Monday, September 30, 2013

2014 HELP: IPRIGHTS: New Terms of Service for Second Life--grants LL the right to sell your work?

New Terms of Service for Second Life--
grants LL the right to sell your work? 
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A look at the new TOS from Second Life and a layman's comments on what they might mean.
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That is the way it looks to me. But you read it for yourself: Linden Lab Terms of service 
Section 2.3
(Quick trick: to find a specific phrase.like 2.3, on a web page try Ctrl+f.  On Google Chrome, that brings up a little search bar in the upper right.   It might do something useful on other browsers.)  
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That does not mean that they will really do that.  But you can look at both sides: Read on
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Executive Summary
This is not a legal opinion.  If the issue is financially important to you, hire a lawyer
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1.  Creators who sell their creations inworld in SL probably do not have to worry for now.   Since SL may be the main or only outlet for their products, the benefits will probably outweigh the risks.  
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2.  Creators who also sell their products in other worlds may want to consider the possibility that SL could sell your products in those worlds, competing with you.
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3.  Creators who use textures or other other products from web sources may need to check the license.   If the license does not give you the right to sell or convey the unaltered product, you may violate the license by uploading those things to SL
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4.  Creators who sell their products (videos and recordings) in the outworld do need to worry now.  They will not have and cannot sell exclusive rights  to their products.   That limitation may reduce the value of their products and applies now, without regard to actions or intent of LL.  Where possible, they may want to move productions to a grid with TOS more friendly to creators.
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5.  Writers who put their text on notecards may be relinquishing their exclusive rights to what they have written.    

6.  Explanations, even if given by LL personnel, are ruled irrelevant by a clause in the TOS.
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7.  The only possible remedy to the problem is a revision to the TOS which clearly states the rights of the creators as well as the rights claimed by LL.  


Sunday, September 29, 2013

2013 STAGE: VIDEO: The Valkyrie, Act I. Excerpts from a performance in Second Life

The Valkyrie, Act I.  
Excerpts from a performance in Second Life
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These excerpts tell the main story.  The full performance is about an hour long.  
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Watch on YouTube
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A performance by the Theater on the Hill (TOTH).  
TOTH is a performance group  in Second Life
Main theater
Click for event notices
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  • Join the group: Friends of Theater on the Hill 
  • You can find it in search 
  • Or visit the theater and click the sign
Credits
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The Valkyrie Act 1 Excerpts
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Cast 
Siegmund - Silvano Korobase
Sieglinde - Oliver Elton
Hunding - Richardson Nootan
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Sponsor
Chetz Szondi Foundation
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Director and Producer 
Immerdar Fredriksson
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Set Design: Immerdar Fredriksson
Effects: Blaise Timtam 
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Video capture, editing, and production
Selby Evans (AKA Thinkerer Melville)
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Performance by the London Symphony Orchestra 
recorded in 1962
Siegmund -- Jon Vickers
Sieglinde -- Gre Brouwenstijn 
Hunding -- David Ward 
Conductor -- Erich Leinsdorf 
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Thanks to all the team at Theatre On The Hill 
And to The Friends of Theatre On The Hill
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

2013 PROMO: Social media for professionals in virtual worlds: Linkedin

Social media for professionals in virtual worlds:  
Linkedin
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Social Networking
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Linkedin is for professionals to network. If you are doing professional things in virtual worlds, you may want to use it to promote your work.  

Friday, September 27, 2013

2013 HEALTH: FAIR DAY AT WHOLE-BRAIN HEALTH FAIRGROUNDS Saturday, Sept 28

Saturday, Sept 28 SEPTEMBER FAIR DAY 
AT WHOLE-BRAIN HEALTH FAIRGROUNDS
Time: 12:00pm - 6 pm
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Fairgrounds
Subscriber kiosk
  • Don't miss this! Six full hours of 
  • performances
  • workshops
  • classes 
  • dance 
  • holistically stimulate mind, body and spirit! 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

2013 HEALTH: Virtual Ability International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference 2013 "LET ME IN"

Virtual Ability International Disability Rights 
Affirmation Conference 2013
"LET ME IN"
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Getting ready for the conference
  • Third annual International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference
  • Sponsored by Virtual Ability, Inc
  • 8.30 am to 6.30 pm PDT Friday 27th September 2013
  • 6.00 am to 6.30 pm PDT Saturday 28th September 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2013 EDU: Minerva discussion group on feminism and technology, Sept. 29 - Dec. 8

Minerva discussion group on feminism and technology
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Discussion group at Minerva
  • A new kind of course 
  • Sept. 29 - Dec. 8
  • taught by 15 institutions of higher learning
  • theme of feminism and technology
  • the general public is welcome to participate 
  • through independent collaborative groups
  • You can join a discussion group in Second Life
  • meeting on Sundays at 2 pm 
  • to discuss the weekly themes of the course

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

2013 HELP: PROMO: Top ten general help posts on Virtual Outworlding

Top ten general help posts on Virtual Outworlding
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Outworlding=reaching  from the inworld to the outworld
The help posts on this blog are grouped into: 
  • 1stHELP: Of interest to beginners
  • 2ndHELP: Of interest to people with some experience in SL
  • HELP: Of possible interest to anyone in SL
  • You can search this blog for these key terms
  • Search bar, column on right, scroll down
  • For best results, copy exactly, including case and colon

Friday, September 20, 2013

2014 STAGE: BALLET PIXELLE® opens "BALLET BURLESQUE"

BALLET PIXELLE® opens "BALLET BURLESQUE"
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A presentation by Ballet Pixel(R): Artistic Director: Inarra Saarinen
"Ballet Burlesque" explores the true art of burlesque: work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects.
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Watch on YouTube
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Web Site: www.balletpixelle.org
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Performances 
  • Sundays at 5:00 pm Pacific time
  • Wednesdays at 5:00 pm Pacific time
  • at the Ballet Pixelle® Theatre:
  • Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen:
  • http://slurl.com/secondlife/Quat/42/24/107
  • Come early because seats fill quickly.
  • Discussions following all performances.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

2013 EDU: EduNation: Virtual Worlds for language education

Edunation: Virtual Worlds for language education
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  • Virtual World Telecollaboration 
  • Educational Simulations 
  • Virtual Classrooms 
  • Class Exchanges 
  • Annual rental costs: 
  • Basic1280 square meter plot  250 prims  US$180 
  • Premium: 1280 square meter plot  500 prims US$300 
  • Details

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2013 PROMO: Google+ is my top choice as social media site to promote virtual World projects.

Google+ is my top choice for a social media site
to promote your SL projects.
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How to use Google+ to promote your projects.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

2013 TKR: The kryptonite watcher's guide to self-sabotage

Kryptonite watcher's guide to self-sabotage
Can't is the most obscene 4-letter word in life! 
  • Self-sabotage? 
  • Can that be real?  
  • Why would people sabotage their own efforts?  
  • See for yourself.     
Can't is the earthly equivalent of kryptonite (that fictional substance that robs Superman of his superhuman powers).  But Can't is not fictional.   It will rob you of your powers if you let it.   Here I have collected some tips to develop your detection skills for the human kind of kryptonite.  

You may want 
  • to expect little from people who practice self-sabotage.
  • to help someone escape self-sabotage.
  • to check your thinking for self-sabotage.
Below: 
  • How to look for self-sabotage in other people. 
  • Not how to do it.  
  • People don't need help on how to do it.   
  • Just how to recognize it. 
  • You can figure out what to do next.
  • Unless you think you can't

Monday, September 16, 2013

2013 STAGE: CALL for Presenters and Performers BOOFEST '13

CALL for Presenters and Performers BOOFEST '13
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"Submissions for story presentations will be accepted for 30 minute and 60 minute time slots and there will be a mid-day break.  Tentatively, stories will begin at 10am SLT and conclude at 5pm SLT, but that may be subject to change.  Story presentations must be live, not pre-recorded.  Those interested in presenting should contact Caledonia Skytower or Dubhna Rhiadra in world via notecard (PLEASE!)."
Deadline for submissions to present:  end of the Virtual Day on October 14th

2013 GAMES: MadPea: Lennon Park Massacre. Sept.1-30, 2013

MadPea: Lennon Park Massacre. 
Sept.1-30, 2013
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"12 teens and 3 camp counselors were found dead in a tragic school bus fire 1 year ago. The bus had just left a summer camp at Lennon Park. A single teen survivor, Madison Walkner, was able to escape the flames and call 911. The bad publicity closed Lennon Park and the abandoned camp was never investigated, until now."

Sunday, September 15, 2013

2013 VIDEO: ART: MachinimUWA VI: Reflections on Color

MachinimUWA VI: Reflections on Color
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Watch on YouTube
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Reflections on Color by Mary Wickentower:To see color, you have to have light. When light shines on an surface some colors are reflected and others are absorbed by it. Our eyes only see the colors that are reflected.  Particle Performances in second life are a fascinating use of color. An entire profession of Particle Artist's has arisen. This is an example of one highly regarded Particle Master: Spectr3 Belfire 
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This machinima is now part of the L$1.1 Million, MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS, the 6th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge.
Art
     
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Friday, September 13, 2013

2013 ART: BURN2: Juried Art and Theme Camp plot winners

BURN2:  Juried Art and Theme Camp plot winners
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From Burn2, 2012
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BURN2 announces  announce the 2013 Juried Art and Theme Camp plot winners! 

2013 ART: SL10B Review

2013 ART: SL10B Review 
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  • SL10B has come and gone, but the memory lingers on.
  • The builds are no longer available.
  • But I found links to more durable locations for some of them.
  • And the pictures are still interesting.
  • I edited the previous posts to have current content. 
  • Here are the links.  Wait till next year.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

2013 ART: COMMONALITIES, by Secret Rage. We are in the art.

COMMONALITIES, by Secret Rage.
We are in the art.   
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... for all of our differences...we are still more ALIKE than we are NOT.  Therefore, I choose not to focus on those differences.  Although some of the pieces in this show may not VISUALLY apply to everyone, the idea behind them likely does.  COMMONALITIES celebrates the things that make us a collective family...some joyous, some sad, some normal~ but every day things~ in all, they are a part of being  HUMAN and things to which we can all relate ." -- Secret Rage

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

2014 EDU: STECH: Are you in a Second Life Community? The educational community wants you.

Are you in a Second Life Community? 
The educational community wants you.
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ewan.bonham and beth.ghostraven have a request:
"As members of VSTE, we are in the process of developing a resource directory of SL ethnic, cultural, and historical communities for use by educators and students for research and learning. "
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VSTEVirginia Society for Technology in Education 
VSTE is an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education. (ISTE)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2013 ART: Bogon Flux by blotto epsilon and cutea benelli

Bogon Flux by blotto epsilon and cutea benelli
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You said a mouthful

Monday, September 9, 2013

2013 WRITE: BLOG: Blogging for beginners, the virtual world advantage. And a demo of blogging for instruction.

Blogging for beginners, the virtual world advantage.
And a demo of blogging for instruction
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Why Blog?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

2013 VIDEO: ART: MachinimUWA VI: I Walk Alone, by Aqua

MachinimUWA VI:  I Walk Alone, by Aqua
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Story from a stutterer
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Watch on YouTube
Aqua and I share information on past speech impediment and stuttering in school as a child. The idea of sameness in teaching and current trends in opening educators minds to differences being a positive part of humanity and the future of our species. --aquarianspeak
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This machinima is now part of the L$1.1 Million, MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS, the 6th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge.
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Art
     
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Saturday, September 7, 2013

2013 EDU: Mayo Clinic: Transform Symposium Sept. 8-10

Transform Symposium at Mayo Clinic Sept. 8-10
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  • 6th annual Transform Symposium
  • sponsored by Mayo Clinic's Center for Innovation
  • working to transform how healthcare is delivered and experienced
  • national leaders and innovative thinkers
  • video and audio streamed into 
  • the Mayo Clinic Conference Center in Second Life
  • on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, September 8, 9 and 10

2013 1stHELP: PROMO: Top 5 Newcomer help posts from Virtual Outworlding

Top 5 Newcomer help posts 
from Virtual Outworlding
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Outworlding=reaching  from the inworld to the outworld
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  1. Main screen, marked for beginners
  2. French in Second Life
  3. Newcomer help
  4. What do we do in Second Life?
  5. Multilingual help at Elba10, by Zussa Ryba
Details below.