Looking to the Future of Live Performance in Second Life™ with Colossus LindenGrace McDunnough slide crafter & moderator<b...
“We absolutely have to make it easier for musicians and other performers to perform meaningfully in Second Life. We’ve loo...
vocalists<br />magic<br />comedy<br />poetry<br />live performancein Second Life is diverse<br />dance<br />djs<br />theat...
performers venue ownersevent plannersaudiencelistenersfanslinden lab“yet to be any of the above”<br />everyone<br />has co...
so we<br />asked<br />
what’sworking? <br />what needs to befixed?<br />what should beadded?<br />what shouldchange?<br />
rank these 5 concerns<br />group limits<br />communications<br />event system<br />avatar limits<br />content sales<br />
what did we<br />learn?<br />Data disclaimer: This is a VERY small sample set of data (&lt; 200) and most responses appear...
we love …<br />diversity of venues, performances & performersseparation of streaming servers from SLease of access to perf...
however,<br />laggrid instabilitypoor communicationsgroup limitationslow awarenessand lack of promotion<br />break our hea...
how the 5 ranked<br />communications<br />event system<br />group limits<br />avatar limits<br />content sales<br />~ 20% ...
Is this the party to whom I am speaking?<br /><ul><li>everyone needs robust & reliablecommunication
group chat and notices are currently just not working
groups are an integral part of the world experience, group limitations need to be lifted
web-based systems circumvent group limits, but do not help with in world group systems for land, etc.</li></li></ul><li>“R...
events need to include refined categories (genres) and improved search by: artist, genre, venue, time
venue owners need to post more than 5 events a day
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SLCC Live Performance in Second Life

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blog post: Second Life, Meet the Social Web
http://phasinggrace.blogspot.com/2009/08/second-life-meet-social-web.html

“We absolutely have to make it easier for musicians and other performers to perform meaningfully in Second Life. We’ve looked at the challenges extensively and have a good idea of what we need to do but we won’t be able to get to it in 2009.

We see live performance as a “killer app” in Second Life.”
‐ Mark Kingdon, M Linden 2009


Linden Lab asked the live performance community for suggestions, ideas, complaints and genius bits about how to improve the overall experience for everyone - from performers to venue owners and event planners to residents.

Grace McDunnough led an open survey soliciting feedback from the live performance community and as part of the SLCC09 Music Track, we had a discussion about our findings and ideas on the panel: Looking to the Future of Live Performance in SL with Colossus Linden.

SLCC Live Performance in Second Life

  1. 1. Looking to the Future of Live Performance in Second Life™ with Colossus LindenGrace McDunnough slide crafter & moderator<br />
  2. 2. “We absolutely have to make it easier for musicians and other performers to perform meaningfully in Second Life. We’ve looked at the challenges extensively and have a good idea of what we need to do but we won’t be able to get to it in 2009. We see live performance as a “killer app” in Second Life.” - Mark Kingdon, M Linden 2009<br />
  3. 3. vocalists<br />magic<br />comedy<br />poetry<br />live performancein Second Life is diverse<br />dance<br />djs<br />theater<br />musicians<br />performance art<br />story-telling<br />
  4. 4. performers venue ownersevent plannersaudiencelistenersfanslinden lab“yet to be any of the above”<br />everyone<br />has concerns<br />
  5. 5. so we<br />asked<br />
  6. 6. what’sworking? <br />what needs to befixed?<br />what should beadded?<br />what shouldchange?<br />
  7. 7. rank these 5 concerns<br />group limits<br />communications<br />event system<br />avatar limits<br />content sales<br />
  8. 8. what did we<br />learn?<br />Data disclaimer: This is a VERY small sample set of data (&lt; 200) and most responses appear to be from the live musician community. <br />Although there are some shared concerns, we will kindly ask that Linden Lab re-run this exercise to be sure to address the diversity of live performance interests.<br />
  9. 9. we love …<br />diversity of venues, performances & performersseparation of streaming servers from SLease of access to perform and/or attend voice (when it works)connecting withpeoplethe experience!<br />
  10. 10. however,<br />laggrid instabilitypoor communicationsgroup limitationslow awarenessand lack of promotion<br />break our hearts.<br />
  11. 11. how the 5 ranked<br />communications<br />event system<br />group limits<br />avatar limits<br />content sales<br />~ 20% gap<br />
  12. 12. Is this the party to whom I am speaking?<br /><ul><li>everyone needs robust & reliablecommunication
  13. 13. group chat and notices are currently just not working
  14. 14. groups are an integral part of the world experience, group limitations need to be lifted
  15. 15. web-based systems circumvent group limits, but do not help with in world group systems for land, etc.</li></li></ul><li>“Remember that failure is an event, not a person” <br />– Zig Ziglar<br /><ul><li>finding what you want matters – a lot
  16. 16. events need to include refined categories (genres) and improved search by: artist, genre, venue, time
  17. 17. venue owners need to post more than 5 events a day
  18. 18. event listings are a confusing mess and there are no means of control</li></li></ul><li>but you know all of that.<br />what about that killer app thing?<br />
  19. 19. connectevents & people<br />+<br />promoteexperience<br />=<br />we all win!<br />
  20. 20. promote live performance in SL (use your LL powers of good to expose ALL residents to live events)connect the SL events system with social sites (let me create a facebook or myspace event and have it show up in the SL events)include an “add to my calendar” capability(let me add an SL event to my yahoo, google or ical calendar)create an SL LIVE feed for live performance events(set up a twitter/facebook/myspace account for live events)create performer and venue profiles on XSTREET(set up a special section on XSTREET for live performance)create VURLS = “viewable URL”(e.g. let me have a sneak peek at the event via the web)<br />
  21. 21. thankyou!<br />for more info contact Grace McDunnoughhttp://grace.weebly.com<br />cc photo credits<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexsenna/2175754862/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/trevorpatt/2745349111/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/racchio/2626789101/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/simax/3390895249/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/thosch66/1439272655/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/-bast-/349497988/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomaan/2738565950/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/279804967/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/bourgeoisbee/2297723751/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessekruger/2312087006/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/amibeattie/3292845913/<br />

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