Wednesday, July 31, 2013

2013 EDU: TKR: How to learn anything... fast

How to learn anything... fast-
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Author and business adviser Josh Kaufman reveals a new approach for acquiring new skills quickly with just a small amount of practice each day.
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Wait!  First read: 
How to use this video really fast
  • Fast forward through the first 3 minutes
  • Stop the video at 19 minutes
  • That gets you the basic information
  • Next start doing what the man says
  • That is how you use what you hear
  • You can  watch the rest of the video later
  • But there is only one way to use what you are told
  • Do it.  Or do not.  There is no study. 
 
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Watch on YouTube

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2013 STAGE: Ravenswood Theatricals: selections from The Wizard of Oz, Phantom of The Opera, etc. Aug 1, 3pm.

Ravenswood Theatricals:  Selections from: 
  • The Wizard of Oz, 
  • Phantom of The Opera, 
  • Sunset Blvd, etc
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Ravenswood Theatricals will hold a gala event to help celebrate the life of our director Alexiel Czaczkes (Alex Ravenswood) as he celebrates his twenty fifth birthday!
Ravenswood Theatricals will perform selections and scenes from various musicals that our director has been a part of throughout his theater career including; The Wizard of Oz, Phantom of The Opera, Sunset Blvd and much more.
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Monday, July 29, 2013

2013 2ndHELP: Group chat: the etiquette

Group chat: the etiquette
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Conversation window
Click image to enlarge
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  • Group chat is a channel that spreads typed messages around the group.
  • A message will usually reach most group members who are online at the time. 
  • Groups generally have expectations about what is OK for group chat.
  • Violating those expectations may get some criticism.
  • Repeated violations may get a person ejected from the group.
  • Here are some simple rules.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

2013 VIDEO: ART: MachinimUWA VI: The Feather

The Feather
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Watch on YouTube
  • Published on Jun 30, 2013
  • For MachinimUWA VI Contest "Reflections" 2013
  • Please watch in HD Full screen.
Music:
  • Schubert Moments Musicaux
  • No.3 In F Minor
  • No.4 In C Sharp Minor
  • Restoration by Bob Varney
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff. Polka for W.R.
  • Recorded April 4, 1928.
  • Restoration by Bob Varney
  • Source: http://archive.org/index.php
Filmed in Secondlife
  • Orange22
  • Tropical Bay
  • The University of Western Australia
  • UWA,Somerville Auditorium, Reflection Pond
  • Chicago 1928, Paesolu di Corsica
Tools
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Thoys Bot
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Furniture:
Custom Buildings:
  • Maximillian Merlin
  • Magicfairy Merlin
Fairyland:
sensorya Xue
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Special thanks to:
  • Magicfairy Merlin
  • Plato Novo
  • Thoys Pan
Actors:
  • Magicfairy Merlin
  • Shiva Garaguru
  • Sampati Singh
  • Scientific Resident
  • Maximilianus Magic
  • Highlighted Resident
  • Magicfairy Magic
  • Undetectable Resident
  • Detectable Resident
  • AB Althouse
  • blooper Bing
  • GeeGee Dagostino
  • Bowser Bing
  • Sampati Singh
  • Maximillian Merlin
Special thanks to:
  • Magicfairy Merlin
  • Plato Novo
  • Thoys Pan
This machinima is now part of the L$1.1 Million, MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS, the 6th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge.
Art
     
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

2013 STAGE: CALL For Performers: BARD ON THE VIRTUAL BEACH 2013

CALL For Performers: 
BARD ON THE VIRTUAL BEACH  2013
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  • Event:  Sunday, August 25th beginning at Noon   
  • WHAT: Shakespeare scenes, monologues, sonnets performed in voice
  • Deadline for application: Monday, August 12th
  • Webpage

Friday, July 26, 2013

2013 EDU: VWBPE: Poster session2 VWBPE ends Sat. 7/27

VWBPE:  Poster session 2.  Ends Sat. 7/27     
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Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2013
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

2013 EDU: VWBPE: Poster sessions 1. Wed., 7/24 to Sat. 7/27

 VWBPE:  Poster sessions Wed., 7/24 to Sat. 7/27   
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Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2013
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  • VWBPE Conference Schedule
  • VWBPE  website
  • This report gives VWBPE poster sites and more durable links. 
  • The poster sites will be gone after the conference ends, 
  • but the durable links should remain live much longer. 
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Here are reports on some poster sites that were ready early
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Caledon 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

2013 MUSIC: VIDEO: Torben Asp, Second Life, July 2013

 Torben Asp, Second Life, July 2013 
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Watch on YouTube
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Previous videos of Torben Asp at work
Art
     
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

2013 TKR: The trouble with being perfect.

The trouble with being perfect
Perfectionism distracts you from your goals
Self-help--Thinkerer
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The Head Room. A round conference table. Staff seated neatly around it. The Canter is in the center, flanked by the Nitpicker, the Defender, and the Shudoff.

Monday, July 22, 2013

2013 HOBBIES: ROLEPLAY: UFGQ United Federation of Planets, Gamma Quadrant, Starfleet.

ROLEPLAY: UFGQ United Federation of Planets, 
Gamma Quadrant, Starfleet
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I arrived at UFGQ by transporter

Sunday, July 21, 2013

2013 EVENT: Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education: VWBPE: Beyond the Stage: Wed., 7/24 to Sat. 7/27

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE)
Beyond the Stage: Wed., 7/24 to Sat. 7/27
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Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2013
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Previous VWBPE conferences
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2012

    2011 

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    Saturday, July 20, 2013

    2013 EDU: Collaboration and leveling up instructional design

    Collaboration and leveling up instructional design
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    Invited post by Azwaldo Villota
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    A new group is forming in SecondLife™ to promote collaboration in the design of educational content; and YOU are invited to join.

    Friday, July 19, 2013

    2013 2ndHELP: LAND: Dreamseeker estates.

    LAND: Dreamseeker estates.  
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    Land Office

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    2013 WRITE: EDU: VWBPE: Blogging as instruction and information in virtual worlds, summary

    VWBPE  Blogging as instruction
    and information in virtual worlds, summary
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    If you would write it, you could blog it
    • No publication costs
    • No one between you and your readers
    • No time between writing and publication
    • Update whenever you need to.
    • Display inworld for class or poster.
    • Answer questions on the article.
    This article gives summary instructions and serves as an example.

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    2013 ART: VIDEO: MachinimUWA VI: Erythro Asimov's 'Egmont'

    MachinimUWA VI: Erythro Asimov's 'Egmont'  
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    MachinimUWA VI: Erythro Asimov's 'Egmont'  
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    This machinima is now part of the L$1.1 Million, MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS, the 6th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The theme for MachinimUWA VI is a tribute to the Centenary of the University of Western Australia. Entries for MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS may consist of any story line that fits the theme of 'REFLECTIONS.' At least ONE of the 3 'Spaces of Reflection' on UWA's SL SIMS (the Sunken Gardens, the Somerville Auditorium or the Reflection Pond) must be clearly shown in the story.
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    Music
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    Filmed In Second Life
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    Tuesday, July 16, 2013

    2020 SEE: TRAVEL: Tourist views of virtual worlds. Summary

    Tourist views of virtual worlds.  Summary
    Updated 1/19/2020
    Articles about interesting places in virtual worlds, links
    • Travel and Sightseeing
    • Entertainment
    • Promotional
    • Business
    • Hobbies

    Monday, July 15, 2013

    Sunday, July 14, 2013

    2013 ART: VIDEO: MachinimUWA VI: Can you hear the silence? by Chic Aeon

    MachinimUWA VI: Can you hear the silence?  
    By Chic Aeon
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    Art from art: a look at some of the works in the current UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge. 
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    Part of the L$1.1 Million, MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS, the 6th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge.
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    Saturday, July 13, 2013

    2013 STECH: Torley Linden at Autism Society of America (ASA)

     Torley Linden at Autism Society of America (ASA)
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    Friday, July 12, 2013

    2014 TKR: If a thing is worth doing, it is worth knowing why you are doing it. Satisfice.

    If a thing is worth doing, 
    it is worth knowing why you are doing it
    Don't sacrifice.  Satisfice.
    If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well.  
    That is the sound of the Shudoffs.  The people in your head who tell you what you should do.  Always ready to tell you what you should do.  Never ready to help you do it.  
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    Never even tell you what it means to do something well.  

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    2013 EDU: University of Houston, Campus and public exhibits

    Interactive model of the left ventricle. 
    University of Houston
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    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    2013 EVENT: Burn2 CARGO CULT Town Hall, volunteers meet #burn2

    2013  Burn2 CARGO CULT Town Hall, 
    volunteers meet #burn2  
    • BURN2 CARGO CULT will start on Saturday, October 19th 
    • and run through Saturday October 27th, 2013
    • Camp building starts September 17th
    • What will you do?

    BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups, and the ONLY Regional to burn the Man.
    Volunteer meeting
    • BURN2 Town Hall on July 13, 2013
    • 9 a.m. SLT 
    • and again at 6 p.m. SLT 
    • Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen:
    • secondlife://BURNING%2520MAN-%2520DEEP%2520HOLE/224/92/25
    • Come hear how you can participate
    • If you miss the meetings, you can still volunteer
    • There is no deadline for volunteering
    • You can  even volunteer during the event
    • They need some of the leadership roles filled by 8/1
    • They want the Ranger applications in by 8/15, before Ranger training

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    2013 GAMES: The Silent Peacock returns: Room 326. Are there any educational hunts?

    Games: The Silent Peacock returns: Room 326
    A treasure hunt
    Back by popular demand
    Are there any educational hunts?
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    You
    • take the role of a private investigator
    • find and examine evidence
    • search around the  grid for the truth
    • win 15 high quality prizes
    When: July 3rd - August 31st 2013
    Where: 

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    2013 HELP: Use the media in SL: Browser-On-Prim (BOP) Summary

    Use web media in SL:  Browser-On-Prim (BOP) 
    Summary
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    These instructions are for standard SL viewer 6.1 and above.  Other viewers may differ in details.
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    Preferences--Media settings
    Click image to enlarge
    • Streaming media slider adjusts music sound volume.
    • Media slider adjusts sound volume for video on a prim.
    • Click the media autoplay option to see Browser-On-Prim (BOP).
    • If autoplay is off, you will not see BOP unless you click the object.
    • Leave the media sound low or a video may come on too loud.
    • If you hear a BOP when you don't want it, click the speaker to mute it
    • If the BOP offers a video it may start automatically.
    • Or you may have to click the video play button.
    • Several BOPs can be displaying at the same time.
    • People nearby may see the same BOPs, but not in synchrony