A recap of the major news, improvements, and announcements coming out of the Second Life Community Convention 2011.
Linden Lab CEO, Rod Humble, gave a keynote address at this year’s Second Life Community Convention (SLCC) revealing more about his current and future goals for Second Life and Linden Lab.
Here is a short tutorial on mesh imports in Second Life (for Maya users) by Sand Castle Studios’ own, Reed Steamroller.
Today Linden Lab gave Second Life users an update on mesh support and lifted the NDA for current beta testers. I can now tell you that for about the last year, we here at Sand Castle Studios have been deeply involved in working with the Lindens to bring mesh support to Second Life.
There has been quite some noise in the Euro blogosphere about a new EU Parliament project, Citzalia. Citzalia is a new virtual world and social networking forum.
In addition to Linden Lab’s official viewer, users can access the virtual world of Second Life through a number of customized third party viewers. This has created much debate as to whether these third party viewers are safe.
The Second Life 7th Birthday celebration kicked off this morning with an address from Linden Lab founder, SL creator, and current Chairman of the Board – Philip Rosedale (aka Philip Linden).
Today is Day 4 of the Big Bad Blogger Challenge 2010.
Today’s Topic: Age
Age (along with many of the other confines of the physical world such as race, religion, sex, etc.) becomes a very interesting topic when examined in virtual space.
Today is Day 3 of the Big Bad Blogger Challenge 2010.
Today’s Topic: Relationships
The desire to feel connected is a basic human instinct. This doesn’t change when we log into a virtual world.
Linden Lab, the company behind the virtual world of Second Life,issued a release today stating that they will be restructuring their company in order to become more efficient and to allow them to delve into new platforms including the social and mobile web.
Over the last few days, I’ve read dozens of articles covering the newly updated Second Life Terms of Service (TOS) and the Class Action Lawsuit that has been filed against Linden Lab and Philip Rosedale. However, this afternoon when I saw that the Los Angeles Times and Mashable had jumped on the bandwagon then I could no longer keep my facts to myself.
Why do so many people complain every time a platform makes a change? Do we just like to complain? Are we simply afraid of change?
Joe Miller (aka Joe Linden), Linden Labs VP of Platform and Technology Development, offered a VERY interesting (though somewhat misinterpreted) response to the question, Can Second Life run “on the cloud?”
Burning Life 2009 opened in the virtual world of Second Life this past weekend. Burning Life is described as a festival of community, art, and fire. It is it the virtual counterpart of Burning Man.
Philip Rosedale has decided to leave Linden Lab. Rosedale claims that he will continue his role as Chairman, but announced that he will be starting a new company that he says is Second Life centric.