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SLHamlet
Los Angeles
<p>Welcome to New World Notes, the ongoing footnotes for my book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0061353205?tag=newwornot-20&amp;camp=14573&amp;creative=327641&amp;linkCode=as1&amp;creativeASIN=0061353205&amp;adid=06RE425KYXBMQFNB3PE7&amp;"><em>The Making of Second Life: Notes From The New World</em></a> (HarperCollins), and updates on the ever-evolving Metaverse.</p><p>I'm a frequent speaker & consultant on the Metaverse and related topics. My literary agent is <a href="http://www.launchbooks.com/">David Fugate of Launch books</a>.</p>
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Loading… Note: For best results, take survey on a laptop/desktop! Now that we've had a week to digest the new Premium Plus offering (details infograpic-ed below), here's a survey for the money question: Will you as an SL user actually... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at New World Notes
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Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting Slowness Resident is a Second Life traveler and luckily for us, she takes pictures along the way. Here is a picture of Dukedom, a sim that is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at New World Notes
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Updates, 7/30: Added feedback from Tony Parisi, who was metaversing before the Metaverse was cool, and Neil Trevett, VP of NVIDIA & President of the Khronos Group, the host of the Metaverse Standards Forum. Excerpts at the bottom of this... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at New World Notes
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Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting Stevo Kozlowski shoots Second Life rugby. Who knew Second Life rugby looked this real? It’s changed a lot since Miffyhoi Rosca, Hatchy Mills, and I went to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at New World Notes
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Reuters is having a free webinar tomorrow on the future of the Metaverse featuring several esteemed panelists, which you can register for here. But wait a minute: If we're so excited about the Metaverse, why are we talking about it...... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at New World Notes
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Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting Second Life residents often stick to quotidian subjects, fashion, décor, and roleplay. At times, though, the events of the world break through and they respond with their... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at New World Notes
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Now available for free in Second Life thanks to Edyn Starlight -- an abortion rights avatar tattoo. Edyn writes: I don't typically like to get political, not on the best or even the worst of days, but Roe vs. Wade... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at New World Notes
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Lots of good reader feedback around the just-announced Premium Plus offering for Second Life. According to Luther Weymann, getting a Premium Plus in his specific scenario would not be a very good deal: I have a free account. I have... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at New World Notes
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Visit A Second Life Sim Devoted To David Lynch Linden Lab Unveils $25/Month Second Life Subscription To Replace Eroding Revenue Of Virtual Land Today's SL Flickr Pic: Unique & Amazing Avatar Portraits By Sonic Core Metaverse Platform Adds NFT Option... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at New World Notes
Click here to teleport to a place where the birds sing a pretty song, and there's always music in the air. That's right: There's a whole Second Life sim devoted to dream world genius David Lynch, and there's a grand... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at New World Notes
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Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting I like warm, colorful kitchens like the one in Mrs. Sasypant's post Groove Is In the Heart in her blog Layers upon Layas. The name is a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at New World Notes
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As hinted at in a recent in-world Q&A, Linden Lab just announced Second Life's new "Premium Plus" subscription plan, with greatly enhanced content and features for $24.99/month or $249.99 a year -- see above, with a helpful compare/contrast with the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2022 at New World Notes
Posted Jun 23, 2022 at New World Notes
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Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting Sonic is such a great Second Life artist, I page past her pictures, assuming I have featured her before, because how could I not? But then I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2022 at New World Notes
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Second Life's famed annual Hair Fair to benefit RL charity Wigs for Kids is unfurling this weekend, and empresario Sasy Scarborough is offering 5 (five) New World Notes readers special early access to the event. Here's how: Join her in-world... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2022 at New World Notes
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Starting at around 24.00, Linden Lab's VP of Product, known in-world as Patch Linden, teased out a new Second Life product offering coming (hopefully) on SL's 19 anniversary of June 23: Premium Plus. Offerings for the monthly subscription include: Texture... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2022 at New World Notes
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Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting Rafael Correia shoots amazing black and white photos, mostly of wildlife and landscapes. However, I can’t resist the man and his horse photos. I used to ride... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2022 at New World Notes
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Core, the upcoming Unreal-based, Epic-backed, user-generated game development platform, just announced (somewhat unexpectedly) that it's adding NFT integration to its platform: Today we’re excited to announce Core is expanding to include blockchain technology, starting by integrating with the largest crypto... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2022 at New World Notes
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"People can't tell how far back this blog goes!", was some very helpful advice a friend recently offered, and so I'm slowly expanding my archive of posts tracking the history of Second Life and the Metaverse in general starting from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2022 at New World Notes
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Really good essay from Tom Boellstorff, a professor at UC Irvine and a longtime researcher of virtual worlds. While the definition of the Metaverse might seem, well, academic, Tom points out how corporate and moneyed interests are already trying to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at New World Notes
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Smart thoughts from reader and tech exec veteran Luther Weymann, reflecting on the questions of AI sentience brought up by a recent Washington Post story on the Google developer who believes the company's chat bot has already achieved it: Artificial... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at New World Notes
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Quintin Smith: Questions ROBLOX Still Hasn't Answered About Its Platform Throwback Thursday: The First Backlash Against Metaverse Real Estate There's Well Over 10 Million Subscribers To VRChat Content On YouTube! NEWS: My Next Book, Why The Metaverse Matters, Is Coming... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at New World Notes
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Second Life events abound today and this weekend. Starting tomorrow at 11:30am PT, New World Notes' media partner Seraphim opens their fun and fabulous SeraPride extravaganza gala to support a seriously important real world cause: SeraPride is their annual one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2022 at New World Notes
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Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting Yesterday was the grand opening of S19B, the 19th birthday party of Second Life. I cast about to see if any bloggers had been reporting yet and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2022 at New World Notes
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The Washington Post recently ran this great article on the power and influence of the YouTube channel People Make Games, which ROBLOX reportedly "pressured" to make a retraction when it started looking into serious allegations about the metaverse platform. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2022 at New World Notes