Join us Friday, June 22nd for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, featuring Donna Davis and Tom Boellstorff presenting on their “Virtual Worlds, Disability, and New Cultures of the Embodied Self” research project. The researchers launched the community “Ethnographia” three years ago, creating a safe space for qualitative discussion, and therefore real research, on the individual experiences of anyone in Second Life who identifies, or is identified as, “disabled.” The research is supported by the University of California, Irvine; the University of Oregon; and a grant from the National Science Foundation (Cultural Anthropology and Science, Technology, and Society).
- Watch the recent documentary about the research at http://ourdigitalselves.com/documentary/
Join us in Second Life!
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, June 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 & Announcements
9:00 am Featured Discussion – Virtual Worlds, Disability, and New Cultures of the Embodied Self
9:50 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. http://nonprofitcommons.org
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is peer governed and funded! If you would like to help support NPC, you can donate via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a donation in world to the avatar: NonprofitCommons Actor
Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir