Ebbe addressed a number of pain points with the educator community in Second Life and brought some healthy visibility into how he sees things moving forward on a number of technical levels. I really appreciated the time and effort he spent in addressing educators.
US $14 (10 Euro) for a 15,000-prim region on the Italian-language Clone Life grid.
Other region options also available:
4,096 square meter residential lot, or 1/16 region, with 1,250 prims: 3 Euro per month16,000 square meter commercial lot, or 1/4 region, with 5,000 prims: 5 Euro per month5,000-prim full region: 6 Euro per month25,000-prim full region: 20 Euro per month45,000-prim full region: 35 Euro per month
Educational discount: 25,000-prim region at 15 Euro per month.
The script is completely and entirely written from scratch, with my own fingers, and I hereby contribute it to the OpenSim community under the CC0 license. That means that you can take it and do whatever you want with it, no attribution required. Modify it, sell, anything at all.
The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference announced that Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life, will be a featured keynote in Second Life. While he has not been long at the helm, he has made definite strides forward and now seeks to reforge connections to the education market on the Second Life platform through a dialogue with the community of educators.
Date: Friday April 11th, 2014 Time: 1:00pm PDT Location: Second Life – VWBPE Central Auditorium
The last thing a business should be doing is competing against people who work for the love of it. Supply quickly outstrips demand. Consider such pursuits as poetry, painting, acting or knitting — people enjoy them, are willing to put in inordinate amount of time to improve their skills, and very few will be actually successful at these pursuits.
CM Elias's insight:
Maria Korolv wrote this back in 2009, but it remains a very accurate view on business in SL... and maybe in other virtual worlds as well.
We updated Kitely today, and now everyone can use Kitely Market to buy items for any avatar on the Hypergrid! Other new features include: merchants in Kitely Market can download their sales report; we’ve made it easier for new users to start using Kitely; and we changed our logo. Another important update is that Kitely is now part of the OpenSim Core Group.
Monthly unlimited usage subscription plan for $9.95US/£6.95UK. No commitment – cancel anytime.Reduced hourly rates – only $1US/£0.70UK per hour (the free 20-minute trial remains in effect).Expanded international support: now 36 countries
Facebook is buying Oculus Rift for $2 billion dollars, which is news I had to squint at several times before realizing it wasn't a hoax. But yes, Facebook is doing so as part of its mobile strategy (because Oculus will...
Did you know in Firestorm 4.4.0 onwards you can now set a settings backup allowing you to restore your settings at any time. Especially useful if you accidentally change something that screws things up. You can even take your settings with you on a USB stick to be used on another computer! This tutorial covers how to use this fantastic new feature!
The iteration of The Machine I experienced was merely a demonstration of what is achievable. Bertrand believes the possibilities for this type of transformative telepresence are massive. "What we have seen is that this machine can work to promote empathy between people with bias and there are neuroscientific experiments that prove that this kind of technology can reduce this implicit bias. Just seeing yourself in a black avatar, it reduces your bias, it’s really incredible, and very powerful."
As nebulous a goal as that is, BeAnotherLab’s ambition is infectious. Can The Machine change the world for the better? Not by itself. But with a strong personal narrative and tactile trickery, the team took just half an hour to sell me on the basic premise of their idea. Spending a short amount of time truly looking at the world from another person’s perspective is a powerful experience, and the potential for it to expand our collective horizons is huge.
Cherry Manga is an artist who rather prefers to hear the interpretation of the visitors than giving long explanations on note cards along with her installations. With the current installation at MetaLes the only given information is the title: "Insanity"
Gardens of Absentia - A place dedicated to bring cancer awareness.
Ipunin Pera is the owner of the gardens and The Pool of Hope Charity in Second Life hosts many events there to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.
When you explore the Gardens of Absentia you’ll notice little birdhouses near the pond, which serve as information kiosks for different cancers. You can click on them for more information, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, risk factors, and support. It’s very informative and a beautiful sim to explore.