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