Adventures in
   Second Life:
a personal history

  Sheila Yoshikawa/
   Sheila Webber
    October 2009
Evidence
• 1,000+ photos on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23396182@N00/) +
  a couple of thousand more unpublished
...
September 2009
3 May 2007




 15 June 2007




   My first SL
  Relationship:
  with a piece
  of corporate
  merchandise
November 2008


           7 June 2007




                                 Sept 2009
November 2008
4 October 2007




                 August 2007
September 2009
Computers
                  Scientist
                                      Sci-fi/ Fantasy/ anime
                       ...
Beginnings
Reflection: ZOMG this is so like
my first weeks at university when
I wrote loads of 7 page letters to
my best friend
17 May 2007
Incidents and accidents




http://www.wordle.net/create
Stories about
•   Appearance
•   Disappearance
•   Animals
•   People
•   Building things
•   Buying things
•   Interactio...
Stories mostly not about …
• Students (ethical decision)
• Anything can’t be bothered posting
• Things I think would upset...
The curse of the butterflies, pts 1 & 2
Forms of shopping
Literacy
Most used words chatted in SL
•   lol
•   omg
•   ;-)
•   teh (MS PowerPoint corrected that to The, SL
    doesn’t)
[2009/...
Forms of reading & saying
[2009/10/01 21:54] Kunstkammer Meeting Tree - Grey: Say '/423pollen' for particle
effects, or '/423nopollen' to stop parti...
[2009/10/01 21:47] KW: hi Sheila, my husband and I own the Timbucks
Educators Sim and I understand you may be looking for ...
Local
  chat
appears
 in this
 corner


           Avatar names have been covered up, for privacy
Forms of web writing
Iheartsl.com community blog
About 62 posts, as Sheila Yoshikawa
Total no. of posts on iheartsl blog is c. 16,500
http://lowprimstyle.blogspot.com/
Just over 100 posts, mostly posting as Dimitrova Shostakovich, my no. 1 alt
Information Literacy
“Information literacy is the adoption of appropriate
information behaviour to identify, through whate...
Exploring information literacy
• Students researching information behaviour and
  (this year) information literacy
• Advoc...
Digital literacies
Photoshop




Common with people who blog/create e.g. “Q: Have you found, developed or improved any skills
because of SL? ...
Flickr
Slideshare
Wikis
Ning
Twitter
Consciously refraining from social literacy practice
of commenting
Conscious subversion of information management practices
Where will the journey end?
Produced using http://wigflip.com/automotivator/ motivational poster creator
Sheila Webber
   s.webber@shef.ac.uk
   http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/



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Adventures in Second Life: a personal history
Adventures in Second Life: a personal history
Adventures in Second Life: a personal history
Adventures in Second Life: a personal history
Adventures in Second Life: a personal history
Adventures in Second Life: a personal history
Adventures in Second Life: a personal history
Adventures in Second Life: a personal history
Adventures in Second Life: a personal history
Adventures in Second Life: a personal history
Adventures in Second Life: a personal history
Adventures in Second Life: a personal history
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This was presented by Sheila Webber (Sheila Yoshikawa in Second Life) at the Seminar "The Nature of Virtuality" on October 12th, 2009, at Sheffield University UK. This was the first in the ESRC Research Seminar series "Children's and young people's digital literacies in virtual online spaces" http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/events/digital-literacies/programme.htm

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  1. 1. Adventures in Second Life: a personal history Sheila Yoshikawa/ Sheila Webber October 2009
  2. 2. Evidence • 1,000+ photos on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23396182@N00/) + a couple of thousand more unpublished • 294 posts on Yoshikawa blog; 170 fashion blog posts; 20+ reflective entries in MOLE e-portfolio • Extensive “raw” chatlogs + edited chatlogs of many of the 50+ meetings I have organised in SL + contributions to other published chatlogs • Profile postings in various social network sites • 2 video interviews in SL (http://infolitischool.pbworks.com/Videos+about+the+island) • Contributions as SW to 6 virtualworldwatch surveys and podcast interview (http://virtualworldwatch.net/) • Photo essay for Immersive experience conference at Surrey University http://immersiveexperience.pbworks.com/My+Second+Life • PowerPoints of SW presentations on Slideshare & video/audio records • My land in SL
  3. 3. September 2009 3 May 2007 15 June 2007 My first SL Relationship: with a piece of corporate merchandise
  4. 4. November 2008 7 June 2007 Sept 2009 November 2008
  5. 5. 4 October 2007 August 2007
  6. 6. September 2009
  7. 7. Computers Scientist Sci-fi/ Fantasy/ anime Actress Clothes School choices Gaming University 1980 Work 1987 Princess Home & Information garden Artist Information 1994-2000 Literacy Photography Author Writing & publishing
  8. 8. Beginnings
  9. 9. Reflection: ZOMG this is so like my first weeks at university when I wrote loads of 7 page letters to my best friend
  10. 10. 17 May 2007
  11. 11. Incidents and accidents http://www.wordle.net/create
  12. 12. Stories about • Appearance • Disappearance • Animals • People • Building things • Buying things • Interactions between animals/people/things • Conferences and discussions • Travelling, dancing, flying • Enthusiasms • Embarrassments • Frustrations • Realisations • ………. Myself, my projects
  13. 13. Stories mostly not about … • Students (ethical decision) • Anything can’t be bothered posting • Things I think would upset people I know … therefore … blog becomes slightly blander as time goes on • Increasingly, issue of how/whether I present the blog in connection with “serious” educational practice
  14. 14. The curse of the butterflies, pts 1 & 2
  15. 15. Forms of shopping
  16. 16. Literacy
  17. 17. Most used words chatted in SL • lol • omg • ;-) • teh (MS PowerPoint corrected that to The, SL doesn’t) [2009/10/11 9:36] Sheila Yoshikawa: we both chose teh 99 [2009/10/11 9:36] YYYYY: XXX also is involved with the elearning MSc [2009/10/11 9:36] XXX: Van's looking good YYYYY :) [2009/10/11 9:36] Sheila Yoshikawa: i always like th ebits of flake Now find that I always have to go back through emails to correct spelling & capitalisation
  18. 18. Forms of reading & saying
  19. 19. [2009/10/01 21:54] Kunstkammer Meeting Tree - Grey: Say '/423pollen' for particle effects, or '/423nopollen' to stop particle effects. [2009/10/01 22:01] Failed to place object at specified location. Please try again. [2009/10/01 22:07] SG is Online [2009/10/01 22:10] CC is Offline [2009/10/01 22:11] CC is Online [2009/10/01 22:15] RS is Online [2009/10/01 22:25] RS is Offline [2009/10/01 22:27] Broom Ride 2.11 whispers: pause for 3.000000 seconds [2009/10/01 22:30] AC is Offline [2009/10/01 22:30] You decline 'watermelon big(attach)' ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/30/27/21 ) from Let's eat the watermelon! Pose. [2009/10/01 22:31] GM is Online [2009/10/01 22:32] GM is Offline [2009/10/01 22:33] WhiteBoard (n): This is the Last Slide [2009/10/01 22:33] WhiteBoard (n): Showing Image 5/6 - librarians
  20. 20. [2009/10/01 21:47] KW: hi Sheila, my husband and I own the Timbucks Educators Sim and I understand you may be looking for land to host the Literacy week Nov 9-15 in sl. [2009/10/01 21:48] KW : we have an area you may be interested in and we also own a homstead sim next to Timbucks for my husband's consulting business. [2009/10/01 21:49] KW : he's a professor at a University in California, and I teach assisitive technology software programs to K-12 students/ educators in Ontario, Canada =) [2009/10/01 21:49] KW : here's our landmark for you to check our the sim at your convenience [2009/10/01 21:51] Sheila Yoshikawa: Hi, thank you. I will check that out. We haven't a specific need at the moment, but some people have been discussing builds that could do with some more space (i.e. prims) [2009/10/01 21:51] Sheila Yoshikawa: Thank you for the offer, I will take a look. [2009/10/01 21:52] KW : ok... thanks... =) -- Instant message logging enabled --
  21. 21. Local chat appears in this corner Avatar names have been covered up, for privacy
  22. 22. Forms of web writing
  23. 23. Iheartsl.com community blog About 62 posts, as Sheila Yoshikawa Total no. of posts on iheartsl blog is c. 16,500
  24. 24. http://lowprimstyle.blogspot.com/ Just over 100 posts, mostly posting as Dimitrova Shostakovich, my no. 1 alt
  25. 25. Information Literacy “Information literacy is the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to identify, through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society.” (Johnston & Webber, 2004)
  26. 26. Exploring information literacy • Students researching information behaviour and (this year) information literacy • Advocating information literacy in SL • My conception of IL already based around holistic conception of information and information behaviour: SL illuminating rather transforming experience of IL
  27. 27. Digital literacies
  28. 28. Photoshop Common with people who blog/create e.g. “Q: Have you found, developed or improved any skills because of SL? A: SL photography has forced me to expand my photoshop ninja training.” (Lutetia, A. (2009) Interview: Guage Laville. 11 October. http://analutetia.com/blog/interview-gauge-laville/#more-8502)
  29. 29. Flickr
  30. 30. Slideshare
  31. 31. Wikis
  32. 32. Ning
  33. 33. Twitter
  34. 34. Consciously refraining from social literacy practice of commenting
  35. 35. Conscious subversion of information management practices
  36. 36. Where will the journey end?
  37. 37. Produced using http://wigflip.com/automotivator/ motivational poster creator
  38. 38. Sheila Webber s.webber@shef.ac.uk http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/ Sheila Yoshikawa http://adventuresofyoshikawa.blogspot.com/ Powerpoint at: http://www.slideshare.net/sheilawebber/ Sheila Webber, 2008

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