What is Second Life?
"Second Life® is a 3-D virtual world created by its Residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by millions of Residents from around the globe.
- From the moment you enter the World you'll discover a vast digital continent, teeming with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity. Once you've explored a bit, perhaps you'll find a perfect parcel of land to build your house or business.
- You'll also be surrounded by the Creations of your fellow Residents. Because Residents retain intellectual property rights in their digital creations, they can buy, sell and trade with other Residents.
- The Marketplace currently supports millions of US dollars in monthly transactions. This commerce is handled with the inworld unit of trade, the Linden™ dollar, which can be converted to US dollars at several thriving online Linden dollar exchanges."1
Second Life at Buffalo State College
◊ Movie: Buffalo State College Second Life Video Tour .
◊ Presentation: Fashion Education in a Virtual Environment (Elaine Polvinen).
◊ Presentation: Technical Implementation of Second Life at Buffalo State College (Roland Rachinger and Ray Lonsdale).
◊ WIKI: Buffalo State College - Second Life.
Are you interested in teaching and/or researching in Second Life on the Buffalo State Island? If so please contact: Elaine Polvinen -
Are you interested in exploring Second Life on the Buffalo State Campus? You can do so in the Fashion Lab in Caudell 311, or you can go to the Application Support / Equipment Loan desk in Butler Library and ask for the 2-hour loan laptops that have Second Life loaded.
1 Second Life. August 28, 2008. Linden Research, Inc. August 28,2008 <http://secondlife.com/whatis/>.
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