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!