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Government workshop on evaluation of broadband included Second Life users

This morning's workshop on using broadband internet to increase the US government's transparency and citizen participation included a brand new feature -- Second Life participation. The workshop was streamed live to the MacArthur Foundation's island in Second Life as a representative forwarded ques...

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Cinemassively: Global Kids Kofi Annan Simulcast to four different virtual worlds

Global Kids has been quite busy with their activities this year! They recently streamed Kofi Annan receiving the MacArthur Foundation's first International Justice Award. Not only was this event special and meaningful in the first place, but it was also fairly unique in how far it reached. The awar...

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Visions of Global Justice

This coming Wednesday, 19 March, the USC Network Culture Project will feature the work of thirteen talented virtual world artists on the theme of justice, all specifically created for this event to celebrate the International Criminal Court. The artists involved are a talented set indeed from visua...

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Curtain falls on "Shakespeare World"

You may never have heard of Arden, the brain child of Edward Castronova and now you never really will. The project was ambitious, aiming to create a MMORPG that also educated the players in the world and works of someone regarded by many as the greatest wordsmith the English language has ever seen. ...

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Virtual worlds teaching kids consumerism

Here's a CNet article about a USC panel discussion concerning how virtual worlds are affecting children, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, who are investing in research in virtual worlds. Telling points from the discussion: Spaces like Club Penguin and Webkinz encourage consumerism as part of b...

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Public diplomacy through jazz in Second Life

In the days of Second Life Insider, before becoming Massviely, we had already reported on USC microcontinent and Annenberg Island, home of the USC Center for Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School in Second Life. We had also reported on the arrival of the MacArthur Foundation and their desire to u...

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