My Second Life


“Virtual Hallucination” Follow Up

Montag, Juli 9th, 2007

I April I wrote a short notice about the “Virtual Hallucination” site. Now I found another good article about it, one that is even more valuable as the author, Kourosh Dini, is a psychatrist himself.
Through this article I alos found another one on the New World Notes that has a lot of background [...]

Education place of the day: Dresden Gallery

Montag, Juli 9th, 2007

This place is really remarkable. It is a completely accurate replica of the art museum at Dresden.
I am very sceptical about the many things that are advertised as the first something in Second Life, but this is probably the first exact replication of a complete real life museum, and a major one in Second Life. [...]

Education place of the day: Globe Theater on Renaissance Island

Donnerstag, Juni 14th, 2007

Rennaissance Island - at first sight - i s a nice, even if not exactly breathtaking place. Prim sheep are scattered all around a late medieval, somewhat rural town. The houses are for rent and when I visited it the place was rather quiet.
Yet it has some appeal, if you take a closer look. The [...]

Education place of the day: WPA poster exhibition on Eduserv Island

Mittwoch, Juni 13th, 2007

I guess I won’t really make this a daily feature, but I come across so many nice museums, libraries, exhibitions and tutorials in SL thawt I decided to collect them not necessarily systematically, but at least more regular.
My pick of the day is the WPA poster exhibition on Eduserv Island. The exhibition is rather small [...]

Guinness anyone?

Freitag, Juni 1st, 2007

I went to Dublin today. Dublin in SL, of course. I can remember visisting the place a long, long time ago, no I remembered and came back when I was looking for national/cultural themed places. I not only found an amazing sim, but also a warm welcome by a whole group of friendly people, amongst [...]

My First Senate Meeting

Sonntag, Mai 27th, 2007

I finally managed to attend a senate meeting at Roma. The first since I rented a plot in Subura and started to build my own villa. I have no time to participate in any role play, to begin with. I even missed the Lupercalia, but then I had an excuse, as it was at 2 [...]

A visit at the Benjamin Center

Donnerstag, Mai 24th, 2007

Not that long ago Verum’s Place, one of the better known places for all kind of educational activities in Second Life, got a bigger counterpart: The Charles Benjamin Center. Started with a focus on Intercultural Education, it moved to instructing teachers in and for Second Life. My best guess is that we have to blame [...]

Info Island

Freitag, April 27th, 2007

I took a tour of Info Island II today. It is more or less a collection of museums and exhibitions. One of my favourites, of course, must be the Computer History Museum.

Another very clever exhibition by the National Physical Laboratory (UK) allows you to experience a room like a clour blind person would see it, [...]


Donnerstag, April 26th, 2007

I found a remarkable site recently. It is called “Virtual Hallucination” and it was built to allow the visitor to experience the hallucinations of a schizoid patient, based on two authentic cases of schizophrenia.
They pass out warning notes at the entry, as some visitors may find the experience disturbing, but if you now expect something [...]

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