Category Archives: Second Life

SL/WoW documentary “Login2Life”


Draxtor Despres today uploaded a documentary video called LOGIN2LIFE on his official YouTube channel which runs for 1 hour and 26 minutes. Second Life and World of Warcraft is featured in this documentary. Woooot! :)

Elaborate digital platforms like Second Life and World of Warcraft offer novel opportunities for friendship, sex, employment, and aesthetic experience in virtual communities populated by cartoon-like avatars.

Centered around people who have found communities online, Login 2 Life profiles people deeply immersed in virtual worlds, including individuals who are homebound because of their disabilities, and attempts to understand what these individuals get from their virtual lives.

Apparently this SL/WoW documentary “Login2Life” will be shown at the Reel Abilities Film Fest in NYC at 10pm on Tuesday 17th March 2015. There will be a discussion panel in Second Life with a RL audience which sounds most interesting indeed.

More info here > http://newyork.reelabilities.org

Exciting events during March 2015 in Second Life


There are many exciting events to look forward to during March 2015 in Second Life and yay spring is around the corner. These events are the ones that I know of at the moment and if you know of any others please share them in comments.

  • Paint SL Purple is still happening in Second Life until 7th March 2015
  • The Full Perm Fair is still happening in Second Life until 22nd March 2015
  • RFL of SL 2015 season officially starts from 7th+ March 2015
  • VWBPE 2015 starts on 18th – 21st March 2015
  • Fashion for Life 2015 officially starts on 21st – 29th March 2015
  • Burnal Equinox in SL 2015 starts on 27th – 29th March 2015

Spread the word :)

VWBPE 2015 Keynotes and Featured Speakers announcement


The VWBPE 2015 organisers have announced this year’s keynote speakers and featured speakers via the VWBPE website. It’s a interesting list of speakers I think and for me I’ll be looking forward to Ebbe Altberg keynotes speech the most.

This year marks the 8th annual VWBPE event in Second Life and it’s going to be a fascinating conference from the start to the end. VWBPE 2015 kicks off on 18th March until 21st March 2015 and the theme is Crossroads. See last year’s VWBPE numbers!

Here are the announced speakers for VWBPE 2015! 

  • Ebbe Altberg will be opening the conference at 1pm SLT on Wednesday 18th March 2015. Ebbe will be speaking about the relationship between Linden Lab and educators.
  • Pamela Broviak will be speaking at 7am SLT about virtual spaces and civil engineering on Thursday 19th March 2015.
  • Gord Holden will be speaking at 1pm SLT about K-12 education, virtual worlds and experiential learning on Thursday 19th March 2015.
  • Jeroen Frans will be speaking at 7am SLT about impressive projects that engage learners on Friday 20th March 2015.
  • Sensuous Maximus will be speaking at 1pm SLT about her views on virtual teaching and skill sets on Friday 20th March 2015.
  • Susan Toth-Cohen will be speaking at 7am SLT about her life changing work of applying virtual worlds in her graduate program for occupational therapy on Saturday 21st March 2015.
  • John Fillwalk will be speaking at 1pm SLT about simulation and virtualization on Saturday 21st March 2015.
  •  Jay Jay Jegathesan will be speaking at 4pm SLT at the closing about the large span of influence over the arts, research, machinima, teaching, and architecture on Saturday 21st March 2015

For a more in-depth read of the speakers above, see here.

Reminder Update

  • The VWBPE 2015 Calendar is available here
  • Exhibitor space & displays submissions open until 27th February 2015
  • Feature your virtual world at the “Post-Conference Virtual World Tour”: submissions until 27th February 2015
  • Thinkerer Award: Please nominate your outstanding candidates by 1st March 2015
  • Register Here for tickets

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Are you excited about VWBPE 2015 ?

Please post your views in comments! :)

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RFL of SL 2015: kick-off weekend schedule


2015 RFL of SL Kick Off

2015 RFL of SL Kick Off Event

Next weekend (6th-8th March) marks the start of 11th annual Relay for Life of Second Life 2015 season and to mark this special occasion there will be fireworks, live performers, games, fund raising events and much more.

This year the Kick Off Weekend is taking everyone back to 2005 and back to the first ever virtual relay in Second Life. It’s going to be great fun and everyone is welcome to attend.

Sunday 8th March 2015

  • 9am – 10am SLT – T1 Radio Pre-Kick Off Show
  • 10am – 11am SLT – Kick Off Opening Ceremony (including speeches from the RFL of SL 2015 planning committee)
  • 11am – 7pm SLT – Live Performers and DJs continue the celebrations
  • 6:45pm SLT – Fireworks Show

Useful Links

Share your educational success stories with Linden Lab


On Tuesday 24th February Linden Lab posted a new blog post asking for Second Life educators to share their educational success stories.

Check out the new Education Forum Thread here.

The full blog post reads this…

Are you an educator seeing positive results from using Second Life? We’d love to hear from you! Please join us in this Education Forum thread to share your answers to the following questions:

  1. What educational organization do you represent?
  2. How do you use SL in your educational endeavors?
  3. Most importantly, what positive results have you seen from using SL?

From direct conversations, press coverage, and the like, we’ve heard of a number of organizations seeing positive results using Second Life for education, but we’re always eager to hear more and we hope you’ll add your voice to the thread.

Thanks!