Saturday, August 29, 2009

Spotlight TV #4

Host Scorpinosis Nightfire has fashion designer Shenlei Flasheart and musical guest Noma Falta. From MBC.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

MBC News 8-27-09

Dousa Dragonash has Malburns Writer back in the studio for this week's news. Avenue Magazine Rusch Raymaker is in the studio to speak about her SLCC experience in San Francisco, and Dousa shows you what videos will make the most money on Youtube.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Life On Line 13

The latest edition and the final one of series one. Steve Cropper catches up with Australian adventurer Dick Smith and visit a new virtual world based on the chocolate favourite of Aussie kids everywhere, Fred Frog. Guest music artist Kate Vigo also performs, 'The Way You Are'.

Visit the viewer group website spread the word!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

MBC News 8-19-2009

Dousa goes it alone for this short roundup of RL and SL news from MBC.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Natural History Museum

Based on a unique museum environment developed by Mechanimal Studios, Pittsburgh. The future of virtual museums is now. Any museum can be virtually recreated and hundreds of participants could be exploring at the same time using the NORTEL web.alive client.Based on a unique museum environment developed by Mechanimal Studios, Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Other Spaces: Virtual World Options Beyond Second Life | Peregrine Salon, LLC

VIDEO from PANMA Event.

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MBC News 8-12-2009

Dousa Dragonash and Metaverse Guru Mal Burns bring to you the latest this week in the Virtual World. Rockin the Metaverse, Virtual Signapore in Twinity, Second Life, Linden Labs, Catalyst of Fashion, Club Cooee and more..

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Games and Higher Education

Provoking video on the potential of games in higher education.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Onlive Traveler: A history lesson

AVATARA is not a cartoon. It's a documentary about an Internet subculture who spend their lives immersed in an online 3-D voice-chat program called "Digitalspace Traveler." Through a series of 14 interviews, we uncover the history, art, identities, struggles and emotions of this unique internet community who, since as far back as 1996 have mostly devoted their lives to this software.

First developed in 1993, Digitalspace Traveler and programs like it once promised, and still could deliver, a blueprint for a completely networked and intimate global future. AVATARA carefully documents effects that long-term immersion in cyberspace has had on the sensibilities of a particular group of individuals; by analogy it reveals much about the personal origins of our own attractions to 'life on the screen' and its potential impact on human social culture at large.

All of AVATARA was recorded in-world (ie. within the virtual environment), so our experience of the personalities is mediated through 3-D images (called avatars) of rabbits, pharaohs, seahorses, giraffes, the grim reaper, flowers, guitars, trolls (etc) which the subjects choose to represent themselves in cyberspace. (AVATARA is the world's first entirely 'in-world' documentary.) These talking heads and twitchy torsos simultaneously express the sublime and the ridiculous, but AVATARA lets their humanity, and the stunning, absurd beauty of their digital universe, speak for itself.

"Like Mardi Gras, avatar worlds are best experienced in person rather than seen through a keyhole. Conventional media fail to frame the participatory masquerade that animates avatar communication. The AVATARA video is the best attempt yet to convey a virtual community through the savvy artistic eyes of film-makers. Fresh and surprising!"

Sound familiar?

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Stanford University Libraries Open House in Second Life, 31 July 2009

This video, captured by Jonas Karlsson of the Xerox Innovation Group, documents an open house held on 31 July 2009 by the Stanford University Libraries in Second Life.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

MBC News 8-6-09

Dousa Dragonash brings to you the latest news in the Real and Virtual Worlds. From MBC.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Second Lives - Tim Guest

R.I.P - Tim Guest

I just heard of the passing of Tim last Friday. He was an author and journalist with a particular interest in virtual worlds and his book "Second Lives" was a landmark publication.

This clip is three years old now, but seems a fair tribute.

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Virtual Event Environment

Nifty promo from G2 Events. See their info at and try out the platform.

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Second Life News - Robot style!

We showed the first edition of this news programme on Week In Review yesterday and the backchat was in hysterics about the robot voice. Indeed, it does irritate no end after a few seconds.

This is today's edition. What might otherwise be a worthy contribution to our video news feeds, the programme has now acquired advertising - the presentation of which is equally suspect. We can't see it ousting MBC News from our number one slot just yet!

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