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Stumbling, Bumbling, Teleporting & Flying…  a Librarian Avatar in  “ Second Life ” Esther Grassian (aka  Alexandria Knight ) UCLA College Library Rev. 29 May 2007
Alexandria Knight
Agenda ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
What is “Second Life” (SL)? ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
 
Virtual World? ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
More… ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
SL Demographics  ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Some considerations… ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
 
Businesses…
More…
Marketing/Advertising
More…
“ Metaverse Messenger” Kiosk
Caledon (19 th  century Sim)
Caledon Library
Steam-Powered Card Catalogs
Elven Glen
Campuses ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
San Diego State University
SDSU WebQuest
NMC Campus
SJSU SLIS
Research Studies & Social & Political Events  ,[object Object],[object Object]
Heart Murmur Sim
Heart Murmur Sim…
Fictional! ,[object Object],[object Object]
Svarga
Fictional, but… ,[object Object],[object Object]
 
Realistic attempt to replicate… ,[object Object],[object Object]
Social Issues… Sponsor?
Real! ,[object Object],[object Object]
Libraries, Librarians & Others ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Flying in Info Island…
 
 
 
 
Medical Library
 
Sci-Fi Fantasy Library
 
Cybrary City ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
UCLA Library
UCLA Library
 
 
 
International Spaceflight Museum
Entertainment ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Yadni’s Junk Yard
Casino…
ATM…
Blarney Stone Bar  (Dublin Sim)
Blarney Stone Bar…
Review ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Why Get Into SL? ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Go To Users!
Machinimas… ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]

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Second Life For CLA

Editor's Notes

  1. Are you overworked in your “real life” (RL)? Maybe what you need is a brand new self in “Second Life” (SL). I’m Esther Grassian from the UCLA College Library, and I’m here to talk with you about how we might use new technology for teaching, learning and research, by participating in a grand experiment…