ARVEL SIG February 23, 2011

Here’s a few shots I took during today’s ARVEL SIG session with Dr. Tom Boellstorff, Professor of Anthropology at UC, Irvine:


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Researchers who have not yet read Dr. Boellstorff’s book might want to order it from Amazon.Com ~ Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human [Paperback]

Dr. Boellstorff at UC Irvine

2010 Jade’s Jazz Festival

Second annual real life event featuring Second Life and real life jazz musicians:

World class lineup of Jazz musicians and vocalists from around the country descend upon scenic La Pine, Oregon for this August 6-8 Festival.  Jade’s Jazz Festival August 6, 7, & 8th, is a benefit for La Pine Community Kitchen and La Pine Park & Recreation District.  The event features live artists from around the country, as well as local musicians. 

Nestled against the Cascade Mountains, La Pine will be hosting Jazz greats such as David Patrone, from San Diego, California (, Detour:Jazz, from Bend, Oregon (, Louis Landon, from New York (, Lino, now from Bend, Oregon (, Bella Via from Central Oregon, Mark Lair II, from Iowa, Bobby Gibson, now from Redmond, Oregon (, Jean Munro, from New Jersey (, Slick Side Down, from Portland/Bend (, JazzBros! from Bend, Oregon (, Nina Wachter, from Louisiana, and Robin & Jason Jackson, from Terrebonne, Oregon (  Recently back from London, performer/storyteller Guy J. Jackson will be Master of Ceremonies and will be featured throughout the festival.  The event also features an appearance by “Kelly, the Crooning Mixologist”.  Kelly Edwards is a producer and director, and currently has a hit play “Lamppost Reunion” at McMenamins in Bend.  For more information about festival dates and times, go to
Tickets on sale now!
or call 541-848-9470
Ticket outlets:  Redmond Music Supply 526 SW 6th St. in Redmond,
Visit Bend Welcome Center 917 NW Harriman Street in downtown Bend, 
Wall Street Guitar 1291 NW Wall Street in Bend,
Home Federal Bank 51366 S Hwy 97 in La Pine,
La Pine Chamber of Commerce 51425 Hwy 97 Suite A in La Pine,
and Jade’s Jazz Lounge 51470 U.S. 97 #5 in La Pine,

Alice in WonderSLand for Mothers Day

I was so impressed when I opened up the ticket package (object) for Alice in WonderSLand. The interactive ticket contained an event landmark, information on the play and recommendations for the best viewing experience.

Jewle opens her Alice in WonderSLand ticket box.
Alice in WonderSLand Ticket ~ I'm impressed!

It’s a bit difficult for my husband to view the notecards inWorld so I’m including the A.R.T. production teams instructions below.

The A.R.T. production team has designed the Alice in WonderSLand performances with SL limitations in mind to ensure the best performance for our audiences. However, a big part of a smooth performance is you, our audience. Please make  the following recommended adjustments for your viewer prior to the performance:

  • Remove all scanner-type HUDs, and high lag scripted items.
  • Remove animation over-riders (to enjoy some special audience effects).
  • Turn draw distance down to 64 on your graphics settings.
  • Turn other graphics settings on high or maximum according to your graphics capabilities.
  • Enable voice. We have a subtitled performance for hearing impaired (see poster for time/date).

Please come early to the performance to allow pre-loading of textures, animations, sounds, and fellow audience members. There will be Ushers available for help onsite with any of the above aspects prior to the performances.