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Published on May 8, 2008

Author: HVX.Mica

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Presentation give May 2, 2008 by Sandra Rotenberg and Danielle Kane
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Second Life ® MOBAC Future Technologies Workshop May 2, 2008 Danielle Kane

Rise of Gaming MMORPG Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game MMO Massively Multiplayer Online game MUVE Online, Multi-User Virtual Environments, sometimes called virtual worlds http://www.opencroquet.org/index.php/Main_Page http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/index.xml http://secondlife.com/ http://www.activeworlds.com/

MMORPG

Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game

MMO

Massively Multiplayer Online game

MUVE

Online, Multi-User Virtual Environments, sometimes called virtual worlds

Is it Just a Game? YES Sense of play Has the look and feel of a game NO No objective, no way to “win” Content created by residents Vendor Space on Imagination Island – Opened 3/19/07

YES

Sense of play

Has the look and feel of a game

NO

No objective, no way to “win”

Content created by residents

Terminology AV, Avie, Avatar Grid Griefer Inworld Lag L$ A Linden Newbie RL/SL Resident Rez Sim

AV, Avie, Avatar

Grid

Griefer

Inworld

Lag

L$

A Linden

Newbie

RL/SL

Resident

Rez

Sim

How Big is Second Life 223,616 acres

What is Second Life Chat / IM / Voice Import / Export Video / Snapshots 3-D graphics Rich Build Tools Streaming Audio Creativity Collaboration Ownership Community Expressive Lag Distracting Griefing / Harassment No Preconceived Objective Experiment Economy Slang Social Environment User Generated / Owned Content Social Networking

Chat / IM / Voice

Import / Export

Video / Snapshots

3-D graphics

Rich Build Tools

Streaming Audio

Creativity

Collaboration

Ownership

Community

Expressive

Lag

Distracting

Griefing / Harassment

No Preconceived Objective

Experiment

Economy

Slang

Social Environment

User Generated / Owned Content

Social Networking

Getting Access Download client http://secondlife.com/support/downloads.php Create an account Last name chosen from list First name your choice Learn how to move, communicate, dress and build on orientation island

Download client http://secondlife.com/support/downloads.php

Create an account

Last name chosen from list

First name your choice

Learn how to move, communicate, dress and build on orientation island

Second Life Communication Non-verbal Gestures, animations, visual appearance Verbal Text or Voice Private (IM) Public (Local Chat)

Non-verbal

Gestures, animations,

visual appearance

Verbal

Text or Voice

Private (IM)

Public (Local Chat)

Road Trip Teleport Walk or even Fly!

Teleport

Building Your World Build using 3D prims Import textures, sounds and animations Linden Scripting Language

Build using 3D prims

Import textures, sounds and animations

Linden Scripting Language

Education in Second Life Sandra Rotenberg

Onslaught Googling “second life” schools… 645,000 results. Adding (college OR university) 1,660,000 results. Adding Information competence 115,000

Googling “second life” schools…

645,000 results.

Adding (college OR university)

1,660,000 results.

Adding Information competence

115,000

If it’s in USA Today…

http://vhil.stanford.edu/projects/

Why? Fun. Possibilities – language, 3d models of weather, molecules, insects, etc., cultures, sociology, psychology, information competency.

Fun.

Possibilities – language, 3d models of weather, molecules, insects, etc., cultures, sociology, psychology, information competency.

Library instruction

Not a geek And not Stanford, either.

And not Stanford, either.

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