Treasure Huntin’ in Second Life

One of the other activities that we have been undertaking has involved the idea of going on a treasure hunt in the Second Life environment. So far, Fiona Littleton has devised two such hunts and has given the players just a brief clue to get them on their way. These being: High above the chapel […]

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Dragons’ Lair RPG – A Team 2 Production

Week 5 of the course saw the teams being given an exercise that involved building a game around the Second Life platform. Team 2 member, Nicholas Palmer, once again, got the ball rolling by providing a useful mind map of the task at hand. The game was based around the well-worn concept of role playing […]

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The Curious Case of Voice Identity

I had deliberately left it quite late in the evening last night before venturing into Second Life (SL) as I wanted some time on my own to refamiliarise myself with the SL environment, the user interface and to ensure I had the latest update from from SL as I knew that there would be a […]

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Return to the Rabbit Hole

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down what seemed to be a very deep well. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, L. Carroll (1865) I am still feeling quite […]

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Second Life, The Metaverse and just about everything else…

Five years from now a social networking site without a 3D universe will look like a dinosaur. Mark Kern, President of Red 5 Studios. March 2007 I went along to the Tuesday evening induction session for Second Life that was conducted by Fiona and Sian. This was followed up by a session on how to […]

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Inside the Rabbit Hole

I started using Second Life (SL) about 8 months when I first saw Gilly Salmon demonstrate it (via a series of PowerPoint slides in her keynote speech) to a bemused audience at the Learning Futures Conference 2007 which was held at the University of Leicester. Gilly was offering it up as a possible virtual learning […]

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