Former Linden Lab executive Joe Miller (Joe Linden) passed away on 27th July 2014 after he lost the battle with cancer its been reported. Joe Miller was the VP of Platform and Technology Development from 2006 to 2010 at Linden Lab. Joe introduced 3D voice to Second Life back in 2007 and many remember his inworld visits as a friendly robot inworld.
A fascinating conversation with Bryan Carter, the mind behind Virtual Harlem, about identity and ethnicity in virtual reality, about time travel, immersive education and generally about where the train is headed! More info at our blog: http://draxfiles.com/2014/09/12/show-36-virtual-harlem/
On 2nd September 2014 marked my 4th rezday on the grid of InWorldz and I’m really happy to reach this milestone. I have seen a lot of changes around InWorldz since 2010 some good and some awesome ones. InWorldz has grown so much during the past four years in terms of regions, active users and its great to see more events happening. I have to admit that the InWorldz community and founders are very friendly, caring and active around the grid.
This year InWorldz hit 100, 000 registered users, InWorldz turned five years old and now the third season of Relay For Life of InWorldz has started. Wooot!
Bring on 2015! 🙂
The good times during the past 4 years in snapshots!
I’m now looking forward to my 5th rezday on the grid of InWorldz next September 2015. I can’t wait! 🙂
Today the Firestorm Viewer turns four and it’s time to celebrate with friends over at the Phoenix Firestorm Support region. Congratulations to the Firestorm team for reaching 4 years and thank you for all you do to make Second Life/Opensim lives better. There are special free gifts to collect and live entertainment during this afternoon. Follow the latest news of the Firestorm Viewer on the blog here.
More than 50 avatars at the party!
September 3rd we turn four! Hard to believe but it has already been 4 years since we started developing viewers! First the popular Phoenix viewer and now of course the crazy popular Firestorm Viewer. Firestorm is by far the most popular viewer used in Second Life and we have you to thank for that! After all… we couldn’t have done it without your support and encouragement! So as a show of our appreciation and with what is becoming a bit of a tradition for us… we have partnered with a couple of content creators to bring you some really cool free gifts AND organized a Rockin anniversary party with Rockin entertainment!
The Drax Files #22 is now available to watch and this week it’s all about Virtual Health featuring Second Life and the Oculus Rift. Episode 22 runs for 4 minutes and 59 seconds showing another amazing aspect of Second Life. I found this episode very inspiring and most interesting from start to end about amputees using Second Life. I do agree that this is a great way to utilize the Virtual and experience Second Life like never before.
During this episode there is footage of the Oculus Rift which looks just incredible and shots of lovely locations in Second Life. Spread the word about this incredible episode of The Drax Files series and see below for episode details.
Episode #22 Details
“Second Life is the perfect place for amputees to overcome emotional trauma by sharing stories and realizing they are not alone!” says Sandra L. Winkler, assistant professor at NOVA University in Florida, teaching occupational therapy.
Her Virtual Health Adventures project is using Second Life to find out if virtual reality can offer a better learning environment for amputees than a traditional website.
Dr. Winkler’s 3-year study is funded by the United States for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and is currently mid-way through the 3-year study period.
She adds that while it would be too early to state conclusions on the project, preliminary results clearly show that virtual worlds with their unique ability to create a sense of “being-there”, are a powerful tool to facilitate a peer-network: a place where amputees from all over the world help others [veterans of wars and non-military amputees alike] and offer emotional peer support to families.
“Second Life offers a space where clinicians can learn from patients what they might not be able to glean from textbooks”, Sandra Winkler says: a space where amputees can share insight into their lives so that able-bodied students or any other interested party can experience what it feels like to lose a limb.
You are invited to the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life (MSABC) kickoff event on Sunday, September 7, 2014, to start the official fundraising season for breast cancer research and awareness in Second Life. The 2014 MSABC Chair is Jessii2009 Warrhol and the theme for the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life is “Seasons of Pink”.
The kick-off event starts at 9 am slt Sunday, September 7 with a pre-show by T1 Radio, the official broadcaster of Making Strides in Second Life. The celebration will include speeches by the Making Strides Committee, live music, and performances.
Kick Off Schedule:
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014, 9 am slt
9 am to 10 am slt – T1 Radio Pre Kick Off Show
11 am to 4pm slt – Musical Performances
330 pm slt – While you are dancing away at kickoff, join us at the special Making Strides broadcast booth for the premiere of the T1 Radio Show “Getting in Stride With Tee and Nuala”.
About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and race money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.
In 1984, Massachusetts cancer survivor Margery Gould Rath wanted to find a way to celebrate fellow cancer survivors by raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Working with a committee of fellow survivors and other volunteers, “Margie” created a “move-along-a-thon” called Making Strides Against Cancer to bring people together in an event to move the fight against cancer forward. The first event, held in Boston, drew 200 participants and instantly became an annual city tradition.
About the American Cancer Society:
For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
On Sunday 31st August 2014 RFL of SL Wrap Up celebrations took place between 10am SLT to 1pm SLT. The attendance was even bigger this year than in previous years (45+ avatars). During the first hour many announcements and stats were released to the crowd by the core RFL of SL team. Following the first hour there was live music to celebrate the awesome success of the 2014 RFL of SL season.