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venerdì 25 giugno 2010

Philip Rosedale (Philip Linden in Second Life) è tornato! Non è più perennemente ‘away’, ma… quale sarà ora il suo avatar ?!?

Philip Rosedale Returns

Philip Rosedale Returns

Philip Rosedale (Philip Linden in Second Life) è tornato!
Non è più perennemente ‘away’ !
Quale sarà ora il suo avatar ?!?

Philip Rosedale Returns

http://blog.pradprathivi.com/2010/06/24/linden-lab-ceo-change-mark-kingdon-out-philip-rosedale-returns/

So where did it all go wrong for M Linden?

It seemed that whatever he tried, nothing was working for Mark Kingdon. I like the guy – he’s genuinely a nice person, and he tried. But he was out of his depth when it came to balancing the needs of an online community with making it a successful and growing business.

1. SL Enterprise

Admittedly, this was a nugget that M Linden inherited. I saw immediately that it’d fail spectacularly, and lo-and-behold, it did. Companies have little to no need to fork out $50,000 on a grid when there are several cheaper and easier to use alternatives. This turned out a be a huge flop and the Linden team behind the project found themselves laid off.

2. Avaline

Next up in the line of completely useless services conjured up by the Lab was Avaline – the ability to call your avatar up from a real world phone line. Absolutely nobody could work out why this had any use whatsoever when we already had Skype. Another service hits the scrapheap.

3. XStreet SL

Snapping up XStreet SL was actually a nice bit of business by Linden Lab, but then they did what they did best and alienated the Second Life userbase. By forcing out the possibility to trade freebies on the marketplace (though I still support that idea) they angered a lot of retailers who promptly removed their goods in protest.

4. Zindra

Creating a red light district in Second Life was messy, confusing and created an alienation of the adult industry in SL. That’s not really a bad thing, and it stops kids from being able to access the naughty bits without verification, but I imagine it dented the income. Sex sells.

5. Viewer 2.0

As far as the monumental cock-ups go, this one takes some beating. I’ve harpered on for a couple of years on how Linden Lab needs to fix the first hour experience in order to retain new users registering for Second Life. Their solution was to create a viewer which not only confuses new users, but is vigorously opposed by long time residents too. Go figure, the team which worked on this project were laid off too.

6. SLim

An off-grid client which lets you communicate with friends in SL whilst on a computer which can’t handle the graphics is actually a good idea. Linden Lab somehow lost their way with this particular project though and it ended up in the wilderness.. like so many things seem to.

7. Search

There was a (now) infamous blogpost on how Linden Lab intended to make Second Life search more fair and remove the strong influence that traffic had. All they succeeded in doing in the new viewer was create the most impossible search I’ve ever seen in my life. Nevermind that is was extremely difficult to find anywhere, but then they hid the World Map. Finding your way around Second Life got considerably more difficult and as a result, the SL economy suffered.

8. Homesteads.

Hah. Hahahahaha. Hahaha. Hahahahaha. Hah.

9. Avatars United

M Linden always had this fascination about Facebook and how it grew to absurd numbers in such a short time. His purchase of Avatars United was an obvious reaction to this, and implementing it to make Second Life’s community stronger and more integrated between the 2D and 3D web. Yet again, nothing more has happened with this.

10. The Alphabet Linden

This was just more annoying than anything else. We get that you might not want to be found in SL Search so you can be bitched at, but picking out a single letter is a shocking way of going about it.

Ne parlano Paola Pandolfini (Papper Papp), per CRASHINEWS
http://crashinews.blogspot.com/2010/06/w-philip.html

e Luca Spoldi (Lukemary Slade), per SLNN.IT
http://www.slnn.it/comments/m_linden_leaves.html

Now the important question. Will Phillip have a new avatar look?  (David Simmons)

Now the important question. Will Phillip have a new avatar look? (David Simmons)

Qui a Rodasia, Art&Mente Studios

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rodasia/235/124/28

Vi ricordate Second Life? Ora cerca davvero una seconda vita - Il Sole 24 ORE
http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/tecnologie/2010-06-23/accessibile-social-seconda-vita-142000.shtml?uuid=AYvQnW1B

Gianni Rusconi, 23 Giugno 2010

Era il 2003 e Facebook non era il fenomeno globale che conosciamo ora. Nel giugno di sette anni fa nasceva però quello che è stato per un paio d’anni

Second Life, il mondo virtuale inventato dall’americana Linden Lab e dal suo fondatore, il fisico Philip Rosedale. Il cyberspazio in tre dimensioni popolato da residenti, gli avatar, capaci di interagire gli uni con gli altri, di gestire attività di gruppo o individuali. Di fare business con i Linden Dollar e perfino di teletrasportarsi attraverso le isole dell’universo virtuale.

Philip Rosedale (Philip Linden in Second Life) è tornato! Non è  più perennemente 'away', ma... quale sarà ora il suo avatar ?!?

Philip Rosedale (Philip Linden in Second Life) è tornato! Non è più perennemente 'away', ma... quale sarà ora il suo avatar ?!?

Qui a Noumea, a Bottega con Art&Mente

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FRANCE3D%20Noumea/170/98/34

MBC News 6-24-2010

metaversetv | 24 giugno 2010 | 10 minuti

Mark Kingdon steps down as CEO of Linden Lab, Philip Rosedale steps up as interim, SL7B under way and an artists exhibit causing controversy, Google Voice, vehicles in Entropia and more on this episode of MBC News.

Interessante il fatto che il servizio accenni anche alla censura contro Rose Borchovski, all’SL7B!

MBC News 6-24-2010 about Rose Borchovski's ban from SL7B

MBC News 6-24-2010 about Rose Borchovski's ban from SL7B

circa al minuto 5 in poi, con tanto di foto bannata

E, da Flurry Fargis, un ottimo articolo che racconta il Settimo Anniversario di Second Life (SL7B) ... antefatti, misfatti, fatti, e soprattutto...

Collaborazioni inaspettate
24 giugno 2010 Flurry Fargis,
http://virtualworldsmagazine.wordpress.com/category/reportage-from-the-metaverse/

La manifestazione SL7B ha aperto i battenti! La celebrazione è iniziata lunedì 21 giugno, alle 10:00 SLT con l’intervento del fondatore di Linden Lab , Philip Rosedale (aka Philip Linden ), il quale è intervenuto nuovamente mercoledi 23 giugno con un secondo intervento, sostituendo il CEO Mark Kingdon (aka M Linden ), assente a causa di un emergenza .

Il contenuto degli interventi potete trovarli qui http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/SL7B/Philip-speech . L’evento si è svolto in 21 sims, e ha impegnato con oltre 700 collaboratori e oltre 300 artisti. Il tema di quest’anno è “Collaborazioni inaspettate”, la collaborazione creativa tra utenti di Second Life . L’arte e la creatività emergono fortemente, riaffermando radici solide per lo svilippo di questo metaverso. Artisti come fotografi, scultori in 3D, musicisti dal vivo e DJ, fino a comprendere il machinima , hanno trovato terreno fertile per dare spazio al proprio talento. Un esempio dei tanti, che hanno partecipato a questo importante evento, è rappresentato da due artisti italiani che ho incontrato in questa grande fiera di SL7B : Kicca Igaly e Nessuno Myoo. La loro interpretazione del tema di quest’anno di SL7B, “Le collaborazioni inaspettate”, rappresenta due residenti di SL che, vivendo in posti diversi del mondo reale, si incontrano, si conoscono, interagiscono, fino ad instaurare un rapporto quotidiano di amicizia e collaborazione professionale, che consente loro di realizzare progetti di interesse comune.

La struttura è composta da tre parti: le due laterali mostrano i due ambienti domestici in cui i protagonisti vivono, attraverso l’uso della rete, la possibilità di accedere alla loro seconda vita. La terza, quella centrale, non è altro che la dimensione immersiva (prodotta dalla Linden ) dove i due realizzano i loro sogni costruendo oggetti ed esprimendo così la loro creatività.

Il classico tool di costruzione, che tutti noi conosciamo, è il trait d’union grazie al quale chi guarda l’opera recepisce il messaggio in maniera più veloce e diretta. Obiettivo centrato direi!La manifestazione si concluderà il 27 giugno prossimo, le sims rimarranno comunque aperte fino al 3 luglio per poter consentire la visita ad un concentrato di creatività e collaborazione tra residenti.

Per info riguardo all’evento visita il sito http://sl7b.wordpress.com oppure Scopri la Second Life Destination Guidehttp://secondlife.com/destinations/birthday .

By Flurry Fargis

SERENDIPITY, a project of Kicca Igaly and Nessuno Myoo

SERENDIPITY
a project of Kicca Igaly and Nessuno Myoo

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//222/107/22

This work is developed around the theme of this year for SL7B: “The unexpected collaborations.

The our interpretation show two residents of SL, that living in different places of the real world, meet their, know their, interact, until to establish a daily relationship of friendship and professional collaboration, that allowing them to implement projects of common interest.

The structure consists of three parts:
in the two sides is show the two domestic environments in which the protagonists live, through the use of the network can access their second life.

The third, the middle one, is simply the immersive dimension (produced by Linden) where their dreams are realized building, expressing in this way their creativity.

The traditional tools of construction, that we all know, is the ‘trait d’union’ whereby who view the work implements the message in a way faster and more direct.

SERENDIPITY
un progetto di Kicca Igaly e Nessuno Myoo

Questo progetto, si sviluppa attorno al tema di quest’anno di SL7B: “Le collaborazioni inaspettate”.

La nostra interpretazione rappresenta due residenti di SL che, vivendo in posti diversi del mondo reale, si incontrano, si conoscono, interagiscono, fino ad instaurare un rapporto quotidiano di amicizia e collaborazione professionale, che consente loro di realizzare progetti di interesse comune.

La struttura è composta da tre parti:
le due laterali mostrano i due ambienti domestici in cui i protagonisti vivono, attraverso l’uso della rete, la possibilità di accedere alla loro seconda vita

la terza, quella centrale, non è altro che la dimensione immersiva ( prodotta dalla Linden ) dove relizzano i loro sogni costruendo, esprimendo così la loro creatività.

Il classico tool di costruzione, che tutti noi conosciamo, è il trait d’union grazie al quale chi guarda l’opera, recepisce il messaggio in maniera più veloce e diretta.

(grazie a Flurry Fargis per la segnalazione)

Alle ore 24 italiane, 3 pm SLT LIVE si è tenuta la

RHN SL7B Presentation

June 2010, presentations from the Resident Help Network will be available for Second Life Community to attend! As part of the SL7B celebration and the theme of unexpected collaboration, RHN members will add some wonderful and experienced insight!

More details are here:

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/RHN

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/RHN_SL7B_Presentation_Schedule

http://slurl.com/secondlife/SL7B%20Visionary/49/177/22

La discussione si è svolta in chat testuale, ecco una parte del log:

[2010/06/25 15:03] Ghost Ulich: shouts: I am not going to use any streeaming so please stay with me in TXT
[2010/06/25 15:03] Ghost Ulich: shouts: Hello everyone so good to see all of you here today!
[2010/06/25 15:04] Ghost Ulich: shouts: Posso parlare in italiano? ( May I speak in italian ) LOL
[2010/06/25 15:04] Ghost Ulich: shouts: Ok, let’s start……
[2010/06/25 15:04] Ghost Ulich: shouts: The Resident Help Network (RHN) program is designed to promote “the best of the best” volunteer-run help groups inworld through a cohesive network.
[2010/06/25 15:05] Ghost Ulich: shouts: Linden Lab reviews each group through an application process, and each group that passes muster is added to our approved network.
[2010/06/25 15:05] Ghost Ulich: shouts: The first groups into the new searchable network are the following:
[2010/06/25 15:05] Ghost Ulich: shouts: # Phoenix Wave Team
# Help Sandbox
# Hobo Helpers
# Mental Mentors
# NCI
# SecondAbility Mentors
# Virtual Ability
# White Tiger Mentors
[2010/06/25 15:05] Ghost Ulich: shouts: More details are here:
http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/RHN

[2010/06/25 15:06] Ghost Ulich: Now let’s kick in with my today topic. The topic of my presentation is:

How to handle the help of residents (new and old) using a multi-lingual approach
[2010/06/25 15:06] Ghost Ulich: Second Life is an international community. Why I say so?
[2010/06/25 15:06] Ghost Ulich: Well, let me share with you some numbers:
[2010/06/25 15:06] Ghost Ulich: • Over 60% of active residents are international (from other countries then the US)
[2010/06/25 15:07] Ghost Ulich: • Almost 60% of user hours are international
[2010/06/25 15:07] Ghost Ulich: • Over 60% of user-to-user transactions are international
[2010/06/25 15:07] Ghost Ulich: in fact:
Residents from the US accounted for 37% of User- to- User Transaction volume on a dollar basis, with Italy, Germany, France, the UK, and Japan rounding out the top 5
[2010/06/25 15:07] Ghost Ulich: still with me?

[2010/06/25 15:07] Ghost Ulich: good
[2010/06/25 15:07] Ghost Ulich: • Over 60% of regions owned are international

• Almost 50% of mainlands owned are international
[2010/06/25 15:08] Ghost Ulich: • Almost 50% of LindeX L$ Buys are international
[2010/06/25 15:08] Ghost Ulich: and…..
[2010/06/25 15:08] Ghost Ulich: • Residents from 187 countries did buy LindeX LS wootttt
[2010/06/25 15:08] Ghost Ulich: Now regarding some resources:
Residents can now enjoy secondlife.com in Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian–along with English, German, French, and Japanese. Seven different languages!
[2010/06/25 15:08] Ghost Ulich: The Second Life Wiki is present at least in 18 different languages:
[2010/06/25 15:09] Ghost Ulich: The Community Translation Project is the primary way that any Resident can contribute to the translations which are used in the Second Life software. Currently, at least 14 projects are ongoing
[2010/06/25 15:09] Ghost Ulich: ))
[2010/06/25 15:09] Ghost Ulich: at least ….
[2010/06/25 15:09] Ghost Ulich: these are defective numbers people
[2010/06/25 15:09] Ghost Ulich: since SL is a dynamic entity growing everyday
[2010/06/25 15:10] Ghost Ulich: now….
[2010/06/25 15:10] Ghost Ulich: As some of you are aware, today we also have the chance to use translator huds that help us in managing international conversations
At least 8 main translators are known (free and commercial)
[2010/06/25 15:10] Ghost Ulich: but we all know some issues in using this approach….
[2010/06/25 15:11] Ghost Ulich: Known issues are:
• Translators that will work in IM: actually there is a way but it is very buggy and causes the hud to stop working
[2010/06/25 15:11] Ghost Ulich: • Be sure to test the HUD on your screen in ALL positions, since the position is a weakness (some huds are partially covered by the side or bottom of the screen). Sometimes you need to manually move the HUD around

[2010/06/25 15:11] Ghost Ulich: • Some versions do not display your current language selections and do not work in no-script areas
[2010/06/25 15:11] Ghost Ulich: • Not addressing all languages
[2010/06/25 15:11] Ghost Ulich: /me is breathing….
[2010/06/25 15:11] Ghost Ulich: his information highlights the following:
• SL is composed of a large community of international users
• Even if we do have some resources we still need a human approach or more likely an one-on-one approach.
[2010/06/25 15:12] Ghost Ulich: This is one of the reasons why we created Phoenix Wave Team (PWT).
[2010/06/25 15:12] Ghost Ulich: !!!
[2010/06/25 15:12] Ghost Ulich: PWT is comprised of an international group of skilled mentors who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge in a helpful and friendly manner.
[2010/06/25 15:12] Ghost Ulich: We offer one-on-one individualized information for new/old residents. Our classes range from basics to advanced level, events, and resources that are free and available to all
[2010/06/25 15:12] Ghost Ulich: now….
[2010/06/25 15:12] Ghost Ulich: stay wit more few more minutes…
[2010/06/25 15:12] Ghost Ulich: ))
[2010/06/25 15:13] Ghost Ulich: Currently, we cover at least 15 languages:

[2010/06/25 15:13] Ghost Ulich: Arabic, English, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish
[2010/06/25 15:13] Ghost Ulich: and speaking of unexpected collaborations……
[2010/06/25 15:13] Ghost Ulich: The fact that we have copartners such as SL Ajuda Brasil (for the … Mostra tuttoPortuguese) and Moonlight University (for Italian) is only one of our treasures that we have inside our group.
[2010/06/25 15:13] Ghost Ulich: YAY
[2010/06/25 15:14] Ghost Ulich: Our philosophy of multilingual mentoring way is to help using not only commonly available tools (same I already mentioned before) but mostly our expertise and the capacity to speak different languages.
[2010/06/25 15:14] Ghost Ulich: While English is the international language, we cannot forget that there are residents that are non-English speaking and still need our help.
[2010/06/25 15:14] Ghost Ulich: /me is breathing again…..
[2010/06/25 15:14] Treacle Darlandes: :-) )
[2010/06/25 15:14] Papol Heron: lol
[2010/06/25 15:14] Tourmaline Falken: no breathing allowed Ghost ;)
[2010/06/25 15:15] Ghost Ulich: we all are here to help and we are proud to be part of the family of RHN mentors….
[2010/06/25 15:15] Ghost Ulich: if you want to know more of us…
[2010/06/25 15:15] Ghost Ulich: please stop the Phoenix Wave Team booth for more info:
[2010/06/25 15:15] Ghost Ulich: http://slurl.com/secondlife/SL7B%20Unique/117/195/22
If you want to know more about PWT, this is our website:
www.pwmentors.com
[2010/06/25 15:15] Ghost Ulich: !!!
[2010/06/25 15:16] Ghost Ulich: Thanks everyone, thanks to all members of PWT RHN group and special thanks to Lexie Linden !!

[2010/06/25 15:19] Saxet Uralia: Greetings, everyone and hope you are having a wonderful time at SL7B!
[2010/06/25 15:19] Saxet Uralia: I know I am :)
[2010/06/25 15:19] Treacle Darlandes: Greetings Saxet. :)
[2010/06/25 15:20] Saxet Uralia: waves to Treacle
[2010/06/25 15:20] Saxet Uralia: What a fitting title for SL7B, Unexpected Collaborations
[2010/06/25 15:20] Saxet Uralia: That defines my SL experience for sure.
[2010/06/25 15:20] Saxet Uralia: I never once thought when I first rezzed into SL that I would be here today talking to you about SecondAbility Mentors.
[2010/06/25 15:20] Saxet Uralia: How many of you have ended up mentoring or collaborating unexpectedly in this virtual world?

[2010/06/25 15:22] Saxet Uralia: I only have a short time to talk because of RL
[2010/06/25 15:22] Saxet Uralia: that gets in the way, you know :(
[2010/06/25 15:22] Saxet Uralia: but I do want to say a few things about SecondAbility Mentors
[2010/06/25 15:23] Saxet Uralia: We have a great group that each for many reasons loves to help all … Mostra tuttoacross the grid and we also help those that have RL disabilities
[2010/06/25 15:23] Saxet Uralia: so we get to learn cool stuff about assistive technology
[2010/06/25 15:24] Saxet Uralia: and meet some wonderful people
[2010/06/25 15:24] Saxet Uralia: so if you have this interest just let me know
[2010/06/25 15:24] Saxet Uralia: Finally I would like to invite you to the SecondAbility Mentor Exhibit here at SL7B
[2010/06/25 15:25] Saxet Uralia: it was featured in a recent blog as the Exhibit of the Day
[2010/06/25 15:25] Saxet Uralia: you can make new friends and have fun at the same tim
[2010/06/25 15:25] Saxet Uralia: time
[2010/06/25 15:25] Saxet Uralia: so just look for it in the Destination Guide
[2010/06/25 15:26] Saxet Uralia: or IM me for a landmark
[2010/06/25 15:26] Lexie Linden: Great!
[2010/06/25 15:26] Saxet Uralia: Our next presenter is Iko Aker for Help Sandbox
[2010/06/25 15:26] Lexie Linden: Yay Iko! ㋡
[2010/06/25 15:27] Lexie Linden: ty Saxet!
[2010/06/25 15:27] Treacle Darlandes: Yay Saxet. :)
[2010/06/25 15:27] Saxet Uralia: /me hands the mic to Iko and wave to everyone

  • L’Alieno che suona Paganini” (ovvero: sta arrivando il vero 3D su SecondLife) e altre novità tecnologiche

http://virtualworldsmagazine.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/lalieno-che-suona-paganini-ovvero-sta-per-arrivare-il-vero-3d-su-secondlife-e-altre-novita-tecnologiche/

26 giugno 2010 Salahzar Stenvaag

… Per chi cercasse di capire ….quali siano realmente le nuove possibilità delle Meshes, rimando all’eccellente articolo sul blog di OpenSource. In sintesi comunque la novità che tutti i professionisti stanno aspettando da diverso tempo è la possibilità di importare in SecondLife dei modelli 3D costruiti con strumenti standard di modellazione tridimensionale, come Blender, Maya, Google Sketchup. Per intenderci, è un po’ come attualmente si fa con gli sculpted prim, ma con le seguenti fondamentali innovazioni:

1. possibilità di estendere la resa realistica su oggetti molto grossi (cattedrali, macchinari, corpi, avatar), senza la complessa sequenza “spaziale” attualmente utilizzata ora di generare sculpted prim multipli concatenati malamente assieme.
2. gestione delle collisioni adeguate alla forma dell’oggetto sculpted (attualmente gli oggetti sculpted non gestivano in modo sensato le collisioni, per intenderci su uno sculpted che rappresentava un vulcano non era possibile “camminare” sulla sua superfice. cfr. questo video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeSu_4Taupk per vederne alcuni esempi…

http://virtualworldsmagazine.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/lalieno-che-suona-paganini-ovvero-sta-per-arrivare-il-vero-3d-su-secondlife-e-altre-novita-tecnologiche/

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