Spend some time customizing your avatar. Take advantage of freebies, found all over Second Life: from clothes to skin, eyes to footwear, there’s no limit to how you can make your avatar yours. You can continue to work on that throughout the semester.
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There are several steps to getting into Second Life for the first time. This assignment will guide you through them. At the end of this assignment you will have a Second Life avatar and be able to navigate it around the Second Life environment. The first step is to sign up for a Second Life avatar.
On Second Life, go to the Ivory Tower of Primitives and take the tutorial located there. You will see a line of floating text on the floor telling you where to begin. Be sure you read carefully and follow the tutorial to the end. You may want to have a pen and paper near you […]
Tonight, you should begin to interact with the citizens of SL. Meet some people; get comfortable chatting. When you have met someone (or multiple someones) that you feel comfortable talking with, do an informal interview.
Goal During the TechArt Scavenger Hunt, players will collect images and information to prove where they have been in SL. Each player will compile what they have collected in notecard form and return the notecard to Jhary Jatho.
Our class’ attempt at convergence culture. The third item in parentheses is the student’s name in Second Life.
This assignment will emphasize what Henry Jenkins calls “convergence”: “the flow of content across multiple media platforms, the cooperation between multiple media industries, and the migratory behavior of media audiences.”