Transcript of the November 16th NPC Meeting Featuring: Pooky Amsterdam

[08:34] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Welcome everyone to this week’s Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting!

[08:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is sponsored by TechSoup Global and is a program of the TechSoup Global Community & Social Media team.

[08:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Today’s Agenda:

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentor’s Central 
  • 8:55 am Featured Presenter: Pooky Amsterdam, ‘The Future of Machinima‘ 
  • 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements 

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[08:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Happy Friday! and let’s start off with Introductions!

[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance, Sequim, Olympic Peninsula, Washington. @renneemiko

[08:36] CarynTopia Silvercloud: Caryn Heilman, Topia Arts Center in the Berkshires of NW, MA in the US,, @topiaartscenter,

[08:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Please state your real name, location, org, and the ways we can find you online.

[08:36] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria BC Canada, @bridges4women

[08:36] Andy Evans: Andy Mallon, First Opinions Panel in SL; Chief Bottle-Washer, Social Research Foundation, New York, NY

[08:36] Gentle Heron: Virtual Ability, Inc.

[08:36] Chayenn: Monique Richer, Protect Yourself1, Inc., Baltimore, MD ,,, @PY1US

[08:36] Adalace Jewell: Corine Van Hellemont, RoSa Liberary Brussels (Belgium) @adalace

[08:37] alebez: Ale Bezdikian, Online Community Coordinator, TechSoup, SF, Ca. @TechSoup, @alebez

[08:37] Orange Planer: Orange Planer, IT Manager for H.O.M.E.,

[08:37] Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Chris Robinson, ed tech virtual assistant, Georgia Gwinnett College

[08:37] Rhiannon Chatnoir is Joyce Bettencourt, Boston MA area, Online Community Manager of NonProfit Commons in Second Life,,

[08:37] Lynne (yt.upsilon) – Lynne Hand. From the Learn English Network.

[08:37] Thynka Little: LuAnn Phillips, Cooperative Extension, Albany NY,

[08:37] Glitteractica Cookie: Susan Tenby, Online Community and Social Media Director, TechSOup Global San Francisco, CA SUA @suzboop @techsoup @npsl

[08:38] Arklo Novelli: arklo, UK – creator

[08:38] Andy Evans: Susan, back from Hawaii? Nice tan!

[08:38] monvey Algoma: Monvey Algoma, teacher of Linguistics and Rhetoric, from Spain, and desiring to learn about alllll

[08:38] Gentle Heron senses enthusiasm from Monvey!

[08:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great!

[08:38] monvey Algoma: yes!!

[08:38] Andy Evans: si

[08:38] monvey Algoma: LoL

[08:39] monvey Algoma: waves to my friends




[08:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Let’s move on to TechSoup Announcements!

[08:39] Brena Benoir: Brenda Bryan, Preferred Family Healthcare, Kirksville, MO, @brenabenoir

[08:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Ale whenever you’re ready 🙂

[08:39] alebez: Hello everyone, alebez here again with this week’s TechSoup updates.

[08:39] alebez: First of all, appy Friday, ya’ll.

[08:39] Lynne (yt.upsilon): TGIF!

[08:40] Buffy Beale: yay for Friday!

[08:40] Zinnia Zauber: Rah Ale!

[08:40] alebez: We received our second entry into the Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest called Project Health Center! Check it out….

[08:40] Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): TGI-any-day 🙂

[08:40] alebez: Health Center currently lets you lookup any medication you might be taking and finds it cheaper and will even offer you a unique Discount Insurance Card to obtain your medication for the price found.

[08:40] alebez: You can find it in the Windows Marketplace here:

[08:40] Glitteractica Cookie: cool

[08:41] alebez: Yep, very, very cool

[08:41] Gentle Heron: Alebez, where does it draw its data from?

[08:41] Buffy Beale: wow that’s great

[08:41] alebez: You know, Gentle…I’m not sure

[08:41] alebez: But, I’m interested to find out

[08:42] alebez: So, visit to check out the submissions as they come in.

[08:42] alebez: Recently our partner TechSoup Brazil teamed up with the UN Foundation, IBM, BrazilFoundation, and others for the Social Good Brazil International Seminar held on November 6 – 8 in Florianopolis, Brazil.

[08:42] alebez: It was a really great event for them

[08:43] alebez: Social Good Brazil followed on the heels of Mashable and the UN Foundation’s Social Good Summit, which was held in New York City in September. Social Good Brazil was an opportunity to continue the global conversation of how to use technology for social good as well as showcase the work of inspiring Brazilians.

[08:43] alebez: It was an amazing Global event

[08:43] alebez: It was an amazing event, and you can catch up on all of the discussions and resources via this recap by TechSoup Content Curator, Ginny Mies:

[08:43] alebez: That’s all for me, folks. Enjoy the discussion.

[08:44] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Thanks Alebez

[08:44] Andy Evans: Great stuff, thanks

[08:44] alebez: You’re welcome!

[08:44] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Ale!





[08:44] Rhiannon Chatnoir: On to Mentor’s Central!

[08:44] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Today for Mentor Central we have Zinnia Zauber

[08:44] Buffy Beale: yay Ale ty

[08:44] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!

[08:44] Buffy Beale: and woo hoo Z!

[08:44] Gentle Heron smiles at Zinnia.

[08:45] Zinnia Zauber: Over the years, many of us have brainstormed ideas how to create community, respect for volunteers, and support of our work in virtual worlds.

[08:45] Zinnia Zauber: How can you create more engagement with the Nonprofit Commons?

[08:45] Zinnia Zauber: These are some ideas to share with you to gain new insight and I want to hear your ideas too.

[08:45] Brena Benoir: I think realizing that volunteering does not have to be a 9 to 5 thing

[08:45] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome Wagon and Training – The Mentors have a great time welcoming new avatars to NPC.

[08:45] Zinnia Zauber: You should too.

[08:46] Zinnia Zauber: Right, Brena!

[08:46] Zinnia Zauber: How many of you offer to bring someone new into SL?

[08:46] Brena Benoir: often times we find that the way to connect and get people involved is being available at evening times and weekends most of the time with my experience

[08:46] Rhiannon Chatnoir raises hand

[08:46] Gentle Heron: well, that’s a major purpose of my nonprofit!

[08:46] Zinnia Zauber: Totally!

[08:46] Zinnia Zauber: Great!

[08:47] Glitteractica Cookie: I just want to chime in that I’m so impressed by how many volunteers have stepped up over the years to make this place thrive. It’s the most self-sufficient volunteer community I have ever managed.

[08:47] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you, Glitter!

[08:47] Zinnia Zauber: Set and Hold Office Hours – This really invites people to learn more from you one on one.

[08:47] Glitteractica Cookie: seriously, impressive

[08:47] Brena Benoir: I think another big thing is networking.

[08:47] Zinnia Zauber: Yes! Networking!

[08:47] Brena Benoir: Getting connected with others and supporting events, kind of build your support group for events and supporting others

[08:47] Zinnia Zauber: Having set hours for such things makes it easy to invite people in.

[08:48] monvey Algoma: i can say that now im writting an article for a medical revew and i have in mind to talk about this community of Nonproffit en the area of medical topic

[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: Do you like my Dead Poets image?

[08:48] Andy Evans: Is there a list of office hours for each NPC member?

[08:48] Mia (praxislady.witt) whispers: loved that movie

[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: Good question Andy!

[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: We need to have that.

[08:49] Brena Benoir: For examples we have two possible regular networking opportunities outside of this meeting, those are Wharf Ratz and CommonGround.

[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: Share Your Machinima – Show off what you have done! Snapshots on Facebook is a good starting point!

[08:49] Rhiannon Chatnoir: monvey – you can announce more details during open mic

[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: Host Field Trips to Explore – I do this with my students and it really makes them feel like they can participate in SL.

[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: I am taking my video students to the Machinima Expo today! Field Trips also let you partner with others too.

[08:50] Lynne (yt.upsilon): My students take me on field trips now. 🙂

[08:50] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful Lynne!

[08:50] Zinnia Zauber: That is great!

[08:50] Zinnia Zauber: It is also good to be open to working with others on these field trips.

[08:50] Zinnia Zauber: Team up!

[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: It is fun to see how people connect on many levels then.

[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: Be on or Create Talkshows – You have a mission to share, get out there and connect!

[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: Also, speak at physical conferences about your work here. I know I love to share with others!

[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: How many of you have spoken in RL about SL?

[08:52] Brena Benoir raises hand

[08:52] Thynka Little: i do often

[08:52] Chayenn: I do often

[08:52] Rhiannon Chatnoir has

[08:52] Namaara MacMoragh: yes

[08:52] Glitteractica Cookie: And better yet… SHOW your screen. It’s a lot easier to show SL than it is to describe it

[08:52] Andy Evans: yes

[08:52] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, good point Glitter.

[08:52] Namaara MacMoragh: definitely

[08:52] Andy Evans: We do on our website

[08:52] Rhiannon Chatnoir: very true Glitteractica!

[08:52] Zinnia Zauber: I show lots of photos and videos.

[08:52] Lynne (yt.upsilon): Join Me is good for sharing.

[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: Sponsor a Special Event – Camaraderie and Cohesiveness happens on the dance floor while you share your orgs goals.

[08:53] Buffy Beale: raises hand

[08:53] Andy Evans: Is there an official NPC video we can embed on our website?

[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, there are Andy.

[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: You can find them on YouTube.

[08:53] Andy Evans: k, ty

[08:53] Brena Benoir: and better yet get them in world on their own if possible to experience the immersiveness of this world

[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: right!

[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: Get them started!

[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: Get them in!

[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: Get them some new friends at events.

[08:54] Glitteractica Cookie: Yes, we have a great video.. It is posted in the beginning links that Rhiannon posted

[08:54] Glitteractica Cookie: I’ll grab the link

[08:55] Andy Evans: ty, Glitter

[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: You know that Wharf Ratz, which is a networking event every week at NPC, has been going for almost 5 years.

[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: How many of you made new friends there?

[08:55] monvey Algoma: MEEEEE!!!!

[08:55] Brena Benoir: I know I met a lot of people the first time I attended and continue to see new faces dropping in

[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: Excellent!

[08:56] Namaara MacMoragh: I did… and that was 4 years ago when I first was exploring NPC

[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful!

[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: It worked!

[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: You are still here!

[08:56] Namaara MacMoragh: Developed some great collaborations from those times at Wharf Ratz… and here, too

[08:56] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes 🙂

[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: yes yes

[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: We do make big plans there and CommonGround.

[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: Recognize that 9-5 may not be an Organization’s Volunteer Hours

[08:56] Buffy Beale: hearty applause for Brenna and Coughran to keep it running all this time

[08:56] Glitteractica Cookie: commons video&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CD4QtwIwAg&url=

[08:57] Brena Benoir: thank you Buffy!

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, Brena and Coughran!

[08:57] Glitteractica Cookie: ack… sorry link is so long

[08:57] Glitteractica Cookie: one sec

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: Like Brena said, not all people work 9-5 M-F

[08:57] Glitteractica Cookie:

[08:57] Andy Evans: got it, thanks

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: Take that into account.

[08:57] Brena Benoir: I have met some great friends here in NPC way after hours 🙂

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: Totally!

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: We all have unique reasons we work with nonprofits.

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: Some of us are employees and some of us are volunteers.

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: We have one job, two jobs, three jobs, a family, go to school, hold office, and work with a nonprofit….

[08:58] monvey Algoma: this interest me a lot

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: When are you available to be in Second Life?

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: How can you create more engagement to support your fellow Nonprofit Peeps?

[08:59] Brena Benoir: I think that varies depending upon our RL schedules and what our goal is in being here in SL

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: Right

[08:59] Lynne (yt.upsilon): My time in SL is always so packed.

[08:59] Brena Benoir: Some are able to be more flexible and sometimes we can schedule to be on during the day time and sometimes we can’t.

[09:00] Gentle Heron: That’s important, Brena, the SL goal of RL nonprofits. It’s important when they join SL, and important as they continue to function here.

[09:00] Lynne (yt.upsilon): I hardly ever really socialize.

[09:00] Brena Benoir: Thankfully many try to schedule activities at a variety of times to help accommodate the diverse schedules we have and time changes

[09:00] monvey Algoma: but… indeed i work myself from 9 – 24 hrs… i am happy to help some friends that dont know SL, and help them to make theirs avis and teach them how does it function… Its non a charity action, but enyway i think I’m helping someone…

[09:00] Zinnia Zauber: Lynne, then you need to join us for Wharf Ratz, that is work and social time.

[09:00] Lynne (yt.upsilon): It sounds good.

[09:00] Zinnia Zauber: Great, monvey!

[09:00] Lynne (yt.upsilon): I have a rat avi too. 🙂

[09:01] Zinnia Zauber: lol

[09:01] Zinnia Zauber: super!

[09:01] monvey Algoma: hahaha Lynne!!!

[09:01] Gentle Heron: That’s great for when Z does her “gray” color scheme, Lynne.

[09:02] Lynne (yt.upsilon): I’ll fit right in. And camouflaged. 🙂

[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: Silver CommonGround in Jan!

[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: So, these are some ideas how to improve engagement, create community, respect for volunteers, and support of our work in virtual worlds.

[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: Remember we are all in this together and to Pay It Forward!

[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you everyone!

[09:02] Lynne (yt.upsilon) claps wildly with enthusiasm.

[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you for sharing your ideas too!

[09:02] Buffy Beale: yay Z great job!

[09:03] Andy Evans: thanks, good stuff

[09:03] Mia (praxislady.witt) claps

[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!

[09:03] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thank you Zinnia!

[09:03] Arklo Novelli: applauds

[09:03] monvey Algoma: thanks to all of you

[09:03] monvey Algoma: app

[09:03] Gentle Heron: Great job Zinnia of reminding us.

[09:03] monvey Algoma: applauds

[09:03] Gentle Heron: Sometimes it’s the simple things we don’t think of, and we should.

[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you, Gentle so true.

[09:03] Mia (praxislady.witt): agree Gentle *nods head*




[09:03] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Time for today’s main speaker

[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: she is teleporting in as we speak!

[09:04] Gentle Heron wipes dino slime off Pooky’s outfit.

[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Let’s welcome Pooky Amsterdam, who will speak to us today about the 5th Annual Machinima-Expo 2012 and what it will hold, and also what it possibly means for the future of machinima as a medium.

[09:04] Zinnia Zauber: Rah Pooky!

[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Bio: Pooky Amsterdam, CEO of has been working in the field of Virtual World Entertainment and TV for the past decade. The producer and writer of thousands of shows over this period, she is a leader in this field. Since 2008 she has been a driving force for using Second Life as a media platform. With a portfolio of work credited to the PookyMedia team, the films she produces portray a full range of genre from Music and fashion to educational films. Recently PookyMedia has been working on more Public Service Announcements for the State of California, that are helping children and adults eradicate the threat of airborne pests. Yes, they are starring a mosquito, named Pesky.

[09:05] Buffy Beale: yay Pook!

[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Hi Pooky…start whenever you are ready

[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and slides are behind you 🙂

[09:05] Lynne (yt.upsilon) claps wildly with enthusiasm.

[09:05] Lynne (yt.upsilon): again.

[09:05] monvey Algoma: clap, clap clap for Pooky!!!

[09:05] Mia (praxislady.witt) claps for Pooky

[09:06] Pooky Amsterdam: Thank you everyone and Ahoy all!

[09:06] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome Pooky!

[09:06] Pooky Amsterdam: you are really what makes this the heart of my Second Life – for you all we all have come together here to follow a wild passion and pursuit of our dreams

[09:07] Pooky Amsterdam: and to also find friendship and hope inspiration and excitement

[09:07] Pooky Amsterdam: I speak to the people of the Non Profit commons land as true friends more even than a audience

[09:07] Pooky Amsterdam: so Im going to go on a wee bit about the Expo

[09:08] Pooky Amsterdam: it was started 5 years ago by a rag tag bunch of film makers who realized that the craft of game engine film had far to go but that horizon was really an important one to meet

[09:08] Pooky Amsterdam: and every year it has grown and grown a bit more

[09:08] Pooky Amsterdam: its actually happening now on Livestream

[09:09] Pooky Amsterdam:

[09:09] Pooky Amsterdam: its about craft and excellence in film we do as screen capture or in programs such as iClone or Moviestorm

[09:09] Pooky Amsterdam: its a great way and I know so many of us have done films and of course all of us have seen a couple at least

[09:10] Pooky Amsterdam: the Expo this year asked me to do the Programming – so I went after it like my first academy awards show

[09:10] Pooky Amsterdam: who would be good for it?

[09:10] Pooky Amsterdam: what would be good panels – people and I tried to reach high as I thought the time is right for us to take that next step up

[09:10] Pooky Amsterdam: maybe folks would want to be apart of it on panels like Realistic Market for Machinima

[09:11] Pooky Amsterdam: or maybe not but worth a try

[09:11] Pooky Amsterdam: I had to say really worth it – and to see also – how are We perceived

[09:11] Pooky Amsterdam: how is the medium perceived

[09:11] Pooky Amsterdam: there is a very famous show a web series – gosh its huge

[09:11] Pooky Amsterdam: called Red versus Blue

[09:11] Pooky Amsterdam: I tried to get ahold of Burnie Burns but no luck

[09:12] Pooky Amsterdam: he was one of the only folks though who said no Im happy to say

[09:12] Pooky Amsterdam: most folks – even at places like

[09:12] Pooky Amsterdam:

[09:12] Pooky Amsterdam: venturebeat

[09:12] Pooky Amsterdam: they all said yes

[09:13] Pooky Amsterdam: and so I was encouraged to put the program together with folks who need to know what we are doing and also folks who really know what we are doing

[09:13] Pooky Amsterdam: the film makers and production teams – people who have written books on topic and academics a as well

[09:14] Pooky Amsterdam: the event is taking place on the great NY Sim virtual reverie

[09:14] Pooky Amsterdam: its live now in fact I will have to return

[09:15] Pooky Amsterdam: tomorrow is packed program and I urge you to look at the link to see

[09:15] Pooky Amsterdam: we have the Director of the New media film festival interviewing Jason Silva – who is a noted futurist and videographer

[09:15] Pooky Amsterdam: and the wonderful molotov Alva

[09:15] Pooky Amsterdam: I actually cried when I met him as his film meant so much to me – it showed the possibility of really telling a story within this world I so cherish

[09:16] Pooky Amsterdam: then there is the Politically direct panel

[09:16] Pooky Amsterdam: Fanny Starr will be on to talk bout using the virtual world to get a message of such great authenticity and importance across

[09:17] Pooky Amsterdam: Helen of course too – and also some one you know Joliz GKids

[09:17] Pooky Amsterdam: it was important to also show how the next generation can use the virtual platform to tell and get the message across – to in effect really reach people who grew up with avatars, who can identify

[09:17] Pooky Amsterdam: and also is Joseph Delappe whose films about the war in Iraq raise important questions. moderating is tracey harwood

[09:18] Pooky Amsterdam: Torley Linden is opening the show !

[09:18] Zinnia Zauber: Rah!

[09:18] Gentle Heron: Wonderful speakers!

[09:18] Pooky Amsterdam: there is a discussion on new platforms

[09:19] Pooky Amsterdam: people from unity – flight sims

[09:19] Orange Planer: Torley must be busy – we haven’t heard from him in SL for quite awhile.

[09:19] Pooky Amsterdam: moviestorm iclone and 3ds will get together and discus why they use theres too

[09:20] Pooky Amsterdam: I guess I really still feel the benefits of a liberal education – I was forced to study things I didn’t always want to but it opened up my mind in ways if I only did what I liked well it never would have

[09:20] Pooky Amsterdam: so people known with on their platforms get to expound a bit with others who are using unknown tools

[09:20] Pooky Amsterdam: I hope to expand some creative thinking in there for sure



[09:21] Rhiannon Chatnoir: do you have within the program any presenters focusing on the use of machinima for social good.. I think back to some of the amazing PSA’s I have seen made and even some of the digital storytelling challenges using machinima here in the NPC community

[09:22] Zinnia Zauber: Yes!

[09:22] Pooky Amsterdam: the marketing panel has Dean Takahashi from Venturebeat – lead game writer

[09:22] Pooky Amsterdam: Flufee is on the web series panel

[09:22] Pooky Amsterdam: he will be there with Obilth Gnome of world of warcraft fame

[09:22] Pooky Amsterdam: and also Chris Burke who does This Spartan Life

[09:22] Glitteractica Cookie: Yes, just keeping in mind our point of being here in the NPC is to talk about tech for social benefit and nonprofit community building. Thanks for the reminder Rhiannon

[09:22] Gentle Heron cheers for the Gnome!

[09:23] Pooky Amsterdam: the benefit for the non profit community is to see how to improve the films that are made by them

[09:23] Pooky Amsterdam: there is a lot of information and people who are really doing great things for the inspiration and knowledge

[09:23] Lynne (yt.upsilon): We need all the help we can get.

[09:23] Glitteractica Cookie: so, that is in line with the techsoup digital storytelling challenge

[09:23] Pooky Amsterdam: and we bring the Expo to you and I guess I am here to let you know that its happening

[09:24] Glitteractica Cookie: i hope that with this year’s TSDIGS we get more involvement from the NPC community

[09:24] Pooky Amsterdam: the future of an inexpensive tool that enables the many to create animated film is a great boon to all of us

[09:24] Glitteractica Cookie: more machinima would be great

[09:24] Pooky Amsterdam: from entertainment to education

[09:24] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes – we have been using machinima as another amazing tool to tell stories here at NPC

[09:24] Pooky Amsterdam: its a good way to see what is out there from a standpoint of craft and excellence

[09:24] Pooky Amsterdam: to see what you can do

[09:25] Pooky Amsterdam: and to see how it effects others


[09:25] Pooky Amsterdam: any questions?

[09:25] Lynne (yt.upsilon): Is it being showcased in SL, or just on Livestream?

[09:25] Pooky Amsterdam: let me give the landmark

[09:25] Lynne (yt.upsilon): Thanks.

[09:25] Pooky Amsterdam: there is a great theater and experience created for you all

[09:27] Pooky Amsterdam: Virtual Reverie (218,37,23)

[09:27] Pooky Amsterdam: it is going on right now

[09:27] Pooky Amsterdam: and will start tomorrow also at 9

[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful!

[09:27] Andy Evans: Great, thanks

[09:27] Pooky Amsterdam: there is the slurl in the link I gave you in the beginning as well as the livestream


[09:28] Rhiannon Chatnoir: with all of the personal experience you have had with creating machinima and of course all of the amazing people you have interacted with in the field.. do you think as a medium it could be a tool for social change and good?

[09:28] Pooky Amsterdam: absolutely

[09:28] Lynne (yt.upsilon): If it encourages people to be creators, and not just consumers – yes.

[09:28] Arklo Novelli: 09.00 PST

[09:28] Pooky Amsterdam: there was a film done in 2005 I think about he riots in paris and prejudice

[09:28] Pooky Amsterdam: I definitely think so

[09:28] Arklo Novelli: ?

[09:28] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I think about some of the most amazing cinematic movies, like even something like Avatar, that though are commercial, also have deep underlying messages of social good.. of course there is also more direct applications of video/machinima

[09:28] Pooky Amsterdam: people are very attracted well they certainly identify with avatars – people who play games are now well everyone

[09:29] Lynne (yt.upsilon): True.

[09:29] Pooky Amsterdam: and so you are showing folks something they understand and identify with its powerful a tool yes


[09:29] Pooky Amsterdam: well thank you all very much

[09:30] Pooky Amsterdam: if there are no further questions then

[09:30] Orange Planer: No, thank you for taking time to talk with us, Pooky.

[09:30] Arklo Novelli: bravo Pooky well done

[09:30] Pooky Amsterdam: I do hope you all check it out at the theatre or at the livestream

[09:30] Rhiannon Chatnoir: any other quick comments/questions before Pooky has to fly back to her event?

[09:30] Chayenn: great

[09:30] Lynne (yt.upsilon): Definitely.

[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you so much Pooky!

[09:30] Andy Evans: Wonderful, thank u… will check it out for sure

[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: This is wonderful and what a showcase!

[09:30] Buffy Beale: Yay Pooky great info!

[09:30] Pooky Amsterdam: so hugs and hope to see you later

[09:30] Pooky Amsterdam: ty

[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: Hugs!

[09:31] Gentle Heron: Thanks Pooky. Sounds fantastic.

[09:31] Lynne (yt.upsilon): Group hug.

[09:31] Buffy Beale: lol Lynne we have one of those too 🙂

[09:31] Thynka Little: I am hoping to catch a lot of it over the next couple of days




[09:31] Rhiannon Chatnoir: It’s time for Open Mic!

[09:32] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Does anyone have any announcements?

[09:32] Gentle Heron: Virtual Ability has two events this weekend, if I may share them.

[09:32] monvey Algoma: sorry… i am at phone in rl!

[09:33] Rhiannon Chatnoir: go ahead Gentle!

[09:33] Gentle Heron: This evening, 5-7pm SLT, we open a new exhibit at the Cape Able Art Gallery. It features the 3D assemblage art of Scottius Polke.

[09:33] Gentle Heron: These are illustrations he made for a children’s book on Aesop’s Fables. VERY cool artwork, and of course a chance to meet the artist and quiz him about his style and his life.

[09:33] Gentle Heron: Please join us also for a dance with DJ Suzzie Halsey-Zsun. Our Art Gallery always features art by talented artists with disabilities.

[09:33] Lynne (yt.upsilon): Lovely.

[09:33] Lynne (yt.upsilon): I <3 the fables.

[09:33] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful!

[09:33] Gentle Heron: Also (cue the trumpets) on Saturday NPC’s Dancers Yao will present “Problem-Solving Strategies for Health Care: The importance of complex, fluctuating symptom patterns in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.”

[09:34] Gentle Heron: Dancers is going to talk about keeping journals (patient diaries) and seeking patterns in your life. This talk is based on her research as a psychologist for Elder Voices, as well as the research of others including Oliver Sacks.

[09:34] Zinnia Zauber: Rah Dancers!

[09:34] Gentle Heron: Dancers will be presenting in Sojourner Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 17, at noon SLT. Please come and support your fellow NPC member.

[09:34] Buffy Beale: yay Dancers!

[09:34] Gentle Heron: I can give you a notecard about either of these events. Just IM me.

[09:34] Gentle Heron: (That’s all for this week.)

[09:34] Zinnia Zauber: Please!


[09:34] Thynka Little: Cooperative Extension has three new projects in development over the next few months. Details can be found in a Google Doc here

[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: Great Thynka!


[09:35] Chayenn: Our organization Protect Yourself 1, Inc has been rated top health nonprofit 2012 by greatnonprofits

[09:35] Thynka Little: The projects are Montana Ecosmart House, AgrAbility Farm, and Virtual Coworking Space

[09:35] Gentle Heron: Congrats Chayenn!

[09:35] Chayenn: we are very pleased

[09:35] Chayenn: thank you

[09:35] Chayenn: second year

[09:35] Mia (praxislady.witt): nice, looks like fun!

[09:35] Thynka Little: Please feel free to make comments on the Google Doc

[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: That is so awesome Chayenn!

[09:35] Buffy Beale: nice going Chay!

[09:36] Gentle Heron: Thynka, I think I want to work with you! Great topics.

[09:36] Glitteractica Cookie: That is really impressive Chayenn

[09:36] Lynne (yt.upsilon): Is that VWC for Open Sim?

[09:36] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful news!

[09:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great 🙂

[09:36] Chayenn: yes it give us a lot of credibility to raise funding via Guidestar

[09:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: any other announcements?

[09:36] Chayenn: for our HIV prevention programs

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: Your program is so important

[09:37] Chayenn: will do a presentation soon

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: and it is wonderful to have you be so active here at NPC.

[09:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Anyone else with announcements?


[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: Will we have a meeting next week?

[09:38] σƙi (loki.koba): RL’s calling, please excuse me

[09:39] Glitteractica Cookie: yes, good question

[09:39] Glitteractica Cookie: i usually say no NPC mtg after thanksgiving

[09:39] Glitteractica Cookie: but you all could decide otherwise?

[09:39] Glitteractica Cookie: In general, I like to let the team take the time off, since it’s a work holiday

[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: I know that I can’t attend.

[09:40] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I am hoping we will… our own Sally Cherry said she can present and if she can we will have a lighter NPC meeting

[09:40] Rhiannon Chatnoir: if not, we will resume the week after 🙂

[09:40] Glitteractica Cookie: I think we should take the day off and let Sally present the following week, when we will have a bigger audience

[09:40] Andy Evans: we could make it just an informal meeting for those who choose to come… like an open mic to discuss ideas, issues or just get to know each other

[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: Good idea Andy

[09:40] Glitteractica Cookie: I know most ppl will be off work with their familes

[09:40] Lynne (yt.upsilon): Will there be turkey?

[09:40] Rhiannon Chatnoir: nod true

[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: lol I have made an SL turkey.. maybe can send out gifts 🙂

[09:41] Lynne (yt.upsilon): Great.

[09:41] Lynne (yt.upsilon): 🙂

[09:41] Andy Evans: hahahaha

[09:41] Glitteractica Cookie: i also wanted for us to have a more structured brainstorm at a later date, but if you all want to meet for fellowship and fun, have at it!

[09:41] Mia (praxislady.witt): turkey, woot!!

[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and yes, good idea Andy.. will followup with Sarvana/Sally

[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks Glitter 🙂

[09:42] Lynne (yt.upsilon): Thanks everyone. It was v. interesting, and nice to virtually meet you all.

[09:42] Lynne (yt.upsilon): Good night / morning / evening / afternoon.

[09:42] Buffy Beale: great to meet you Lynne and welcome

[09:42] Glitteractica Cookie: Nice to meet you Lynne

[09:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: ok – if there arent any other announcements – we can end this week’s meeting

[09:42] Arklo Novelli: yes thanks, love ya enthusiasm


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[09:43] Andy Evans: Greeat meeting, Rhiannon

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