Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Virtual world lecture and Q&A on Second Life this Saturday

This Saturday I'll be presenting a lecture and a short Q&A thereafter about my book, "The War for Children's Minds", at The Open Habitat Project, a Second Life programme promoting science, reason and critical thinking.

I'll be discussing my book at Open Habitat on Saturday, 6 June, from 19:30 to 20:15 GMT (or 11:30 to 12:15 PDT). If you are familiar with Second Life then you can follow the SLURL link below to reach the island. If you are unfamiliar with how Second Life works, please see the information below:

Open Habitat Amphitheatre SLURL:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Open%20Habitat/132/204/25

The organizers have provided the following information:

Second Life is 3D interactive ‘world’ in which you are represented by an avatar. If you have ever played a computer game, or an X-Box or something to that effect where you have a character/avatar within the game that you control – that is essentially what it is like in Second Life – the main difference being that you interact with other ‘real’ people within a virtual world.

Second Life is full of interesting and exciting places to explore and interact with.

1. To start with you go to http://secondlife.com/ and sign up (it’s free) and create an avatar. Be careful in what name you choose as this cannot be changed!

2. Once your avatar is set up, click on the following link to go to Open Habitat (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Open%20Habitat/132/204/25) or simply run a search using the Second Life in world group search using the terms “The Open Habitat Project” and you will find a link to the island.

3. If you have any problems, please email Maria Hume (mhume@orange.fr) and/or get in touch with her in world by running a search for Marya Blaisdale (Second Life name) and she will help you get to the right place at the right time.

NB: It is important to note that you do need a broadband/cable connection to use Second Life and a ‘decent’ graphics card. You can find more information on specifications on the Second Life web site link above.

5 comments:

Jackie said...

19:30 to 18:15 GMT? Something backwards there?

Stephen Law said...

oops, finishes 8.15pm...

The Atheist Missionary said...

That is very slick. Finally, a way for the Owen Sound father of 3 to make one of these events. Thank-you very much for setting this up. I've got my seat reserved.

The Atheist Missionary said...

How are you going to facilitate the book sales and signing?

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