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SL Pro! Opens Tomorrow

published by Alan Levine Feb 22, 2010 05:48pm
cc licensed flickr photo shared by NMC Second Life SL Pro!, a conference for professional Second Life® content creators, opens tomorrow. The NMC was contracted by Linden Lab® to run the logistics and host the conference. So far, more than 200 people have registered for this three day event that we describe elsewhere as: SL Pro! will provide a forum to join in conversations with Lindens like T and Babbage, artists such as AM Radio and Stella Costello, innovative builder/scripters such as ... more...

Symposium on Evolution of Communication

published by Alan Levine Nov 29, 2007 01:57pm
Next week marks another NMC Online Symposium that will take place entirely in Second Life. Following on the success of our August Symposium on Creativity in Second Life, December 3-5, 2007 will be the time for the Symposium on the Evolution of Communication. NMC Symposium on the Evolution of Communication will explore the premise that technology has not only mediated communication in countless ways, but that the very ways we communicate—and even the ways we talk and think about communication—are changing ... more...

Howard Rheingold Keynotes Digital Media Symposium

published by Alan Levine Oct 21, 2006 05:11pm
Today at 11:00 AM was the headline event (well, actually, they all were!), but having Howard Rheingold in world for a keynote is definitely a high water mark for our Impact of Digital Media Symposium... 12 days of presentations, art, music, discussion, and interaction. We will have some stats to share soon, but our sensors recorded more than 1000 unique avatars came to NMC Campus during the Symposium. Howard Rheingold in RL (left, photo) and SL (right, avatar) presenting to NMC ... more...

MacArthur Foundation Press Conference Webcast to NMC Campus

published by Alan Levine Oct 19, 2006 05:14pm
This morning, the MacArthur Foundation held a press conference in New York City to announce their $50 million investments to support programs in digital media-- see Building the Field of Digital Media and Learning as well as the press release. These events were video streamed into the Gonick Ampitheater of NMC Campus, where up to 65 avatars listened in and generated a lot of back channel discussion. Audience gathered for MacArthur Foundation video streamed press conference Second Life view of the MacArthur panel ... more...

Symposium on the Impact of Digital Media

published by Alan Levine Oct 7, 2006 09:58pm
October 10-21, 2006 on the NMC Campus This month the NMC will host a 12-day symposium on the NMC Campus in Second Life focusing on the impact of digital media on all aspects of our daily lives. At the intersection of virtual 3-D space and the "flat-web" of the browser, virtual worlds like Second Life are active settings for collaboration and socialization. The Symposium on the Impact of Digital Media will explore the ways we encounter and understand digital media -- ... more...

Keynote at SLCC Convention

published by Alan Levine Aug 22, 2006 05:05pm
Larry Pixel honored to have been invited to provide a keynote presentation for the Education in SL track at the 2006 Second Life Community Convention, held last weekend in San Francisco. This session was sponsored and arranged by the folks on the Second Life in Education Mailing List (great job, guys!). Larry decided to present sans PowerPoint, and instead, used all of the resources available on NMC Campus to talk about our work there. This included our "Seriously Engaging" movie, the ... more...

Live From Cleveland!

published by Alan Levine Jun 12, 2006 09:02pm
At the Friday night session at the NMC 2006 Summer Conference, we were fortunate enough to have as guests on our real world, Giff Constable and Sara Van Gorden of the Electric Sheep Company, part of the creative team that built the NMC Campus. We were able to bring this session in live to the NMC Second Campus as a video stream displayed on the big screen of the Gonick Amphitheater: Our session started with a newly produced video "NMC Campus: Seriously ... more...