show #6: the reality of virtuality

show #6
show #6

voila =  here is show numero 6: fascinating discussion this week with philosopher [and alphaville herald reporter] peter ludlow [starts around 32:00] about governance in virtual worlds, griefer management & investigative journalism plus: one billion rising against violence against women [we talk with saffia widdershins about the sl version of today’s global event].

enjoy [here or on stitcher]!

and here are links for further reading:

– breaking news: loki eliot does station id & crazy sl light reflection test!

– humanoid animations give-away: what are the two methods of making animations for games/virtual worlds? send answer with subject line “giveaway” to, the deadline is 2/21/14

– the gridnauts from ll and ibm teleport across grids in 2008:

– fitted mesh released [and our guests eboni khan & shai delacroix have opinions on it!]

– ll publishes faq on required tax/account documentation

stem and makevr by sixsense

fin on indiegogo

– one billion rising in rl and in sl

one billion rising [pic by morgan rosenstar]
one billion rising [pic by morgan rosenstar]
– peter ludlow [alphaville herald and the nation reporter] on grimmy the griefer, lambda moo, weev & his excellent crypto anarchy book

i should read more!
i should read more!

julian dibell: rape in cyberspace

lawrence lessig: code is [still!] law

– does the justice league have a dossier on drax?

– you think disney infinity is a virtual world? really?

– jo recommends new babbage!

where is jo? why is everything out of focus in new babbage?
where is jo? why is everything out of focus in new babbage?

sl winter games open next month!

– outtakes from robin sojourner [drax files world makers episode 10]

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley] is a weekly production of basicdrax entertainment.

the show is supported by ciaran lavalinara peycanary beckdaniel voyagermona eberhardtjaimy hancroft, shug maitland, kyouko, pauline clary and editorial clarity.

music by zak claxton

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Jo Yardley says:

    Reblogged this on Jo Yardley's Second Life and commented:

    Another Drax Files Radio Hour!
    With things to win!

    1. draxfiles says:

      i like free stuff!

  2. I want to congratulate you guys for both the interview with Saffia Widdershins and the one with Peter Ludlow. I’ll dwell on the latter interview for a moment; Mr. Ludlow rightly suggested a move away from the “Greek God” model of governance. Maybe, in more traditional management language, it would be worthwhile for LL’s in-world governance structure to become a bit more Weberian? By that, I don’t necessarily all-out bureaucratic, but impersonal instead, i.e. “these are the rules, this is the list of punishments according to the severity of each violation, and whether you’ve befriended a Linden or not doesn’t matter at all in how your case will be handled.”

    1. Hmph. Typo. I should have written “By that, I don’t mean necessarrily all-out bureaucratic…” instead.

  3. Excellent show and I can’t wait to hear about opensim grids in future shows hopefully. Keep up the great work! 🙂

  4. draxfiles says:

    Oh boy now that we taped and published I remember two things: KCRW’s “To The Point” with a show that asks “Do Techies live in a bubble” [ ] and of course something to do this weekend = visit Bryn Oh’s new immersive watch-ama-callit-awesomeness – more here

  5. Jerry says:

    Thank you for another informative show:)

  6. *runs up and gives Jo a big squishy hug for recommending New Babbage* I;m one of the estate admins for the place along with Loki.. pop into Brunel Hall for a quick pint whenever ya want 😀

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