On Tuesday, September 6th at noon (Eastern Time), people from all over the world will be gathering at the UK Second Life Island in the Perennial Peace Garden. Anyone on the UK Campus who wants to learn how to get a Second Life account and navigate around can meet with Jen Bartlett in The Hub at the W.T. Young Library.
SECOND LIFE FACILITATORS:
Ellie Brewster: SL Minerva Island director, OSU Women’s Studies professor Sharon Collingwood
Joe Cupola: Joe Floyd in RL, Librarian at University of South Florida
Oggie Ballinger: David Horror, IT consultant, University of Louisville
Kate Miranda: Music Island in SL
Leyla Longfall: Jessica Anderson, Gaines Fellow and Perennial Peace Garden developer
Bella Yan: Randolph Hollingsworth, UK Division of Undergraduate Education
Wildcat Thursday: Patsy Carruthers, UKIT Academic Technologies
Hazzard Messerchmitt: Matt Hazzard, UKIT Academic Technologies
Alice Burgess: Beth Kraemer, UK Libraries IT
Ginevra Merlin: Jen Bartlett, UK Libraries, The Hub
noon – 12:30 p.m. Gathering of inworld participants/mentors to view the Nation of Nations exhibit in the Perennial Peace Garden (the SLurl to teleport directly to the Garden is at http://bit.ly/oAIXiY), tour the UK SL island if you want and get to know each other.
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Offer mini-workshops on SL avatar basics at various places around the Garden (one-on-ones ideally, but small groups if necessary) regarding how to adjust sound, view, touching items to make the scripts work, etc. Ellie Brewster (OSU’s Minerva Island director and Women’s Studies professor Sharon Collingwood in RL), Joe Cupola (aka Joe Floyd in RL, Librarian at University of South Florida), Oggie Ballinger (aka David Horror, IT consultant, University of Louisville), and Kate Miranda (of Music Island in SL) have offered to help visitors learn how to use the various technologies and access the audio-visual stream simulcast of the UK Core Celebration beginning at 1 p.m. These inworld mini-workshops will be aided and abetted by the wonderful folks led by Jen Bartlett in the UK Libraries “Hub” where the SL client is installed on public computers. Bella Yan
will be inworld and her view will be projected on the screen in the WTYoung Auditorium (Room 1-62) for the folks at the UK Core ceremony who are curious about all this.
1 – 2 p.m. We will watch the simulcast of the UK Core ceremony taking place in the W.T. Young Library (thank you Patsy, Ben, Chris, Beth, Matt, Dwight and everyone else who has been so wonderful in helping to make this work inworld!) which concludes with a statement by the artist, Marjorie Guyon, and a challenge from JJ Jackson, our V-P for Institutional Diversity, for all of us to respond to the Nation of Nations exhibit personally.
2 – 2:30 p.m. For those who want to stay and participate, we invite avatars to interact with the Nation of Nations VoiceThread (see the assignment we’ll be asking people to do both at the W.T. Young Library and inworld at the Garden to do – http://nationofnations.wordpress.com/learn-and-teach/believe/) and/or be interviewed by Wildcat TV journalists via Bella Yan with a microphone set up in the UK Library auditorium where we will be projecting the activities in SL for those interested in seeing the inworld component to the celebration.
Please let Randolph Hollingsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you have any questions – we hope to see everyone there either inworld or via the UK website where the ceremony will be streamed (www.uky.edu/GenEd).