Monday, October 31, 2011

2013 VIDEO: This Is Halloween

This Is Halloween
Edited and Sung by Celestial Elf.
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Watch on YouTube
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This Is Halloween
Based on Tim Burton's song from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Sunday, October 30, 2011

2013 HELP: Comment stream. Profile. Mail. Search

MySL. Comment stream. Profile. Mail. Search.
All in your browser.  Or your Android.  Or your Ipad 
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MySL my.secondlife.com     
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MySL is a web based social networking site integrated into Second Life. 
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MySL home page
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

2013 MUSIC: VIDEO:: Duran Duran, virtual collection

Duran Duran, Virtual Videos
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Of course, these people know how to promote.
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Duran Duran Universe in Second Life.  
Drag-n-drop drag a slurl onto your viewer screen. You may get a landmark window.

Friday, October 28, 2011

2013 VIDEO: COMEDY:: Keeping up with The Rapture

Or the End of most of us.
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Harold Camping
Authority on the End
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Watch on YouTube
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by avajean.westland
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Thanks Em Jannings for a great job as Mr. Harold Camping! And Suzy & Gnu for their wonderful direction and cinematography! avajean.westland

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From

Thursday, October 27, 2011

2013 ART: VIDEO: Another inferno

Another inferno
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Art of the artists
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A video view of the full sim build, "Inferno" by Rebecca Bashly
Inferno. Full Sim Art, LEA, October
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Watch on YouTube

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2012 Video alert: Your film at Interact!.

 Your film at Interact!  You video is part of the art.
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InterACT! entrance
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From L1Aura Loire
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If you make a film of or set in any or all of the installations or experiences in InterACT!, the art show on LEA4 from now until January 15, we'll screen it on cool machinima viewers at the show.  Send your vimeo or youtube links to: L1Aura Loire.

2013 1stHELP: Freebie Galaxy

Freebie Galaxy
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 Start here.  Look around
  • Huge free store
  • Free skins 
  • Free shapes 
  • Free hair 
  • Male hair 
  • Tattoo Shoes 
  • Beach
  • Sexy Freebies
Fifteen floors, shopper's paradise.
Not everything is free, but the things I saw were either free or cost a few cents in USD.  
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Location link.  Click to go or drag onto your viewer screen
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ibiza/45/42/3016
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Monday, October 24, 2011

2013 EDU: GAMES: Gamification!

Gamification!
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  • The oxygen-CO2 cycle.
  • How a bill becomes law.
  • Which is junk food?
  • Kitchen hazards
  • How flour gets to be your bread?
  • How it starts to rain.
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Watch on YouTube

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By Fire Centaur
Just in time for Halloween, this Puzzle game comes with a Halloween texture loaded in its inventory.
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To play the game, the owner just need to open the control panel by pressing the Settings button (A Cog icon" Then, press "Reset". The Puzzle will then rezz 25 puzzle pieces. When finished rezzing, the owner can press "Scatter" and the pieces will scatter themselves within 10 meters of the puzzle. Visitors then just click the puzzle pieces and then the board to place a puzzle piece, and it will zoom into place. If correct, the piece will lock into position, otherwise it will bounce out!
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I've designed this game to be a collaborative or single user activity. Its super easy to use and fun!
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For educators, I think there are many uses. Put a texture of a sample sentence, or special image that is relevant to your topic of the day!
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The owner can also press a "Show Names" Button to display who correctly placed each piece on the puzzle. This is great for interactive scoring!
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Have fun with this! I will be donating a portion of the profits to The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta in their fight against mental illness.
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Thanks again and Happy Halloween!
Fire Centaur
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YOU CAN GET IT HERE:
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Puzzle-Fun/2766235
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Link for the future:
avatarclassroom.com
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And that list I gave at the beginning -- what does it mean?  I leave the answer to the advanced student.
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2013 ART: The Path. Art tells a story

The Path.  Art tells a story.
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A mystery
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Read about it here
Or see a video here:
Metaverse Art Episode 13: The Path-

Sunday, October 23, 2011

2013 EDU: Virtual State Fair Week, Oct 26-29

Virtual State Fair Week, Oct 26-29, 2011 9am to 6pm SLT
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Rides, exhibits, University Expo
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Location Link.  Click to go.  Or drag the link to the viewer screenhere:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Morrill/129/4/25

Drag-n-drop a slurl to the viewer screen.
You might get a landmark panel.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

2013 Application: Architecture: Would you buy this house?

 Would you buy this house?
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Click image to enlarge
Little house on the sandbox
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I mean buy it in real life.  This is a reasonably complete house, one that could be used in an architect's presentation of plans.  And it is a striking presentation.  A few projects have used virtual builds in Second Life as a way to present and promote the proposed a planned construction.  So I thought about how this virtual house would serve as a working model for thinking through the plan.
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Below are some views and my thoughts as I would think them if I were considering this house plan as a presentation by my architect.  I would not buy this house as is, but I do think this virtual house is useful in thinking about the question of what I would buy.

Friday, October 21, 2011

2013 HELP: SpotON3D is right on, first look

SpotON3D is right on, first look 
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As close as your Facebook account
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 SpotON3D opens in Facebook
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  • Phoenix viewer interface
  • Auto download/install
  • Facebook ID/password

Thursday, October 20, 2011

2013 HELP: Move, Teleport, Travel, Fly, Sit, Dbl-Click

Move, Teleport, Fly, Sit, Dbl-Click 
Preferences
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For standard viewer 3.6 and later.  Other viewers may differ in detail and features.  
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V3.2 Preferences, 
Move & View window
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2013 ART: Survey of Hyperformalism

2011 Survey of Hyperformalism
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Presented by The Museum of Hyperformalism and Linden Endowment for the Arts
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All of the objects in this exhibit are in motion, use three dimensions, and include the viewer's position as part of the art.  The cannot be adequately represented in flat space.  The slurl below will take you to the exhibits.
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Featuring metasculptural artwork by:
  • Josina Burgess
  • Oberon Onmura
  • RazorZ
  • Sabine Stonebender
  • Selavy Oh
  • Suzanne Graves
  • Velazquez Bonetto
The Museum of Hyperformalism, founded in 2006, to promote the unique genre of metasculptural abstraction in simulated space.  Curated by DC Spensley AKA DanCoyote
for more info: dc@dancoyote.com

Sunday, October 16, 2011

2013 STAGE: THEATER: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (2011)
by Lewis Carroll
A presentation of 
The Avatar Repertory Theater of Second Life
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Curiouser and curiouser, through the looking-glass, where things look the same, only the things go the other way. . . .
  • Twas brillig, and 
  • Alice finds herself moving through a large chessboard, 
  • Red Queen gives her lessons in royalty, 
  • Tweedledum and Tweedledee battle and rattle, 
  • Humpty Dumpty sits on a wall, and 
  • the Red and White Knight try to fight for her.
After a hugely successful production of “Alice in WonderSLand”, the Avatar Repertory Theater (ART) continues their tradition of pushing the boundaries of creativity and what’s possible in virtual worlds.
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ART brings Lewis Carroll’s characters to life in a new production of “Through the Looking Glass” based on the original Tenniel drawings, with lively animations, original costumes, and a fresh musical score based on familiar nursery rhymes.
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Check our website at
www.avatarrepertorytheater.org.
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Avatar Repertory Theater http://www.avatarrepertorytheater.org is a project of New Media Arts, Inc., a nonprofit organization tax exempt under IRC 501(c)(3). Donations may be tax deductible, depending on your tax jurisdiction and circumstances.


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2013 VIDEO: Login 2 Life Teaser

I wish I could give you more than a teaser 
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"Login 2 Life is a new documentary directed by Daniel Moshel that examines the life virtual, wherein he shows that it isn't as much about escaping your "real" life as much as extending and expanding what it means to be human. "
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Watch on YouTube
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

2013 GAMES: Gamification of Second Life?

Gamification of Second Life?
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Fish Hunt game draws people
Click image to enlarge
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Friday, October 14, 2011

2013 EDU: .10/17-19 Professional development on your desk

Oct.17-19  Professional development on your desk
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NeVC2011: 
Outstanding Professional Development! 
Free! Avoid Travel Hassles!
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By firery.broome  
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 Virtual State Fairgrounds
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Location Link.  Click to go.  Or drag the link to the viewer screen
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Morrill/129/8/25
  • No registration! 
  • No fees! 
  • No airline hassles! 
  • No per diems to worry about! 
  • No weird kids kicking the back of your seat! 
  • No airport parking nightmares! 
October 17, 18, & 19 National eXtension Virtual Conference!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

2013 SEE: DarkDharma Haunted Manor

Happy Haunting
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Another example of art that you walk around in.  Being there.  In the midst of the art.  
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In celebration of Halloween.  Dark Dharma is one of the most popular haunting places in Second Life.  And, I understand, one that does not go away after Halloween.
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Dark Dharma Haunted Manor 
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

2013 HELP: Commnication: MySL, Private messages, offline

MySL, Private messages, offline 
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MySL my.secondlife.com     
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MySL is a web based social networking site integrated into Second Life.  The feature lets you send private messages (much like inworld IMs) to people in Second Life. 

2013 VIDEO: COMEDY: Flufee and mesh in the land of the prims

Flufee on a Meshion - Episode1: Primland
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[***a new era has begun in machinima: Mesh import is changing the most versatile world on the planet aka Second Life. We decided to provide a bit of comedy honoring this big step in SL-evolution***]
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

2013 See: Through the Lens of Dreams

Through the Lens of Dreams
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"Through the Lens of Dreams" - Exhibit Opening at Art Screamers
Madcow Cosmos and  Lorin Tone
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 What parts of education stimulate imagination?

Monday, October 10, 2011

2013 PROMO: How does your venue look in a thumbnail?

And why would you care? Promotion
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Which of these small pictures catches your attention? Why?
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Click on any picture to enlarge it.
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You don't care
  • If you are not interested in promoting your venue.  
  • If you only want to promote your venue in group notices and instant messages.
You do care:
  • If you want to reach people that don't already know about your venue.
  • If you want to reach people who are not (yet) in Second Life.
  • If you want a little help from the bloggers.
What's important about thumbnails?
  • A thumbnail is what people see in the social media.
  • If a thumbnail gets attention, the big one will too.
  • If you think about thumbnails, you brain will go on to bigger things
Bloggers?
As a blogger, I care
Those little pictures at the top--I use them regularly in connection with some venue I am writing about.   When I write about a venue, I always look for a lead shot.  That is the shot that will go near the top of the blog and appear as a thumbnail when I post a link In Facebook and Google+.
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Sometimes I wish the venue owners would think about the lead picture. That's the one to be used in publicity materials, put at the top of a web page, given out in press releases.    Here are some things I like to see in a lead picture:
  • Big thing contrasting with the background (for the thumbnail).
  • Prominent sign with venue name.
  • A crowd, or at least some people.
  • Something happening.

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2013 ART: Video: Better One, Better Two. Bleu Oleander

Better One, Better Two.
Machinima by Bleu Oleander
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"We bring our own meaning, scripting, to works of art ... even those works of art we think are "non-scripted." We're running "scripts" in our minds from our past experiences that act like lenses through which we see and find meaning in art."
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Better One Better Two
Machinima by Bleu Oleander 
September 2011


Art
     
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

2013 BIZ: Powerpoint. Effective slides for presentations

Effective Slides 
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Planning Effective Slides for Presentations
Gentle Heron -- Virtual Ability, Inc.

2013 MUSIC: VIDEO: Duran Duran Space Ship Party

Duran Duran Space Ship Party
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Slurl to Duran Duran Universe
http://secondlife.com/destinations/duranduran
Drag-n-drop a slurl to the viewer screen, get a landmark panel (newer viewers).


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  • What do we do in Virtual Worlds? 
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  • Google search this blog, column on right
  • or put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms
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  • Creative Commons License, attribution only.
  • Second LifeLindenSLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc.
  • This blog is not affiliated with Second Life or anything else.  
  • Ads are  from Google
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