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  • The Hidden Message of the Fourth Wall

    Botgirl's Digital Playground
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    I'm still awed by the ability of a fictional character to come to life in my mind. A character like Jessie seems to speak for herself, often with ideas that surprise me, the alleged author. So when the fourth wall breaks in this video, it's not about bringing the viewers' attention to the fact that they're watching a fictional character. It's about me acknowledging the fact that the character actually does have a mind of her own, camping out somewhere in my brain. Our sense of an atomic self is its own type of fiction. And fiction is its own type of reality.
  • Big Boobie Babes

    Free*Style
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Big Boobie Babes, for those that are unaware, is an inworld group designed specifically for all things breast enhancement related. Many stores set out group gifts at their mainstore locations for the Big Boobie Babes to come and collect.  There is also a Big Boobie Babes HQ where designers can purchase a board and put up a freebie so you don't have to go grid hopping, you can just pick it all up in one location.  I went to the HQ last night and grabbed a bunch of the items that were up.  I'm not sure how long these gifts have been up, or how long they intend to stay up, so I…
  • Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 8/22/2014

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    Linden Lab
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    It’s time for another installment of Second Life Destination Guide Highlights. This week we have Edo era Japanese role-playing, a rough and rugged Western-themed shopping event, a scenic outdoor live music venue, a dystopian city ripe with dark corners to explore, an art installation, and a theatrical performance of Milton’s classic Paradise Lost Peruse the adventures we’ve pulled together this week, and share your experiences on the Official Second Life Flickr Page. If there are some other great places you stumble upon that you don’t see in the Destination Guide, drop us your…
  • Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 8/27/2014

    Featured News articles
    Linden Lab
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    What are your plans now that summer is winding down? Taking in the pumpkin spiced smell of everything as Fall beckons? Why not spend some time enjoying all the seasons that Second Life has to offer? Without further ado, come see some of the exciting new locations in the Second Life Destination Guide Start by purifying yourself at a soothing cathedral, before diving into a dark and gloomy haunted carnival. Peruse a sunny auto show or make a splash at an enormous waterslide. If you meet anyone along the way, or just want to relax after all the sightseeing, drop in at an exclusively romantic…
  • Application Enablement and Innovation Leveraging Linux Containers

    Cisco Blog
    Kenneth Owens
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Linux containers and Docker are poised to radically change the way applications are built, shipped, deployed, and instantiated. They accelerate [...]
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    Featured News articles

  • Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 8/27/2014

    Linden Lab
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    What are your plans now that summer is winding down? Taking in the pumpkin spiced smell of everything as Fall beckons? Why not spend some time enjoying all the seasons that Second Life has to offer? Without further ado, come see some of the exciting new locations in the Second Life Destination Guide Start by purifying yourself at a soothing cathedral, before diving into a dark and gloomy haunted carnival. Peruse a sunny auto show or make a splash at an enormous waterslide. If you meet anyone along the way, or just want to relax after all the sightseeing, drop in at an exclusively romantic…
  • Reminder: New Skill Gaming Policy in Effect September 1, 2014

    Linden Lab
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    Last month, we announced a change to our policy on skill games in Second Life. The new Skill Gaming Policy establishes that skill games offering Linden Dollar payouts will be allowed in Second Life, but each game, its creator, its operator, and the region on which it is operated must be approved by Linden Lab. You can read more about the details of the policy in the FAQs From the many applicants, we have since approved a number of Operators, Creators, and Skill Games, and the first Skill Gaming Regions will soon be appearing inworld (and in the Destination Guide). You can find the current…
  • Avant Garden - A Mixed Reality Performance In Second Life

    Linden Lab
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    For those who were unable to attend the live performance of DanCoyote Antonelli’s Avant Garden in San Francisco last week, there’s a chance to catch the live inworld performance, but it’s limited! Please join DC Spensley (DanCoyote) and the ZEROG SkyDancer at one of only two performances of the show in Second Life. If you’re interested in attending, contact Dancoyote Antonelli inworld to request an invitation.
  • Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 8/22/2014

    Linden Lab
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    It’s time for another installment of Second Life Destination Guide Highlights. This week we have Edo era Japanese role-playing, a rough and rugged Western-themed shopping event, a scenic outdoor live music venue, a dystopian city ripe with dark corners to explore, an art installation, and a theatrical performance of Milton’s classic Paradise Lost Peruse the adventures we’ve pulled together this week, and share your experiences on the Official Second Life Flickr Page. If there are some other great places you stumble upon that you don’t see in the Destination Guide, drop us your…
  • Avant Garden: Mixed Reality Theater Performance in San Francisco Wednesday

    Linden Lab
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    This Wednesday evening, long-time Second Life resident and artist DC Spensley (aka DanCoyote Antonelli in SL) is presenting a free, mixed reality theater performance in San Francisco. If you’re in the area, come see the show in person - details from DanCoyote are below. Avant Garden, a mixed reality performance presented by DC Spensley Avant Garden is a mixed reality theater performance by Artistic Director and Virtual Worlds Producer DC Spensley. Mixed reality in this sense means a combination of live and virtual reality dance performers interacting by means of a rear projection screen.
 
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    NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life

  • 3D Leadership Training for the August 29th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    This Friday, August 29thTechSoup'sNonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Bruce Gross and a presentation on 3D Leadership Training in virtual environments and the proof of concept pilot project which was completed in July, 2014.  About Bruce Gross Bruce is a 2012 graduate of the University of Washington Certificate in Virtual Words. Over the past 3 years he has been working on using 3D Environments, and has completed a successful proof of concept pilot test with 12 Teammates.   Prior to the pilot, Bruce had begun incorporating the 3D environments into his webinar…
  • Collaborating with the Greater Virtual Community for the August 22nd NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:46 am
    This Friday, August 22ndTechSoup'sNonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion on how nonprofits can collaborate with other nonprofits, creators, business owners, and social groups within Second Life such as sororities, clubs, sports themed leagues and others for fundraising, community building and raising awareness of your cause. About our featured presenter, Audacious Bade has been in Second Life since July of 2007. She is a veteran user and prominent designer in Second Life of both women's and men's apparel through her store BADE Fashion. Audacious is a self taught artist who…
  • Presenter Recaps from the 2014 NMC Summer Conference for the August 15th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:37 pm
    This Friday, August 15thTechSoup'sNonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature RenneEmiko Brock-Richmond (Zinnia Zauber in SL) and Mary Stokrocki (Marylou Goldrosen in SL), who will share their experiences from the 2014 New Media Consortium (NMC) Summer Conference in Portland OR. Both presented at the NMC Idea Lab on their continuing research of teaching in Second Life, the power of avatars, and encouraging artful expression. Renne presented “Authentic Avatar – Your Virtual Identity and Integrity”, an interactive session on how your avatar is a visual and visceral representation of…
  • Discussion with Media Maker Berhard Drax for the August 8th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    This Friday, August 8th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion with media maker Bernhard Drax (Draxtor Despres in SL) who will update us on his latest projects including The Drax Files Radio hour [with jo yardley] podcast, and the machinima series The Drax Files: World Makers, that focuses on people who are creative in virtual worlds. About Berhard Drax  Bernhard Drax aka Draxtor Despres creates interactive audio/video content and devises new media…
  • Community Followup Discussion for the August 1st NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:51 am
    This Friday, August 1st, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a followup discussion after last week's prevention by Linden Lab's CEO, Ebbe Altberg. Come share your thoughts, ideas and takeaways from our community discussion with Ebbe. If you did not attend last week's meeting, you can read the transcript, and view other archive content at: http://nonprofitcommons.org/content/video-and-trancript-july-25th-community-discussion-ebbe-linden   Join us in Second Life!  read more
 
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    The Creative Shed

  • Use of the Virtual Environment for Learning: Upcoming Presentation

    David Holloway
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    With thanks to Sarah Jones via the SL Health group: The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing will present a program with Dr. Dee McGonigle (SL: Houstonccn) speaking on the topic “Use of the Virtual Environment for Learning”. Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Time: 2:00-3:15 pm SLT Location: The UT Arlington Conference Center in Second Life, UTArlington III, SLURL: http://bit.ly/UTASLConferenceCenter More information: http://www.uta.edu/secondlife/nursingce/ Dr. Dee McGonigle, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF, is a Professor and Chair of the Virtual Learning…
  • Bruce Springsteen Gets His Own Academic Journal

    David Holloway
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    No, it’s not a joke – McGill University have launched an academic journal devoted purely to the work of Bruce Springsteen. The brief is to publish scholarly works looking closely at Springsteen’s creative output in context of wider society. The first issue is available for free now, and here’s an example of one article’s title and abstract: SPRINGSTEEN AS DEVELOPMENTAL THERAPIST: AN AUTOETHNOGRAPHY Based on differing theories of moral development proposed by Lawrence Kohlberg, Martin Hoffman, and John Gibbs, this paper posits that listening to Bruce…
  • Album Review: The Empty Hearts

    David Holloway
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    A rock band is a machine. It’s a totally unoriginal analogy, but powerful all the same. There’s a bunch of moving parts and when things are running well, a band can feel like it could go into perpetual motion. This is particularly the case where you have each member coming into the project with a decade or four of experience under their belt and a willingness to leave egos locked in the bathroom, if not at the door. This appears to have occurred with The Empty Hearts. Consisting of industry veterans Wally Palmar (The Romantics), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Andy Babiuk (Chesterfield…
  • The City 2 Surf Run Summarised In 14 Simple Points

    David Holloway
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    (A guest post from Wendy Symons – thanks Wendy!) Ok so I have been asked a lot of questions about the City2Surf for beginners. Here is my spin on it. 1. It’s a bloody long way. 2. There are a lot of people. 3. There are a lot of stupid people. 4. Heartbreak hill is not a hill, it is actually a mountain that is 1.6 kilometres long. Anyone that tells you differently is lying. 5. There are people that sit about 1kilometre up the mountain and tell you that you are at the top. They are also lying and they should be punished or stabbed with a fork. 6. There are people who sit outside…
  • A Lesson For Life

    David Holloway
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    An old prospector shuffled into the town of El Indio, Texas leading an old tired mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town, to clear his parched throat. He walked up to the saloon and tied his old mule to the hitch rail. As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other. The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, “Hey old man, have you ever danced?” The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, “No, I…
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    WoW Insider

  • Curse of Naxxramas launch event ends September 30

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Arachnid Quarter of Curse of Naxxramas has been available free of charge since the game mode's release. However, we knew that was only a limited time offer. Now that all four quarters of Naxxramas have opened, Blizzard has announced the offer will end September 30 at 11:59 p.m. Beginning October 1, if you have yet to access the Arachnid Quarter, you will need to spend real money or in-game gold to gain access. That gives you a full month before the offer concludes. Even if you aren't a current Hearthstone player but think you might pick it up one day, we recommend popping into the game…
  • WoW Moviewatch: Garrosh takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the internet by storm over the last few weeks, but now it's making headway into virtual life, too, as Garrosh takes on the challenge. In case you've missed out (or been without internet for the past month), the premise is simple: when challenged, you dump a bucket of ice water on your head or donate to the ALS Association to help fight ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease). Sure, you could just donate, but making and sharing Ice Bucket Challenge videos is most of the fun. However, Garrosh clearly isn't taking this challenge seriously: "We are the Iron…
  • Warlords of Draenor: Tank changes

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Technical Game Designer Chadd Nervig, aka Celestalon, has been answering some inquiries on Twitter lately, and hinted at a few of the changes we can look forward to with tanking. It seems all tanks are up for tweaks, in some fairly overarching ways. .@abcart311 All tanks. Current plans: Tweak the design of Resolve. Lower tank health. Lower tank mitigation. Lower boss damage. - Celestalon (@Celestalon) August 29, 2014 If you're not familiar with Resolve, it's essentially what Vengeance has become in Warlords of Draenor, albeit with some changes. Currently, Resolve improves self-healing and…
  • The Queue: Suicide Mission

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Matthew Rossi will be your host today. I have to admit, I think about the suicide mission from Mass Effect 2 a lot when I go through the Dark Portal for Khadgar. I kind of wish there was a way to have an iconic in-game rendered cinematic, like the one for the Wrathgate, when you step through except instead of featuring some NPC (even an awesome pair like Bolvar and Saurfang Jr.) it featured your character giving a rousing Shepard speech, gathering up all of…
  • Around Azeroth: Suspicious minds

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Pay no attention to the voidwalkers. We are priests. Do you not see our priestly garb? Be quiet and let us heal you. Just close your eyes. It will only take a moment. That feeling is not your soul leaving you body. It is the healing process. Your bones are supposed to char like that. (Thanks to not-warlocks Taikoen, Kaiapo and Heleuma of Farstriders [US-A] and Bruin of Silver Hand [US-H] for the screenshot!) Want to see your own screenshot here? Send it to aroundazeroth@wowinsider.com. We strongly prefer full-sized pictures with no UI or names showing. Include "Azeroth" in the subject line to…
 
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    Massively

  • PAX Prime 2014: RIFT's Nightmare Tide expansion launches October 8th; Trove's closed beta begins September 25th

    Jef Reahard
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Filed under: Betas, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Expansions, MMO Industry, Patches, News Items, RIFT, Sandbox, Defiance Trion made a bunch of ArcheAge fans happy earlier this evening, so now it's time to do the same for followers of RIFT, Defiance, and Trove. RIFT's Nightmare Tide expansion officially launches on October 8th, while Defiance will get "a massive end-of-September" update called Aftermath that includes new missions and events. Last but not least, Trove will enter closed beta on September 25th. Massively's Justin Olivetti learned today on the show floor that this phase of beta will not be…
  • PAX Prime 2014: ArcheAge is launching on September 16th

    Jef Reahard
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Filed under: Betas, Fantasy, Launches, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, ArcheAge, Sandbox And lo, a new MMO came upon them, and the glory of non-linear gameplay surrounded them, and they were sore afraid. Actually, they weren't afraid. They were exuberant. They sang "funk yeah!" -- their voices an angelic choir -- because frickin' finally, four years after discovering ArcheAge and three years after initially playing it, they received a western launch date. That date, as we learned tonight at PAX Prime, is Tuesday, September 16th. Other dates to bear in mind are September 12th (the…
  • Betawatch: August 23 - 29, 2014

    Brianna Royce
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Filed under: Betas, MMO Industry, Massively Meta, Betawatch, Miscellaneous This week, SOE injected a limited version of combat into its really-truly-still-a-beta Landmark sandbox. Massively's MJ Guthrie streamed and wrote about her initial experiences with the system. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? Camelot Unchained postponed its alpha from August 2014 to February 2015. Skyforge is handing out closed beta keys to scavenger hunters. The Crew's second closed beta test began earlier this week. Strife is now in open beta. Albion Online plans to begin its next alpha test on September…
  • The Stream Team: Becoming a TERA BAM killer

    Mike Foster
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Filed under: Fantasy, Video, Events (In-Game), PvE, Free-to-Play, Massively Meta, Hands-On, TERA, Livestream, The Stream Team, MMORPG En Masse's Kickstarter-esque Bam Killer TERA event is too adorable for Massively's Mike Foster to pass up, so tonight he's lacing up his lancer boots and setting off on a course for monsters and mayhem. Join him as he scours the world for BAMs (Big Ass Monsters) to kill and works to help TERA's community reach its murderous stretch goals. The ultimate goal is five million BAM kills in 21 days; surely Mike can put a considerable dent in that number? The action…
  • Get a glimpse of Rogue in Marvel Heroes' video preview

    MJ Guthrie
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Filed under: Super-hero, Video, Classes, Free-to-Play, Marvel Heroes Few are the superhero fans who don't like Rogue, the saucy southern villain-turned-hero, and Marvel Heroes will soon be adding this powerful X-Man to its lineup. With her unique power-absorbing abilities, how will Rogue work in the game? Devs hosted a lengthy livestream to introduce the hero and show off her versatility. Of Rogue's three power sets, only one is pre-defined -- the Miss Marvel set with flight, strength, etc. The other two are customizable based on the powers players actually steal from friends! If you missed…
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    Second Life

  • Reply to Introduce yourself here!

    Janet Waverider
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:09 am
    Janet Waverider posted a reply: Hello everyone, my name is Janet. I've been in SL over five years now. I am a dancer, entertainer, model, actress, explorer. I love seeing different places in SL and taking pictures of the places I visit. xxx :-))
  • Reply to Other groups

    ShoshanaEpsilon
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    ShoshanaEpsilon posted a reply: Fashion Blogs & Advertising: www.flickr.com/groups/2489849@N23/ www.flickr.com/groups/slbloggersupport/ www.flickr.com/groups/sl_fashion_blogger_men/ www.flickr.com/groups/1229005@N23/
  • Reply to Introduce yourself here!

    mareea_farrasco
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    mareea_farrasco posted a reply: Hi everybody ! Glad to be here with you:) xxx
  • Reply to Other groups

    Sugar Silverstar
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    Sugar Silverstar posted a reply: and here a couple of adult groups that accept nudes: www.flickr.com/groups/slsexybodies/ www.flickr.com/groups/secondlifemature/
  • Other groups

    ShoshanaEpsilon
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm
    ShoshanaEpsilon posted a new topic: There are so many pools out there, its amazing! The rules for this group prevent nudity, ads, and things that look like ads (usually bloggers' entries and announcements). Use this space to announce your favorite groups to post to! Lets help each other find the best / most appropriate places for our work. Enjoy, Second Life photographers! Start: Bloggers' groups: ::Bloggers SL:: www.flickr.com/groups/1941086@N22/ *Blogging SL* www.flickr.com/groups/-bloggingsl-/
 
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    Botgirl's Digital Playground

  • Art, Ego and Social Sharing

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    My name is Botgirl Questi and I'm a compulsive social sharer. (Hi, Botgirl!) Over the past six years I've posted 15,000 tweets, 2000 blog posts, 250 videos and 3000 images on Flickr. Not to mention Facebook, Plurk, Tumblr, etc. And do you know how much money I've made from all this effort? Zero. So why do I keep doing it?It's complicated. Or if not complicated, at least complex: A twisted web of reasons tangled so tightly that it's hard to discern between art and ego, creativity and compulsion. In any case, I'm happier when I'm doing it than when I'm not. Happier creatively lubricated than…
  • Pseudonymous Interactions: One Twitter Conversation with Three Animations

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    I had a great conversation on Twitter yesterday with Strawberry Singh. I thought it would be fun to use Plotagon to animate it. Since neither Strawberry nor I have avatars on Plotagon, I decided to use the main protagonist in my Life with Jess series. After viewing it, I got the idea of using the same script with different characters to see how it would impact perception of the dialogue. Given the pseudonymity of virtual experience, what do you think after watching the depictions. Does the actual gender, age, nationality, etc. of the person you're chatting with make a difference to you? One…
  • The Hidden Message of the Fourth Wall

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    I'm still awed by the ability of a fictional character to come to life in my mind. A character like Jessie seems to speak for herself, often with ideas that surprise me, the alleged author. So when the fourth wall breaks in this video, it's not about bringing the viewers' attention to the fact that they're watching a fictional character. It's about me acknowledging the fact that the character actually does have a mind of her own, camping out somewhere in my brain. Our sense of an atomic self is its own type of fiction. And fiction is its own type of reality.
  • Red Christmas: A Horror Story

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    I'm still playing around with Plotagon. This video is based on a 100 Word Story originally written for Crap's podcast. I added human voice acting to replace the automated text-to-voice in the raw Plotagon video, along with extra sound effects, a new music track and some video effects.
  • Life with Jess 05 - Social Media Report

    6 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    You can view the entire Life with Jess series here.
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    Second Life Fashion Addict

  • Earning My Stripes

    Ketsy
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Pushing through when you are fighting fatigue and exhaustion is a special kind of ability, and one I seem to be lacking for the most part. Today I have managed to do it, but who knows what tomorrow may bring. I figure every push is like earning my stripes, so to speak, and over my lifetime, I have more stripes than places to display them. This adorable look came together with a little bit of luck and a whole lot of awesome pieces from a lot of different places. Really it is my favorite way to blog, although time consuming, pulling together a really unique look is what makes me most…
  • Tale of Tails

    Ketsy
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am
    It's been a bit of a week for me, and being under the weather does not agree with me so very much. It certainly gets in the way of my ability to blog, which is a shame because there is so much worth blogging on the grid lately. When I finally made my way to The KUSTOM 9 over a week ago, I managed to snag up so much greatness that this post is full of it, in a good way that is. Finds included this adorable AMITOMO Black Cat Clutch, which makes for an awesome Gacha prize, you have to love the glowing eyes.  I also got a chance to wear this great new TRUTH…
  • Patchwork Cute

    Ketsy
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    This post took a whole lot of effort to piece together, just like a patchwork quilt. I took me days to get the style together, then to hunt for a cute location, another two to finally get my photos done (thank you SL), and yet another day to track down all my location SLurls and event landmarks. I hope it was worth it, it takes a lot of work to look this cute. Thank goodness for great new hair from .ploom., Missy is available now exclusively at The Big Show. I almost always wear my hair up like this in my everyday, and the pumped up bun on top is…
  • Summer Music Festival

    Ketsy
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Just a chill look fit for any summer music festival. Casual, cute and cool with bits and pieces I have been collecting at some of the amazing events this month. Make sure you check them out while you can, you wouldn't want to miss the festival express. Hit up Uber, COLLABOR88, FaMESHed, and The Chapter FourCredits: Hair - TRUTH HAIR Malibu 2 (Reds) **New@UberSkin - -Glam Affair - Artemis - Asia 04 D **New@COLLABOR88Brows - -Glam Affair - Artemis Brows - Tintable (New) **New@COLLABOR88Freckles - .Pekka. Light…
  • COLLABOR88 - The Fates: Atropos

    Ketsy
    9 Aug 2014 | 7:08 pm
    This month marks the three year anniversary of COLLABOR88, and it is a shopping experience of truly epic proportions. The theme is Odyssey, and it is entirely evocative of Greek and Roman Pantheon Gods and Goddesses. I opted to evoke the three Fates, or Moirae, with three looks to match the three Goddesses.Considered the cruelest of the three Fates, Atropos wielded the scissors that cut the string of life spun and measured by the other two Moirae. This final cut was the decisive time of death, ending the life of the mortal.  I choose to think…
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    Free*Style

  • Rainbow Princess

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:33 pm
    EDIT: I fixed the missing stuff from the credits, read on!  Hi all!  I have been really into dark and spooky things lately so I went to do a dark and spooky post and ended up...well...a rainbow pastel princess.  LOL.  That's the way it goes.  I feel super adorable and my av makes me super happy so that's awesome.  And some of the look is free so even better!  Check out the details below for links and all that good stuff.  Ciao!WORN:Crown: Buttery Toast, lucky board prize, color change on different parts of itSkin: Mother Goose's, 1L (the skin has…
  • Big Boobie Babes

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Big Boobie Babes, for those that are unaware, is an inworld group designed specifically for all things breast enhancement related. Many stores set out group gifts at their mainstore locations for the Big Boobie Babes to come and collect.  There is also a Big Boobie Babes HQ where designers can purchase a board and put up a freebie so you don't have to go grid hopping, you can just pick it all up in one location.  I went to the HQ last night and grabbed a bunch of the items that were up.  I'm not sure how long these gifts have been up, or how long they intend to stay up, so I…
  • Strollin' With Sir Paws.

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Today I had the great honor of escorting Sir Paws out on a li'l excursion. Now officially, we were taking a relaxing stroll, but (as was his habit to do) Sir Paws was on constant highalert for treats. -- Such is the life of a puppy king. Canine servitude love + fashionista kisses to all!xoxoღTeshan2222 Wycliffe"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened."- Anatole France The gifties: Puppy bag: Flasher @ Shop Free*Style - Sir Paws Puppy Bag (with SweetMeats Chicken Chips!) - $10LDress: :Moon Amore: - Melodia Dress (M) - find/buy musical notes (HINT: Dancing!)…
  • MoiMoi for Sl frees and offers

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    Outfits: MoiMoi for Sl frees and offers
  • Black Fashion Fair Goodies

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Jazzed Dress with Lolas and Phat Azz appliers by U.R. RefinedCancun Shoes in Black for Slink High Feet by EssenzStygian Necklace Spinel White by :{MV}:Margot Lovely Skin with Lolas, Phat Azz, Wowmeh, Slink appliers by SHOCK FactoryMi Amor Deep Smoke Eye Make Up by Pink AcidModern Grid Nail Polish for Slink Hands by Dark PassionsPurity Black and Silver Bangles by DiamanteFree Female Pose 1 by EverglowBlack Fashion Fair Teleportand Jasmine Hair Group Gift by enVOGUE
 
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    The Metaverse Journal - virtual worlds news

  • Use of the Virtual Environment for Learning: Upcoming Presentation

    David Holloway
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    With thanks to Sarah Jones via the SL Health group: The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing will present a program with Dr. Dee McGonigle (SL: Houstonccn) speaking on the topic “Use of the Virtual Environment for Learning”. Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Time: 2:00-3:15 pm SLT Location: The UT Arlington Conference Center in Second Life, UTArlington III, SLURL: http://bit.ly/UTASLConferenceCenter More information: http://www.uta.edu/secondlife/nursingce/ Dr. Dee McGonigle, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF, is a Professor and Chair of the Virtual Learning…
  • Second Life and Law Teaching

    David Holloway
    6 Jun 2014 | 12:20 am
    Another great initiative coming out of the University of Western Australia: A Second Life machinima has been custom made for the first time for one of the major units for a degree programme at UWA with the efforts of UWA Associate Professor Natalie Skead, former champion of the international UWA film challenges, Laurina Hawks of Berlin, and UWA virtual worlds founder Jay Jay Jegathesan. The brilliant short film (machinima) “Equity & Trusts: Estoppel Tutorial”, was created by Laurina based on a script written by Professor Skead for the LAWS5103 unit, Equity & Trusts,…
  • Philip Rosedale Addresses Silicon Valley VR, Demos High Fidelity

    David Holloway
    19 May 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Philip Rosedale has delivered a pretty interesting presentation to the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality group. Aside from giving a decent demo of High Fidelity, Rosedale has a bunch of interesting points to make and even throws up a new definition of virtual reality: Virtual Reality: A Sensory Experience in which the results of our actions are consistent with our past experiences It’s an all-encomassing definition, but it’s one that works well in context of the other points he makes. Have a watch for yourself, but do note this is a pretty rough recording and apparently there will be…
  • Relay for Life in Second Life 2014

    David Holloway
    3 May 2014 | 8:27 pm
    The Relay for Life event in Second Life has always been a highlight for me and it looks like this year’s is no different. I’m always extremely impressed with the commitment that goes into organising this even each year and aside from all the great fundraising it does, it also challenges the stereotype of virtual worlds being ephemeral things without substance. Here’s the latest info I’ve received from the organisers:   REGISTER TODAY AND BE PART OF HISTORY-MAKING! Want to be a part of the largest fundraising movement on the grid? There’s still time to form a…
  • 3rd Annual Mental Health Symposium in Second Life

    David Holloway
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Virtual Ability have another great event planned for late next week – here’s the full press release: Virtual World Conference Supports Quality of Life in Mental Health Virtual Ability, Inc. announces the third annual Mental Health Symposium to be held Saturday, April 26th, 7:00 am PDT/SLT to 5:00 pm PDT/SLT in Second Life®. The theme of this year’s conference is “Quality of Life.” The World Health Organization defines quality of life as an individual’s “perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in…
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    FabFree - Fabulously Free in SL

  • Happy Birthday American Bazaar!

    Tiana Omizu
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:53 pm
    American Bazaar is celebrating their 4th birthday in SL and from 1st – 6th of September there will be lots of things happening from free gifts and group gifts to discounted items! Right now at the landing point, there are heaps of free gifts from other designers who are helping to celebrate! Today I am going to show you some.. Im not sure if the gifts are going to be there until the 6th so be sure to get there as soon as possible if you see something you like! The Dark Body by PANIK is the main focal point of the first picture with the awesome Rose Shoes for SLink High Feet by The Candy…
  • Like A Memory

    Love Trill
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Hi Fabulouses!  This breezy and enticing two piece mesh outfit is called Like A Memory and is available as a free lucky board prize at Entice!  There are several lucky boards available at Enitce as well as group gifts, MM boards and dollarbies!  Make sure you have a peek around and check out all that they have to offer! Love is wearing… Skin – [PUMEC] Lara (100L / instore gacha) Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Storm Hair – Spellbound Indigo Hands & Feet by Slink Outfit – Entice Like A Memory (free / 0L / lucky board prize) Necklace – Cae Guinevere  Poses…
  • FabFree Designer of The Day – 08/29/14 – Kawaii Couture

    Calleja Fairey
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Kawaii Couture Group Gift – Dollypop Beach Essentials (free group gift/L$199 to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Oasis/197/48/27 **Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers. Photos are work of the designers
  • Your Friday Hunt Report

    Xia Nishi
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Greetings Fabulistas! August is drawing to a close and once you peruse the list of hunts (see below) you’ll see that a bunch of them will be wrapping up their runs this weekend. So get hunting people! Monday is Labor Day (in the United States) and it will also be a gang-buster day for new hunts. A whole truckload of hunts are scheduled to kick off and I’ll have a special report for you. So stay tuned to FabFree. If you’d like to get started hunting but haven’t yet, check out the tips pages at FabFreeand HUNT SL. Both are chock full of helpful advice. Hunting is fun and…
  • Ooh la la, Paris, c’est manifique!

    Calleja Fairey
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    It’s been a little while since I was last in Paris, so I thought that today would be a good day to take a stroll around the city. Of course, with Paris being the fashion capital of the world, I needed to look my best. Lucky for me, I had a few great group gifts that made me totally look the part. My bright and summery dress came from a hot tip from Love, about this cute dress being offered as a group gift at CandyMetal. I ran my little booty over there, and knew I had to have it, I mean…just look at that red! The Peggy Summer Dress is mesh, and comes in the standard sizes. The…
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    JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog

  • Sweet Misery

    gogo
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:14 pm
    ♫ I was cryin’ when I met you Now I’m tryin’ to forget you Love is sweet misery ♪ See the full outfit on my Flickr, I don’t want to post several similar images on this post. What I’m Wearing: Pink Fuel Skin LeLutka – Hall (Marilyn) Fishy Strawberry – Denim and Lace Dress (S) Dark Blue L.Warwick – Miranda (High Platform Wedge) Pearl The post Sweet Misery appeared first on JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog.
  • Why Color Trends Matter

    Sehra Kauffman
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Color choice is incredibly important. The right colored item can draw shopper’s eyes from across the room. It can make a person go from merely considering a purchase to pulling the trigger on the transaction. A shop can make the most beautiful mesh on the grid, but if the color selection isn’t on point, shoppers can overlook it. Every season experts from the Pantone Institute, whose expertise crosses an incredible breadth of fields, decide what the Pantone Color Forecast will be. This palette informs designers, from fashion to interiors to graphics, on what colors everyone will be…
  • Smile

    gogo
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Practicing my Miss America smile. Smiling in SL is challenging, and the default emotes are so limited, and so dated. What I’m Wearing: Pink Fuel Skin Truth – Grande 2 w/ Bangs Katat0nik – Working Girl Dress (Blush) LaGyo – Mescal Earrings (Gold) GLOW – Gacha Bag Kitten The post Smile appeared first on JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog.
  • Sunday

    gogo
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    How I wake up on the weekends. What I’m Wearing: Pink Fuel Skin Eater’s Coma – Hair 39 (Purple) Teefy – Clara Scallop Bikini Top (S) White The post Sunday appeared first on JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog.
  • Happy

    gogo
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    What I’m Wearing: Pink Fuel Skin Eater’s Coma – Hair 51 Teefy – Basic Knot T-Shirt (White) S Monso – My Studded Shorts (Deep Blue) L.Warwick – Flup-Flops (Light Blue) The post Happy appeared first on JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog.
 
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    Koinup: Second Life Places

  • Community

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Community/128/128/0
  • Gold Hollow

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gold%20Hollow/128/128/0
  • Mallorca

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mallorca/128/128/0
  • Intro

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Intro/128/128/0
  • Sounds of Silence

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:17 pm
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sounds%20of%20Silence/128/128/0
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    Hiperia3D News

  • Desideria Hair

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    Desideria Hair is part of the official Starter and Pro Bundles of the new figure Lilith 6 at DAZ . It works for all Genesis 2 females. Desideria is the hair for your most seducing characters that will give them a special look that can be both natural and sophisticated; wild, sexy, wavy hair that will make them stand out! With 92 morphs in 15 categories, you can customize and control its appearance with full freedom. A must-have! See images and get it here: Desideria Hair for DAZ Studio and Poser - Jordi R. Cardona www.hiperia3d.com
  • Shiloh Fantasy Outfit

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Shiloh Fantasy Outfit is a pack of ceremonial fantasy armor, a shield and an elven sword, and also includes 10 poses and two utility poses to grab the sword and the shield for use with others. All you need to achieve spectacular renders in lots of scenes! A must-have! The bikini armor fits the most popular Genesis 2 Females (Aiko 6, Gia 6, The Girl 6, Olympia 6, Stephanie 6, Teen Josie 6, Victoria 4 for Genesis 2 Female, Victoria 6, Giselle 6). See images and  get it here: Shiloh Fantasy Outfit for DAZ Studio and Poser - Jordi R. Cardona www.hiperia3d.com
  • EJ Xana

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Our new girl EJ Xana has been released! She is for Genesis 2 Female, and works both in DAZ Studio and Poser (with dson). She has lots of makeup options, and can be any beautiful character you imagine, and also has the plus of having a green elf option with tribal tatoos and skin glitter, and sclera options (green/natural). She is 30% off, and if you buy her, you get 40% in the same order for other products of our store at DAZ. Don't miss her! See more images and get her here: EJ Xana for Genesis 2 Female for Poser and DAZ Studio - Jordi R. Cardona www.hiperia3d.com
  • EJ Leilani

    27 Jun 2014 | 10:13 am
    Our EJ Leilani has been just released at DAZ, she is 30% off and in addition if you buy it, you also get 60% off on the "Friday Bling" promotion. Leilani is a Hawaiian beauty, and her name means "heavenly flower", as the famous song of Bing Crosby, that I hope you know, if not have a look on Youtube. She's perfect for this moment of the year!  She's also the girl you need for your beach/summer renders! Leilani is a character for Genesis 2 Female(s), with highly detailed skin and makeups, tapairu (nymph deity of the Pacific) body painting with full body and partials,…
  • Solange Hair and Hair Combs

    26 Jun 2014 | 10:22 am
    This product of ours has been just released at DAZ. This pack includes Solange Hair plus 5 Hair Combs: the perfect hair for all kinds of fantasy, historical, sci-fi, gothic, or warrioress characters, plus varied hair combs for all the possible themes. A very easy to use and versatile hair model, a must have! Solange Hair is a hair model for Genesis 2 Female (and an V4/A4/Kids4 version is also included in the package). The hair combs also auto-adapt and morph with her. See images and get it here: Solange Hair and Hair Combs for Poser and DAZ Studio It's 30% off for a limited time, and if you…
 
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    Designing Digitally, Inc.

  • Designing Software for Learners with Diverse Backgrounds

    masonm.designingdigitally
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    In the world of software design and E-Learning, getting to know your end-users is critically important for a variety of reasons. Take an average mid-level business, for example- there will be employees that encompass various age groups, professional backgrounds, reading levels, computer proficiency levels, and dozens of other demographics that will define how each user learns. While it is certainly a challenge to cater to all of these audiences at once, there is a number of ways to accomplish this task. How Do Learners Really Learn? To compound those problems even further, there is no…
  • Best Practices for Implementing Gamification in the Workplace

    masonm.designingdigitally
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Incorporating gamification into your organization’s learning experiences can be a great way to increase learner engagement. To receive the full benefits of gamification, you’ll want to be sure the gaming elements are used in a way that supports your end goal and objective. With proper execution and design, your learning goals are far more achievable. Take a look at some factors to consider when implementing gamification in your training: Be sure to customize Every organization is different, so the gaming elements you use should mirror your workplace culture, mission, audience, and…
  • Designing Digitally, Inc. Partners With the U.S Legislative Branch to Develop Gamification Learning Experiences

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    FRANKLIN, OH- Aug 15, 2014 - Designing Digitally, Inc., a full service, interactive E-Learning development company, has been selected by the United States Legislative Branch to develop innovative online training using gamification and serious games. "We are very excited and look forward to building a long lasting partnership and educating, engaging and entertaining the staff of our United States Government Legislative branch," says Andrew Hughes, President of Designing Digitally, Inc. "It is an honor to have the opportunity to work alongside the United States government."…
  • 3 Hot E-Learning Industry Trends

    masonm.designingdigitally
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    The E-Learning industry is continuing to evolve and adjust to new technologies and other societal changes. Whether used in educational settings or for training purposes in the corporate world, E-Learning technologies are revolutionizing many different sectors. Understanding the most current trends in E-Learning will help you make important decisions regarding how you use E-Learning tools in your own organization, and it will also give you an idea of what to expect in the future. Mobile Learning One of the hottest trends in E-Learning is the prevalence of mobile learning. The desire to access…
  • Gamification of Learning

    masonm.designingdigitally
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    One of the strongest motivators in learning is challenge. The term “challenge” refers to a task, which while sometimes difficult, is achievable through hard work. As human beings, we are attracted to challenges because they A) Include a degree of randomness or excitement, B) Usually include multiple subgoals, and C) They are highly-variable depending on the actions you take. So, why is this important? Experts suggest that challenges should be incorporated into education as a way of engaging learners. Learners who are reluctant might be encouraged to participate by a set of…
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    Hypergrid Business

  • Homido releases iPhone VR app

    Maria Korolov
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Press release: Homido virtual reality smartphone-HMD is bringing VR to the masses Paris, France - Moving in the footsteps of Oculus Rift (Facebook), Morpheus (Sony), Gear VR (Samsung), Cardboard (Google), Homido is proud to bring Virtual...
  • Philip Rosedale to keynote OpenSim conference

    Press Release
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Press Release:  OpenSimulator Community Conference Announces High Fidelity CEO Philip Rosedale as Keynote Speaker The OpenSimulator Community Conference is pleased to announce Philip Rosedale, Founder and CEO of High Fidelity, Inc. will be a...
  • Kokua viewer branches off OpenSim

    Maria Korolov
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The Kokua viewer team is following in the footsteps of Firestorm developers and creating a new branch of the viewer software just for OpenSim. Because of Linden Lab licensing issues, there are some features...
  • 8,000 expected at this week’s Utherverse convention, job fair

    Maria Korolov
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    About 8,000 people are expected to attend this year’s virtual Utherverse community convention, Virtual Con, twice that of last year’s 4,000 attendees. This year’s convention also includes a job fair and keynotes by virtual...
  • How to create a work-safe avatar skin

    Maria Korolov
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    After I created yesterday’s Hillary Clinton Avatar and uploaded it to the Kitely Marketplace, Kitely CEO Ilan Tochner reminded me that, with an adult skin, it needs to go into the “Adult” category — I...
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