Friday, October 24, 2014

2014 EDU: OPENSIM: VIBE: Virtual Islands for Better Education: Features for educators

VIBE: Virtual Islands for Better Education: 
Features for educators 
The Virtual Islands for Better Education, VIBE, is a collaborative collection of college and K-12 educators and virtual world builders looking to leverage OpenSim for learning activities--Stephen Gasior (Stephen Xootfly in SL)
  • You can probably run your own OpenSim grid at little cost.  
  • If you work at an institution that offers computer support.
  • You don't  have to go it alone.  
  • You can work with other educators via the hypergrid.
  • You can bring in guest instructors from around the world.
  • You can import products--educational products--from other places.
  • You can make and sell educational products to other educators. 
  • You can send your students to educational places around the world.
  • You can do all this at very low cost. 
  • VIBE can help you

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 STAGE: A.R.T. is scary. Friday Oct 24. at 5pm SLT

A.R.T. is scary.  Friday Oct 24. at 5pm SLT
Scary, spooky or downright macabre theater to herald in the season.  You may want to bring a change of skins just in case you are scared out of the one you are wearing at the start.

  • This Friday things get scary at Avatar Repertory Theater.  
  • Scenes and stories in the spirit of All Hallows.
  • Friday Oct 24. at 5pm SLT
  • Live theater, presented in voice
  • Free.  Donations welcomed.
For announcements about Avatar Repertory Theater (ART) and ART Plays Around, Join  this Google+ Community: 
Avatar Repertory Theater is a project of New Media Arts, Inc.a nonprofit organization tax exempt under IRC 501(c)(3).  You may be able to deduct contributions on your tax return, depending on your tax  circumstances.
Support theater and video in virtual worlds when you shop at Amazon: Avatar Repertory Theater, New Media Arts


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

20013 PEOPLE: "I believe I can fly." UWA 3 Minute Thesis Speech by Jay Jay Jegathesan: Freedom

"I believe I can fly." 
UWA 3 Minute Thesis speech by Jay Jay Jegathesan:
3 Minute Thesis Speech: Jay Jay Jegathesan, UWA School of Education & School of Physics
In 2009, I founded a fully immersive 3D UWA campus on the virtual world of Second Life, and we are now recognized as world leaders in global community development through this technology. This turned into my PhD, which examines how global communities have emerged through virtual worlds in particular among people with disability or chronic illnesses.
Image Used  for the Presentation 
(created with the help of quadrapop Lane & Dianne Elton)

UWA Second Life founder, Jay Jay Jegathesan is also a PhD student, completing a part time PhD on the topic of community and collaboration through virtual worlds. 
This video is taken from the semi-final round of the 2014 3-Minute Thesis competition where PhD students are asked to speak for 3 minutes on their PhD research using no technology or props aside from a single image.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2014 PEOPLE: ART: EDU: Communities in Second Life: Community Cultural Hub

Communities in Second Life: 
Community Cultural Hub 
The Community Cultural Hub (CCH) located in the Whole Brain Health educational sim is an Info and teleport hub to help people get to health-oriented and community-based sims throughout SL. 
Click image to enlarge

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Monday, October 20, 2014


This Halloween season, Ballet Pixelle will take its original ballet, “Immortal Waltz”, on a Halloween week tour through Second Life:

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

2014 ART: VIDEO: GnomeZen - 2014 UWA Machinima VII Entry

GnomeZen - 2014 UWA Machinima VII Entry
Sound and image.  To experience it is enough for you.  You don't have to talk about it.   


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Friday, October 17, 2014

2014 STAGE: Shakespeare: Actors on auction

Shakespeare: Actors on auction

Actors Auction performances to keep theater live in Second Life

Cookie, Second Life – Since its founding in 2008, Avatar Repertory Theater has presented live theater productions and presentations featuring live voice acting in (c) Second Life.  As they move into their seventh year on the grid, bids are open on their first ever Shakespeare By Request 

Auction.  From now until November 7th, visitors to the Company’s theater on Cookie can place bids on different members of the acting company for the chance to choose a command performance by that performer from the works of William Shakespeare. These performances will be presented at the Company’s popular “Plays Around” scheduled for Friday, November 21st at 5:00 pm slt

Thursday, October 16, 2014

2014 STAGE: WRITE: BOOFest – a celebration of stories told around a blazing autumnal fire

BOOFest: Four Years of Scary Stories 
Benefiting Worthy Causes
Story sessions will include everything from classic selections of authors such as Bram Stoker and H.P. Lovecraft; to works from more contemporary authors such as Neil Gaiman; and will also include original works by SL authors Freda Frostbite, Dubhna Rhiadra, Caledonia Skytower, and Moon Aerandir.

Sunday, October 19 from 10am to 3:30pm, SLT 
Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen: 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2014 ART: VIDEO: STAGE: New Media Arts Funding campaign. Your $1 gives $3 to NMA.

New  Media Arts Funding campaign 
Your $1 gives $3 to NMA.
 "seeking to encourage and promote the production and enjoyment of the arts that are made possible by digital production and distribution."

Contribute hereArts for the digital world

Patron of the digital arts. 

Those are things New Media Arts does. Those are things you can support through New Media Arts.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


What we do is play public domain movies from YouTube while everybody is in voice and riffs on the movie in the spirit of Mystery Science Theatre 3000


By Catboy Qunhua
A new event at Cookie Sim
With your host, Catboy Qunhua.
Opening show:
Saturday, November 1 at 8 pm SLT, the night after Halloween.