My gut feeling is that the odds are better than 20 percent, maybe better than even. I think it’s highly likely that civilization could endure to produce those supercomputers. And if owners of the computers were anything like the millions of people immersed in virtual worlds like Second Life, SimCity and World of Warcraft, they’d be running simulations just to get a chance to control history — or maybe give themselves virtual roles as Cleopatra or Napoleon.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Jerry Paffendorf leads a double life. In meatspace, he's high geek. In Second Life, he and his colleagues make machinima and work to create a virtual 3-D Williamsburg, Brooklyn online (among many other things). The Electric Sheep have a regular Friday meetup at Williamsburg's Barcade, where we finally met the metaverseical & regally mayorial Paffendorf in person.
Jerry and others from The Electric Sheep Company rock digital worlds:
"The Electric Sheep Company is the largest company in the world dedicated to designing experiences and delivering add-on software for 3D virtual worlds. Our Professional Solutions team delivers strategic, creative and technical insight and services to global organizations. Our Software team is building a suite of information services to enhance virtual world experiences, such as trending and measurement tools, e-commerce, and social networking.
Posted by Jan McLaughlin at 4:15 AM
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Videoblogging in Second Life
As part the Videoblogging Week 2007 theme "crossing borders", Lisa Rein has done an excellent series of posts on videoblogging in Second Life. As part of the series Chicago based videoblogger Davide Meade has created this amazing video of an interface he's created for videoblogs in Second Life. Complete with a channel changer and multiple screens. If you have second life installed you can check it out by visiting the below SLURL... that's a Second Life Uniform Resource Locator or Second Life URL for you geeks. :)
See it in Second Life: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gyeongju/113/158/74
Posted by Jan McLaughlin at 8:57 AM
Friday, April 06, 2007
I have deep respect for Hugh MacLeod's marketing saavy.
But this MacLeod comment makes me shake my head
MacLeod links to a GigaOM piece that explores the failure of SL marketing efforts in depth. Read the comments.
What digital marketers fail to respect is the idea that the Internet wants to remain free. More than that, eyeballs are gained by engaging those eyeballs in productive activity.
Create a space in which avatars have something to DO, be, create. Give 'em purpose.
Giving useful stuff away works, too.
The benefits of the best digital marketing - as with most digital benefits - are largely indirect, and comprised of multiple layers of good will. And good will takes time. Time for word of mouth. Time to build streed cred.
Faux Press Second Life
Thursday, March 29, 2007
ZipZapZop.com is in SL. Know Clark Saturn from the Vlogosphere. He's one helluva guy. His regular vlog always surprises. Mr. Saturn often reads from the Tao Te Ching, writes and plays his own music, and at least used to do "naked Fridays" that always gave me a tingle.
We've been out of touch for a while since he moved upstate and will any day now be a father.
This is the first of his machinima I've seen.
Way to go, Clark.
Faux Press ZipZapZop.com Second Life machinima
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Their note from Blip:
A tour of Pulveria. Narrated by Jeff Pulver. Visit Pulveria today in Second Life
Sunday, March 18, 2007
As a steampunk wannabe in Second Life, thought it would be appropriate to share.
Faux Press Second Life machinima
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Posted by Jan McLaughlin at 3:03 PM
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
Posted by Jan McLaughlin at 4:12 AM
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Lovely to see the amazing Miss Malaprop again, and to learn she's creating and building as ever many magical things in Second Life. She's making machinima, too.
Posted by Jan McLaughlin at 1:15 PM
Sunday, March 04, 2007
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Monday, February 26, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Watch the video that features Eric Rice (known in-world as Spin Martin) HERE.
How did they do that Pogue morph at the end???
Here's Pogue's NY Times blog post on Second Life.
Wish CBS allowed its videos to travel down RSS pipes.
Faux Press Second Life machinima
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Posted by Jan McLaughlin at 7:54 AM
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Posted by Jan McLaughlin at 4:18 PM
Stop by Road Node 101 Second Life. Click HERE to teleport there and/or download Second Life.
IM me, Dagny Hemingway.
Let's do something together.
Machinima of any kind of interest isn't done alone.