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Fascinating places in Second Life and the pictures I take there.
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In a Strange Land: What Educators Want in a Virtual World: All

In a Strange Land: What Educators Want in a Virtual World: All | DeNovo Broome's Travels in Second Life | Scoop.it

Here is their list of wants:
_Cross-platform & mobile friendly
_Non-mesh build options
_Cross-world travel and inventory control
_Accessibility for users with visual and hearing impairments, such as easily visible icons, as well as text-to-speech and speech-to-text support
_Media on a Prim (MOAP), including Flash support
_Integration with Kinect & similar interfaces
_Ability for students under 18 to access content (with my caveat of "freedom of, and from, adult content)
_Better system for notecards
_Working economy where content creators can be paid for their work but as JeanClaude Volmar warned us, "Just don’t make the economy so tightly coupled to the creator to render objects useless like it is in SL."
_Avatar puppeteering and webcam support
_Better permissions systems to allow more flexibility with collaborative builds

 

It seems we do "want it all," and many VWER members want a virtual world as a primary tool for teaching.

 

As readers know, I tend to agree with VWER participant Alan Sandalwood, who noted "I worry that we would try to do everything in VW; It’s a tool to be used judiciously."

 

My own students say a version of this: "what's the point? Our parents pay high tuition to be taught by a PhD in a classroom." For them, VWs are worthwhile for limited simulations or a field trip to see content otherwise unavailable.


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High-Performance Big Worlds, and World Pictures | Kitely Blog #virtualworlds

High-Performance Big Worlds, and World Pictures | Kitely Blog #virtualworlds | DeNovo Broome's Travels in Second Life | Scoop.it

Hm. I'm not sure I can afford to NOT be part of this.

 

«Today we’re introducing one of our most highly-anticipated features: big worlds! We’ve got all the details below.

Another new feature in this release is that the Public Worlds page now shows pictures for each world, which is much better for world discovery than the old text-only list.

Big Worlds

You can now create high-performance worlds on Kitely that are up to 16 regions in size. We support the following world sizes:

1 Region 4 Regions (2 x 2) 9 Regions (3 x 3) 16 Regions (4 x 4)

The size of the world is set when you create the world, and can’t be changed afterwards.»


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A beautiful place to be found naked

A beautiful place to be found naked | DeNovo Broome's Travels in Second Life | Scoop.it

The Claris public forest is simply one huge, beatiful photo-op.

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Is Virtual the New Reality?

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Are the massively multiplayer (and massively successful) online games Second Life and World of Warcraft addictive escapes from reality, or brave new worlds which improve upon -- or even replace -- social and individual identity?
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Philip Rosedale: SL Revealed The Limits of What We Can Do Online, But Will Still Change the Real World -- Someday

Philip Rosedale: SL Revealed The Limits of What We Can Do Online, But Will Still Change the Real World -- Someday | DeNovo Broome's Travels in Second Life | Scoop.it

Philip Rosedale insight, on Second Life:

"I believe [SL] will have a far more profound implication on the nature of human existence, of work, of commerce, then frankly anything we've seen so far on the Internet. But the amount of time between now and then is very hard to say."


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Resistance to virtual worlds and institutional ethics - AVALON

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Luisa Panichi presented the Avalon project at the University of HULL in the UK where her audience reacted quite strongly to the idea of using virtual worlds for education.

A very interesting discussion.


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Happy New Year! I'm about to scare the ponygirl...

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Shot at Broceliande, a lovely, low-traffic scenic ponyplay area. Shh, don't tell anyone!

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Brigadoon Station: De! Must!

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It all started at Tokyo.Girl. Gynia dragged me there and pointed urgently at some beautiful latex.

 

New latex means I had to hop over to Latex Web and grab a few pictures. It really is one of my favourite places to shoot.

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The Lover's | Second Life

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Wish you were in here? The picture is safe - the SLURL is so very not. 

 

Taken at Leords (148, 180, 610)

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Adara's Silent Bondage Island | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Adara's Silent Bondage Island | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | DeNovo Broome's Travels in Second Life | Scoop.it
I happened to be profile stalking - I forget who and where, but somewhere kinky, of course. The description of Audara's Silent Bondage Island piqued my curiosity, so off I went.
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