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martedì 11 agosto 2009
Title – Presenters • Room
Art•a•thon – Filthy Fluno, Winter Nightfire • Reception Area
Filthy Fluno (http://jeffreylipskyarts.com/) and Winter Nightfire (http://counterpartgallery.art.officelive.com/winternighfire.aspx) will capture the excitement of the SLCC with paints and pastels in a mashup of abstract art and virtual world culture. They will hit the floors of the conference and create artworks that will commemorate the people, discussions, music, and architecture of the SLCC at the Westin St Francis and other offsite events. Not only is this a live art making event, it’s a chance to interact with Fluno and Nightfire in a real time workshop atmosphere to learn about some of the tools and techniques of contemporary artists. Artworks will be auctioned off on Sunday afternoon and proceeds will be donated to Virtual Ability, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps make SL more accessible for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
Fri. Aug 14, 5:00p
What can SL give? What can art education take? What can art education give to SL? – Kristy Handrick • California West
One of the most important issues in art education today is visual culture. The whole Second Life environment is an animated virtual visual culture. Everything that can be seen in SL is made by people; therefore, visual communication becomes one of the most critical issues. Without critical thinking of what we see in Second Life, we might misunderstand or perpetuate stereotypes of people or places from different cultural backgrounds. Art education can not only use Second Life as a teaching aid but also can help SL businesses, artists, fashion designers, musicians, and educators to expend their vision and function better in the virtual world.
Sat. Aug 15, 10:00a Plastic Reality: Frontiers In SLRL combined media – Manx Wharton • Eliabethan C
Much of SL’s most intricate design work and broad artistic efforts focus on taking fullest advantage of the platform’s tools to create inworld art that would be impossible in RL. A growing and focused number of artists are starting to embrace the nascent opportunities of combining SL and RL media platforms to generate exciting and unexpected creative insights. In this idea space, virtual and real synthesize into a “plastic reality”, in which manifold layers of virtual and real feed back on one another, cultivating in a gray area where creative work transcends either platform by itself. This panel will provide an informal overview of the main theoretical and practitioner thinking on plastic realities, as well as panelists’ firsthand reflections on the subject in the context of their own work. As much of this work is formative and may not be widely known to attendees, substantial time will be held for panelist discussion and Q&A.
Sat. Aug 15, 2:00p
Brooklyn Is Watching LIVE – DanCoyote Antonelli, Host, Bettina Tizzy, Co- hostess, Misprint Thursday, Event organizer • Grand Ballroom
Join host and guide DanCoyote Antonelli/DC Spensley and co-hostess Bettina Tizzy on a live flavor filled voyage into the “30 Best show” part of the Brooklyn Is Watching year one festival. Your tour guide will bring you through some inspiring virtual art. The tour will include machinima by BIW artists that will leave you wanting more.
Title & Description
Thur. Aug 13, Noon
Workshop: Inspire Engagement through Appearance and Branding: Making Clothes with Missions that Start Action and Stick.
Zinnia Zauber teaches this cursors-on workshop on how to create apparel that promotes your organization through relentless and consistent interactive branding. Using image enhancement software, successfully achieve connectivity and familiarity with your organization by creating apparel that articulates your message distinctly, demonstrates your credibility, solidifies loyalty, and emotionally inspires the wearer.
Contact Zinnia Zauber in SL to find out what to bring to this workshop.
Thur. Aug 13, 3:30p
Workshop: Mixed Reality
How do you produce quality mixed reality events in challenging environments? From bashing your head against the Great Firewall of China to sorting through video streaming server providers, we’ll guide you through the trickiest terrain of international mixed reality event hosting. This 2 hour workshop features some of SL’s best mixed reality producers in a hands-on conversation with Q&A. Mixed Reality 101 Primer handout provided.
Amulius Lioncourt, Frans Charming, Rhiannon Chatnoir
Fri. Aug 14, 10:00a
TechSoup Global & Nonprofit Commons: Nonprofit Lessons Learned & Success Stories
From a group of six avatars on a small plot of land in 2005, the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life project has evolved to expand over four islands hosting nonprofit offices and an international community of several hundreds of volunteers doing virtual world work to achieve their missions. Panelists will share success stories and the impact of nonprofit Second Life work. We’ll explore fundraising efforts, community “growing pains”, best practices, and look ahead at future goals of this expanding community.
Susan Tenby, Megan Keane, Gabrielle Knipper, Coughran Mayo
Fri. Aug 14, 3:30p
Virtual Museums as K through Adult Learning Platforms
The presentation comprises three parts: A panel of Second Life Museum veterans will discuss the museums they have built in-world, what they hope to accomplish with each project and touch on points of success and disappointment. Next, “Dusty Artaud” of KidsBridge Tolerance Museum, a children’s diversity museum in Ewing NJ will describe the current state of KidsBridge in real life and how her team is addressing the question of establishing a presence in Second Life ®. In the 3rd part, the panel will respond to the issues raised in the case of KidsBridge and invite comments and questions from the mixed reality audience.
LizaJune Stoop, Patio Plasma, Ethelred Weatherwax, Agent Heliosense, Dusty Artaud, Doran Horngold, Rebekcca Zebendein
Sat. Aug 15, 2:00p
How to Create a Nonprofit (and Bring It Into Second Life)
We all have something we are passionate about and I will be providing the steps to turn that passion into a nonprofit, starting with the basics of building a business plan, then using the business plan throughout the process of incorporating into a non profit and becoming tax exempt (501 C 3). We will include tips on finding a board of directors through social media and how virtual worlds can help you get started with your non profit.
Sat. Aug 15, 3:00p
Transitions: A Place for Dreams - Collaboration and Networking in Virtual Worlds
By sharing their expertise in an environment in which collaboration and networking are easily accomplished, five organizations were able to design an outreach project with far greater impact and vision than would have been possible for any group alone. Panelists will lead a virtual tour of an SL project that brings technology-based educational resources to displaced/refugees as well as to anyone else looking for a “new life” and will examine a virtual curriculum that has now been used with a variety of youth, including street kids. (A fifth group member, Jessica Dally/Kali Idziak, will not be able to attend this time).
Sat. Aug 15, 4:00p
Modality and Morality; Fundraising on the Frontier of the Metaverse
Fundraising in metaverse has its own unique advantages and pitfalls; brand protection, identity verification, fraud, and return on investment. Understand the models that are currently being deployed, find the right model for your mission, and protect yourself in the process.
Sat. Aug 15, 5:00p
Common Good - Common Goals - Common Ground - Effective Immersive Social Networking
Common Ground and Wharfratz are two weekly events that provide fun, music and networking in Second Life. By getting to know the people who create the common good in the world we all meet on Common Ground. Panelists from the Nonprofit Commons, Coughran Mayo, Ethelred Weatherwax, and Zinnia Zauber share their techniques for social networking, validating SL’s power to connect people to create cooperative support by encouraging participation, promotion, and positive results.
SLCC Sezione machinima ecco (in inglese ma è semplice):
ecco il NING http://slconvention.ning.com/group/machinima
Title – Presenters • Room
MaMachinima International Film Festival Screening – Curated by Chantal Harvey, Hosted by Fab Outlander • Grand Ballroom
Fri. Aug 14, 1:00
Sat. Aug 15, 12:30
Sun. Aug 16, 2:00
Throughout the conference we will be screening films from the 2009 MaMachinima International Film Festival. http://www.vimeo.com/5757879.Included will be machinima of a live performance of I Gave at the Office, a remarkable machinima (http://www.ideajuice.com) produced by CodeWarrior Carling.
Fri. Aug 14, 3:00p
Machinima: California Legacy— from out-of-print literature to modern machinima – Bernard Drax, Quill Wilber • Elizabethan D
For nine years, the California Legacy Project at Santa Clara University is dedicated to preserving California’s culture. California Legacy has published 40 books and produced 500 radio segments. In Second Life we are now re-creating these segments as machinima, a unique way to link cutting-edge technology with literature and performance and give a new audience eager to learn about California’s history and literature, a place to meet and discuss. The first 5 machinima will be discussed and shown, then the process of making them from original text, through dramatic reading to avatar design and set building, post production to final product, will be broken down. The audience can participate in the production of a brand new segment and whoever is ready, willing & able can play a role in the production.