The Ice Bucket Challenge in real life has been successful so far with well known celebrities taking part in the challenge in putting a bucket of ice water on one’s head to promote awareness of the disease myotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
UPDATE: In Second Life you can take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge by visiting the Iced Gems region and grab a FREE BUCKET with animations to get started.
Videos of the Second Life Ice Bucket Challenge
Check out these videos below of the virtual Ice Bucket Challenge in Second Life so far and enjoy. It will be great to see more Second Life Ice Bucket Challenge videos posted in the coming weeks to help to promote awareness.
ALS Association – Ice Bucket Challenge
Here is the full recording of the Firestorm Q&A session that was hosted this morning between Jessica Lyon, Oz Linden and Pete Linden. The video recording lasts for 59 minutes and 10 seconds. This meeting is a must watch for those interested in the future of Second Life. A brief summary can be found on my previous blog post about what happened.
A special recording of Designing Worlds will be happening today at 1pm SLT about maintaining Second Life and more about the new platform from the lab. The show will be recorded for those that can’t attend and the show will be available again on 14th July 2014. Special Guests: Jessica Lyon, Jo Yardley, Maxwell Graf and Pathfinder Lester.
To attend please click the SLURL.
Video uploaded by Mal Burns.
Watch this new video showcasing London City in Second Life hosting it’s own beach party during the summer season. London City is one of the most popular destinations in Second Life and continues to be amazing. The video runs for 1 minute and 43 seconds
London City Beach Party
Watch the latest new video #4 on how to volunteer at this year’s SL11B community celebration presented by the MadMan. Video #4 runs for 2 minutes and 8 seconds with information about the roles that you can sign up for.
The MadMan talks about volunteering for SL11B Community Celebration. And gets a little confused about the role of the Press
Latest SL11B News
- New revamped SL11B community celebration homepage
- 12 new sims arrived for the birthday celebrations and the building work will start soon.
- Do you want to participate in SL11B? – Sign Up Here.
Stay tuned for more videos in the coming weeks and more information check out the SL11B community homepage.
Update: The demo video is now private.
On 24th April 2014 there was a new blog posted called High Fidelity System Architecture which is a excellent overall and good read. These are very exciting times for High Fidelity I think and I can’t wait to hear more about High Fidelity in the coming months.
A new demo video was uploaded this week showing testing of Philip Rosedale’s new metaverse which is very interesting indeed. The demo was a basic introduction video to High Fidelity Alpha and shows the first interface software. It looks like Second Life back in the early days and it looks pretty good to so far from what I’ve seen so far (below). The demo runs for 6 minutes and 49 seconds. If you are interested in High Fidelity Alpha, sign up here.
Learn the basics of High Fidelity Alpha
- Coming into the system
- Configuring yourself
- How to use the interface
- How to move around
- How to create some boxes
Draxtor Despres uploaded a new video teaser this week of Fantasy Faire 2014 in Second Life which opens officially on Thursday 1st May 2014. Watch the video for beautiful views of the builds and camera angles from the sims. This year’s event will take place on 11 sims and bringing together more than 150 of Second Life best content creators. This of course is to raise as much funds as possible for Relay For Life.
This sneak preview video runs for 1 minute and 17 seconds and please spread the word about Fantasy Faire 2014 which is going to be fantastic this year.
Watch the sixth and final episode of the Pooky Amsterdam’s “Time Travelers” series filmed in Second Life and I think it’s really incredible from start to finish. Episode 6 runs for 14 minutes and 18 seconds full of great special effects and amazing detail filmed in Second Life. It goes to a whole new level I think and it’s a real thriller!.
The “Time Travelers” series started in 2010 by PookyMedia productions and over the years there has been more interest in general. Check out the backstory on the time travelers which is an interesting read. See full details and video below for episode 6 and enjoy.
The final episode – for now, brings together our Time Travelers and the Meks, with Zanzibar’s capture of Maria. We will experience what the Time Travelers, with the help of the advanced AI Sebastian must do to stop the Meks and their leader Zanzibar…by using every resource in their power. The opening of the Baby Universe becomes a trap. Whose future will win out, are we running out of time to Save the Future?
We are all of us connected, none more so than the Teen Time Travelers who must fight to escape the danger of the approaching Meks. As they jump through time and again meet their future selves, the stakes escalate around the future as they must follow their present destiny. Game on!
The award-winning series, Time Travelers, is an animated adventure series about the future. The series showcases future careers in science such as geoengineering for alternative energy, nanobiolology and neuroscience for learning and health care.
Time Travelers was sponsored by the leader in education financing SLFC http://www.slfc.com and iHelp http://www.ihelploan.com committed to helping students achieve their educational and career goals. For over 30 years SLFC has been a pioneer in enabling students to realize their dreams for the future through education. SLFC’s support made Time Travelers a reality.
Time Travelers will be seen online, at International Film Festivals and throughout the nation at FutureLab: The Innovation Expo http://www.FutureLabExpo.com
Watch Here – Time Travelers Episode 6