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What is Second Life?. Best fictional analogs are Stephenson’s Metaverse from “Snow Crash” or Vinge’s Otherverse from “True Names.”. What happens when you give everyone powerful tools to shape their world?. A Waking Dream made Real… …and Shared. 3D modeling.

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what is second life
What is Second Life?

Best fictional analogs are Stephenson’s Metaverse from “Snow Crash”

or Vinge’s Otherverse from “True Names.”

what happens when you give everyone powerful tools to shape their world
What happens when you give everyone powerful tools to shape their world?

A Waking Dream made Real…

…and Shared

property rights
property rights

In Second Life, residents own their creations

What does this mean?

  • Residents retain their Intellectual Property rights to their creations
  • Residents may buy and sell L$ for real world $
  • Residents may license their creations back into the real world
emotional bandwidth7
Emotional Bandwidth

Use real-world social cues and proxemicsCreate your visual identityAnimations and sounds add more depth

machinima www bellsandspurs com
“Machinima” – www.bellsandspurs.com

Movies created in a Community Space

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Conferences extended into a Virtual Community Space

“I’m still working on my slides.”“Yeah…me too.”

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You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

“It took 65 years after the invention of the printing press for someone to decide that putting page numbers on books was a good idea! The essay took a century to be invented; thus it is quite likely that the enduring and serious forms of the new media have not been invented. We are still mired in the imitation of the old: paper, film, and tape.” – Alan Kay

Who will be the next Sergei Eisenstein?