Category: Secondlife

Second Lifers get a voice and change the world

Aleks Krotoski writes in The Guardian about the forthcoming voice in Second Life. Pro-voicers, represented by the large education community, offline businesses and the in-world sex industry, welcome this change, seeing it as the next step for the platform. Anti-voicers, represented by community groups and old-timers, view this as another example of Linden Lab ignoring…

Scilands A group blog – and links to other blogs, for the “Scilands” region of Second life -where a lot of science & technology specialist areas are located. There is also have a link to a feed of recent SL surnames. Rickenbacker is no longer on the list!…

Four Corners Broadband Edition: You Only Live Twice

An ABC (Australia) documentary about Second Life. Going on most of the reports that I’ve read about this documentary – most people say that it’s probably the best balance about SL so far – it does cover the seedier side, but it also covers business & educational aspects. The video player that ABC use is…

Massively Multi-Learner (2)

Some great ideas from Mike Hobbs for SL to support programming. In particular, using it to support the links between design & implementation! Also good for simulating OO. LSL isn’t an OO language, but you have avatars (actors) interacting with objects by passing messages. Very good way of simulating OO….

Massively Multi-Learner Workshop

I’m at the Massively Multi-Learner Workshop in Paisley. So far we’ve had some excellent presentations from Dave Taylor – from NPL (National Physical Laboratory) – they’ve done some really interesting things. I liked the Physics in Teen Grid – he also showed several other things. Alex Krotoski’s talk was excellent – a lot about social…

Second Life

It seems that there is so much to learn about second life! I attended part of the ACHUB Spring Festival on Friday. I went to the session about SL and Health Education. (Includes a link to the slides & a transcript of the chat) It’s the ExPERT Centre that are funding the research we’re doing,…