The Alliance Virtual Library has announced a sci-fi and fantasy snapshot contest. The deadline for entering is March 12. You can read more about it at my Examiner.com column You can read the complete contest rules here, or you can read them on a notecard in Second Life next to the Talis Sci-fi & Fantasy…
Author: Erik Gordon Bainbridge (Apollo Manga)
Ursula Le Guin’s Feb 28th appearance in Second Life
Yesterday’s Ursula Le Guin event in Second Life was an overwhelming success. You can read more about it on my examiner.com blog. Here are three pictures from Friday’s rehearsal and from the actual event (click to see each one in full):
Ursula LeGuin will be beamed into Second Life Feb 28th
Famed author Ursula LeGuin will be beamed into Second Life tomorrow, Saturday February 28. She will be at the Potlatch 18 Conference in Sunnyvale, California, reading from her novel and taking questions. Second Life members will be able to watch her in real time video from the amphitheater on Info Island. It will be a…
A New Blog Is Born
OK, I guess a new blog isn’t something the world desperately needs, but I’ll do it anyway. I am Apollo Manga, one of the avatars of Erik Gordon Bainbridge, who’s been a Second Life member since 2004, when Second Life was a much smaller and much more primitive world than it is now. Back then,…
Will Virtual Worlds Rescue TV (or vice-versa)?
As online audiences continue to ignore TV and vanilla/social virtual worlds suffer from a lack of direction, will the marriage of the two will save both from irrelevancy?. (Gary Hayes, PersonalizeMedia.com, Feb 1, 2009) Read
ScienceSim, a Step on the Way to a 3D Internet?
ScienceSim, using OpenSim open source technology, is a collaborative virtual world for scientific researchers. (John A. Hengeveld, Intel Blogs, Jan 29, 2009) Read
Is Second Life Your Feudal Lord?
The similarity between ownership of land in feudal England and in Second Life suggests that offline courts should protect user interests in virtual items, gradually, without treating them as full-blown modern “property.” (James Grimmelmann, Yale Law Journal, Jan 19, 2009) Read
Sundance Film Festival holds first time ever screening in Second Life
Never before had Sundance Film Festival audience members been part fox, used names like “NeoConD” and “Apparatchik,” or had the power to teleport away. Marking a first for both Sundance and cyberspace, these viewers were avatars watching a feature-length festival film Monday from a screening room in the virtual world of Second Life. (Michelle Meyers, CNET…