Monday, December 15, 2008
Our color theme was Sunrise at Common Ground and everyone rose to the challenge. Par and Penguin enjoyed our new Tinies Dance Ball donated by Rhiannon to Common Ground! Ricken spun lots of great sunny songs for us! And, Mel came as one - "House of the Rising Sun"! Such creativity abounds!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I attented several World Aids Day events in Second LIfe produced by my friend Ricken Flow. He is a leader and supporter of people with HIV/AIDS in SL. Ricken is also a supporter of my efforts in SL as my awesome DJ for the weekly Common Ground networking event at the Nonprofit Commons. So much serious talent, strength, and stories in one guy who makes me laugh too when he plays his mashup "More Cowbell!" I attented some of the performances at Catcher in the Pie and the opening of the HIV/AIDS support island. The information shared at these events made it clear we all must listen, act, and care. Thank you for sharing your story Ricken!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Ethelred, Ozma, and I myself spoke at the Nonprofit Commons Friday Meeting to encourage different orgs to sponsor Common Ground each week. It is a great setting for groups to share their mission and what real world impact they have outside of Second Life.
Then we had an amazing guest, the first blind avatar in SL! The folks from Virtual Ability were there to explain the tech to assist the blind in Second Life with a seeing eye dog. It was inspiring and thrilling!
With a Gold color theme, Common Ground @ NPC Plush was sponsored by Virtual Ability. Ricken Flow shared their mission ito enable people with a wide range of disabilities to enter into virtual worlds like Second Life®, and provide them with a supporting environment once there. He provided wheelchairs and dances for the "wheelies". It was a great night full of angels, supporters, and snow!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The MacArthur Foundation, the USC Network Culture Project and Global Kids sponsored “Real World Impacts from the Virtual World” in Second Life. I attended the event that happened on three important sims: Foundations Sim, Justice Commons, and Aloft Nonprofit Commons.
Lots of my friends from the Nonprofit Commons were on inspirational panels. We heard from the USC Network Culture Project awardees on Real World Impact from the Public Good Community Challenge. Enjoyed a panel on Alliance Building in Virtual Worlds. Listened to a discussion on Using Virtual Worlds for Learning. Which inspired the “Birds-of-a-feather” Breakout Sessions; I attended one about online learning in Second Life. And, then we had a social mixer and dance.
Rik Panganiban of Global Kids, that’s the cute dragon, did a fantastic job of promoting this event and making everyone feel like they were part of a bigger picture. http://spotlight.macfound.org
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Super bright sunshine shone at Common Ground @ Plush NPC! Mel and Par stole the show with their outfits of mustard and a banana! Common Ground continues to be a place to connect with others and learn more about what nonprofits are doing in Second Life.
After the party, I thought I would take some shots of my new gown I made that afternoon.
Every Tuesday Night at 8, Coughran hosts the Wharf Ratz Extraordinary Dance Extravaganza on Aloft Common Ground. There you can let loose and meet new folks. Be prepared to dance and readly quote from "The Princess Bride". http://tinyurl.com/PFHealthcare
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Rose-colored glasses were not needed with everyone dressed in red with glee. Common Ground continues to be an excellent spot for networking, brainstorming, and merriment for nonprofit folks. We share stories, surprises, and sticks. Glow sticks that is!
Join us each Thursday night at 7 at Plush Nonprofit Commons. Find out the color theme to dress up and get down!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
"I stand upon my desk to remind yourself that we must constantly look at things in a different way." - Dead Poets Society
I love to teach! It is my passion to open the world to others. I have always loved art and science. It is my goal to merge both into something beautiful and hopeful. I encouraged my students to change their perspective, even for a moment. For that will give them insight to how others see and strengthen purpose. And, that vision changes worlds.
Check out Spacexcape! http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spacexcape/4/222/22