Posts Tagged ‘secondlife’

Linden Lab: Makers of Shared Creative Spaces

Second Life is celebrating it’s 10th birthday, an amazing milestone for anything software-based, particularly massive online virtual spaces.  In addition to lots of things happening in-world, they’ve posted some interesting numbers online about how well the system is holding up after 10 years. “Second Life is a vibrant shared creative space, filled with the creativity […]

Daden release results of its Authoring Tools for Immersive Training survey

Daden Limited has just released the results of their Immersive Training Authoring Tools survey, trying to figure out who is using immersive environments for training purposes and how they’re doing it.  Not surprisingly, Education was the biggest sector but the tools they use were a bit surprising. Nearly 47% of the respondents were from education, […]


IEEE Virtual World Symposium in Portland, OR

If you’ll be in the Portland, Oregon area this March, maybe you should consider stopping by the Marquam Hill Campus of the Oregon Health & Science Universith for the IEEE Virtual World Symposium where they’ll be demonstrating the use of 3D virtual environments in a variety of areas. The purpose of this symposium is introduce […]

The Virtual Mine Receives an Emmy Nomination

Now this is impressive.  Sand Castle Studios has a Second-Life creation called “The Virtual Mind” which strives to educate the public on the importance and dangers of mountain-top removal coal mines, coal fired power production, and alternative energies.  Done as part of a documentary film called “Deep Down”, the project has now been nominated for […]


Second Life Machinima “Girls in the SKY – 予告編”

Someone sent me this interesting machinima video, showing off some great Second Life and AfterEffects skills.  The sim itself is open now at this SLURL, and really shows some fantastic modeling work. YouTube – 空宙少女 Girls in the SKY – 予告編 (Trailer of SL Machinima).

Linden Lab laying off staff, closing Singapore office? (UPDATES)

Signs are popping up around the internet that things may not be all well in Linden Labs, as they seem to be undergoing some rather extensive layoffs.  While still very speculative and based on social networks, rumors, and scattered reports, the sum of this points to some rather depressing news. Most or all of the […]


Second Life and Real Life collide in the new Linden EULA

Linden Labs and Second Life have long held that all content created in the world is the sole property of the creator (or owner, once sold) and much of the early press material backed this up.  As such, thousands (millions?) of people have set up business operating in world selling clothes, buildings, and real-estate to […]

Second Life Economy Hits New All-Time High in Q1 2010

Linden Labs has just released the economic results from the first quarter of 2010, and the results are astounding.  The biggest number is a 30% increase year-to-year in User-to-User transactions, totalling US$160 Million .  Add in xStreet sales of US$2.3Million, an 82% increase over last year and 24% increase over last quarter, and an all-time […]


Air Force to Give All Recruits Second Life Avatars

In a surprising move, the US Air Force will now be providing all new military recruits with Second Life virtual avatars that will travel with them through their entire military career. “Everyone who comes into the Air Force will be given an avatar, and that avatar travels with them, grows with them, changes appearance with […]

CEO of Linden Labs on The 1st Question Tonight!

It’s been 3 months since you tuned in to see me on The 1st Question, but tonight Pooky has scored another pair of impressive guests: Boonsri Dickinson of tech|startups, and the CEO of Linden Labs himself Mark Kingdon. No doubt Mark Kingdon (known as M Linden inworld) will be sporting the best SL can offer, […]

SecondLife’s Underwater Steampunk City

If you read “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” as a child and found your mind ablaze with visions of the underwater mechanical wonders that filled the Nautilus, then fire up your SecondLife viewer and travel to see the astonishing ‘Nemo’ created by Sextan Shepard.  Full of amazing details, working gears and clocks, and a startling […]

SecondLife’s new Starter Experience

A new press release from Linden Labs, creators of Second Life, details the changes they’ve made to the “first hour” experience.  In addition to some back-end changes to improve stability and a newly redesigned website, they’ve implemented a new user interface called ‘Viewer 2’, and a selection of new starter avatars to check out. “Today’s […]