Living the Dream

September 9, 2014 ~ This morning I was reminded of one of the biggest benefits of maintaining a virtual life. We never know when we might be stricken with illness or become handicapped in such a way we are not able to physically or emotionally get out in the real world , at least not without a tremendous amount of assistance. While I was viewing a YouTube video on today’s Super Moon, this suggested video published by the Colorado Public News came up:

As you can see it depicts the use of Second Life as an educational tool as well as a therapeutic tool. Second Life can contribute to real life healing and healthy social interaction that would not otherwise be possible for some folks, ones who are often forgotten.

Official Hair Fair 2011 Photo Contest on Flickr

I was shopping in the Second Life Marketplace recently when I discovered some hair styles that looked more real than any I had previously seen.  I found these hairstyles in the Amacci shop owned by Carina Larssen.  I was so intrigued by the designer’s work I decided to visit her store in world.  Upon arriving there I was alerted to the upcoming hair fair happening in July. I was particularly interested because one of the event activities was a photo contest.  I was referred to the Flickr group for the event where I also found rules for participating in the contest.  I actually considered entering some photos in the contest but sadly did not get my act together in time to meet the Fathers Day entry deadline.


Link to Slideshow on Flickr

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:


Find more photos like this on ARVEL SIG

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