Saturday, June 25, 2011

2013 EDU: Create: "shared creativity tool." Rod Humble gets it.

"shared creativity tool"  That's it!
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Rod Humble in Massively
That's how Rod Humble characterized  Second Life in an interview with Beau Hindman for Massively, a popurlar blog about massively multiplayer online games.
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http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/06/23/second-lifes-ceo-rod-humble-talks-anniversaries/#continued
...how does Rod [Humble explain what he does at Second Life?  Everyone knows what a CEO is, but the company itself is harder to explain. The game is described by him as a "shared creativity tool" or creativity space....
Use your head! They always tell you that. They never tell you how

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BotGirl:  
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what I value most about Second Life art isn't the high-end work of serious artists, but the everyday artistic expression that pervades the culture.  -It seems that just about everyone I've met who has been involved in Second Life for more than a few months posts images or machinima to media sharing sites or plays around with building or scripting inworld. ....
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Creative Collaboration
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What do you do in Second Life?
Here is a page I point new people to when they ask that question.
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What do you do in Second Life? (May)


Here is a list of some of the things my friends and I do in Second Life, with some hints about how and why.
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Your limits are set, not by the rules of a game, but by what you can do.
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And some more ways to be creative in Second Life.
When you have mastered the powers of Explorer, you will choose another set of powers to master – that is the next level.   Some choices available to you:
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Goal-Oriented
  • Entertainer, Musician, Comic, Writer, Actor, Videographer,
  • Entrepreneur, Store manager, Realtor, Mall manager, Event manager
  • Organizer, Instructor, Builder, Scripter, Artist, Theatrical director
Role-Oriented
  • Starfleet Officer, Vulcan, Klingon, Jedi Knight, Imperial Storm Trooper, Jawa
  • Stuntman, Superhero, Dancer, Fire Eater, Vampire
  • Elf, Witch, Mermaid, Ogre, Dragon, Wizard, Mad Scientist, Timelord.
  • Used Car Salesman, Mafia Don, Bum, Zombie, Shapeshifter
People-Oriented
  • Disk-jocky, greeter, welcomer, 
  • Mentor, instructor, 
  • Master-of-Ceremonies. Event Host.
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Second Life is a huge, well-equipped studio for creativity.  Creativity in the broadest sense. 
If you follow this blog, you will notice that I often put a term in the title of a post  indicating the kind of creativity that the post is about.


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