My Second Life


Exhibition opening: Ancient Egypt

Sonntag, Mai 31st, 2009

Long time no blogging.
This is a life report from the opening of Jachmes Masala’s new Egyption exhibition that will introduce you to the finds at Gizah. No screenshots yet, sorry, I am on a crappy connectioon and a crappy machine atm, so I can’t take any screenshorts. I will supply some later.
The exhibition is quite [...]

SIETAR Intercultural Learning Space

Montag, Juli 28th, 2008

I felt like the proverbial kid in a candy shop when I found this site featured on the SL showcase. During the work on my thesis about the potential use of Second Life for intercultural education I was sadened by all the potential I saw - and the few and often struggeling applications. So [...]

Thesis online

Samstag, Juni 28th, 2008

As mentioned on this blog before, I wrote my master’s thesis in intercultural education on “Second Life as an Emerging Platform for Intercultural Education”. I completed the thesis in August 2007, so it is already a bit dated by now, but it took me so long to get the needed approval to get it published [...]

Presentation on Education in Second Life

Donnerstag, Oktober 25th, 2007

I was invited by Pedro Meya Marty to give a presentation on education in Second Life as part of one of their seminars. The focus was supposed to be on the potential use of Second Life for schools.
The whole event was of special interest to me, as they were able to provide a Shoutcast [...]

Education place of the day: WWF Conservation Island

Mittwoch, September 5th, 2007

The WWF recently opened its own island in SL and I decided to pay it a visit. The island is extremely beautiful and it is simply fun to explore. There is a very nice forest, animals can be found throughout the island and ambient sounds creates the right atmosphere. You will also find a number [...]

Meet the Maya - in SL

Donnerstag, August 9th, 2007

I went to a wonderful showing of some documentations my Usu Ventura at the New Globe’s theater last week. I was just too busy to blog when it happened. He shot wonderful material about the Maya in Mexico and Guatemala. He talked to archelogogists and was there when they unearthed old wall paintings and shared [...]

Education place of the day: EdTech - Exhibition

Freitag, Juli 20th, 2007

The current exhibition at the EdTech Center for Educational Gaming & Simulations deals with social issues in gaming and simulations. The exhibion consists of various Power Point presentations dealing with topics like identity in virtual realities, skills trained in games, gnere and gaming or gold farming.
A Power Point presentation usually looses a lot if [...]

“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. [...]

Presentation video available

Mittwoch, Juli 4th, 2007

Thanks to MrTopf/Tao Takashi, a video recording of my presentation on education in Second Life is now available (still in German, sorry) at his blog site.

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