In the jurisprudence and the law, a right is the legal or moral entitlement to do or refrain from doing something, or to obtain or refrain from obtaining an action, thing or recognition in civil society. Rights serve as rules of interaction between people, and, as such, they place constraints and obligations upon the actions of individuals or groups.
Societal rights are bestowed to its citizenry by society and are a set of obligations that are… Continue
Added by Jay Deragon on March 31, 2008 at 8:30am —
Episode Sixteen of The Virtual Worlds BusinessCast, brought to you by Voices in Business, is now online at http://virtualworldsbusinesscast.com
Today’s show features an interview with Jeff Barr
, Web Services Evangelist at Amazon.com.
As an evangelist, Jeff travels both the real world and the virtual world talking to people about the Amazon Web Services. I was fortunate… Continue
Added by Mike O'Hara on March 31, 2008 at 6:00am —
CoSpace Yebber Geek Terminal ping.sg twinity recruit.net social media breakfast TheMediaSlut HypoCol Wellness Community TDM - A LIST of Singapore events and innovations
It is hard to believe that I packed in SO much into the 168 hours I had available last week. Forget about sleep - well almost. There is a buzz in Singapore and the 9 identified keywords - tags above are just a fraction of things that were revolving around APLINK last week. Is this only happening in Singapore - I doubt… Continue
Added by Andrew Peters on March 31, 2008 at 3:41am —
We've had a lot of wonderful guests in Extropia, but next Sunday we're going to have a very special visitor!
Robert J. Sawyer (SF Writer in SL) will be joining us for a discussion of his novels and his visions of the future, in life extension, robotics, artificial intelligence, SETI, inter-species ethics and many more fascinating topics. And, he'll be sticking around afterwards to join the Extropia Book Club in a discussion of his latest novel, Rollback, just named as a finalist for… Continue
Added by Sophrosyne Stenvaag on March 30, 2008 at 10:30pm —
When you spend as much time as I do reading through what's written about the metaverse everyday, you sometimes get a bit down about what you see day after day. Invariably it's the same article written time and again and typically it includes the "I have a first life, I don't need a Second" refrain from the journalist who probably has never set virtual foot in a virtual world. Sometimes you see writing that recognizes the potential of virtual worlds. Only very rarely, in my opinion, do you see… Continue
Added by Dave Elchoness on March 30, 2008 at 12:06am —
The British Council
published my essay, "The Emergence of a New Global Culture in the Imagination Age," as part of the launch of the Transatlantic Network 2020
PDF for entire collection of essays
and blog post for… Continue
Added by Rita J. King on March 29, 2008 at 11:04pm —
TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2008 Online Virtual Worlds: Applications and Avatars in a User-Generated Medium
Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Hearing 9:30 a.m. in room 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.
Added by Nazz Lane on March 29, 2008 at 9:04pm —
My passion in virtual worlds all starts with a great desire to create. My need to create art has led me on a journey to manipulate imagery and create art using GIMP, Texture maker and Photo Shop. I am most at home with Texture Maker and GIMP2. I am also a gizmo and gadget geek so as devices make themselves know to me I play with them.
I imported some Tuna Textures today. I hope you enjoy them there will be plenty more in weeks to come. If you want to see the stuff I do to really turn… Continue
Added by Tuna Oddfellow on March 29, 2008 at 7:33pm —
I am not a big blogger, I tend to do and be more than I write about doing and being! I have to let you know that i am happy I am here and having the time of my life. I feel that I have been waiting my whole life to be right where i am now doing exactly what I am doing. I am grateful to be a part of what i believe is the future of communication and will change and improve the world that we know.
Added by Ivy Lane on March 29, 2008 at 4:10pm —
There is a growing trend toward more personalized virtual worlds. There are several reasons for this:
1.) Greater control of the environment (Users, access)
2.) Data security
Currently, Second Life is not on the best vector for addressing some of these issues although it still remains a good platform for public facing initiatives, community building, and customer “friendly” interaction.
Corporate use… Continue
Added by Mark Burhop on March 28, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Mirko Caspar CMO of Metaversum to Attend Virtual Worlds 2008
Metaversum’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Mirko Caspar will be attending the convention, Virtual Worlds 2008, held at New York City (USA). Twinity, the next upcoming virtual world to look out for, is Merversum’s latest product. Mirko Caspar will be available for… Continue
Added by Andrew Peters on March 28, 2008 at 1:42pm —
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Added by Dorje Kawabata on March 27, 2008 at 11:35am —
I received the following as a press release: Tue April 1st, 6pm SLT, on Cedar Island, at the official opening of Vision3(Vision cubed), visionary artist Leou Aeon’s newest installation. The installation features abstract ink drawings, excerpts of the artist’s new comics albums, printed on 64 large scale SL cubes, suspended at 0 gravity on a skybox.
Added by Nazz Lane on March 27, 2008 at 8:33am —
I attended a pre-screening with Myth Guyot this past Friday, he and fellow second life resident Laksmi Giha are now presenting only in Second Life, "Walk to Elea!" a Machinima-Film. The film connects Plato's "allegory of the cave" and the idea of life itself. The concepts of "being and existance" and the search for personal reality are explored in the film as the two characters enter a maze from different sides and find each other in the middle.slurl http://slurl.com/secondlife/Jewel/102/243/671
Added by Nazz Lane on March 27, 2008 at 8:30am —
The other day I asked "How many Avatars do you have?" I was also curious what these avatars are used for. The forum is still running so head over there if you want to reply too
I looked through the replies and saw some interesting trends. For SL, the average number of avatars is between two and three per person. For IMVU it is even higher (much higher if you include the person with… Continue
Added by Mark Burhop on March 26, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Added by Dorje Kawabata on March 26, 2008 at 8:59am —
This year's Second Life Book Fair will occur on the 25th through 27th of April. The fair will be held on Book and Publishing Islands in SL. The organizers are anticipating the fair will host 50 exhibitors, 100 book related shops and approximately 50 events.
Added by Nazz Lane on March 26, 2008 at 8:10am —
I'm so fucking angry and frustrated right now.
It is becoming harder and harder to make shit for IMVU.
I just spent 20 minutes of my busy life trying to find some male IMVU shoes to derive from.
I'm so angry and frustrated that I'm practically in tears. My neck stiffened up so bad now that I can't turn my head, my back is in knots from my stress level skyrocketing.
It gets harder and harder to create content for IMVU. I'm seriously considering moving on to SL or… Continue
Added by Mercuria on March 24, 2008 at 10:47am —