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  • Second Life 2011 An Introduction to Online Virtual Reality Christina Galanis Executive Director Southern Tier HealthLink NY HealthScape in SecondLife
  • Virtual Worlds Q3 2008
  • Virtual Worlds 2011
  • Second Life Login Screen
  • Second Life Stats Second Life Stats Population: 9.147.149 Last 60 days: 1.574.518 Current: 46.496
  • What is Second Life Second Life Is a 3-D virtual world in which all content is created by Residents (users)
  • Basic Membership is Free
      • basic membership allows you to;
          • Create an Avatar
          • Explore
          • Create Content
          • Chat (voice or text)
  • Premium Membership
      • Allows all of the above and in addition;
        • you may own “Land” (server storage space)
          • This allows you to have a permanent home for the content you have created, set up a store, rent out homes or storefronts...
        • You can buy and sell Linden Dollars on the LindeX™
          • Second Life uses its own currency called the Linden
          • Linden exchange rate is about 250 Lindens to $1 US
    • A Premium Account costs about $9.95 a month
  • Create an Account
      • Choose a first name
      • Choose an basic Avatar from a pool basic shapes (can be modified into anything)
        • Human, Furry, Robot, Elf, etc…
      • Sign On to your account
      • You’ll find yourself on a Welcome island Follow the signs and learn the basics.
  • Orientation Screen Shot
  • Oxbridge University, Caledon Can also go here to learn
    • Tutorials On
      • Moving
      • Searching
      • Communicating
      • Changing Your Appearance
  • Avatar
      • Avatar -
        • a computer user's representation of himself/herself or alter ego, whether in the form of a three-dimensional model used in computer games or a two-dimensional photo used as part of a profile.
  • Screen Shot of Appearance Edit Screen
  • What do Avatars Look Like?
  • What do Avatars Look Like?
  • Avatar appearance is limited only by imagination You could be a; Furry, Centaur, Tiny, Robot, Elf, Vampire, Fairy, gnome, man eating plant, small green man or Just about everything else
  • Vocabulary
      • Grid: SL is run on thousands of computer servers, collectively called the Grid
      • Region: an area in SL, usually an island
      • Island: an area in SL, created using one hard drive
      • Rezzing: an object in the process of appearing
      • Prim: primitives, (cubes, spheres, cylinders) linked together to create complex objects
      • Lag: delays in-world caused by slow connections or too many objects in the same place
      • Landmarks: it records a location for later return (similar to bookmarks)
      • Gestures: scripts for making your avatar wave, dance, shrug, etc…
      • Slurl: a direct teleport link to a location in Second Life
      • Teleport: a form of instantaneous transportation in Second Life using Landmarks
      • Kent State Introduction to Second Life
      • Chris Thomas
  • OK, but… What is there to DO in Second Life?!? Share Meet Design Shop Sell Collaborate Take Classes Hold Classes Explore Interact Create Hear Live Music Dance Role Play DJ
  • Some Brands in SL (2009)
  • Travel from your Chair
  • Construction Planning & Prototying
  • Jobs in Second Life
      • party planner
      • nightclub owner
      • fashion designer
      • aerospace engineer
      • jewelry maker
      • scripter
      • Architect
      • machinima director
  • Jobs in Second Life
      • Musician
      • theme park developer
      • real estate speculator
      • vacation resort owner
      • Magazine publisher
      • Publicist
  • Buy or Rent a House, Apartment or Hotel Room
  • Art Galleries
  • Live Music
  • Events!
  • Health Quests
  • Health Quests~ Breast Cancer
  • Health Quests
  • Fundraising
  • Under Development
      • Virtual Clinic developed in order to learn medical procedures
      • Students encounter simulated patients and work in teams to apply the skills of a practicing physician as they organize information about the cases
  • How they will use SL
      • Students are encouraged to bond within Learning Communities focused on areas of shared clinical interest.
      • This is especially meaningful in a distributed environment, where students might feel isolated without such interactions.
      • Provides training in diagnosis, laboratory medicine and problem solving
  • Advantages to Students
      • Student attending classes online can look forward to a richer experience in a Virtual World classroom when compared to a text only chat-room or an online class management system like WebCT.
      • They find that the addition of sight, sound and the use of simulation will greatly enhance their experience.
      • The Virtual World will thus be able to supply them the benefits an online education has traditionally lacked.
  • Flat web VS 3D web
      • When people are browsing the flat Web shop of Amazon.com, for example, they cannot see, chat with, and benefit from the experiences/opinions of, other people looking for the same items in real time.
      • With 3-D virtual worlds All of those things are possible.
  • Our Services *Mentoring Services * Sponsorships* Event Planning* Our Opportunity Assessment service is specifically designed for companies and NonProfits considering entering the virtual worlds / goods markets that are seeking advice and guidance on the most appropriate strategies. Our services leverages the power of the NYHealthScape Network, enabling our clients to work with best-in-class third parties and companies operating across the ecosystem of virtual worlds / goods. Current clients: American Cancer Society Americares Magic Paintbrush Project United Health Services Accent on Integration HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society) PCDC (Primary Care Development Corporation
  • Interested? We can help:) Contact Christina @ 607-651-9150 Email: [email_address] Follow Panacea on Twitter @panluminos www.nyhealthscape.com