show #249: museweb 2020 >>> from rl to sl [and back?]

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show #249

participants of the museweb conference have been meeting since 1997 in north america and asia, discussing  research and applications of digital practice to advance cultural, natural and scientific heritage as displayed in museums around the world. and drax was scheduled to present in los angeles this past saturday at the closing plenary. in a rather [virtually speaking] herculean effort the good folks at linden lab and virtual ability helped organizer nancy proctor and team to “port” the event over to good ol’ second life. with much success: i have not seen this colorful a gaggle of newbies so excited about the possibilities of virtual embodiment and place-making since i first rezzed at the new citizen incorporated sim on february 20th 2007.

enjoy our discussion from the closing day [natalie gordon aka leandra kohnke moderating, gentle heron, anrick, yours truly and a special appearance by vw veteran nonny de la pena] >>> topic = “the potential of social vr in regards to transcend boundaries for greater inclusion and accessibility”:

and more context for discussion below:

  • the original stream from the event in sl:
  • the venue is still up in sl:

  • our digital selves trailer as it appears in the presentation:
  • nonny references virtual guantanamo which catapulted her [and mine] orange jump-suited avatar into the spotlight:
  • museweb newbies getting into dinosaur embodiment:

  • wonderful art by nettrice displayed in the main auditorium in sl

  • what is new in sansar you ask? our masked fieldtrip of #114harvest crawl was a blast:

  • what is new in second life you ask? love is in the air …. oh my i am proud of this one!
  • and [oh good lordy!] i totally forgot the sl book club is coming:

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the show is supported by sinespace, fabeeo breen, ragvr, vinyl, masoom, delacruz industries, journey by debi baskerville, zero-one heavy industries corporation, aeros avatars, time portal, slartist, hextraordinary fine magical goods, bay city you know for kids, botanical, strawberry singh, abranimations, kahruvel design, {what next} and landscapes unlimited.

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