Friday, April 14, 2006

Introduction and my Second Life

Hi all,
I am currently teaching a course on "New Media and Digital Culture" (ENG 481/581) at the University of Oregon. As part of the course we are participating in "Second Life," an online immersive environment owned by the company Linden Labs. Linden Labs has provided us with a piece of virtual land within SL to hold classes, have office hours, engage in conversations, etc. We have also created a "group" within SL called "Ducks & Digiculture." The group is open and you should feel free to sign up for an SL account (basic accounts are free), create your own avatar and request membership in our group.

Here are some links to get started:

Wikipedia entry for Second Life (SL):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_life

Second Life:
http://www.secondlife.com

Second Life community standards:
https://secondlife.com/corporate/cs.php

2 Comments:

At 10:18 AM, Blogger S. Clark said...

How do we request to join "Ducks and Digiculture"?

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger Mike Aronson said...

I'm still figuring some of the interface options out, but I think I've made the group "open" to enrollment. If you create an account and are in SL, go to "Find" and then "Groups." Search "Ducks" and the group should come up. Highlight it and there should be a "join" button on the right side of the window. If not, let me know your avatar name and I'll send you an "invite." This goes for anyone involved in the NRS.

 

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