Linden Lab launches new Dio

Dio Website

Linden Lab has officially launched Dio today which is a “new creative and social experience that allows anyone to make and explore unique places based on anything”. It’s in open beta at the moment and if you are interested then you can request a invite on the top right side of the Dio website. The Dio website will be updated with new features and new tools every two weeks according to the press release. What is Dio?

Linden Lab Dio Press Release (29th Janaury 2013)
Linden Lab introduces dio – a new shared creative space

Official Dio Website
dio | Linden Lab

Dio Video Tutorials
DioPlaces – YouTube

Dio video by Linden Lab

Will you be trying out Dio ?


Pool of Hope Charity: Date Auction

A interesting event is coming up in Second Life called Pool of Hope Charity: Date Auction starting from Sunday 3rd February 2013 through to Friday 22nd February 2013. It’s been a huge annual event since 2010 and this year this event will be much bigger in attendance during 2013. The main aim is to raise money for breast cancer awareness in Second Life. This event is located at Gardens of Absentia.

2013 BCA Pool of Hope Charity – Date Auction

2013 BCA Pool of Hope Charity – Date Auction
I understand that I willingly offer to participate in a charity event where I will offer 2 hours of my time to be with an individual, to be determined, that will bid to win this time as a “date.”  You will be expected to arrive at last 30 minutes prior to your auction time.

First Name:

Last Name:

Do you have a preferred time that you would like to participate:

What is your ideal date:

Tell us a little about yourself:

Please forward your completed notecard and a face shot of your avie to IPUNIN PERA OR FILO TANI.

Pool of Hope Charity Blogger Highlights

  • Pool of Hope co- directers are Ipunin “IP” Pera and Filo Tani
  • Pool of Hope exists in Second Life as a memorial to those that have survived/passed on from         cancer.  The Pool of Hope is located at the Gardens of Absentia (
  • –  This will be the fourth season of raising funds for charity
  • –  Events
  • Date Auction (one time event in February, with the final auction on Saturday February 23rd)
  • Participants can sign up to be auctioned or bid on those being auctioned
  • Fair for a Pair Designer Showcase and Hunt (April and the Hunt is the first two weeks in May)
  • Second Life designers come together to offer creative items
  • Music Festival (various dates and venues from February to June)
  • Live performances by SLs best entertainers
  • Main Sponsors: Best of SL, Meshworx, Energy Club, Templemore City, Gardens of Absentia, Mystic     Atalntis
  • 100% of the donations go to the charity
  • The Pool of Hope charity donation URL:
  • Contact Ipunin Pera or Filo Tani with any questions.

Mark this event on your calendars. 🙂

(Dis)Ability in Second Life: Ongoing research

Attend this event coming up called (Dis)Ability in Second Life: Ongoing research on Wednesday 30th January starting at 11am SLT over at The Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability Island. There is a repeat of this event on Saturday 2nd February 2013 starting at 8am SLT. Find out about research findings about people with disabilities and SL identity. This event is open to all and Ambrosia108 Azalee will be hosting the event.

The Sojourner Auditorium

The Sojourner Auditorium 2013

Event Press Release 

(Dis)Ability in Second Life: Ongoing research.
PRESENTER: Ambrosia108 Azalee
WEDNESDAY January 30, 11am SLT
SATURDAY February 2, 8am SLT
The Sojourner Auditorium

Find out about an ongoing qualitative study on (dis)ability and Second Life… and why it’s important.

Ambrosia108 Azalee is an MA student in Educational Technology at Concordia University, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her primary academic interests relate to (dis)Ability, human experiences in virtual environments, virtual identities and communities, and implications of technology and its design.

Presentation in text and voice simultaneously.

Mark this event on your calendars! 🙂