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MacArthur Foundation: Virtual World Event on philanthropy on June 22nd

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MacArthur Foundation President Jonathan Fanton

On June 22nd at 9:00 AM PST,  Jonathan's avatar along with Second Life CEO Philip Rosedale  will lead a discussion with residents on the role of philanthropy in virtual worlds.

Who's Who in Virtual Worlds

Who's Who in Virtual Worlds! Find expertise, share expertise, meet others who are interested and working in virtual worlds, share ideas, make friends! This is a social network for colleagues working in a variety of virtual worlds to meet others and share experiences. Invite your friends and colleagues. Check it out.

Edited Chat Log and Submitted Questions at Virtual Activism Panel at Games for Change

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On June 11, 2007, about 30 avatars gathered in the Plush Non-commons Sim to participate in a mixed-reality event – a panel discussion on virtual activism with Glitteractica Cookie ofTechSoup, In Kenzo of Amoration, Jeska Linden of Linden Labs, and Beth Kanter as moderator. Rik Riel was the in-world moderator of the event, and Nexeus Fatale provided tech support.

"Virtual Activism" mixed-reality event today at 10:15AM in Plush Non-profit Commons

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Just a reminder that the 4th annual Games for Change conference will feature a mixed-reality panel today on "virtual activism" at 10:15AM EST. Games for Change brings together game developers, industry experts, academics and non-profits to discuss how to use digital games to promote social change.

Furnishing No No's

I was working on trying to furnish the WESTAF office last night. I looked into the "object" containing all manner of lamps and lights and quite by accident clothed myself with a myriad of lighting objects in one fell swoop. This was the outcome...

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Aggregators

Aggregators are tools that allow you to access the RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feeds from different sites.  You can tell that a site has a feed if you see this icon on the page.  Aggregators allow you to mix the feeds from many sites into a single place.  In other words, no need to surf when an aggregator can deliver the content to your desktop.
Some of my favourite aggregators include:

Second Life Foundation for Rich Content: New Round of Grants - Applications Due 7/25

The Second Life Foundation for Rich Content has just announced a new round of grants to support the creation of rich content in SL. You can read the official press release about the grants on their Google Group here

Applications are due July 25.

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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