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Presentation give May 2, 2008 by Sandra Rotenberg and Danielle Kane

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  • Second Life ® MOBAC Future Technologies Workshop May 2, 2008 Danielle Kane
  • Rise of Gaming
    • MMORPG
    • Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game
    • MMO
    • Massively Multiplayer Online game
    • MUVE
    • Online, Multi-User Virtual Environments, sometimes called virtual worlds
    http://www.opencroquet.org/index.php/Main_Page http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/index.xml http://secondlife.com/ http://www.activeworlds.com/
  • Is it Just a Game?
    • YES
    • Sense of play
    • Has the look and feel of a game
    • NO
    • No objective, no way to “win”
    • Content created by residents
    Vendor Space on Imagination Island – Opened 3/19/07
  • Terminology
    • AV, Avie, Avatar
    • Grid
    • Griefer
    • Inworld
    • Lag
    • L$
    • A Linden
    • Newbie
    • RL/SL
    • Resident
    • Rez
    • Sim
  • How Big is Second Life 223,616 acres
  • What is Second Life
    • Chat / IM / Voice
    • Import / Export
    • Video / Snapshots
    • 3-D graphics
    • Rich Build Tools
    • Streaming Audio
    • Creativity
    • Collaboration
    • Ownership
    • Community
    • Expressive
    • Lag
    • Distracting
    • Griefing / Harassment
    • No Preconceived Objective
    • Experiment
    • Economy
    • Slang
    • Social Environment
    • User Generated / Owned Content
    • Social Networking
  • Getting Access
    • Download client http://secondlife.com/support/downloads.php
    • Create an account
      • Last name chosen from list
      • First name your choice
    • Learn how to move, communicate, dress and build on orientation island
  • Second Life Communication
    • Non-verbal
    • Gestures, animations,
    • visual appearance
    • Verbal
    • Text or Voice
    • Private (IM)
    • Public (Local Chat)
  • Road Trip
    • Teleport
    Walk or even Fly!
  • Building Your World
    • Build using 3D prims
    • Import textures, sounds and animations
    • Linden Scripting Language
  • Education in Second Life Sandra Rotenberg
  • Onslaught
    • Googling “second life” schools…
    • 645,000 results.
    • Adding (college OR university)
    • 1,660,000 results.
    • Adding Information competence
    • 115,000
  • If it’s in USA Today…
  • http://vhil.stanford.edu/projects/
  • Why?
    • Fun.
    • Possibilities – language, 3d models of weather, molecules, insects, etc., cultures, sociology, psychology, information competency.
  • Library instruction
  • Not a geek
    • And not Stanford, either.