Uncovering the User by Looking at the Avatar for 9/22 Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, September 22nd for the NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature Amy Cross (millay Freschi in Second Life) who will present on her research surveying Second Life users about their avatars. What do avatars say about their users and how do they effect changes in our offline lives? Amy will go over some interesting observations from her survey of Second Life users has so far revealed and give a glimpse into the dissertation research that led to the survey.


Amy Cross is a PhD candidate at the University of Maine. Millay is her avatar and has been her virtual doppelganger for 20 years, beginning in Excite’s Virtual Places in 1997. Amy’s interdisciplinary studies center around virtual world technology and peace and reconciliation studies. Amy is the founder of the Four Bridges Project in Second Life and an independent consultant in the design and development of virtual world applications.


Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, September 22nd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 



AGENDA (all times below PT) 

 8:30 am Introductions & Updates

 8:45 am Mentors Central 

 9:00 am Featured Discussion – Uncovering the User by Looking at the Avatar 

 9:45 am Community Open Mic & Announcements


The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 



The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is now peer governed and funded! If you would like to help support NPC, you can donate via paypal to donate@nonprofitcommons.com or send a donation in world to the avatar: NonprofitCommons Actor 

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir