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Wednesday, October 01, 2008


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Connie Sec

Thanks for the links...and a great shot of an amazing build

"Buck Gridolfo"

I'm kind of new to the Second Life environment. Though I am not formally a researcher about cultural anthropology -- nor even nearly, to be honest -- but I have come to think there must be some relevance of cultural anthropological study, as a domain of discourse, when addressed in regards to human interaction via the virtual model implemented with Second Life, and realized, in broader form, via the interactions of participants to Second Life.

Having chanced across this web-log, it's made it clear that there are serious, commited creative/artistic interests being realized about the environment of Second Life. Simply, I think it is inspiring that these developments come to pass -- and may I say, I think it lends a sense of credence to the nature of the environment and the general mode of interaction in Second Life, that there is this level of professional and creative interest, intersecting with the environment.

I guess it goes to show that SL can be a lot more than a great place -- largely virtual though it may be -- a place, as it were, where one can listen to some great music. (I've yet to find out if the SL shoutcast streams can all be accessed without an SL client, but it looks like, in some way, they are using shoutcast streaming-MP3 technology.) Certainly, as more than SL being an internet radio provider, SL as a service and a community is ... is ... doing good stuff.

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