Category Archives: Second life

Real virtuality:when your own name is your avatar

I have bitten the bullet, and created a Second Life avatar which carries my own name; no more hiding behind exaggerated curves for me. I picked an off-the-shelf avatar, one that  like me, had a lock of hair over the eyes. The problem is that there are sure to be thousands who look just the same, so… Read More »

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Swinburne University’s Koala Island

Thrilled to be using Swinburne University’s ‘Koala Island‘ in Second Life for an event with VicRoads. We’ll be  introducing them to virtual environments. Roads, urban planning, their own distributed work force… it  makes sense to start exploring a swag of immersive tools.

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Troughs and crests

Thinkbalm, the immersive Internet business analysts released this statement today: ‘We believe that mainstream adoption of immersive technologies in the workplace—virtual worlds, immersive learning environments, and virtual event platforms—is a matter of when, not if. But these technologies are still a new concept to most organizations and overall the barriers to adoption are quite high.… Read More »

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SFO's Counter-Culture lives on! Second Life's metaverse and Burning Man

 I have always been fascinated by the counter-cultural heritage of  Second Life  – as evidenced by Phillip Rosedale’s much vaunted epiphany   at the 1999 art, fire and community event,  Burning Man, in the middle of the Nevada desert. Residents in Second Life acknowledge the connection with an  SL event, Burning Life  held in-world each October to coincide with its real world… Read More »

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