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Abandoned blog?

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 02:07:14 +0000

Not really…I’m twittering under saurili and posting at the pICTsl Farm blog.

Lifecasting – Reality 2.0

Sun, 07 Oct 2007 17:24:27 +0000

I had heard about lifecasting earlier this year. It’s getting more popular as this article in the LA Times shows. Strap a webcam to yourself a cast your life. I never got into reality shows. And since I have a … Continue reading

Meaning well – Designing well

Sun, 26 Aug 2007 17:25:15 +0000

Just reviewing Hooks’ Teaching to Transgress and Palmer’s The Courage to Teach, both of which focus on the humanity of teaching. I think most of us involved with technology and teaching get the importance of “keeping the humanity” alive. I’m … Continue reading

Getting to Me

Sat, 11 Aug 2007 00:39:04 +0000

What matters most is how my avatar evokes a me which allows me to immerse myself in the environment (Taylor, 2000). My initial explorations and my play explorations have by and large occurred in mature areas dancing, chatting, etc. When … Continue reading

The Military Industrial Complex

Sun, 05 Aug 2007 17:15:42 +0000

It’s commonly thought that the notion of a Military Industrial Complex was the brainchild of Dwight D. Eisenhower. In fact, the establishment of the military academy, West Point, in 1802, birthed the idea. At a time when scientific knowledge was … Continue reading

Communicating in SL

Sat, 04 Aug 2007 18:58:13 +0000

Since the ubiquity of email, I write more than I talk. As voice chat gets going in SL, I’m curious how that’s going to affect communication. With text chat and IM, I truncate my speech and my thinking is naturally … Continue reading

“If you have a chance to have a second life, why don’t you.”

Sat, 04 Aug 2007 17:59:56 +0000

Identity A wise friend said this to me after I told her about some of my SL experiences. It was in response to my stories and reflections about revealing one’s RL identity. I should preface by saying that these stories … Continue reading

Presence in 2 worlds: A mini experiment

Sat, 28 Jul 2007 17:18:41 +0000

I’ve made some friends from abroad, Germany mostly, and they’re 9 hours ahead of us. So I thought I’d hang out In World and see if they show up. In the meantime I can do other things, like read. I … Continue reading

Living Digitally–Presence

Fri, 27 Jul 2007 01:36:28 +0000

When I’m in a social setting like a club, where I don’t know anybody, it’s hard to get someone’s attention. You know people are there behind their avatars, but you don’t know how present they are necessarily until they do … Continue reading

Alone on an island in Second Life

Tue, 24 Jul 2007 01:22:25 +0000

I’m surprised and fascinated at how alone I feel in Second Life when no one is around. Someone else talked about this too, an extreme feeling of being in a deserted, lifeless place. It’s the oddest experience for someone who’s … Continue reading