The Virtual Worlds Story Project

March 5, 2009

The Virtual Worlds Story Project has a great page up for Nick‘s birthday party in SL last week. I was there as CT Niven: “The Second Life community celebreated Namav Abramovic’s (aka Nick Dupree) birthday in style last week, and the results can be seen on The Virtual Worlds Story Project”

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Deathwatch: The End of Second Life

February 23, 2009

Deathwatch: The End of Second Life talks about how SL is dead and useless and only good for education and the like. Great! Now that people move on to create something ‘better’ it can fall below the hype-radar and we can get back on to learnification. Blogs, after the hype, could grow and mature as […]

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Researchers Find Racial Bias In Virtual Worlds

September 11, 2008
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Slashdot | Researchers Find Racial Bias In Virtual Worlds “Real-world behaviours and racial biases could carry forward into virtual worlds such as Second Life, social psychologists say. According to a study that was conducted in There.com, virtual world avatars respond to social cues in the same ways that people do in the real world. Users, […]

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Open Grid Public Beta begins today

August 2, 2008
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Open Grid Public Beta begins today « Official Second Life Blog we are making the intergrid teleport code available for all developers interested in making virtual worlds interoperate. Today we begin a public beta program for all prospective “gridnauts” (a gridnaut is anyone who has successfully teleported between virtual worlds). This beta is intended for […]

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AFP: Paralysed man takes a walk in virtual world

June 26, 2008

AFP: Paralysed man takes a walk in virtual world TOKYO (AFP) — A paralysed man using only his brain waves has been able to manipulate a virtual Internet character, Japanese researchers said Monday, calling it a world first. The 41-year-old patient used his imagination to make his character take a walk and chat to another […]

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CFP: Learning and Research in Second Life® Oct. 15 Copenhagen @ IR 9.0

April 21, 2008

Jeremy just posted CFP: Learning and Research in Second Life® Oct. 15 Copenhagen @ IR 9.0 for a workshop we (Jeremy Hunsinger, Rochelle Mazar, Aleks Krotoski and me) are organizing for next fall.

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What Happens in a Virtual World Has a Real-World Impact, a Scholar Finds – Chronicle.com

April 4, 2008

What Happens in a Virtual World Has a Real-World Impact, a Scholar Finds – Chronicle.com Forget the pills, hypnosis, and meditation. Losing weight or boosting self-confidence can be achieved by adopting an avatar and living in virtual reality, says Jeremy N. Bailenson, an assistant professor of communications at Stanford University. Well, Duh! Amy Bruckman’s work […]

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GimpGirl celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

February 18, 2008

GimpGirl celebrates its 10th Anniversary! YAY to them! Check out the pictures that Aleja and Buridan took!

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Disney Developing Virtual Worlds

January 3, 2008

People wonder why I encourage educators to get into Second Life and other VWs for adults… they need to know what children will experience and that are coming down the pipe. Virtual Worlds News: MTV/Nickelodeon to Invest $100M in Casual Gaming, Changes for Nicktropolis, AddictingGames, Neopets NMTV Networks’ Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group today announced […]

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Slashdot | Head Tracking w/ the Wiimote

January 2, 2008

Slashdot | Head Tracking w/ the Wiimote “This guy just doesn’t know when to stop. Johnny Chung Lee graces us with yet another one of his inventive Wiimote projects. This time it involves using the Wiimote and a pair of inexpensive LED safety goggles (with the standard LED’s replaced with InfraRed ones) to allow positional […]

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