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August 31, 2007

We have a newly purchased island in Second Life for the community to use and we are planning to have an interactive build during the ALT-C conference next week. What exactly does this mean: simply, we want to invite members of the community and delegates at ALT-C to join the team building on the island. This might be ideas for types of activities (fun  or educational) or architectural structures. We have a list of possible builds which we will attempt to create from now, up to, and then during the conference – obviously what we can achieve will depend on community input and how complex the ideas are to design and build. The suggestions so far include:

a.   A maze as a poster presentation area
b.   Art gallery
c.   Horses as a novel way to travel across the island
d.   A balloon ride
e.   Base jumping station
f.    A serene space – Japanese garden?
g.   A dance area with appropriate scripts/animations
h.   An area for media and streaming media presentations

Comments and additions welcome and the more radical or experimental the better!
I will create a SLurl for the island shortly and post details on the Emerge site

If you want to join the build team, take part or simply watch events as they unfold then please send me your SL name and I will make sure you added to the Emerge group.

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  1. What about having a virtual visitor's book.  Have a digital camera on the stand... take portraits or whatever of people... upload them as textures, layer them onto simple cubes, maybe add a notecard to each cube?  Could also add a script to each cube to take people to a Web page (ELGG, Facebook, home page, whatever) when they click on the cube?

    Could stack the cubes into a visitor's wall of some kind?

    I'd be very happy to help with building... and have reasonably healthy in-world bank balance to help with buying stuff if necessary.  I'd particularly like to try my hand at building quiet/serene space / wooded area.

    Art / Andy

    Andy PowellArt Fossett on Friday, 31 August 2007, 10:39 UTC # |

  2. I think the idea of building during ALT-C is a good one - I hope to have a SL laptop on the Eduserv stand and would be happy to build from there.

    Art / Andy

    Andy PowellArt Fossett on Friday, 31 August 2007, 10:41 UTC # |

  3. What about terraforming something like this:

     emerge island 

    Andy PowellArt Fossett on Friday, 31 August 2007, 10:55 UTC # |

  4. Love the idea of the vistors book - I'll bring a camera

    Lawrie PhippsLawrie Phipps on Friday, 31 August 2007, 11:39 UTC # |

  5. thanks Andy - i really like the idea of the the visitors book and if you are feeling very Zen then developing the serene/garden space would be excellent.

    Steven WarburtonSteven Warburton on Friday, 31 August 2007, 13:24 UTC # |

  6. I have set up a page of S.L. information specifically to support k-12 educators which can be accessed at

    there is also a link there to the Blog that is recording the progress of setting up the island "International Schools Island" which it is hoped will be available to the public in December 2007

    Chris SmithChris Smith on Wednesday, 12 September 2007, 05:02 UTC # |

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