Rik Panganiban's Keynote at SLCC 2011

5,738 views

Published on

Rik Panganiban gives the opening keynote to the Second Life Community Convention on August 13, 2011. These are his slides.

Published in: Technology, Health & Medicine
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
5,738
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
348
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Thanks for coming to my talk this morning. My topic is “We built this city: how Second Life is saving the world.” \n\n \n \nWhat I have been calling it to myself is “second life stuff that Rik thinks is awesome”\n
  • who am I?\n\n \n
  • \n Community manager of the Nonprofit Commons, the largest community of nonprofit organizations in the virtual world, with 120+ member groups spread across four sims in SL.  Sponsored by the wonderful organization TechSoup, based not far from here in SF.\n \n\n \n \n \n \n\n Who here is involved with an organization that is a member of the NPC?\n \n\n \n
  • \n For past year I have run the blog Betterverse.org, a chronicle of the various public good applications of virtual worlds\n \n\n \n \n \n \n\n We cover all the news that is fit to screen on Second Life, OpenSim, Unity3d, youth focused VWs and MMOs, as they pertain to nonprofits, government and education.\n \n
  • Was until recently the assistant director of the OLP at GK\nGK is a 20 year old youth development organization in NYC that helps at risk youth reach their potential as global citizens, community leaders and achieving students\nAt GK we have pioneered a number of tech-enable youth empowerment programs, a couple of which I will mention today.\n
  • What is something you are passionate about, an issue or cause you care deeply about?\n\n \n \nturn to your neighbor to your left or right and tell them something (cause, charity, issue) that you care about?   SL: Type it in public text chat\n\n \n \nShout out some issues or charities that you care about. (SL: someone relay to me some issues?)\n\n \n
  • There’s a lot of things that we individually in this room and online care about\n\n \n \nCollectively I bet we could match people up by who cared about the same things, and we could event draw lines among each other of ways that my issue connects to yours.  Animal cruelty and homelessness, AIDS in Africa and the war in Afghanistan. etc.\n\n \n \nPerhaps we could even decide in this hour some common action that we would all do together. Stage a protest, go volunteer at a shelter down the street, write to our representatives, tell our family and friends about our common concern.\n\n \n \nVirtual worlds create a fertile environment for just this kind of dialectic: from conversation about things we care about, to connections with others with that same concern, to collective action on that issue.\n
  • There’s a lot of things that we individually in this room and online care about\n\n \n \nCollectively I bet we could match people up by who cared about the same things, and we could event draw lines among each other of ways that my issue connects to yours.  Animal cruelty and homelessness, AIDS in Africa and the war in Afghanistan. etc.\n\n \n \nPerhaps we could even decide in this hour some common action that we would all do together. Stage a protest, go volunteer at a shelter down the street, write to our representatives, tell our family and friends about our common concern.\n\n \n \nVirtual worlds create a fertile environment for just this kind of dialectic: from conversation about things we care about, to connections with others with that same concern, to collective action on that issue.\n
  • There’s a lot of things that we individually in this room and online care about\n\n \n \nCollectively I bet we could match people up by who cared about the same things, and we could event draw lines among each other of ways that my issue connects to yours.  Animal cruelty and homelessness, AIDS in Africa and the war in Afghanistan. etc.\n\n \n \nPerhaps we could even decide in this hour some common action that we would all do together. Stage a protest, go volunteer at a shelter down the street, write to our representatives, tell our family and friends about our common concern.\n\n \n \nVirtual worlds create a fertile environment for just this kind of dialectic: from conversation about things we care about, to connections with others with that same concern, to collective action on that issue.\n
  • For the next 40 minutes let’s explore together some of the amazing things people like you are doing in Second Life on a variety of causes and issues for the common good.\n1. what makes VWs special for public good applications\n2. what is new and awesome\n3. key challenges\n
  • For the next 40 minutes let’s explore together some of the amazing things people like you are doing in Second Life on a variety of causes and issues for the common good.\n1. what makes VWs special for public good applications\n2. what is new and awesome\n3. key challenges\n
  • For the next 40 minutes let’s explore together some of the amazing things people like you are doing in Second Life on a variety of causes and issues for the common good.\n1. what makes VWs special for public good applications\n2. what is new and awesome\n3. key challenges\n
  • There are a lot of tools available for nonprofits and charities to use. And more every day it seems.  So what makes VWs special and worthy of investing in time, staff and money?\n\n \n \nNOTE: This section is not for you in the audience, here or virtually.  You are here, so clearly you get it.  Virtual worlds are special and powerful. This is for your friends, neighbors and family who don’t get it... yet.\n
  • some residents complain when we use the phrases “Real life” versus “second Life” \nbecause what happens in world can be just as real or real-er than what is happening in the physical world\nVWs can allow our best selves to shine \nwe can self-create and be present with others, explore our identities\n
  • some residents complain when we use the phrases “Real life” versus “second Life” \nbecause what happens in world can be just as real or real-er than what is happening in the physical world\nVWs can allow our best selves to shine \nwe can self-create and be present with others, explore our identities\n
  • some residents complain when we use the phrases “Real life” versus “second Life” \nbecause what happens in world can be just as real or real-er than what is happening in the physical world\nVWs can allow our best selves to shine \nwe can self-create and be present with others, explore our identities\n
  • some residents complain when we use the phrases “Real life” versus “second Life” \nbecause what happens in world can be just as real or real-er than what is happening in the physical world\nVWs can allow our best selves to shine \nwe can self-create and be present with others, explore our identities\n
  • some residents complain when we use the phrases “Real life” versus “second Life” \nbecause what happens in world can be just as real or real-er than what is happening in the physical world\nVWs can allow our best selves to shine \nwe can self-create and be present with others, explore our identities\n
  • some residents complain when we use the phrases “Real life” versus “second Life” \nbecause what happens in world can be just as real or real-er than what is happening in the physical world\nVWs can allow our best selves to shine \nwe can self-create and be present with others, explore our identities\n
  • people can gather together wherever they are in the world\nExperience the power of collective action, synchronicity\nThese are affective spaces - solidarity, support, intimacy\n\n \n \nWe can protest together, worship together, dance together\n
  • people can gather together wherever they are in the world\nExperience the power of collective action, synchronicity\nThese are affective spaces - solidarity, support, intimacy\n\n \n \nWe can protest together, worship together, dance together\n
  • people can gather together wherever they are in the world\nExperience the power of collective action, synchronicity\nThese are affective spaces - solidarity, support, intimacy\n\n \n \nWe can protest together, worship together, dance together\n
  • people can gather together wherever they are in the world\nExperience the power of collective action, synchronicity\nThese are affective spaces - solidarity, support, intimacy\n\n \n \nWe can protest together, worship together, dance together\n
  • a constructivist environment: we can build stuff together that lasts\n\n \n \nwe can hold architecture contests\nwe can create art together\nour students can make virtual museums\nwe can create monuments to great people and ideas\nwe can market and sell goods that help causes\n
  • a constructivist environment: we can build stuff together that lasts\n\n \n \nwe can hold architecture contests\nwe can create art together\nour students can make virtual museums\nwe can create monuments to great people and ideas\nwe can market and sell goods that help causes\n
  • a constructivist environment: we can build stuff together that lasts\n\n \n \nwe can hold architecture contests\nwe can create art together\nour students can make virtual museums\nwe can create monuments to great people and ideas\nwe can market and sell goods that help causes\n
  • a constructivist environment: we can build stuff together that lasts\n\n \n \nwe can hold architecture contests\nwe can create art together\nour students can make virtual museums\nwe can create monuments to great people and ideas\nwe can market and sell goods that help causes\n
  • How I speak about virtual worlds to organizations starting to think about them. “What if there was a tool that combined FaceBook, YouTube, Skype, discussion forums, MMOs, and breedable chickens?  There is such a tool. It’s called Second Life.”\n\n \n \nVWs nowaways at their best, can combine the strengths of asynchronous tools and synchronous online tools:\n
  • ideo showcase: If you are a filmmaker , you can make a video screening room\n\n \n \nor throw a video screening party with all of your friends and fans\n
  • If you are a teacher, you can create a self-guided tutorial on some topic, \n\n \n \nor a live class with an expert located anywhere in the world\n
  • If you have lost a loved one, you can build a remembrance chapel where people can leave momentos and messages , \n\n \n \nor hold a memorial gathering where people can gather in real time.\n
  • As I said, I have been involved in the SL nonprofit and education space for awhile.  On Betterverse, I’ve been following the latest and greatest developments from the past year.  This is my own personal grab-bag of awesome public good projects in Second Life from the past year or so.  You may have an awesome project that I didn’t mention.  I’m sorry that I missed it.  This is mine own list, not anything definitive or comprehensive.\n\n \n \nWe will talk about education, human rights and democracy, health and wellbeing , protecting the earth and collaboration.\n\n \n \nBTW I will be posting links to projects mentioned here to Betterverse.org soon. So don’t feel like you need to take furious notes.  \n
  • As I said, I have been involved in the SL nonprofit and education space for awhile.  On Betterverse, I’ve been following the latest and greatest developments from the past year.  This is my own personal grab-bag of awesome public good projects in Second Life from the past year or so.  You may have an awesome project that I didn’t mention.  I’m sorry that I missed it.  This is mine own list, not anything definitive or comprehensive.\n\n \n \nWe will talk about education, human rights and democracy, health and wellbeing , protecting the earth and collaboration.\n\n \n \nBTW I will be posting links to projects mentioned here to Betterverse.org soon. So don’t feel like you need to take furious notes.  \n
  • As I said, I have been involved in the SL nonprofit and education space for awhile.  On Betterverse, I’ve been following the latest and greatest developments from the past year.  This is my own personal grab-bag of awesome public good projects in Second Life from the past year or so.  You may have an awesome project that I didn’t mention.  I’m sorry that I missed it.  This is mine own list, not anything definitive or comprehensive.\n\n \n \nWe will talk about education, human rights and democracy, health and wellbeing , protecting the earth and collaboration.\n\n \n \nBTW I will be posting links to projects mentioned here to Betterverse.org soon. So don’t feel like you need to take furious notes.  \n
  • As I said, I have been involved in the SL nonprofit and education space for awhile.  On Betterverse, I’ve been following the latest and greatest developments from the past year.  This is my own personal grab-bag of awesome public good projects in Second Life from the past year or so.  You may have an awesome project that I didn’t mention.  I’m sorry that I missed it.  This is mine own list, not anything definitive or comprehensive.\n\n \n \nWe will talk about education, human rights and democracy, health and wellbeing , protecting the earth and collaboration.\n\n \n \nBTW I will be posting links to projects mentioned here to Betterverse.org soon. So don’t feel like you need to take furious notes.  \n
  • As I said, I have been involved in the SL nonprofit and education space for awhile.  On Betterverse, I’ve been following the latest and greatest developments from the past year.  This is my own personal grab-bag of awesome public good projects in Second Life from the past year or so.  You may have an awesome project that I didn’t mention.  I’m sorry that I missed it.  This is mine own list, not anything definitive or comprehensive.\n\n \n \nWe will talk about education, human rights and democracy, health and wellbeing , protecting the earth and collaboration.\n\n \n \nBTW I will be posting links to projects mentioned here to Betterverse.org soon. So don’t feel like you need to take furious notes.  \n
  • Let’s start with the education and learning applications of Second Life, of which there are a zillion.\n
  • a little known institution called the National Aeronautic and Space Administration has been doing some great stuff in Second Life\n\n \n \nNASA has been in SL in some form since 2006 of course\n\n \n \nRecently they opened the NASA Education Resource Center , a virtual space to support educators in teaching about astrophysics, engineering, space exploration.  \n\n \n \nThere is a live education specialist who can meet you inworld to talk about your lesson plans, what media is available, and anything else. And a really cool lunar lander.\n\n \n
  • US Army - Federal Virtual World Challenge\n•funding innovative projects that can be used for training and education by the military and other government branches\n•as a peace-loving Quaker, I feel weird using this example\n◦But this reminds me of how military was partly responsible for building out the infrastructure and technologies of what later became the internet\n◦Sometimes the tools of warfare can be turned to support the cause of peace\n\n \n \nThis year they are offering 2 prizes of $25K each to the best new technologies for education and simulation\n•Not exclusive to Second Life, but several winners created prototypes for training in SL, including a hurricane shelter for training NY city employees about disaster preparedness and an SL bot that demonstrates how robots can be used for space exploration.\n
  • I Dig Science:\n•This is a bit self serving since I was the project manager of I Dig Science\n•A joint project of Global Kids and the Field Museum of Chicago\n•Youth engaging in virtual fossil dig while following in real time actual paleontologists on a dig in another part of hte world\n•Has taken place in Tanzania, Zambia and Brazil\n\n \n
  • Mayo clinic: offering credited courses in SL\n\n \n \nHuman Mosaic Systems created a sim that shows you how the ancient Mayans saw the stars and how that effected their culture and agricultural practices.\n\n \n \nWorld Bank Institute: training for government officials\n
  • Mayo clinic: offering credited courses in SL\n\n \n \nHuman Mosaic Systems created a sim that shows you how the ancient Mayans saw the stars and how that effected their culture and agricultural practices.\n\n \n \nWorld Bank Institute: training for government officials\n
  • Mayo clinic: offering credited courses in SL\n\n \n \nHuman Mosaic Systems created a sim that shows you how the ancient Mayans saw the stars and how that effected their culture and agricultural practices.\n\n \n \nWorld Bank Institute: training for government officials\n
  • Second Life is fertile ground for political action, protest, art and expression, organizing.  Perhaps by living in a space where we have nearly complete freedom to do and be whoever we want to be, we can sympathize with the causes of those who have their freedoms restricted by repressive governments and dictatorial regimes.\n
  • Egypt Demonstrations in SL:\n•Earlier this year, a series of pro-democracy demonstrations were happening all over the Arab world, including in Egypt in February\n•There is also an active Egyptian presence in SL\n•enabled those outside of Egypt to show solidarity with Egyptians fighting for rights, get news, and connect directly with people there on the ground and in the diaspora\n\n \n \nhere’s some footage of what the demonstrations in SL were like: live CNN or aljazeera feed, text chat in English and Arabic, people talking in several languages, clever signs, chanting, music\n
  • “State of Mind” exhibit on government surveillance\n•powerful use of satire, dark humor to bring attention to an issue\n•created by virtual artist Misa Susanowa in Four Bridges sim\n\n \n \nyou pass through a scanner to enter, closely watched by cameras and mics everywhere\nart work on how govt feeds messages to citizens via television, posters, slogans\nlinks to articles and organizations working on civil rights and privacy\n\n \n
  • “State of Mind” exhibit on government surveillance\n•powerful use of satire, dark humor to bring attention to an issue\n•created by virtual artist Misa Susanowa in Four Bridges sim\n\n \n \nyou pass through a scanner to enter, closely watched by cameras and mics everywhere\nart work on how govt feeds messages to citizens via television, posters, slogans\nlinks to articles and organizations working on civil rights and privacy\n\n \n
  • “State of Mind” exhibit on government surveillance\n•powerful use of satire, dark humor to bring attention to an issue\n•created by virtual artist Misa Susanowa in Four Bridges sim\n\n \n \nyou pass through a scanner to enter, closely watched by cameras and mics everywhere\nart work on how govt feeds messages to citizens via television, posters, slogans\nlinks to articles and organizations working on civil rights and privacy\n\n \n
  • The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an annual international campaign that dates from 1991, started by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University.\n•Thousands of groups participate in rallies, public forums, teach-ins, and other events to highlight positive actions men and women can take to stop gender violence in their communities.\n\n \n \n \n16 days in SL last november:\n•Free classes on "activist citizen journalism"\n•An exhibit on " Representations of Gender Violence in Second Life"\n•An "Anti-Fashion Show"\n•A Men's Roundtable: Role of Men in the Elimination of Violence\n\n \n
  • Second Life is a great place to find information and support on living a healthier life\n
  • Raise your hand if you have been involved in an SL Relay for Life fundraiser?  Give yourselves a hand!\n\n \n \nHow much money has been raised to date?  [PAUSE]$1 million bucks raised!\n\n \n \nBut it’s more than about the money. Lots of other great social media that are very strong tools for fundraising.  \n•SL is about showing emotional , moral support for people in their fight against cancer, and remember those who have been lost.\n\n \n
  • \n •BootedGirl Foxtrot was the featured survivor at RFL this year.\n \n\n ◦spoke through an electronic simulated voice because her cancer treatment has effected her vocal cords\n \n\n ◦She explained why she relays...\n \n\n \n \n \n \n\n I relay for life for those who I have loved, known, and will always remember. I relay for a cure, a hope, a wish, to come true. I relay for those who have heard the answers to, "How long do I have?". I relay for those who's family could not deal with knowing their daughter has cancer.\n \n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n\n In September of 2008, I was told I would be lucky to see Christmas, which is also my birthday as well. I went through series of tests, scans, emergency surgeries, nerve damage to vocals during a tumor extraction, being revived twice during surgery on separate occasions, then poisoned with chemo treatments.\n \n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n\n Now, I no longer recognize the girl I see in the mirror, but now see a survivor, who still loves the same, dreams the same, and at times laughs the same at my own dark humor. I created my Second life account the week I stopped working. I relayed for the first time in Second life in 2009, I found loving friends, and my virtual happiness in 2010.\n \n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n\n I relayed in 2010 while I was very sick, and that meant alot to me at a time I could not walk well at all in real life. Now in 2011, I relay again, for more life to have with loved ones, on all formats of reality. I relay to celebrate survival, for my own, and for others who made it through, when doctors were sure we would not.\n \n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n\n I relay for those, who seen the darkest hour, and lived to see the light of hope, to have this chance to type this now, wishing not to one day regain my ability of speech, but for more miracles to touch others living in their hardest hours. I relay for you, and I, for all who cared for us, and all who gave hope, love, and their time.\n \n \n \n \n\n \n
  • 3D AIDS Quilt\n•A powerful example of how a virtual world can extend an already powerful idea and amplify it\n•sponsored by the Karuna Initiative\n•taking the idea of the AIDS quilt and creating virtual multimedia exhibits to remember a loved one\n\n \n
  • 3D AIDS Quilt\n•A powerful example of how a virtual world can extend an already powerful idea and amplify it\n•sponsored by the Karuna Initiative\n•taking the idea of the AIDS quilt and creating virtual multimedia exhibits to remember a loved one\n\n \n
  • 3D AIDS Quilt\n•A powerful example of how a virtual world can extend an already powerful idea and amplify it\n•sponsored by the Karuna Initiative\n•taking the idea of the AIDS quilt and creating virtual multimedia exhibits to remember a loved one\n\n \n
  • 3D AIDS Quilt\n•A powerful example of how a virtual world can extend an already powerful idea and amplify it\n•sponsored by the Karuna Initiative\n•taking the idea of the AIDS quilt and creating virtual multimedia exhibits to remember a loved one\n\n \n
  • Multiple researchers have declared traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder to be the “signature wounds” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.\n\n \n \nDoD created an island to teach soldiers about PTSD through immersive exposure to possible scenarios that might trigger a reaction, such as a crowded mall, and what resources are available to them to help them get better.\n\n \n
  • Multiple researchers have declared traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder to be the “signature wounds” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.\n\n \n \nDoD created an island to teach soldiers about PTSD through immersive exposure to possible scenarios that might trigger a reaction, such as a crowded mall, and what resources are available to them to help them get better.\n\n \n
  • As a place where you are in a virtual recreation of the earth, with lush forests, beautiful coral reefs, unspoiled beaches, you are touched by the contrast to the impact of human pollution and extraction on the environment. Perhaps that’s part of what makes SL such an interesting place for environmental action.\n
  • Green building challenge: amateur and professionals creating their vision of a green building\n•The Virtual Museum of Architecture held a "Green" House Build-Off from May 6-8 at their sim.  \n•Expert and amateur builders were challenged to create "the most functional and appealing building within the parameters of the LEED-inspired Eco-Friendly guidelines."  \n•Here are the two winners:\n◦In the "professional" division, xJessicax Harvy won for her "Cromwell House," a virtual example of an "earth ship." She describes it as a house made of rammed earth and tires where the tires are staggered like bricks. The walls are load bearing, store heat, and keeps indoor temperatures constant. Typically the tires are plastered over so that it looks more like an adobe structure.\n◦In the novice category, Jamiee Daines took first prize for his eco-friendly home.  He describes it as a house "is designed and constructed for living in the North Eastern US therefore emphasis has been placed not only on building materials used but to make the dwelling less dependent on as fossil fuels for heating and cooling."\n\n \n
  • Green building challenge: amateur and professionals creating their vision of a green building\n•The Virtual Museum of Architecture held a "Green" House Build-Off from May 6-8 at their sim.  \n•Expert and amateur builders were challenged to create "the most functional and appealing building within the parameters of the LEED-inspired Eco-Friendly guidelines."  \n•Here are the two winners:\n◦In the "professional" division, xJessicax Harvy won for her "Cromwell House," a virtual example of an "earth ship." She describes it as a house made of rammed earth and tires where the tires are staggered like bricks. The walls are load bearing, store heat, and keeps indoor temperatures constant. Typically the tires are plastered over so that it looks more like an adobe structure.\n◦In the novice category, Jamiee Daines took first prize for his eco-friendly home.  He describes it as a house "is designed and constructed for living in the North Eastern US therefore emphasis has been placed not only on building materials used but to make the dwelling less dependent on as fossil fuels for heating and cooling."\n\n \n
  • who saw the showing of “Deep Down” last night here at SLCC?\n\n \n \n“Deep Down” directed by Jen Gilomen and Sally Rubin , tells the story of one appalacchian mining town and their troubled relationship to the coal mine that employs, powers, and threatens their community.  \n•To highlight the messages of the film, the worked with SL developer Qual Fizz and SL machinimist Draxtor Despres, to create a game that anyone can play on the subjects of energy extraction industries, energy conservation and alternative energy industries\n\n \n \nThe game is actually quite fun!  You get to blow up a mountain top, build sustainable energy systems and dance in a hoe-down at the end, featuring actual music from the community in the film.\n
  • who saw the showing of “Deep Down” last night here at SLCC?\n\n \n \n“Deep Down” directed by Jen Gilomen and Sally Rubin , tells the story of one appalacchian mining town and their troubled relationship to the coal mine that employs, powers, and threatens their community.  \n•To highlight the messages of the film, the worked with SL developer Qual Fizz and SL machinimist Draxtor Despres, to create a game that anyone can play on the subjects of energy extraction industries, energy conservation and alternative energy industries\n\n \n \nThe game is actually quite fun!  You get to blow up a mountain top, build sustainable energy systems and dance in a hoe-down at the end, featuring actual music from the community in the film.\n
  • Other examples:\nNOAA : a federal agency using its resources and knowledge to create engaging experiences that teach about weather, climate change, natural disasters\nGulf Oil Simulation: Fire Centaur created this simulation of the gulf oil spill that helps you understand why it was so hard to stop and encourage you to support cleanup efforts.\n\n \n \nGlobal Kids has begun "a youth program that will support high school teens to develop expertise regarding sustainability, online broadcasting, and virtual world construction."\n•Global Kids youth in New York City will produce a virtual talk show, filmed before a live studio audience in Second Life in issues of sustainability.\n\n \n
  • Other examples:\nNOAA : a federal agency using its resources and knowledge to create engaging experiences that teach about weather, climate change, natural disasters\nGulf Oil Simulation: Fire Centaur created this simulation of the gulf oil spill that helps you understand why it was so hard to stop and encourage you to support cleanup efforts.\n\n \n \nGlobal Kids has begun "a youth program that will support high school teens to develop expertise regarding sustainability, online broadcasting, and virtual world construction."\n•Global Kids youth in New York City will produce a virtual talk show, filmed before a live studio audience in Second Life in issues of sustainability.\n\n \n
  • Other examples:\nNOAA : a federal agency using its resources and knowledge to create engaging experiences that teach about weather, climate change, natural disasters\nGulf Oil Simulation: Fire Centaur created this simulation of the gulf oil spill that helps you understand why it was so hard to stop and encourage you to support cleanup efforts.\n\n \n \nGlobal Kids has begun "a youth program that will support high school teens to develop expertise regarding sustainability, online broadcasting, and virtual world construction."\n•Global Kids youth in New York City will produce a virtual talk show, filmed before a live studio audience in Second Life in issues of sustainability.\n\n \n
  • SL is a great tool for promoting public participation and team collaboration.  Here are a couple of interesting recent examples:\n
  • Virtual Library of Birmingham\n•Library of Birmingham in the UK hired Daden Inc to virtual replica of their future building to be finished in 2013\n•purpose: allow public to access building and comment on its layout, design, and uses as it is being built\n•Library staff can arrange and rearrange furnishings and meet with public in-world\n\n \n
  • Kansas to Cairo project:\n•project to bring together American and Egyptian architecture students to collaborate togher\n•With funding from the U.S. State Department,\n•California-based architect David Denton,  , Dr. Amr Attia from Cairo’s Ain Shams University, and Kara Bartelt from USC School of Architecture brought students into the virtual world, who shared and discussed design ideas throughout the semester.\n[ show video]\n
  • Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum\nthere is no dedicated museum in the Smithsonian campus devoted to the artistic and cultural contributions of Latinos\nBut vast holdings throughout the different museums of the Smithsonian\nSo a virtual museum opened in 2009 enables the Smithsonian to highlight their collections across museums and to hold virtual events like the Day of the Dead / Dia de Los Muertos, including regional experts, artists and musicians\n\n \n
  • So that was a quick rundown of some of the awesome things that we are doing in this place we call Second Life. It’s not a perfect world, by any means.  There’s a lot that could be done to make it better, that we’ll certainly be talking about over the next two days.\n\n \n \nI want to highlight what I see as some of the key challenges and issues for nonprofits and educators.\n
  • \n hard to get started\n \n \n \n \n\n •technology barriers - we all know about this\n \n\n ◦convincing strapped nonprofits, schools, libraries to take a chance on a Second Life project is all the more difficult when they find out that their computers are too antiquated and their internet access too slow\n \n\n \n \n \n \n\n Financial barriers : LL rescinding discount for educators and nonprofits\n \n \n \n \n\n ◦major blow for many educational and nonprofit projects in SL.  Nearly every week I hear about a worthwhile effort that has been discontinued because they couldn’t afford their tier.\n \n\n ◦the NPC, NMC, Info Island and others have been helping provide free or discounted land for groups\n \n\n ◦At the same time, educators and nonprofits have realized that bc of this that there are cheaper alternative platforms out there.  \n \n\n ◦There have to be ways for LL to meet their costs and earn profits while also being a responsible corporate citizen\n \n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n\n Hard to create\n \n \n \n \n\n •the creation tools of Second Life are incredible\n \n\n ◦the ability to bring in media and content from the web\n \n\n •but for busy nonprofits and educators\n \n\n ◦we don’t have months of time to learn how to create custom experiences for our constituents and students, we have days or weeks at most\n \n\n ◦we don’t have the budget to hire developers for extensive projects\n \n\n ◦so we use whatever cheap pre-fab and freebie stuff is out there\n \n\n \n \n \n \n\n Hard to share it widely\n \n \n \n \n\n •reaching mass audiences won’t happen until the technology becomes more affordable and distributed and internet access is faster for more people\n \n\n •Viewer 2 in general has helped\n \n\n ◦simple mode is very easy to operate\n \n\n ◦I can take non-techies from knowing nothing to doing the basics of SL in 30 minutes\n \n\n •I and others are very excited about some kind of web accessibility for our sims to reach broader audiences for what we are creating in world\n \n\n \n
  • We built this city. But the job is not done yet.  \nLinden Lab provides the tools, but each of you is building this shiny new world, and helping make this physical world a better place in the process.  \nI want to personally thank each of you for what you are doing, for the causes and concerns that live in your hearts, and for the minds and hands that can transform vision into action.  \nLet’s get going!\n
  • Here’s my contacts\nI can be found every Friday morning leading the Nonprofit Commons meetup at 8:30am\n\n \n \nLinks to projects mentioned this morning will be posted to Betterverse.org\nIf people are interested in talking over lunch, let’s find a table to talk more about how we can create a better world through Second Life.\n
  • Rik Panganiban's Keynote at SLCC 2011

    1. We Built This CityHow Second Life Is Saving the World
    2. We Built This City“Second Life Stuff Life Is Saving the World How Second that Rik Thinks Is Awesome”
    3. Who Am I?Rik PanganibanSL: Rik Riel
    4. Nonprofit Commons• Community Manager, Nonprofit Commons• Largest Nonprofit Community in the Virtual World• Sponsored by
    5. Betterverse.org• Chronicling public good and education space in virtual worlds• Second Life, OpenSim, Youth VWs, MMOs
    6. Global Kids• Assistant Director, Global Kids• Helping teens to be global citizens, community leaders and achieving students
    7. Global Kids• Assistant Director, Global Kids• Helping teens to be global citizens, community leaders and achieving students
    8. Ice Breaker: What are you passionate about?
    9. What is your passion?
    10. What is your passion?• What do you care about?
    11. What is your passion?• What do you care about?• What do WE care about?
    12. What is your passion?• What do you care about?• What do WE care about?• What can we do TOGETHER?
    13. Today’s Talk
    14. Today’s Talk1. What makes Virtual Worlds special?
    15. Today’s Talk1. What makes Virtual Worlds special?2. What’s New and Awesome?
    16. Today’s Talk1. What makes Virtual Worlds special?2. What’s New and Awesome?3. Key Challenges
    17. 1. What makes virtual worlds special? Tools for the Public Good
    18. 1. Be Your Truest Self“Second Life is my real-est life”
    19. 1. Be Your Truest Self“Second Life is my real-est life”
    20. 2.Community
    21. 2.Community
    22. 3. A Persistent Third Space
    23. 3. A Persistent Third Space
    24. 4. Combine the Best Online Tools
    25. Example 1: Video Screening
    26. Example 1: Video Screening
    27. Example 2: Teaching
    28. Example 2: Teaching
    29. Example 3: a Memorial
    30. Example 3: a Memorial
    31. 2. What’s New and Awesome?
    32. 2. What’s New and Awesome? Education Human Rights and Democracy Health and Well-being Protecting the Earth Collaboration
    33. Education
    34. Education: NASA• NASA in SL since 2006• NASA Education Resource Center• Supporting educators to teach about space exploration, astrophysics and engineering
    35. Education: Federal Virtual World Challenge• US Army sponsored• How VWs can be used for training and education• Two $25K prizes
    36. Education: I Dig Science• Virtual fossil dig• Expose teens to paleontology, biology, other cultures• Global Kids and Field Museum of Chicago
    37. Education: I Dig Science• Virtual fossil dig• Expose teens to paleontology, biology, other cultures• Global Kids and Field Museum of Chicago
    38. Education: Other Examples• Mayo Clinic• Mayan Astronomy• World Bank Institute
    39. Education: Other Examples• Mayo Clinic• Mayan Astronomy• World Bank Institute
    40. Education: Other Examples• Mayo Clinic• Mayan Astronomy• World Bank Institute
    41. Education: Other Examples• Mayo Clinic• Mayan Astronomy• World Bank Institute
    42. Human Rights & Democracy
    43. Egypt Demonstrations
    44. Egypt Demonstrations
    45. State of MindPolitical Art Exhibit by Misa Susanowa
    46. State of MindPolitical Art Exhibit by Misa Susanowa
    47. State of MindPolitical Art Exhibit by Misa Susanowa
    48. State of MindPolitical Art Exhibit by Misa Susanowa
    49. 16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence
    50. Health & Well-being
    51. SL Relay for Life• Money raised to date?• Not just about the money• “Why I relay...”
    52. SL Relay for Life• Money raised to date? US $1,000,000• Not just about the money• “Why I relay...”
    53. SL Relay for LifeBOOTEDGIRL Foxtrot “Why I relay...”
    54. 3D AIDS Quilt
    55. 3D AIDS Quilt
    56. 3D AIDS Quilt
    57. 3D AIDS Quilt
    58. 3D AIDS Quilt
    59. T2 Virtual PTSD Experience
    60. T2 Virtual PTSD Experience
    61. T2 Virtual PTSD Experience
    62. Protecting the Earth
    63. “Green” House Build-Off
    64. “Green” House Build-Off
    65. “Green” House Build-Off
    66. Virtual Mine
    67. Virtual Mine
    68. Virtual Mine
    69. Protecting the Earth: Other Examples• NOAA Islands• Gulf Oil Spill Simulation• “Let’s Talk Sustainability”
    70. Protecting the Earth: Other Examples• NOAA Islands• Gulf Oil Spill Simulation• “Let’s Talk Sustainability”
    71. Protecting the Earth: Other Examples• NOAA Islands• Gulf Oil Spill Simulation• “Let’s Talk Sustainability”
    72. Protecting the Earth: Other Examples• NOAA Islands• Gulf Oil Spill Simulation• “Let’s Talk Sustainability”
    73. Collaboration
    74. Virtual Library of Birmingham
    75. “Kansas to Cairo” Project
    76. “Kansas to Cairo” Project
    77. Latino Virtual Museum
    78. 3. Key Challenges
    79. Key Challenges• Hard to get started • Technical barriers • Financial barriers• Hard to create• Hard to share
    80. Conclusion: We Built this City
    81. Thank You!• Second Life: Rik Riel• Email: Rik@betterverse.org• Web: Betterverse.org• Twitter: rikomatic or betterverse

    ×