show #54: freedom

show #54
show #54

we know that a creative virtual world like second life is empowering but jj zinfanwe from the university of australia will tell us today how special sl is for people with disabilities or chronic illness. all that plus xiola linden on why she loves to manage virtual communities:

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– ll plays hard in the sl winter wonderland:

drax was there [did jo take the pic?]

world wide winter wonderland
world wide winter wonderland

bbc on holodeck forensics

where is the perp ? [pic from bbc report]
where is the perp ? [pic from bbc report]
more from the researchers at the virtopsy project

boingboing’s david mcraney on avatars, enfacement & rubber hand illusion

from the podcast “you are not so smart”

lara maister’s work [some papers written with mel slater]

npr on parkinson’s & how exercise helps to produce dopamine

– drax files world makers on sl helping to produce dopamine in parkinson’s patients due to fun:

an update on cyberith [time to relisten to episode 30 with holger hager and tuncay cakmak about the virtualizer]

tuncay bounces!
tuncay bounces!

sl go has issues resolved and gives users 1 month free for their teleporting inconvenience

– sl go has a flickr group, sl go has a support island, sl go has….[you fill in the blanks!]

sl go island - should i ring the bell?
sl go island – should i ring the bell?

– our musical interlude by slim warrior & a blast from past: slimmie on uk tv about sl

– our guest jj zifanwe [or jayjay jegathesan in rl]:

jj and his other self
jj and his other self

uwa’s sl engagement at the other film festival in melbourne [due to art and machinima curated by jj]

– jj about sl on “the couch”

freewee ling’s “transcending borders” project

pilot study by jj about virtual worlds

– my own copy of “the freedom project” from uwa studies in virtual worlds [which you can order!]

freedom project hard copy
freedom project hard copy

– rod humble coming up soon on his game “cults and daggers” [but first music!]

– xiola linden on her work

xiola yearbook [pic by strawberry singh]
xiola yearbook [pic by strawberry singh]
and the photobooth contest

photo booth fun
photo booth fun

and jo in the booth [with street kids]

jo and kids in the booth
jo and kids in the booth


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

the show is supported by leap motion, sl go [by onlive], stitcher, paradise lost in second life, botgirl’s identity circus, kahruvel design, vika creations, humanoid animations, loki eliot, botanical, death row designs, angel red cotoure, fallen gods incorporated, {what’s next}, abranimations, blue moon enterprises and landscapes unlimited!

music by rod humble.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Super Suz says:

    Always a super informative time at the Drax Files Radio Hour with Jo Yardley. I really love the information about not only Second Life, but what is going on just over the horizon with technology that will create our future virtual experience. It’s such an amazing time!

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