SLCC 2011 Wraps Up: how about some machinima?

The Second Life Community Convention is over for another year and there’s certainly a lot more to it than the Linden Lab CEO keynote. Self-proclaimed ‘God of Machinima Reporting’ Draxtor Despres, has done a nice job of summarising the vibe and feedback of the weekend.


Also – check out the great wrap-up on the SLCC site.

If you attended yourself, did you come out the other end psyched as well?

Flickr Gettr and Second Life

Draxtor Despres has created a machinima on a great Second Life installation that takes the Gettr functionality on Flickr and merges it into an underwater Second Life installation. Have a look for yourself:

Here’s the direct teleport link

Merged realities – events and issues for virtual worlds

1. Car manufacturer Ford has started using a virtual human to improve the ergonomics of its manufacturing plants.

2. In a month’s time, Second Life’s 7th Birthday celebrations kick off.

3. I hadn’t stumbled across the world of Tinier Me until received a press release from their PR company announcing the debut of “popular Japanese anime character, Gloomy Bear”. Now you know.

4. Crisp Thinking, the company behind the NetModerator platform for MMOs / virtual worlds, has announced multi-language support with the addition of French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Russian. Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin) and Korean are on the way as well.

5. Prolific machinima creator Draxtor Despres has created a nice overview of an upcoming iteration of the Amputee Virtual Support System on the SL Enterprise platform:

Education and Second Life: the fear factor

The prolific machinima man, Draxtor Depres, has produced a concise but effective piece on education in Second Life.

Educators familiar with virtual environments will perhaps find this a useful advocacy tool when trying to get a point across in a short timeframe. Those totally new to the area may find it straightforward enough to be interested in finding out more.

It’s also timely given the 3rd Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is running over the weekend.

There’s never any shortage of new and innovative work going on in regards to education, but the challenge remains in (dare I use a non-word) ‘mainstreaming’ these activities, and machinima is certainly one of the weapons in that arsenal.

Anyway, here it is:

Episode 9 of TMJ Podcast – Bernhard Drax (Draxtor Despres)

After a hiatus, the TMJ Podcast is back. Episode 9 is devoted to an interview with virtual world broadcaster / machinima creator Bernhard Drax (SL: Draxtor Despres). If you’re interested in machinima creation, virtual world journalism, politics and religion, you should enjoy Bernhard’s thoughts.


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Links or resources mentioned in the podcast:

Lifefactory Writer’s machinima ‘Life on Life’:

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