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video games &Videos &Virtual Worlds Ross Bell 30 Apr 2008 1 Comment

Brooklyn is Watching (us)

I just read a really interesting article about a “sandbox” space in second life that is being recorded and projected (in almost real time) to an art gallery in Brooklyn. The avatar who is doing the recording is being controlled by people walking through the gallery. I’m going to sign in and check the space out in a few minutes. Here’s the slurl if you would like to teleport.

Check out the article on the Not Possible in Real Life Site.

The Escher reference is tight.
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MMOW &NotPossible(w/o sl) &Remix culture &social networking &Virtual Worlds Ernest Russell 17 Apr 2008 No Comments

A few SLURLs…

I’ve put together a list of places to visit in Second Life, separated by category. If you have the SecondLife client on your computer, you can click on the link and it will bring you to a page that opens SecondLife and places you in a location in world. It has been a while since I’ve visited some of these locations, so please excuse if the link brings you to someplace unexpected.

Joe’s Castle
http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Blue%20Note/115/41/24/

Help
NMC Orientation- http://slurl.com/secondlife/NMC%20Orientation/109/113/39/
Info Island- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Info%20Island/121/20/33/

Art
Chakryn Forest- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dreamworld%20SE/53/12/42/
Parsec- http://slurl.com/secondlife/InterSection/201/50/432/
Vista Animations- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Laila/27/245/83/
Machinima Institute- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eduisland%203/61/31/23/
Play- http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Collective/44/69/701/
Second Louvre- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tompson/179/60/101/

Clubs and Social Places
Jazz Cat- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infotainment%20Island/226/121/33/
Ahern Welcome Area – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ahern/34/34/43/
Paris 1900- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Paris%201900/8/172/16/
Fabulous Soul- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Soul/31/225/22/
The Blue Note- http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Blue%20Note/224/187/23/
Hug on the Beach- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mul/212/97/33/

Stores
Simone- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Simone/70/190/31/
Shiny Things- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Shiny%20Falls/175/194/37/
Nonna Hedges- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Picasso/164/14/23/
Kitchens- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Guksu/225/198/426/

Games and Activities
Space Park- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Shinda/72/205/218/
Yankee Stadium- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tantra/204/128/28/
CSI Crime Scene- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spring%20City/69/56/24/
International Space and Flight Museum- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spaceport%20Alpha/48/78/24/
Musical Instruments- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scafell/69/143/49/

Other Schools
IUP- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Crimson%20Island/129/108/22/
Princeton- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Princeton%20University/20/193/105/
Vassar- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vassar/111/113/27/
Clemson- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Teaching/181/54/23/

Another good source of interesting things is the Not Possible In Real Life blog. The name says everything.

MMOW &social networking &Virtual Worlds Joseph Antonioli 16 Apr 2008 No Comments

Responses for 4/15

In concluding Benkler’s book and reading about Second Life, what promise do you think virtual worlds have for the issues of freedom and democracy that Benkler discusses? Do virtual worlds function as a site of political and cultural experimentation and engagement, or are they just an escape from the real world?

Internets &Reading Responses &Virtual Worlds Jason Mittell 14 Apr 2008 12 Comments

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