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Rik's Presentation at Netsquared08


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"Turn Off the Damn PC and Go Outside” Rik's presentation at NetSquared conference, San Jose, CA May 28, 2008

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Rik's Presentation at Netsquared08

  1. 1. Rik Panganiban Global Kids
  2. 2. “ Turn Off the Damn PC and Go Outside” By Rik Panganiban, Global Kids With the Assistance of TEENAGEMUTANTNINJALINCOLN
  3. 3. TEENAGEMUTANTNINJALINCOLN, May 13 2008, “ For God’s sake PLEASE spare us any more non-news from Second Life – the land of non-people who waste their lives doing non-things because they loathe themselves too much to turn off the damned PC and go outside now and then.” <ul><li>Typical troll </li></ul><ul><li>The perfect frame </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ The Land of Non-people…” Virtual worlds are not about avoiding real humans, they’re about connecting with them in new ways. <ul><li>Avatar -> hearts & minds </li></ul><ul><li>About GK </li></ul><ul><li>VW expands reach to homeschooled, disabled, incarcerated </li></ul>
  5. 5. “… Who Waste Their Lives Doing Non-things…” Real learning and interactions happen in Virtual Worlds that would not be possible in the Real World.
  6. 6. “… Because They Loathe Themselves…” Using Virtual Worlds to foster leadership, self-confidence and collaboration skills. DIDI - public good project
  7. 7. “… To Turn Off the Damn PC and Go Outside Now and Then…” Working for change in the real world. Darfur, IJC, Switchboard, machinima, games, Childs war 7K times
  8. 8. Reframing Ninja’s Critique “ Second Life is the land of real people who expand their lives doing real things because they love themselves so much that they turn on their PC’s to change the real world, one virtual world at a time.”
  9. 9. Rik Panganiban, Global Kids [email_address] Second Life: Rik Riel