second life

Penny Cazalet and Isabella Scheflo, my two fabulous assistants, have breached the very porous membrane that we like to call reality

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I sum up the government’s understanding and appreciation of virtual worlds by using the title of a famous movie: extra points if you can guess what the movie is before you read the interview

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Just as the wardrobe was the entrance to a magical kingdom of Narnia, so today’s computer is the entrance to a magical kingdom every bit as rich, as deep and as nuanced; only now we have the opportunity to be not just a passive reader but a very real and active participant.

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Laurel has put together a tasty slidedeck on what SocMed is from a corporate perspective (aka ‘Why The Heck I Should Care’) and I love the images she uses.

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Well, Day One of my two day Melcrum workshop has finished. I’m back at the hotel and after having had a fabulous meal and even having indulged in an hour of tv (an unheard-of luxury for me), it is back to work. Today was fraught with technological meltdowns whose warning rumblings started yesterday evening. Last […]

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Last night I and Lindy McKeown presented at the CPA Congress here in Australia. But rather than fly to Melbourne, Sydney or the Gold Coast we presented in-world, at a venue built especially for the event. To say they (the CPA organisers) were nervous would be a MASSIVE understatement! I could see their avatars shaking […]

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My co-supervisor on my PhD, Dr Denise Wood, has just featured on page one of the UniSA newsletter with news of her Second Life research. Says the article, UniSA joins elite US institutions such as Harvard and Duke Universities and Australia’s University of Queensland, in its foray into new ways of teaching and learning in […]

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My friend Laurel Papworth will be in Adelaide on Thursday 20th November as part of the Adelaide leg of the national CPA Congress. Leveraging the power of social networking – the rise of the corporate Facebook Laurel Papworth, CEO, World Communities Myspace, Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites are but a small part of […]

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Herewith, for your education and enlightenment, a cutting from CNN’s Social Media policy.

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This has been a-mullin’ and a-musin’ around in what some laughably call my brain for a little while now. My friend and colleague-in-arms Trevor Cook wrote an op-ed piece for the ABC’s ‘Unleashed’ site about the seeming death of social media in Australia. Robert X. Cringely argued that Social Media is just CB Radio by […]

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