today's show.

Gardens Of Bliss

A nice little slideshow of a pretty sim in Second Life.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Carbon Goggles

An intruiging inworld exhibit with virtual simulations of real life objects. Nothing new there, but waeing the carbon goggles you get real-life information about the carbon cost of those objects. Great education much needed in this age of environmental crisis.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Happy Fifth Birthday, My Friend

The big day has come and, despite the fact that most of the world will be falling asleep before the Lindens open it, the multi-sim virtual world's fair (aka, birthday party) is upon us.

Roving reporter Draxtor Despres takes a short break to wish the celebrations all the best. We have to concur and hope the next two weeks will show the best of this brave new world.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Metaverse Week In Review - 22nd June

The first part of today's show. Continues below ...

The second part.

Immediately after the show both Tara & I were summoned over the BlogStar to join in the "Internet Celebrities" show so it was a busy day all round.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Mary's Life

Trailer film from Second Life in honour of the American Cancer Society. Remember that Relay-For-Life events are continuing inworld right now and are worthy of your support.

Friday, June 20, 2008

DMGT Offices

Kensington, London in Second Life. The writer is here in RL too.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Meta-Week Premiere

Hot on the heels of today's epic shows we stumbled upon a sister channel to Operator11 which actually works! Well - nearly. The chat is back if not the RSS feed.

Since both Tara and I were both online we decided to run this dummy show which includes a couple of items that didn't make to it the main one. So here it is as an added bonus.

Metaverse Week In Review - 15th June (3)

The third and final part of the show which fortunately went without any more hitches.

For those that missed us last week, the show can be found at our METAWORLD channel using the play "On Demand" button.

Metaverse Week In Review - 15th June (2)

Part two of today's show. This part only lasts about 15 minutes since the show got cut-off somehow. We were pleased to be back on Operator11, but the bugs had sadly returned with the site.

Metaverse Week In Review - 15th June (1)

The first part of today's show - it was actually a restart following some sound problems.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Working at NASA JPL

An insider's look. Charles works on Second Life at JPL and tells of his work in this short interview.

Sgt. Peppers SL Band

I mentioned The Beatles in the last post and couldn't resist - here is another sequence from their virtual reincarnations. Not sure how legal it all was - but the sound is magic!

Pink Floyd

Eselle is full of tribute bans who "vitually" mime to the likes of U2 and The Beatles - not to mention the Pink Floyd. Here is a medly video of the latter with songs from "The Wall" album - not to be confused with the recent collaborative interpretation of the same alnum inworld recently. Enjoy.

SpaceJunky on CNN

SpaceJunky interview on CNN with Miles O'Brien from a few months back. Worthy of a revisit.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dizzy wants your messages for SL5B

Video tutorial explaining how to record and upload a message to Second Life on its 5th birthday so it can be used in the exhibit "A Message to Second Life" by Dizzy Banjo and Lillie Yifu.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

PBS covers the government's intrusion into online worlds

Clip from the USA broadcaster.

more about "PBS covers the government's intrusion...", posted with vodpod

Virtual environments and social justice

Jonathan Cabiria talks about relationships in virtual environments and social justice. He explores how platforms such as Second Life can be a recommended activity for marginalized people, especially if they suffer from issues such as loneliness, depression, isolation, pessimism and/or low self-esteem.

more about "Virtual environments and social justice", posted with vodpod

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Virtual 3D Town of Edo

Second Coa, which supports 3D virtual space businesses, exhibited EDO in Second Life, a 3D virtual world, at Virtual World Conference 2008, held in Tokyo in late May.

Second Coa holds events for both domestic and overseas users in the virtual town of Edo. Based on the results, the company suggests how corporate users can utilize its virtual town EDO in their sales promotions.
Second Coa plans to propose effective uses for 3D virtual space in tourism PR, marketing data collection, the real estate rental business, advertising, and education.

more about "Virtual 3D Town of Edo", posted with vodpod

Moebius Surfing TV

From a new SL TV channel, if you are into nice visuals and dance DJ mixes this is for you. Heck, you can watch with the sound off too.

more about "Moebius Surfing TV", posted with vodpod

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Chameleon is a 4min 30sec music video (machinima), filmed entirely in the virtual world of Second Life. It is a ground breaking film that uses techniques never before used in Second Life. Shot entirely in HD and edited on FinalCut Pro, the film uses the real life music of Canadian rapper Vandal, who is now based in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. Credits: directed, filmed & edited by Brigitte Kungler, music by Vandal, chameleon: Brigitte Kungler, cyclist: Alas Zerbino, crow: JeanBaptiste Eilde, filmed at: Silvanus Forest (formerly Chakryn Forest), The Far Away, David Rumsey Maps, Amaterasu Omikami, PecLach, Charlie Cinema and WallflowerCatWall by: four Yip, Chameleon Letters by: JeanBaptiste Eilde, Dance Animations by: SineWave.

more about "CHAMELEON", posted with vodpod

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Metaverse Week In Review - 1st June (2)

Continuing today's show with Mal Burns and Tara Yeats looking back on the last few days inworld. Also with Crap Mariner.

Metaverse Week In Review - 1st June (1)

The first part of today's show with a general news summary and a look at censorship of attendence at the forthcoming 5th anniversary celebrations in Eselle.