Thursday, March 22, 2012

EM 210 Hideaway Door Project

A secret hideaway on the beach - check out the door! Great job! *cheers*

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Space Couch

A robot's space couch - for EM 210. Great job!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

CTU Celebration for Winter 2012 in Second Life

Wonderful Celebration party with EM 210, EM 835, EM 840, CS 820 and CS 855, plus some of DCS 3 joined us! *cheers*

Monday, March 19, 2012

AutoTint Remote Window Tinting System Project

Class project for CS 820. Great job!


Make your own photo slideshow at Animoto.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Treasure Chest Project

Treasure Chest against a Bangkok sky! Great project - check out how it opens with a click!


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Flower Pet

EM210 - A student's flower that walks and smells good!


A Car That Follows

Lilah's Car - great car that follows the avatar!

The Apple Feast

Great Apples! *grins* What a fun project! Love it!
Project by a student in EM 210 Winter 2012.

Playhouse for Pengi

Project by RF in EM 210. Great work!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Relay For Life of SL Kick Off Celebration on March 10th


This blog showcases content from emerging media research and student projects. It will also announce Relay for Life (RFL) events that are held in Second Life.

As Public Relations and Media Relations Area Chair for the RFL of SL, I am delighted to be asked to participate in the fight against cancer. Many thanks - may our future be much brighter!

The Relay For Life of SL Kick Off Celebration is on March 10, 2012.  The sims are open from 8 AM-11 PM and events run throughout the day, including the Ceremony at 10 AM and a hunt from Noon-11 PM.  The regions will come online by Thursday, so check with your team captain or the notices in the Relay For Life Volunteers group.

This year, the RFL of SL theme is a Time For A Cure.   We can all say that and mean it and feel it, but the reason why it’s so appropriate is because science is finally catching up with the mysteries of what cancer is and why we have it.  They understand so much of what happens when cells mutate and so we really can sense that in the future; we hope not too far in the future, that a cure for cancer really is possible.

As the veils of mystery of what causes cancer lift and the cry from cancer patients and their loved ones increases for the cure, so it is that we need to raise more money so that the American Cancer Society can increase funding to doctors, scientists and researchers to help them to help us.

Raising funds, raising awareness and supporting one another is something we do really well on Second Life.  We can and do make a difference.  Relay For Life of Second life raised over $375,000 last year and in total since RFL of SL started in 2004 we have raised an amazing $1.2 million dollars.

We meet this year for our Kick Off celebration to come together at the beginning of the 2012 fundraising campaigns and to celebrate what we’ve already done and to renew our pledge to raise even more money to fight against cancer.

While we work at raising funds over the next 4 months, one thing we also do really well on  Second Life is have fun!

RFL Cure - Remembering Our Friends Memorial Angels, photo by IshtarAngel Micheline
Every year we try to make the Kick Off celebration something special and this year is no exception. We hope that you really do enjoy the day and the environment that we have created for you.  This year we are offering all of the teams the chance to kick off their fundraising campaigns by having a booth for 24 hours. Whether you have one item you want to introduce to everyone and start to sell or if you just want to proudly announce your team to the world, please let us know and grab a token from APinkSwan or Pippa Rexen. 

RFL Cure - Remembering Our Friends Memorial Angels, photo by IshtarAngel Micheline

The Kick Off is just the beginning of a series of events to raise money for cancer research in 2012, including:

  • March 10-22, 2012 -- Fashion for Life
  • March 31-April 1, 2012 -- Mardi Gras & Street Faire (Teams R Us Event)
  • May 4-5, 2012 -- May Day Celebration (Teams R Us Event)
  • May 12-13, 2012 -- Halfway There Fair
  • May 12-20, 2012 -- Paint SL Purple
  • May 19-28, 2012 -- Home & Garden Expo (includes Teams R Us @ the Expo)
  • June 3, 2012 -- National Cancer Survivors Day
  • June 22-24, 2012 -- Back to the 50s Weekend (Teams R US)
  • July 14-15, 2012 -- RELAY WEEKEND!
Some of you will be new to RFL of SL, some of you will have done this many times before and some of you will have decided to form your own team this year to do your fundraising.
Second Life is a huge international community and we have so many nationalities here with us in the RFL community.  So, wherever you come from and whatever your past experience is with RFL, we welcome you and are here to support you because we are one large team of Relay For Life in Second Life.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Relay For Life Second Life 2012 - It is Time For a Cure!

 It’s February! Relay For Life® of Second Life® is back and it is Time For A Cure!

Time For A Cure - the logo for the RFL of SL 2012
 Teams’ registration for the eighth annual Relay For Life of Second Life opens on February 15 in preparation for fundraising from March to July, culminating in a 24-hour walk around a virtual track filled with grand sights and heart-warming events.

MamaP Beerbaum, the RFL of SL 2012 Event Chair, said: "The 2012 Relay For Life of Second Life Committee has been hard at work and we are ready to go!!  The many volunteers who make up the committee have been planning for months to make sure the 2012 Relay is nothing short of amazing.  Please join us as we get ready to Kick-Off our new season on March 10th!  Until there is a cure, we Relay!"

In a few weeks, you will see the new logo rezzing across the grid alongside the familiar fundraising kiosks. This year’s theme is a Time For A Cure!

RFL Welcome Center  – photograph by IshtarAngel Micheline
After 16 weeks of fun and fundraising, the teams will build campsites for the main event which will take place on July 14-15. Team members, volunteers and members of the SL community will walk a track for 24 hours to Celebrate survivorship, Remember those we have lost, and Fight Back to save lives by making a personal pledge to fight cancer.

To set up a team, please go to the website www.relayforlife.org/secondlife after teams’ registration opens on February 15. For more information about setting up or joining a team, IM or email one of the Teams Chairs Calumn Tomsen (cally.tomsen@googlemail.com) or PrettyKitty Gumbo (prettykittygumbo@gmail.com).

Volunteers and teams are at the heart of the Relay For Life  – photograph by Lyr Lobo

The 2012 RFL of SL Committee consists of:

Event Chair – MamaP Beerbaum (mamapbeerbaum@gmail.com)
Event Co-Chairs – Dwen Dooley (dwendooley@gmail.com) and Nikki Mathieson (nikkimathieson@gmail.com)
Teams and Mentors Area Chairs – Calumn Tomsen and PrettyKitty Gumbo
Sponsorship Area Chair – Tayzia Abbatoir
Public Relations and Marketing Area Chair – Lyr Lobo
Special Events Area Chair – APinkSwan Beauchamp and Danielluh Ashton
Event Day Area Chairs – Bailey Dazy and Elise Capalini
Sim and Track Design Area Chairs – Charlene Trudeau and Amethyst Startosin
Technology and Security Area Chair – JB Hancroft
American Cancer Society representative in Second Life – Stingray9798 Raymaker

RFL of SL 2012 Welcome Volunteers' Party - photograph by Lyr Lobo

Please note these key dates:

Feb 15, 2012 -- Teams’ registration opens!
March 10, 2012 -- Kick-off Celebration and start of fundraising
March 10-22, 2012 -- Fashion for Life
March 31-April 1, 2012 -- Mardi Gras & Street Faire (Teams R Us Event)
April 21-29, 2012 -- Fantasy Faire
May 4-5, 2012 -- May Day Celebration (Teams R Us Event)
May 12-13, 2012 -- Halfway There Fair
May 12-20, 2012 -- Paint SL Purple
May 14-19, 2012 -- Survivor/Caregiver Art Show and Silent Auction
May 20, 2012 --  National Cancer Survivors Day - Survivor/Caregiver Live Art Auction
May 19-28, 2012 -- Home & Garden Expo (includes Teams R Us @ the Expo)
June 3, 2012 -- National Cancer Survivors Day
June 22-24, 2012 -- Back to the 50s Weekend (Teams R US)
July 14-15, 2012 -- RELAY WEEKEND!

To keep up to date, please join our Relay For Life Volunteers group in Second Life, follow us on http://twitter.com/RelayForLife_SL and http://rflofsl.blogspot.com/ or select like for our Facebook page Relay For Life of Second Life.
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About Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life® is the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life® in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track, just like in a real world Relay. The main RFL of SL track event this year will take place on July 14-15. We will walk a virtual track for 24 hours, just like in a real world Relay For Life. Team members build and gather at their team campsites, enjoy live music, participate in fun events, and explore the many Relay sims and the incredible builds by some of Second Life’s top designers, as the event runs overnight and into the next morning.

Campsite at RFL of SL 2011: Circle of Life – photograph by Lyr Lobo
In 2011, Relay For Life of Second Life attracted more than 140 teams with participants from over 96 countries, held over 300 team fundraising events between March and July, and raised over US $375,000 (that’s REAL US dollars) for cancer research and education. The funds raised go to research, advocacy, patient services and programs, with 12-15% going to international projects. Similar to the real world, RFL of SL is an international event.

For further background information, visit: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Relay_For_Life_of_Second_Life

Thursday, March 01, 2012

EM 210 Winter 2012 Lava Lamp Final

Make your own slideshow at Animoto.


This was a class project by a student in EM 210.
The lamp uses particles to give that great lava lamp effect. Great work!