Second Life: Living in a Virtual World   Anne Pemberton  Instructional Services Coordinator  Randall Library, University o...
What is Second Life? <ul><li>“ Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its Residents … with … a Res...
What is Second Life? <ul><li>“ Residents come to the world from over 100 countries with concentrations in North America an...
Where Did It Come From? <ul><li>Linden Lab ( http://lindenlab.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1999 by Philip Rosedale ...
What Can You Do in SL? <ul><li>Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Meet People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat (IM) </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Who are you in SL? <ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual representation of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>You … as you in ...
First Life: Anne Pemberton Second Life: Kirstie Merlin
 
First Life: Anne Pemberton Second Life: Brooke Timeless Animal Avatars knows as “Furries”
Population (as of 1/17/09) <ul><li>Residents Logged-In During Last 7 Days: 522,526  </li></ul><ul><li>Residents Logged-In ...
Is It Free? <ul><li>Yes and No </li></ul><ul><li>Free to create an Avatar and explore (Basic Membership) </li></ul><ul><li...
Is It Free? <ul><li>Want to buy land? A house?  (Premium membership: $10 a month) </li></ul><ul><li>250 - 320 Linden $ = 1...
<ul><li>The Origin of Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Duke University School of Nursing in SL </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio Univers...
Universities in Second Life <ul><li>University of Texas (System) </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard University   </li></ul><ul><li>...
Re-Think Learning Spaces <ul><li>Do you really need a building or chairs when you can meet on top of a mountain or discuss...
UNCW in SL? <ul><li>ITSD  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We have an island! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SL Design Team </li></ul></u...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Getting Started <ul><li>System Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>http://secondlife.com </li></ul><ul><li>Create an  Avatar </...
Getting Help <ul><li>Video Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Building Tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Help Island </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Let’s Go! <ul><ul><li>If there’s time and the computer cooperates! </li></ul></ul>
Have to See to Believe <ul><li>Machinima  (making movies in Second Life) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bellsandspurs.co...
Questions? Wednesday, Feb. 25, 4 - 5 p.m. Second Life: Living in a Virtual World (Part II)  If you already have a Second L...
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  1. 1. Second Life: Living in a Virtual World Anne Pemberton Instructional Services Coordinator Randall Library, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  2. 2. What is Second Life? <ul><li>“ Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its Residents … with … a Resident population of over 16,785,531 (and growing) …” 1/17/09 </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Second Life? <ul><li>“ Residents come to the world from over 100 countries with concentrations in North America and the UK … 60% are men, 40% are women and they span in age from 18 - 85.” </li></ul><ul><li>It is NOT a “game” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.secondlife.com/whatis </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where Did It Come From? <ul><li>Linden Lab ( http://lindenlab.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1999 by Philip Rosedale </li></ul><ul><li>Vision and Mission: “ To connect us all to an online world that advances the human condition .” </li></ul><ul><li>Based in San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>200 employees worldwide </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Can You Do in SL? <ul><li>Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Meet People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat (IM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk (Voice now available) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make and Spend $ </li></ul><ul><li>Build </li></ul><ul><li>Dance, fly, surf, sail ... </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who are you in SL? <ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual representation of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>You … as you in first life … or completely different </li></ul>
  7. 7. First Life: Anne Pemberton Second Life: Kirstie Merlin
  8. 9. First Life: Anne Pemberton Second Life: Brooke Timeless Animal Avatars knows as “Furries”
  9. 10. Population (as of 1/17/09) <ul><li>Residents Logged-In During Last 7 Days: 522,526 </li></ul><ul><li>Residents Logged-In During Last 14 Days: 673,827 </li></ul><ul><li>Residents Logged-In During Last 30 Days: 940,855 </li></ul><ul><li>Residents Logged-In During Last 60 Days: 1,444,530 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Residents: 16,785,531 </li></ul>
  10. 11. Is It Free? <ul><li>Yes and No </li></ul><ul><li>Free to create an Avatar and explore (Basic Membership) </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of “freebies” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hair, skin, clothes </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Is It Free? <ul><li>Want to buy land? A house? (Premium membership: $10 a month) </li></ul><ul><li>250 - 320 Linden $ = 1 US $ </li></ul><ul><li>Make money (Surveys, “camping,” greeter, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Over $1 million (US) typically spent in a 24 hour period </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>The Origin of Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Duke University School of Nursing in SL </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio University </li></ul>
  13. 14. Universities in Second Life <ul><li>University of Texas (System) </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard University </li></ul><ul><li>New York University </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego State University </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford University </li></ul><ul><li>Top 20 Educational Locations </li></ul>
  14. 15. Re-Think Learning Spaces <ul><li>Do you really need a building or chairs when you can meet on top of a mountain or discuss a topic while swimming in a lake? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Education Wiki </li></ul>
  15. 16. UNCW in SL? <ul><li>ITSD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We have an island! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SL Design Team </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UNCW Group in SL </li></ul>
  16. 35. Getting Started <ul><li>System Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>http://secondlife.com </li></ul><ul><li>Create an Avatar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose your name wisely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can be anyone or anything you want! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Male/female, human/animal (fuzzy), robot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You’ll learn how to change appearance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First stop: Orientation Island </li></ul>
  17. 36. Getting Help <ul><li>Video Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Building Tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Help Island </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Residents! </li></ul>
  18. 37. Let’s Go! <ul><ul><li>If there’s time and the computer cooperates! </li></ul></ul>
  19. 38. Have to See to Believe <ul><li>Machinima (making movies in Second Life) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bellsandspurs.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://secondlife.com/community/videos.php </li></ul></ul>
  20. 39. Questions? Wednesday, Feb. 25, 4 - 5 p.m. Second Life: Living in a Virtual World (Part II) If you already have a Second Life avatar, this is the workshop for you! Take a tour of a variety of locations in SL you may not have seen before and share the locations you are excited about. Find other UNCW SL users and join the UNCW Second Life group! This workshop will happen in SL so you can be anywhere on or off campus to participate! Please E-mail Anne Pemberton at [email_address] to register and provide your avatar name. She will “teleport” you to the workshop location at the start of the workshop.
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