Summary of 7/29/2011 NPC meeting

Feel free to pay your respects for the terror attack in norway at

New Linden Lab user profiles available at

Buffy Beale is leading up the 4 year mentor celebration. Everyone who has an office at NPC is asked to contribute.

The speaker today was Brennan Blaylock from AAUW . AAUW is one of the few women’s organizations that iss bipartism and has a member in every congressional district in the U.S. It has a very powerful voice on Capitol Hill. AAUW also provides 4 million a year in fellowships and grants. It also has over 1,000 chapters in the US and over 500 college/university partners. As AAUW celebrate its 130th anniversary it invites everyone to join us that has at least an associates degree. Students are also welcome.

AAUW wanted to reach out to SL folks. They are just staffing up and plan to have more activites in the coming year. AAUW also has a research initiative involving SL that was well-received and covers issues of gender equality. The AAUW virtual community will be starting again in August, offering three workshops.

The SL events show people how to hold small events and give them a sense of confidence about them. Instructions on how to attend these workshops are on the events page:

This year’s SLCC schedule has been posted, and you can invite friends to attend at a discount at

A new virtual world for middle school girls is setting up in OpenSim. more info at

Written by: HydraShaftoe

Summary of 7/15/2011 NPC meeting

This week, Rik was out on business travel, so Susan hosted the meeting. DJ Earnshaw spoke to us today about his new display panel, which is an excellent SL tool for displaying information.

The Ultimate Display Panel is a combination of a notecard reader, with a way to have long lines without worrying about the 255 character limit in reading notecards, combined with a resizeable display panel having three levels of prerezzing, and a number of additional features to serve a teacher’s needs:
• Built in pointer system, used by the teacher, or with the teachers permission, by the students
• Built in supply box and tip jar, with the ability to make them available when the teacher is ready for them
• Ability to export and import classes
• And many other features
• And version 2 of the UDP will include the capability to set out chairs, cushions, or mats for the students, in either rows or a circular pattern.

It is built for a circular classroom arrangement and easily has a range of 20 virtual meters.

Svea Morane was the next speaker today. She is with the Mayo clinic and spoke to us about Mayo’s efforts. Mayo is running a pilot program now for pregnant women to be seen in SL, Mayo has been doing many mixed reality events and users rate the experience highly. Mayo is also using SL for building prototypes and patient education. SL as an education platform has been an easy Step for mayo, and its an easy step for people to take.

Other announcements:

[09:31] Gentle Heron: Please save the dates Sat/Sun July 23/24 for the International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference

Panels of folks from all over the world will discuss legal protections in their countries for people with disabilities. There are scheduled speakers on topics ranging from advocacy to health care to transportation. Our friends JAN and NSIP from NonProfit Commons will also be speaking.

[09:40] bulaklak:
[09:40] bulaklak: With Meg Clark of CoTweet! (July 27 at 7 pm)

Written by: HydraShaftoe


Today we had an opening round of thanks for zinnia for being a representative of NPC at the SL8B celebration. She described NPC’s longstanding history of networking events, community involvement, parties, and other functions to gather people together for a cause.

She also gave instructions for getting an event promoted by NPC :

[2011/06/24 08:42] Zinnia Zauber: 1. Develop Active Networking Community
Event with your staff and volunteers.
[2011/06/24 08:42] Zinnia Zauber: 2. Submit for approval for event that
happens at the NPC sims by email to Rik (cc Par) all the information about
the event including the dates, times, location, special needs, and
promotional images.
[2011/06/24 08:42] Zinnia Zauber: If your event is off NPC, you are
submitting for Techsoup promotion approval.

Email – r…

CC – parhelionpa…
[2011/06/24 08:42] Zinnia Zauber: 3. Event is approved by Glitter and
Techsoup staff adds the event to the NPC Google Calendar.
[2011/06/24 08:42] Zinnia Zauber: 4. Techsoup staff promotes the event via
various Techsoup and NPC channels including Nonprofit Commons Blog,
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email, Flickr…
[2011/06/24 08:43] Zinnia Zauber: 5. You are responsible for inworld
promotion of your event and through your own groups channels. Send notices
through the Nonprofit Commons and Techsoup Groups. Put out posters and make
announcements at the Friday NPC Meetings.
[2011/06/24 08:43] Zinnia Zauber: Remember, you are responsible for inworld
coordination of the event including working with NPC estate managers,
volunteer staffing, obtaining sponsors, hiring a DJ, decorating, security,
and clean up.

The second speaker today was Caledonia Heron, a NASA information architect. NASA eEd recently established
a staffed Education Resource Center in the main building on the island. The
ERC provides educational support for teaching about NASA content in the
classroom or after-school. Ms. Heron will speak about the ERC and the
activities and events available at the NASA island. Learning Technologies is an education incubator for instructional technologies and the team manages NASA eEducation Island.

(Just transcribed this because Caledonia’s grammar was perfect already)

NASA has been in Second Life since 2006
and got a dedicated Education island in 2008. NASA has a significant
investment in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math
education.) This is part of NASA’s positive mission
to improve education for students and citizen scientists. NASA invests in
education to provide STEM career paths for upcoming students and a pipeline
to NASA employment. The agency has dedicated time and
capital to develop print, online and in person resources and activities.
There are education assets for all learners, K-Grey. They want to encourage the youngest to
the oldest to have an understanding of science and have the skills to
contribute in those areas through their careers and/or private interests.

NASA’s island is setup to represent NASA’s work on earth, in orbit and in exploration. The land area has a number of space analog activities such as NEEMO, Antarctica and a rover yard.
This is to prepare for the challenge of
exploring remote destinations in space, NASA conducts “analog” missions here on Earth, in remote locations that have physical similarities to extreme

Third Speaker – RedGoddess

The G.I.R.L.S. Project connects our voices and resources to create social
change in our communities. It is to create a comfortable space for girls to
express themselves, learn leadership skills, and make allies.
Young women have a chance to
speak out and be heard, to learn from their peers, and to formulate
solutions to the problems in their lives. The programs are designed to
engage, educate, and prepare young women to be effective leaders and media
makers. The organization is based in Boston but its work is done all over. Girls 14-17 are the most encouraged to join, but any teen can do so.This lets young women be trained to be leaders in their communities.


Raw event log

Meetings Chat Log – Friday, June 23, at the Plush Nonprofit Commons starting
at 8:30am PST. Nonprofit Commons/88/126/26


8:30am Introductions

8:40am Mentors Corner

8:45am Featured Guest, Caledonia Heron of NASA Education Resource Center in
Second Life

9:10am Marie Celestin of The Girl Project

9:25am SLCC Discussion and Brainstorming

9:35am Announcements / OpenMic

[2011/06/24 08:32] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): We’ve got a great agenda for
today, so lets get started with introductions
[2011/06/24 08:32] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Hello
[2011/06/24 08:32] Steven Toussaint: Steven Volpe, Alzheimer’s Association,
NYC Chapter, NY, NY @alznyc,
[2011/06/24 08:32] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria BC
Canada, @buffyb
[2011/06/24 08:32] Brennan Blaylock: Claudia Richards, American Association
of University Women ( Washington, D.C. @AAUW or @ClaudiaAAUW on
[2011/06/24 08:32] Lyssa (janlyssa.serenity): Lyssa Rowan, Job
Accommodation Network, Morgantown WV @JANatJAN
[2011/06/24 08:32] Chayenn: monique richert , protect yourself 1, inc.
baltimore, MD, ,
[2011/06/24 08:32] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): as always, we begin with
people typing into text chat your real world name, organization, location ,
website and twitter handle
[2011/06/24 08:32] Gentle Heron: Virtual Ability, Inc.
[2011/06/24 08:32] DJ Earnshaw: Don Singleton, Tulsa, OK (DJ Earnshaw,
Professor Viper) HelpingTulsa and APCUG,
[2011/06/24 08:32] Zinnia Zauber: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Sequim
Humanities and Arts Alliance, Sequim, Washington.
[2011/06/24 08:32] Hydra Shaftoe: Jason Pace, Mobile, Alabama, @hydravelsen
and hydrashaftoe on Facebook
[2011/06/24 08:32] Mila (milakel): hi
[2011/06/24 08:32] Caledonia Heron: Stephanie Smith, NASA Learning
[2011/06/24 08:33] Adalace Jewell: Corine Van Hellemont RoSa Library
Brussels (Belgium) @adalace
[2011/06/24 08:33] Mila (milakel): is it in voice?
[2011/06/24 08:33] Troy McLuhan: Troy McConaghy of Burnaby, BC, Canada
[2011/06/24 08:33] Hydra Shaftoe: tet, mila
[2011/06/24 08:33] Hydra Shaftoe: text
[2011/06/24 08:33] Kali Idziak: Jessica Dally, Community Voicemail and
BEARTREK, Seattle, WA, @jessicadally @cvmnational
@morganwildlife @seafreeschool
[2011/06/24 08:33] Devilana Nirvana: Lisa Maqsud, HOPE 4 SATOBS, Kettering,
[2011/06/24 08:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I’m rik panganiban, community
manager here at the Nonprofit Commons,,
based in the SF bay area, @betterverse
[2011/06/24 08:33] Brena Benoir: Brenda Bryan, Preferred Family Healthcare,
Kirksville, Missouri., @brenabenoir
[2011/06/24 08:33] Shirley Márquez Dúlcey (shirley.marquez): Shirley
Márquez Dúlcey (yes that’s really my RL name now!), SLCC track leader,
Boston MA
[2011/06/24 08:33] BETF Afterthought: Philena Rush. Cbus, OH. BPDA
Education and Technology Foundation. @bdpa @bdpavirtual
[2011/06/24 08:33] Dancers Yao: Kara Bennett, Elder Voices, Los Angeles, CA
Health Care and Human Rights
[2011/06/24 08:33] Mimi Muircastle: Mimi/Charlotte Friends of Humboldt Bay
NWR land of cool ocean breezes!
[2011/06/24 08:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): good morning , glitter
[2011/06/24 08:33] Archivist Llewellyn: Archivist Llewelly,
Director/VOlunteer, NASA CoLab Library and Archives (NASA JPL), MOSES grid
project developer Curiosity AI (DoD)
[2011/06/24 08:33] Mila (milakel): i don’t see the panel 🙂
[2011/06/24 08:33] Shirley Márquez Dúlcey (shirley.marquez):
[2011/06/24 08:33] Caledonia Heron:
[2011/06/24 08:34] Second Life: Glitteractica Cookie is Offline
[2011/06/24 08:34] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Marie C., Girls
Project/Talkwithmarie, Gretare Boston,@talkwithmarie,
[2011/06/24 08:34] JanythKU Techsan: Janyth Ussery, vushi & Texas State
Technical College
[2011/06/24 08:34] Kaseido Quandry: John Carter McKnight, Arizona State
[2011/06/24 08:34] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): lots of seats in teh back. no
need to standon people.
[2011/06/24 08:34] Ozma Malibu: Sandy Andrews, Floaters Org, Arizona and
Mexico (and ASU as well)
[2011/06/24 08:35] Shirley Márquez Dúlcey (shirley.marquez): maybe the
standees are on their iPhones
[2011/06/24 08:35] Kaseido Quandry: /me cheers
[2011/06/24 08:35] Mimi Muircastle: (windchimes, DJ???)
[2011/06/24 08:35] Zinnia Zauber: If your org as a build at SL8B, please
drop the landmark in the sign I mad up front. You can buy the three
landmarks and a t-shirt from the sign for L$0. Thank you!
[2011/06/24 08:35] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks Zinnia.
[2011/06/24 08:35] (tuty.inkpen): Donna Johnson aka
Tuty Inkpen
twitter: @TudyD011
wahms = work at home moms
win = women intentionally networking
Video Channel:
[2011/06/24 08:35] Zinnia Zauber: *made
[2011/06/24 08:35] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): want to mention SL8B during
the mentors corner?
[2011/06/24 08:35] DJ Earnshaw: taking a look at something my school owner
[2011/06/24 08:35] Zinnia Zauber: sure
[2011/06/24 08:36] Caledonia Heron: lol, did not know I am a Wahm winner 🙂
[2011/06/24 08:36] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): cool
[2011/06/24 08:36] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Any more intros?
[2011/06/24 08:36] DJ Earnshaw: she asked for help, mimi
[2011/06/24 08:36] Second Life: Glitteractica Cookie is Online
[2011/06/24 08:36] TammySM: Tammy USMWF Kentucy
[2011/06/24 08:36] Troy McLuhan: Oh wow that pic brings back some memories!
[2011/06/24 08:37] Caledonia Heron: 🙂 diff hair
[2011/06/24 08:37] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): if not, maybe we can move
onto a new regular feature at the Nonprofit Commons, the Mentors Corner
[2011/06/24 08:37] Hydra Shaftoe: hey glitter
[2011/06/24 08:37] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): So they can tell you a bit
about what they are up to
[2011/06/24 08:37] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Zinnia are you repping the
Mentors today?
[2011/06/24 08:38] Buffy Beale: Cheers for Z!
[2011/06/24 08:38] Brena Benoir: Wooho Zinnia!
[2011/06/24 08:38] BETF Afterthought: Here are the many ways to can get
involved with
Nonprofit Commons in Second Life:
Nonprofit Commons blog:

Google Group:

NPC Video


Weekly Networking Event: Wharf Ratz, Aloft,
Tuesdays, 8pm SLT

Monthly Networking Event (1st Thursday):
Common Ground, Plush, 5-7PM SLT

[2011/06/24 08:38] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!
[2011/06/24 08:38] Mimi Muircastle: She is our most awesome rep!
[2011/06/24 08:38] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): (thanks BETF)
[2011/06/24 08:38] Troy McLuhan: Diet Coke and mentors
[2011/06/24 08:38] Zinnia Zauber: Commonground is 5 to 7 PM Please.
[2011/06/24 08:38] Zinnia Zauber: This is the first of a series of
Nonprofit Commons Mentor Public Service Announcements to support the amazing
people that do important work in Second Life to benefit nonprofits and the
people that are benefited by them.
[2011/06/24 08:38] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Zinnia has been doing an
awesome job repping the NPC at the Second Life 8th Birthday celebrations!
[2011/06/24 08:38] Glitteractica Cookie: Susan Tenby,Online Cmmunity
Director, TechSoup Global, SanFrancisco, CA USA @suzboop @techsoup @npsl
(sorry I crashed)
[2011/06/24 08:38] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): YAY Zinnia!!!!
[2011/06/24 08:38] Zinnia Zauber: thank you!
[2011/06/24 08:38] (tuty.inkpen): Yeah, ZZ!
[2011/06/24 08:38] Hydra Shaftoe: morning glitter
[2011/06/24 08:38] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): woot!Woot!!
[2011/06/24 08:38] Zinnia Zauber: so here we go!
[2011/06/24 08:38] Glitteractica Cookie: morning
[2011/06/24 08:38] InKenzo at Amoration (in.kenzo): Evonne Heyning
@amoration, currently in San Francisco and happy to see you all
[2011/06/24 08:39] Zinnia Zauber: Event Planning and Promotion at the
Nonprofit Commons and Tenants of the Nonprofit Commons
[2011/06/24 08:39] Zinnia Zauber: People enter Second Life to obtain and
experience an immersive environment with a sense of Community, Cooperation,
Connections, Cohesiveness, and Collaboration.
[2011/06/24 08:39] Zinnia Zauber: Special events and social networking
validates Second Life’s power to connect people to create cooperative
support by encouraging participation, promotion, and positive results.
[2011/06/24 08:39] Zinnia Zauber: Develop
[2011/06/24 08:40] Zinnia Zauber: The Nonprofit Commons has a long-standing
history of Active Networking Community Events.
[2011/06/24 08:40] Zinnia Zauber: Celebrating four years of community
building, Wharf Ratz Extraordinary Dance Extravaganza is every Tuesday Night
at NPC Aloft.
[2011/06/24 08:40] (tuty.inkpen): D.A.N.C.E. nice!
[2011/06/24 08:40] Zinnia Zauber: It will be three years of colored themes
for CommonGround every First Thursday at NPC Plush.
[2011/06/24 08:40] Zinnia Zauber: There have been Holiday Parties &
Scavenger Hunts that include the whole NPC Community.
[2011/06/24 08:40] Zinnia Zauber: Cooperative NPC Tenant Fundraising Events
happen with the support of many sponsors, like this one for Project Jason
and The Garden for the Missing.
[2011/06/24 08:41] Zinnia Zauber: Several Nonprofits work together for Sim
Wide Fundraising Events like for Haiti Relief.
[2011/06/24 08:41] Zinnia Zauber: There have been Educational Opportunities
that include mixed reality panels and workshops from the Second Life
Community Conferences, Techsoup Webinars, and speakers from the orgs that
call the Nonprofit Commons their “home”.
[2011/06/24 08:41] Troy McLuhan: (Wow she types fast for a zinnia.)
[2011/06/24 08:41] Mila (milakel): hmm, the note said: “There will be a
presentation about how NASA is using SL for education”
[2011/06/24 08:41] Zinnia Zauber: Are you ready for more amazing events?
Let’s fill up the Nonprofits in Second Life Calendar!
[2011/06/24 08:41] Zinnia Zauber: These are the basic Steps for Event
Planning and Promotion at the Nonprofit Commons and Tenants of the Nonprofit
[2011/06/24 08:41] Mila (milakel): is it upcoming?
[2011/06/24 08:42] Zinnia Zauber: 1. Develop Active Networking Community
Event with your staff and volunteers.
[2011/06/24 08:42] Zinnia Zauber: 2. Submit for approval for event that
happens at the NPC sims by email to Rik (cc Par) all the information about
the event including the dates, times, location, special needs, and
promotional images.
[2011/06/24 08:42] Zinnia Zauber: If your event is off NPC, you are
submitting for Techsoup promotion approval.

Email – r…

CC – parhelionpa…
[2011/06/24 08:42] Zinnia Zauber: 3. Event is approved by Glitter and
Techsoup staff adds the event to the NPC Google Calendar.
[2011/06/24 08:42] Zinnia Zauber: 4. Techsoup staff promotes the event via
various Techsoup and NPC channels including Nonprofit Commons Blog,
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email, Flickr…
[2011/06/24 08:43] Zinnia Zauber: 5. You are responsible for inworld
promotion of your event and through your own groups channels. Send notices
through the Nonprofit Commons and Techsoup Groups. Put out posters and make
announcements at the Friday NPC Meetings.
[2011/06/24 08:43] Zinnia Zauber: Remember, you are responsible for inworld
coordination of the event including working with NPC estate managers,
volunteer staffing, obtaining sponsors, hiring a DJ, decorating, security,
and clean up.
[2011/06/24 08:43] Zinnia Zauber: Active engagement and encouragement
creates a cooperative community of responsibility, collaboration, and
[2011/06/24 08:44] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): word up!
[2011/06/24 08:44] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you very much!
[2011/06/24 08:44] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Thanks, Zinnia!!!
[2011/06/24 08:44] Hydra Shaftoe: thankz zinnia
[2011/06/24 08:44] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): such helpful info
[2011/06/24 08:44] Suza Falta: ty
[2011/06/24 08:44] Zinnia Zauber: I have a notecard with all this info and
the slides fo you.
[2011/06/24 08:44] Chayenn: thank you zinnia
[2011/06/24 08:44] Caledonia Heron: thx
[2011/06/24 08:44] Brena Benoir: The sooner you can submit your events for
approval for the calendar the early promotions can start happening!
[2011/06/24 08:44] Devilana Nirvana: thank you Zinnia!
[2011/06/24 08:44] Mimi Muircastle: absolutely awesome job, Zinnia!!!!!!!!
[2011/06/24 08:44] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): so everyone here should feell
welcome to organize events at the NPC
[2011/06/24 08:44] Zinnia Zauber: You are welcome!
[2011/06/24 08:44] (tuty.inkpen): Yeah! Do we IM you
for the notecard zz?
[2011/06/24 08:44] page Putzo: i know i need a slider like that darn it
[2011/06/24 08:45] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): And tenants especially
[2011/06/24 08:45] page Putzo: hehe
[2011/06/24 08:45] Gentle Heron: Thank you Zinnia
[2011/06/24 08:45] Zinnia Zauber: I will sent it out via Group notices.
[2011/06/24 08:45] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): who here is planning on
organizing an event in the near future?
[2011/06/24 08:45] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): me too
[2011/06/24 08:45] Brena Benoir: IM me Video I can get you one as well
[2011/06/24 08:45] Hydra Shaftoe: heh
[2011/06/24 08:45] InKenzo at Amoration (in.kenzo): Thanks everyone for
putting in the effort to organize more events here!
[2011/06/24 08:45] Zinnia Zauber: Questions for Glitter or Rik about
[2011/06/24 08:45] Buffy Beale: great job Z and a special shout out to you
for your work making up the NPC exhibit at the SLB8!
[2011/06/24 08:45] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Hydra of course
[2011/06/24 08:45] Devilana Nirvana: hopefully I am
[2011/06/24 08:45] Hydra Shaftoe: 🙂
[2011/06/24 08:45] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Buffy!
[2011/06/24 08:46] Zinnia Zauber: Please visit our exhitibit at the SL8B!
[2011/06/24 08:46] Brena Benoir: Zinnia did an awesome job of making sure
the NPC was well represented in the SLB8 celebreation!
[2011/06/24 08:46] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): three cheers for Zinnia!
[2011/06/24 08:46] Glitteractica Cookie: Thank you zinnia!
[2011/06/24 08:46] (tuty.inkpen): If we want to do
it in RL and in SL, who could help us?
[2011/06/24 08:46] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): huzzah huzzah huzzah!
[2011/06/24 08:46] Mimi Muircastle: +1000000 cheers!
[2011/06/24 08:46] Zinnia Zauber: I have put landmarks for all the NPC org
builds that I knew in the poster next to me.
[2011/06/24 08:46] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): clap, clap, clap for Z!!!!
[2011/06/24 08:46] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!
[2011/06/24 08:46] BETF Afterthought: I am.
[2011/06/24 08:47] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): tell your friends about the
exhibit please
[2011/06/24 08:47] (tuty.inkpen): zz did you see the
[2011/06/24 08:47] Zinnia Zauber: I missed sorry
[2011/06/24 08:47] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I did Z
[2011/06/24 08:47] Hydra Shaftoe: Well I’m organizing the community track
for SLCC so you’re welcome to send me proposals. I’d love to do RL events
[2011/06/24 08:47] Zinnia Zauber: I see RL and SL
[2011/06/24 08:47] (tuty.inkpen): yes
[2011/06/24 08:47] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Yes Mentors and NPC staff can
help with that
[2011/06/24 08:47] Hydra Shaftoe: Its a great forum for it and its in
oakland this year
[2011/06/24 08:47] Brena Benoir: When you are doing events, take some
pictures during the events and keep an album. The pics Zinnia has used are
from several of us from various events..
[2011/06/24 08:47] Zinnia Zauber: I think that InK might be the one to talk
to about that.
[2011/06/24 08:47] Sarvana Haalan: good morning
[2011/06/24 08:47] Zinnia Zauber: Is that right?
[2011/06/24 08:48] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): depends on what you mean by
RL and SL
[2011/06/24 08:48] Brena Benoir: It’s easier to include the whole community
when each of us can make a contribution to make large events like this
[2011/06/24 08:48] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): but yes we can help
[2011/06/24 08:48] (tuty.inkpen): Is InK on the
mentor team? Would she be the go to for all?
[2011/06/24 08:48] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): lets talk later or email
about it
[2011/06/24 08:48] Zinnia Zauber: She has been very helpful in mixed
reality events.
[2011/06/24 08:48] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): shall we move on to our
featured speaker?
[2011/06/24 08:48] Sarvana Haalan: Sally Cherry, Protect Yourself 1,
Baltimore, MD,
[2011/06/24 08:48] Zinnia Zauber: We will ask her to maybe do one of these.
[2011/06/24 08:48] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!
[2011/06/24 08:48] InKenzo at Amoration (in.kenzo): I am happy to help 🙂
[2011/06/24 08:48] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Caledonia can you come on
[2011/06/24 08:49] (tuty.inkpen): I was asking in
general Rik, about what we’d do to get help from mentors with RL streaming
into SL
[2011/06/24 08:49] Buffy Beale: claps for Caledonia!
[2011/06/24 08:49] (tuty.inkpen): No solid plans,
[2011/06/24 08:49] BETF Afterthought: Sarvana… I know you like me.. but
um… you don’t have to sit on me. 😛
[2011/06/24 08:49] page Putzo: lol
[2011/06/24 08:49] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Many of your know Caledonia
Heron already I think
[2011/06/24 08:49] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): She is the Caledonia Heron,
an information architect with the NASA Learning Technologies program.
[2011/06/24 08:49] Caledonia Heron: Hi,
and Good Morning!
[2011/06/24 08:49] Gentle Heron: YAY Cousin Caledonia!!!!
[2011/06/24 08:49] Caledonia Heron: lol, hey cousin 🙂
[2011/06/24 08:49] Glitteractica Cookie: w00t!
[2011/06/24 08:50] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Learning Technologies is an
education incubator for instructional technologies and the team manages NASA
eEducation Island.
[2011/06/24 08:50] (tuty.inkpen): Welcome,
Caledonia! Yeah!
[2011/06/24 08:50] Buffy Beale: Welcome Caledonia
[2011/06/24 08:50] Caledonia Heron: thank you – what a great group 🙂
[2011/06/24 08:50] Caledonia Heron: I like it here
[2011/06/24 08:50] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): NASA eEd recently established
a staffed Education Resource Center in the main building on the island. The
ERC provides educational support for teaching about NASA content in the
classroom or after-school. Ms. Heron will speak about the ERC and the
activities and events available at the NASA island.
[2011/06/24 08:50] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): let’s all welcome Caledonia
to the NPC (again)
[2011/06/24 08:50] Caledonia Heron: Thanks for coming to this discussion
about NASA eEducation island at NonProfit Commons.
[2011/06/24 08:51] Caledonia Heron: As Rik mentioned My name is Caledonia
Heron and I work for the NASA Learning Technologies project.
[2011/06/24 08:51] page Putzo: good to see you!
[2011/06/24 08:51] Caledonia Heron: you too page 🙂
[2011/06/24 08:51] Caledonia Heron: LT is an education technology incubator
focused on new technologies for STEM instruction using NASA’s research and
[2011/06/24 08:51] (tuty.inkpen): my kids love the
NASA site and videos
[2011/06/24 08:51] Glitteractica Cookie: What is the twitter handle of NASA
learning tech? I want to tweet this
[2011/06/24 08:51] Sarvana Haalan: Thanks Brena
[2011/06/24 08:51] Caledonia Heron: Salamanca, my coworker is here today
[2011/06/24 08:52] Caledonia Heron: can you give a shoutout?
[2011/06/24 08:52] Salamanca Congrejo: Howdy eeryone
[2011/06/24 08:52] Salamanca Congrejo: *v
[2011/06/24 08:52] Caledonia Heron: also the twitter handle?
[2011/06/24 08:52] Caledonia Heron: juggling 🙂
[2011/06/24 08:52] Salamanca Congrejo: @NASALTP
[2011/06/24 08:52] Robezz: lool
[2011/06/24 08:52] Robezz: hello
[2011/06/24 08:52] Buffy Beale: hi there Salamanca
[2011/06/24 08:52] Salamanca Congrejo: hiya
[2011/06/24 08:52] Caledonia Heron: Feel free to ask questions at any time.
Rik, if you could help me catch them in text that would be great. Sometimes
I’m typing like crazy and can miss text going by. ☺
[2011/06/24 08:53] Salamanca Congrejo: call me Sal 😉
[2011/06/24 08:53] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): will do
[2011/06/24 08:53] Caledonia Heron: a little background…
[2011/06/24 08:53] Caledonia Heron: NASA has been in Second Life since 2006
and got a dedicated Education island in 2008. NASA has a significant
investment in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math
[2011/06/24 08:53] Caledonia Heron: This is part of NASA’s positive mission
to improve education for students and citizen scientists. NASA invests in
education to provide STEM career paths for upcoming students and a pipeline
to NASA employment.
[2011/06/24 08:53] Sarvana Haalan: no one has rez in yet
[2011/06/24 08:54] Caledonia Heron: behind me are some slides of our island
so you can get a sense of what it’sl ike before you visit
[2011/06/24 08:54] Caledonia Heron: there’s an info kiosk to my right with
a tourcard
[2011/06/24 08:54] Caledonia Heron: The agency has dedicated time and
capital to develop print, online and in person resources and activities.
There are education assets for all learners, K-Grey. ☺
[2011/06/24 08:55] Caledonia Heron: We want to encourage the youngest to
the oldest to have an understanding of science and have the skills to
contribute in those areas through their careers and/or private interests.
[2011/06/24 08:55] Caledonia Heron: In SL, NASA eEducation island is a
place for the agency to represent our resources from the NASA Education
[2011/06/24 08:55] Caledonia Heron: You can find lots of RL resources
online at the site.
[2011/06/24 08:55] Caledonia Heron: Our island is setup to represent NASA’s
work on earth, in orbit and in exploration. The land area has a number of
space analog activities such as NEEMO, Antarctica and a rover yard.
[2011/06/24 08:56] Caledonia Heron: To prepare for the challenge of
exploring remote destinations in space, NASA conducts “analog” missions here
on Earth, in remote locations that have physical similarities to extreme
space environments.
[2011/06/24 08:56] Caledonia Heron: You can find info at and…
[2011/06/24 08:56] Caledonia Heron: You can search for specific teaching
materials at
[2011/06/24 08:56] Salamanca Congrejo: or on Google 😉
[2011/06/24 08:57] Caledonia Heron: Re analogs: For example NEEMO (NASA
Extreme Environment Mission Operations) is an underwater sea laboratory off
the coast of Key Largo.
[2011/06/24 08:57] Caledonia Heron: lol, yes Sal for sure!
[2011/06/24 08:57] Caledonia Heron: We practice mission activities there as
an analog to being in space – researchers are in a small, remote location
and work underwater which can give a sense of weightlessness.
[2011/06/24 08:57] Caledonia Heron: We have a cute little rover there named
Scuttle. ☺
[2011/06/24 08:58] Caledonia Heron: You can visit our SL NEEMO on the west
side of the island – check the tour card LM you can get from the information
kiosk here on stage.
[2011/06/24 08:58] Caledonia Heron: We hold underwater events when there
are live research missions underway at NEEMO. Scuba gear optional. ☺
[2011/06/24 08:58] Caledonia Heron: Our rover yard on the NE side of the
island serves as an analog for the many robotic missions that the agency has
in operation.
[2011/06/24 08:58] Caledonia Heron: Here’s another example of one of our
events : We hosted a group in SL for a live interactive webcast from the
Black Rock Lava Flow in Arizona during last summer’s DRATS testing (Desert
RATS – or Research and Technology Studies) where 2 SEV rovers went out in
the field in simulated science mission.
[2011/06/24 08:59] Caledonia Heron: We were able to watch a segment of the
testing and interact with engineers using social media tools for Q&A.
[2011/06/24 08:59] Buffy Beale: wow
[2011/06/24 08:59] Caledonia Heron: You can get your own copy of the SEV
when you click on the info kiosk, select the “gifts” button.

(SEV – Space Exploration Vehicle) Lots of acronyms at NASA!!! ☺
[2011/06/24 08:59] Caledonia Heron: and more info….
[2011/06/24 09:00] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): (we’ll be posting these links
later if you miss them)
[2011/06/24 09:00] Buffy Beale: would be fun to have a rover wandering
around the NPC
[2011/06/24 09:00] Caledonia Heron: We also have several earth science
interactives to learn about NASA’s earth observing work. You can ride a
raindrop through the water cycle or view aggregated earth observing data in
video at the Science on a Sphere.
[2011/06/24 09:00] Gentle Heron: I thought that was your role as rover,
[2011/06/24 09:00] Caledonia Heron:
[2011/06/24 09:00] Buffy Beale: ha!
[2011/06/24 09:00] Caledonia Heron: Our island sky is dedicated to orbital
and exploration missions. You can learn visit the Apollo moon landing, the
ISS, the Hubble and many others.
[2011/06/24 09:01] Caledonia Heron: Check your tourcard for places and
[2011/06/24 09:01] Hydra Shaftoe: I want my own Titan rover. I’d name it
Elvis, since we all know that Elvis went to live on Saturn
[2011/06/24 09:01] Caledonia Heron: In addition to the in-situ learning
environment we host a dedicated Education Resource Center in the Main
Building of the island.
[2011/06/24 09:01] Buffy Beale: I thought it was Mars Hydra
[2011/06/24 09:01] Caledonia Heron: This is what Rik blogged about and how
we met. 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:01] page Putzo: lol i thought he was dead
[2011/06/24 09:01] Caledonia Heron: We worked with the NASA Core, the
central repository for NASA ed materials, to place the most requested items
from our Ed portfolio within the SL ERC.
[2011/06/24 09:02] Buffy Beale: it’s so fascinating Caledonia, really shows
the value of SL having NASA here
[2011/06/24 09:02] Caledonia Heron: thanks Buffy 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:02] (tuty.inkpen): Can’t wait to show
this to the kids. They love exploring with us in SL (family friendly spots
only of course)
[2011/06/24 09:02] Caledonia Heron: Sal wrote about the ERC on SLED, Rik
came to visit and we met on the island… serendipitous 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:02] Caledonia Heron: CORE is the Central Operations of
Resources for Educators.
[2011/06/24 09:03] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): yeah SL is good for
[2011/06/24 09:03] Buffy Beale: and now full circle having you present to
us Caledonia 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:03] Caledonia Heron: yep
[2011/06/24 09:03] Caledonia Heron: We hosts events, webcasts and contests
on the island. Visitors can take a self-guided tour or arrange for group
tours. Please contact me if you’d like a group tour. We frequently host NASA
scientists as guest speakers.
[2011/06/24 09:03] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): lol
[2011/06/24 09:03] Caledonia Heron: We’ve had climate scientists,
astrophysicists, a Nobel laureate, NASA administrators and many others give
[2011/06/24 09:03] Caledonia Heron: You can join the Welcome to NASA group
to get notices of events and activities.
[2011/06/24 09:03] Caledonia Heron: We’ll be hosting a shuttle launch event
in July. The first launch window for STS-135 is at 11:26 a.m. EDT on July 8
from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in
[2011/06/24 09:03] Buffy Beale: do you livestream the launches?
[2011/06/24 09:03] Buffy Beale: oh
[2011/06/24 09:03] Buffy Beale: yay
[2011/06/24 09:03] Caledonia Heron: yes, do come if you can
[2011/06/24 09:04] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): is taht the last one?
[2011/06/24 09:04] Caledonia Heron: If you can’t join us in SL you can
watch the launch at
[2011/06/24 09:04] Caledonia Heron: yes
[2011/06/24 09:04] Troy McLuhan: Avatrian made a life-size 3D model and
simulation of the shuttle for the July 8 launch
[2011/06/24 09:04] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): aww that makes me so sad
[2011/06/24 09:04] Mila (milakel): is colab being funded by nasa?
[2011/06/24 09:04] Buffy Beale: I think this is the one my name goes up on
[2011/06/24 09:04] (tuty.inkpen): Caledonia, does
NASA do virtual field trips for schools, similar to what the National Parks
are doing?
[2011/06/24 09:04] page Putzo: cool
[2011/06/24 09:04] Caledonia Heron: Some local cable companies provide a
dedicated NASA channel. “Check your listings” ☺
[2011/06/24 09:04] Dali Waverider: Caledonia, do you have an SL gourp we
can join to receive event announcements?
[2011/06/24 09:04] Caledonia Heron: yes Welcome to NASA Dali
[2011/06/24 09:04] Dali Waverider: Thanks
[2011/06/24 09:05] Caledonia Heron: there are virtual field trips, I can
pull up that info for you later
[2011/06/24 09:05] (tuty.inkpen): awesome ty
[2011/06/24 09:05] Caledonia Heron: We’ve recently added a service at our
Educator Resource Center in the Main Building. We have an educator from the
ERC at Space Center Houston on call to help you find NASA Ed resources.
[2011/06/24 09:05] Caledonia Heron: im me video to follow up 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:05] page Putzo: a star is born;o)
[2011/06/24 09:05] Caledonia Heron: The SL ERC is a place to find out about
NASA Education Resources. In RL each NASA Center provides Education services
and we’re proud to host the first staffed NASA ERC here in Second Life.
[2011/06/24 09:06] Caledonia Heron: Our generous educator is Elaine Lapka
and her av is Narya Revestel.
[2011/06/24 09:06] Caledonia Heron: You can contact Elaine for:

K-12 standards-based curriculum, Student and teacher programs

Demonstrations: Electronic teaching resources

Copies: Over 100 video programs

Training: Inservice and preservice workshops
[2011/06/24 09:06] Caledonia Heron: You can contact Narya Revestel in
Second Life or email… for personalized ERC
[2011/06/24 09:06] (tuty.inkpen): So excited to find
out about this. The other parents in the booster club will eat this up, and
maybe I can teach them how to get into SL.
[2011/06/24 09:07] Caledonia Heron: Elaine works with Space Center Houston
[2011/06/24 09:07] (tuty.inkpen): (We attend a
virtual school 4th, 3rd and k grades)
[2011/06/24 09:07] Caledonia Heron: Please send me a friend request if
you’d like to stay in touch.

Also if you have a free group slot, join Welcome to NASA to receive info,
updates and event notices.

We have a kiosk at SL8B at the SSI location. Please drop by. ☺
[2011/06/24 09:07] Caledonia Heron: Thank you so much for your time.

It was a pleasure to bring this information to you today.


Again, Please IM me for further info.
[2011/06/24 09:07] (tuty.inkpen): *applause* awesome
[2011/06/24 09:07] (tuty.inkpen): we love nasa and
[2011/06/24 09:07] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Caledonia, we’d love for the
NASA Ed to put some of their resources in our Eco Commons sim, perhaps
pointing people to your island and web assets.
[2011/06/24 09:08] ChrisG Techsan: great information
[2011/06/24 09:08] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!
[2011/06/24 09:08] Mimi Muircastle: fantastic information for all – thank
[2011/06/24 09:08] Caledonia Heron: be glad to Rik 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:08] Buffy Beale: Cheering!!
[2011/06/24 09:08] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Thank you!
[2011/06/24 09:08] (tuty.inkpen): and the combo in
SL is far beyond my expectations; ty again!
[2011/06/24 09:08] Caledonia Heron: did I catch all the questions?
[2011/06/24 09:08] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): maybe a space rover or two?
[2011/06/24 09:08] Caledonia Heron: it got pretty furious there on my
screen 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:08] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I think so
[2011/06/24 09:08] Caledonia Heron: sure thing, we love to rove 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:08] Devilana Nirvana: /me claps for the great presentation
[2011/06/24 09:08] Caledonia Heron: thanks y’all 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:08] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): yay!
[2011/06/24 09:08] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): we’ll post a summary of this
[2011/06/24 09:09] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks for taking the time t
obe with us Caledonia
[2011/06/24 09:09] Caledonia Heron: great! appreciate the shout out 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:09] Caledonia Heron: my pleasure, wonderful to see you all
[2011/06/24 09:09] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): personally I’m such a huge
fan of NASA as an old space-geek
[2011/06/24 09:09] Hydra Shaftoe: As usual, the summary of last week’s
meeting is up at, as Rik said.
[2011/06/24 09:09] Gentle Heron: Thank you Caledonia. NASA has great
resources for educators, and the SL build is all around fun.
[2011/06/24 09:09] Caledonia Heron: we heart geeks 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:09] Caledonia Heron: lol, we are geeks
[2011/06/24 09:09] Buffy Beale: Yay!
[2011/06/24 09:09] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): feel free to come back again
with future updates and announcements
[2011/06/24 09:09] Mimi Muircastle: uber geeks:)
[2011/06/24 09:09] Dancers Yao: thank you..great
[2011/06/24 09:10] Caledonia Heron: thanks Rik!
[2011/06/24 09:10] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): and I’ll be in touch about
bringing some NASA assets over to our Eco sim
[2011/06/24 09:10] (tuty.inkpen): I’m a mom geek but
still a geek. love astronomy too
[2011/06/24 09:10] (tuty.inkpen): woot woot
[2011/06/24 09:10] Caledonia Heron: perfect, look forward to it
[2011/06/24 09:10] ChrisG Techsan: And as always Caledonia…let vushi know
how we can help.
[2011/06/24 09:10] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Wonderful. Can Marie come on
[2011/06/24 09:10] page Putzo: yea
[2011/06/24 09:11] Zinnia Zauber: Rah Marie!
[2011/06/24 09:11] Hydra Shaftoe: /me has an annoncement.
[2011/06/24 09:11] page Putzo: lol go Marie!
[2011/06/24 09:11] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): most of you know talkwith
[2011/06/24 09:11] Mimi Muircastle: yay for Marie:)
[2011/06/24 09:11] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): hehe
[2011/06/24 09:11] (tuty.inkpen): Yeah Marie!
[2011/06/24 09:11] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): we’ve invited her to tell us
more about her group The Girl Project
[2011/06/24 09:11] Buffy Beale: yayyy Marie!
[2011/06/24 09:11] Gentle Heron: Hi Marie.
[2011/06/24 09:11] Oronoque Westland: Hello Marie
[2011/06/24 09:11] Devilana Nirvana: yea!!!
[2011/06/24 09:11] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel):
[2011/06/24 09:11] Sarvana Haalan: Wooot, Marie!!!!!
[2011/06/24 09:11] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks for joining us and the
floor is yours…
[2011/06/24 09:11] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): ty:)
[2011/06/24 09:12] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Thank you for the
opportunity to share the work of the GIRLS Project.
[2011/06/24 09:12] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): I also like to thank some
wonderful individuals who have made my journey in SL a memorable one: Buffy,
Page, Par, Devilana/Brainiac Productions, Terra, Jen L., Tuty, Hour, Rik,
the Wharf Tuesday crew, Sarvana, Brena, Zinnia, our super mentors and so
many others who are part of this community.
[2011/06/24 09:12] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): You have taught me so much
in a short period of time! I appreciate your friendships and invaluable
[2011/06/24 09:12] (tuty.inkpen): Awww, ty Red /
[2011/06/24 09:12] page Putzo: aww thanks girl, lov ya
[2011/06/24 09:13] Hydra Shaftoe: Hi folks. We’re doing SLCC 2011 in
Oakland, CA this year august 12-14. I’m the community track leader and
Shirley Marquez is the Edu and public service lead. We wold love to get your
proposals in if you want to contribute. Please use the following link to
submit proposals.
[2011/06/24 09:13] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Marie! A pleasure!
[2011/06/24 09:13] Archivist Llewellyn: If you are interested in NASA and
Rovers you can also visit these two award winning, Linden Lab Destination
Guide projects:,
[2011/06/24 09:13] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): hugs:)
[2011/06/24 09:13] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): I came to SL to share and
expand my community work and passion about non-profits and social issues.
I’ve been doing this type of work since I was a teenager and was labeled an
“activist” before I knew the meaning of the word. This has become my life
[2011/06/24 09:13] Devilana Nirvana: aww…sucha pleasure towork with you
[2011/06/24 09:13] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): you too devilana:)
[2011/06/24 09:13] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Let me tell you a little bit
about the GIRLS Project and our programs

Our motto is Voice * VIsion * Action
[2011/06/24 09:13] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): G.I.R.L.S. stands for
Growing Individuals Reacting to Life’s Struggles
[2011/06/24 09:14] Sarvana Haalan: awesome
[2011/06/24 09:14] (tuty.inkpen): love that
[2011/06/24 09:14] Mimi Muircastle: perfect!
[2011/06/24 09:14] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): A group of teen girls and
women came up with the acronym during our first set of meetings.
It is a fitting acronym as girls around the world continue to struggle to,
accept themselves, their bodies and to be seen as more than sex objects or
pretty face.
[2011/06/24 09:14] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): I wish I had more images but
will share another time
[2011/06/24 09:14] Mimi Muircastle: so true!
[2011/06/24 09:14] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): we have an awesome ning page
and a facebook page with photos
[2011/06/24 09:14] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): The mission of the
G.I.R.L.S. Project is to connect our voices and resources to create social
change in our communities. It is to create a comfortable space for girls to
express themselves, learn leadership skills, and make allies.
[2011/06/24 09:15] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Young women have a chance to
speak out and be heard, to learn from their peers, and to formulate
solutions to the problems in their lives. The programs are designed to
engage, educate, and prepare young women to be effective leaders and media
[2011/06/24 09:15] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Girls ages 14-17 can join
the organization and be part of all the programs. Although older teens can
remain involved beyond high school years.
[2011/06/24 09:15] Mimi Muircastle: so important
[2011/06/24 09:15] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): We’re based in Boston but
work is done and open to young women throughout the greater Boston area.
When the organization first started, we focused a great deal of our efforts
to educate various groups and adults about effective ways to listen and
share power with girls. We wanted young woman to be trained and recognized
as leaders in their community. Within the organization, our members,
including girls it is critical to build a sense of ownership. We make
decisions together and their input is what makes our organization unique.
[2011/06/24 09:16] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): From the outset, we’ve been
committed to challenge negative mainstream media images of young women and
women. We are bombarded with sexist and limiting views of what it means to
be a girl or female in this culture.
[2011/06/24 09:16] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): As much progress that has
been made, it is evident based real life experiences of girls and research
that we still have so much work to do to build girls’ sense of self and
perceptions about who they are, can be and become.
[2011/06/24 09:16] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): As the organization evolve,
we wanted to do more than criticize the media and offer workshops. It became
critical to create an alternative to MTV and the myriad of shows with women
in the shadow. This is how the idea of Girl TV was born.

We have three Signature Programs: Girl TV, Media Madness Girls’ Conference
& Talk! with Marie
[2011/06/24 09:17] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): lot to read:)
[2011/06/24 09:17] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Girl TV is a year-round
interactive live half hour talk show co-produced by members of the GIRLS
Project. It is broadcasted in Cambridge, MA but can be seen live and via our
channels online. The show promotes positive images of teens and awareness
about various issues and programs. Past topics include: teen dating
violence, earthquake in Haiti, girls in sports, sexual harassment, girls in
science, body image, eating disorders, teens in the arts, teen rallies for
change and more.
[2011/06/24 09:17] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Our send is the Girls
[2011/06/24 09:17] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Every year, we organize a
conference to bring girls together to share issues they’re facing in school,
connect with local leaders and learn about media. This is where girls are
also recruited to apply for Girl TV for the year.
[2011/06/24 09:18] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): We’ve been successful at
bringing girls together and ensuring their voices and issues matter. But
more importantly that young women are at the table when decisions that will
affect them, are at the table to contribute.
[2011/06/24 09:18] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): We work with about 75-100
girls annually. Most come to us through the annual GIRLS Conference, local
schools and the television program. Throughout the year, 8-10 girls are part
of the Girl TV crew and leadership programs. Typically girls enter our
programs in 9th grade and stay till they graduate high school.
[2011/06/24 09:18] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Some good news!
[2011/06/24 09:18] Buffy Beale: yay!
[2011/06/24 09:18] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): More than 90% of our members
graduate high school and attend a four year college. Girls have gone to MIT,
Harvard, Colby, Wellesley, Simmons, Culinary Institute of America, Stanford
to name a few. A few are now in graduate school in various fields such as
education, science, international relations, journalism and law. By most
standards, this is great!
[2011/06/24 09:18] Caledonia Heron: wow
[2011/06/24 09:18] Mimi Muircastle: wow! very impressive
[2011/06/24 09:19] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): We measure our success by
the number of girls who become self-defined critical thinkers, media
literate and leaders during and after the program.

Success to us is when girls realize they don’t have to do as they’re told
or stay in one lane defined by society.

Success is when they can share with their peers why they rather produce a
socially conscious video, be creative vs becoming a video vixen or america’s
next top model.
[2011/06/24 09:19] page Putzo: very
[2011/06/24 09:19] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Each group of girls redefine
success based on their journey and experience in the program.

As an organization with a focus on leadership, technology and new media, SL
seems a natural platform to explore and fully participate in.
[2011/06/24 09:19] Mimi Muircastle: your definition of success is awesome
[2011/06/24 09:19] Archivist Llewellyn: Good points, talkwithmarie. Sounds
like a great project! Are you doing things with promoting science,
technology, engineering fields for girls?
[2011/06/24 09:19] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): So what do we plan to do in
SL through NPC and other partnerships?
[2011/06/24 09:19] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Right now, our main goal is
to have a strong presence in SL and collaborate with individuals and other
[2011/06/24 09:20] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): 2. Share our locally
produced shows and programs with the virtual community

Promoting NPC organizations and broadcast in SL

*One of our big goal is to have an sly crew and conduct interviews in SL*
[2011/06/24 09:20] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): ex. This week, I interviewed
Brique from Live and Learn in Kenya about their work. Check out the video on
youtube or my profile.
[2011/06/24 09:20] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): 3. Host seasonal events and
programs that will highlight issues that are close to our mission. For
example, showcase films, videos, books and speakers who will expose whats
going on with girls globally
[2011/06/24 09:20] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): 4. Showcase creative
campaigns and exhibits to complement our signature programs

For example, every year we focus on a specific theme for the conference. We
can go beyond the one day conference training, by building an on-going
campaign around the theme.
[2011/06/24 09:20] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): 5. Expand to other
communities outside of greater Boston
Are there other communities who would like to have a Girl TV club or
chapter to work on a specific project?
[2011/06/24 09:21] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): What girls and young women
(high school and older) can work on is limitless. We need to break the
boundaries that girls typically face in many settings from homes, schools to
dare them to dream and define who they are-one girl at a time.
[2011/06/24 09:21] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Its not enough to say to
girls can be anything, we need to provide relevant tools such as media to
expose them to their peers who are doing positive things and women who have
made it in spite of struggles.
[2011/06/24 09:21] page Putzo: i love the good examples those are so
important in any work
[2011/06/24 09:21] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): In essence, the GIRLS
Project is a movement that put girls’ voices and issues at the center. We
grow with each generation of girls who come through our programs. SL is
simply the new frontier.
[2011/06/24 09:22] (tuty.inkpen): Love this Marie.
Need to interview you for an upcoming blogtalk show … will im you
[2011/06/24 09:22] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): ty:) Page
[2011/06/24 09:22] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Our major needs right now:
recruit volunteers to help produce in SL, web development, stream the 2011
conference, coordinate on-going programs in SL and of course fundraising.
[2011/06/24 09:22] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): that’s awesome Marie
[2011/06/24 09:22] Mimi Muircastle: this is amazing – we need these groups,
[2011/06/24 09:22] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Get ready for some fun work!
In the word of harvey Milk
[2011/06/24 09:22] Chayenn: great
[2011/06/24 09:22] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Im here to recruit you!
[2011/06/24 09:22] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): hehe
[2011/06/24 09:22] Lotta Flux: /me is blown away by how cool this is!
[2011/06/24 09:22] page Putzo: lol
[2011/06/24 09:22] page Putzo: and she will too
[2011/06/24 09:22] Zinnia Zauber: If you having seen Marie’s videos, check
them out!
[2011/06/24 09:22] Mimi Muircastle: me too Lotta
[2011/06/24 09:22] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): We’re looking for sponsors
to support our live shows and leadership development and media trainings.
[2011/06/24 09:22] Hydra Shaftoe: love to help if my plate wasn’t so full
[2011/06/24 09:23] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): We welcome those who are
interested in joining and sharing their expertise with us. In turn, we will
do the same by promoting your organization, support your mission and
collaborate on other projects.
[2011/06/24 09:23] Hydra Shaftoe: /me is a busy fuzzy
[2011/06/24 09:23] (tuty.inkpen): I can imagine that
developing your org inworld can help with starting other chapters in other
communities more easily.
[2011/06/24 09:23] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Thank you all for listening.
Feel free to ask questions if there is time. Don’t hesitate to IM me or send
a notecard to talkwithmarie.
[2011/06/24 09:23] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Marie, also feel free to send
this out to our email list
[2011/06/24 09:23] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Check out our videos on
[2011/06/24 09:23] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Thanks you!
[2011/06/24 09:23] (tuty.inkpen): Marie … will see
if I can put you in touch with an org here that I’ve just recently found out
about who is working with young moms
[2011/06/24 09:23] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Are there any quick
[2011/06/24 09:23] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): there are always new videos
of live shows and taped interviews!!
[2011/06/24 09:24] (tuty.inkpen): Will be in touch
for sure.
[2011/06/24 09:24] page Putzo: Thanks Red you were great!
[2011/06/24 09:24] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): I would to promote all NPC
[2011/06/24 09:24] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): (sorry to rush, but we’ve got
a full agenda today)
[2011/06/24 09:24] Buffy Beale: yayyy Tali!!
[2011/06/24 09:24] Mimi Muircastle: so glad you did this talk today!
[2011/06/24 09:24] ChrisG Techsan: Wonderful project…thank you for
[2011/06/24 09:24] Devilana Nirvana: WOOT!!! What an awesome organization!!
[2011/06/24 09:24] Buffy Beale: and welcome to the NPC for GIRLs PROJECT!!!
[2011/06/24 09:24] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Marie! Rah!
[2011/06/24 09:24] Lotta Flux: yes Red, thanks so much!
[2011/06/24 09:24] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): If not, lets thank Marie for
sharing the work of Girl Project!
[2011/06/24 09:24] Gentle Heron: Thanks Marie for leeting us learn about
your work.
[2011/06/24 09:24] Glitteractica Cookie: Thanks Marie
[2011/06/24 09:24] Brena Benoir: Great information Marie
[2011/06/24 09:24] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Thank you! Lets chat later
in SL or skype
[2011/06/24 09:24] Mimi Muircastle: good job Marie – and keep up this
importnat work
[2011/06/24 09:24] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): do support this important
project if you can
[2011/06/24 09:25] (tuty.inkpen): Definitely.
Awesome, Marie!
[2011/06/24 09:25] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Ok last item on the agenda
before announcements is a quick brainstorming and sharing of info about SLCC
[2011/06/24 09:26] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): now trying to sit is more of
a challenge:)
[2011/06/24 09:26] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): lol
[2011/06/24 09:26] Buffy Beale: lol Talk!
[2011/06/24 09:26] Hydra Shaftoe: SEND
[2011/06/24 09:26] Hydra Shaftoe: PROPOSALS
[2011/06/24 09:26] Buffy Beale: want a push?
[2011/06/24 09:26] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): AS you may know, the Second
Life Community convention is this August in Oakland CA
[2011/06/24 09:26] Hydra Shaftoe: MAKE KITTY HAPPY!
[2011/06/24 09:26] Hydra Shaftoe: 😀
[2011/06/24 09:26] Shirley Márquez Dúlcey (shirley.marquez): August 12-14,
to give the specific dates
[2011/06/24 09:26] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): our own Hydra is in charge of
the community track, so is actively recruiting people to get involved
[2011/06/24 09:26] Buffy Beale: Question Hydra, do you have to be there in
person to give a presentation, or can it be streamed from SL?
[2011/06/24 09:27] Hydra Shaftoe: Shirley’s doing Edu and public service
[2011/06/24 09:27] Hydra Shaftoe: she;s right here
[2011/06/24 09:27] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): And next week we’ll have more
SLCC officials here with more details
[2011/06/24 09:27] Buffy Beale: cheers for Shirley!
[2011/06/24 09:27] Shirley Márquez Dúlcey (shirley.marquez): Hydra is the
track leader for Social Experience & Communities, and I am the leader for
Public Service & Education
[2011/06/24 09:27] Hydra Shaftoe: We’d definately prefer you to be there in
[2011/06/24 09:27] Sarvana Haalan: Great job… Marie!!!! wooot!!!!!
[2011/06/24 09:27] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): But very quickly, who is
planning some kind of program or presence at SLCC this year?
[2011/06/24 09:27] Hydra Shaftoe: As of right now I just dont have any
information about what bandwidth will be like
[2011/06/24 09:27] Zinnia Zauber: Me!!!
[2011/06/24 09:27] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I for one will be there
[2011/06/24 09:27] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): yaya Zinnia!
[2011/06/24 09:28] Hydra Shaftoe: yeah zinnia ahs some great proposals in
the queue
[2011/06/24 09:28] Sarvana Haalan: Wooot, Zinnia!!!
[2011/06/24 09:28] Zinnia Zauber: thank you Hydra!
[2011/06/24 09:28] BETF Afterthought: I wish I could go.. I had so much fun
last year. 🙁
[2011/06/24 09:28] Mimi Muircastle: go Zinnia!
[2011/06/24 09:28] Hydra Shaftoe: But yeah we definately want people to
send proposals in. We alwaysw need sponsorships too.
[2011/06/24 09:28] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Who would like to participate
in some way, if you can attend virtually?
[2011/06/24 09:28] Buffy Beale: cheers for Z again!
[2011/06/24 09:28] Shirley Márquez Dúlcey (shirley.marquez): the tracks at
SLCC have been streamlined to five this year, check the web site at for the list
[2011/06/24 09:28] (tuty.inkpen): Rik, ZZ, Hydra …
I know all of you will represent us well. Let me know what I could do
inworld to volunteer.
[2011/06/24 09:28] Hydra Shaftoe: yeah
[2011/06/24 09:28] Mimi Muircastle: me —> virtual for sure
[2011/06/24 09:29] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Mimi, great
[2011/06/24 09:29] Buffy Beale: thanks Shirley
[2011/06/24 09:29] Sarvana Haalan: Thanks to Live stream… I will be there
[2011/06/24 09:29] Hydra Shaftoe: There’s still some staff positions open
too. just apply at
[2011/06/24 09:29] Hydra Shaftoe: some are inworld
[2011/06/24 09:29] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Tuty!
[2011/06/24 09:29] BETF Afterthought: oh yeah, volunteering.. I have to
sign up.
[2011/06/24 09:29] Hydra Shaftoe: But yeah we really want you guys there
[2011/06/24 09:29] Hydra Shaftoe: all of you
[2011/06/24 09:29] Hydra Shaftoe: even f not presenting
[2011/06/24 09:29] Hydra Shaftoe: you’re family 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:30] (tuty.inkpen): 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:30] Buffy Beale: 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:30] Zinnia Zauber: It is a wonderful chance to meet your
friends and make new ones!
[2011/06/24 09:30] Mimi Muircastle: nice, Hydra:)
[2011/06/24 09:30] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): For wahtever is streaming, we
will definitely host the stream here at the NPC
[2011/06/24 09:30] Hydra Shaftoe: or go with me and my griefer buddies and
raise hell
[2011/06/24 09:30] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): so you can all come and watch
together and cheer on your colleagues
[2011/06/24 09:30] Mimi Muircastle: great, Rik
[2011/06/24 09:30] Hydra Shaftoe: We do have fun
[2011/06/24 09:30] Hydra Shaftoe: lol
[2011/06/24 09:30] page Putzo: ah that would be fun!
[2011/06/24 09:31] Shirley Márquez Dúlcey (shirley.marquez): we are
planning to have live video streaming again… from all the tracks
simultaneously if we can get enough equipment together
[2011/06/24 09:31] Hydra Shaftoe: yeah just depends on bandwidth.
[2011/06/24 09:31] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): so think about what you might
like to bring to SLCC from your group, what projects you might like to
highlight, and what you might like to get out of SLCC
[2011/06/24 09:31] Hydra Shaftoe: hopefully we’ll have plenty
[2011/06/24 09:31] (tuty.inkpen): That is great
news, Shirley. I am excited about this.
[2011/06/24 09:31] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): next week we’ll talk with the
organizers directly
[2011/06/24 09:31] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): so who has announcements for
the OpenMic today?
[2011/06/24 09:31] Hydra Shaftoe: oh we do still need a business track
[2011/06/24 09:31] Buffy Beale: me pls
[2011/06/24 09:31] Mimi Muircastle: can there be extra time for questions
next week?
[2011/06/24 09:32] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): /me raises hand
[2011/06/24 09:32] Hydra Shaftoe: so if anyone is involcved in business
here and interested, please let us know
[2011/06/24 09:32] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Mimi, about SLCC – for sure
[2011/06/24 09:32] Buffy Beale: er, raises hands
[2011/06/24 09:32] Mimi Muircastle: yes that is what I meant
[2011/06/24 09:32] (tuty.inkpen): Buffy and ZZ – I
loved the STEPS presentation that you all did; that was a while ago; but
love how you highlighted women’s empowerment
[2011/06/24 09:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): For Techsoup, I am announcing
that on July 8, we are having a very special NPC meeting , featuring a talk
with Daniel Ben-Horin, the founder of TechSoup Global
[2011/06/24 09:33] Buffy Beale: thanks Tuty, I think it was mostly Z who
did that
[2011/06/24 09:33] Buffy Beale: 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): It will be at a special time
from 10am-11am
[2011/06/24 09:33] Buffy Beale: wow, nice
[2011/06/24 09:33] Hydra Shaftoe: time?
[2011/06/24 09:33] Hydra Shaftoe: ok
[2011/06/24 09:33] (tuty.inkpen): nice
[2011/06/24 09:33] Mimi Muircastle: will there be chat or just voice?
[2011/06/24 09:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): so mark your calendar and the
new time please. thats in 2 weeks.
[2011/06/24 09:33] (tuty.inkpen): Will make sure
that’s on my calendar
[2011/06/24 09:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): It will be in voice with live
summaries in chat
[2011/06/24 09:34] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): (eop)
[2011/06/24 09:34] Mimi Muircastle: ty – great
[2011/06/24 09:34] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Buffy?
[2011/06/24 09:34] Buffy Beale: for sure, I hope everyone and more can come
and can’t wait to thank him for Techsoup
[2011/06/24 09:34] Buffy Beale: so, the normal Mentor meeting follows after
a short break
[2011/06/24 09:34] Glitteractica Cookie: I’m sure he will want to hear from
all you who work at nonprofits about what your needs are
[2011/06/24 09:34] Buffy Beale: anyone who has any questions or just wants
to hang out with great people
[2011/06/24 09:34] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I’ll stick around for a bit
today btw
[2011/06/24 09:35] Buffy Beale: and all welcome
[2011/06/24 09:35] Gentle Heron: Thanks for being with us last week, Rik.
[2011/06/24 09:35] Buffy Beale: oh, and if anyone wants a mentor hat to be
in fashion, pls let me know
[2011/06/24 09:35] Mimi Muircastle: thank you Rik for including the new
Mentor Corner today and thank you Z for such a great beginning!
[2011/06/24 09:35] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): any other announcements?
[2011/06/24 09:35] Buffy Beale: that’s it, thanks
[2011/06/24 09:35] ChrisG Techsan: We have some exciting news from vushi
[2011/06/24 09:35] (tuty.inkpen): raising hand
[2011/06/24 09:35] page Putzo: waves hand
[2011/06/24 09:35] Devilana Nirvana: is there a list of who the mentors
[2011/06/24 09:35] Buffy Beale: whispers: and wow Z, now that was a
[2011/06/24 09:35] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): woah
[2011/06/24 09:35] Mimi Muircastle: Dev, anyone who wants to join us
[2011/06/24 09:36] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): umm ChrisG, then Tuty, then
[2011/06/24 09:36] (tuty.inkpen): ok
[2011/06/24 09:36] Devilana Nirvana: no, I mean, in case we want to contact
one for help
[2011/06/24 09:36] Buffy Beale: there is Devilana, I believe it’s on the
website but if not we’ll be updating it
[2011/06/24 09:36] ChrisG Techsan: The vushi Learning System official
release went out Tuesday and we have had an amazing response.
[2011/06/24 09:36] ChrisG Techsan: A big contributor to the buzz, of
course, is the release of our vLS Lite. It is our free version of the vushi
learning system (vLS).
[2011/06/24 09:36] Salamanca Congrejo: Good!
[2011/06/24 09:36] Buffy Beale: yay ChrisG!
[2011/06/24 09:36] Caledonia Heron: great news – a wonderful product
[2011/06/24 09:36] DJ Earnshaw: buffy, will try to stay around to at least
catch memtor meeting in chat, but will be afk for some of it, and may be
kicked off, so if anyone has scripting problems have them IM me later
[2011/06/24 09:36] ChrisG Techsan: Our vLS LIte(Personal) edition is our
way of supoprting all the educators out in SL with a powerfull system of
resources to promote their educational endeavors in SL.
[2011/06/24 09:36] Buffy Beale: ok ChrisG, great
[2011/06/24 09:37] ChrisG Techsan: The vLS allows educators to not only
create classes, but manage users more easily, and access resources all
without ever leaving the virtual space.
[2011/06/24 09:37] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): sweet!
[2011/06/24 09:37] Lotta Flux: How do we get more information, Chris?
[2011/06/24 09:37] Salamanca Congrejo: Yeah, it’s really nice
[2011/06/24 09:37] ChrisG Techsan: rYou can learn more from our website
[2011/06/24 09:37] Lotta Flux: thx!
[2011/06/24 09:37] Mimi Muircastle: impressive!
[2011/06/24 09:38] Buffy Beale: wb Oz I announced our Mentor mtg already
[2011/06/24 09:38] Zinnia Zauber: Thanks Chris! As an educator, it is
always great to have new tools!
[2011/06/24 09:38] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): nice. thanks.
[2011/06/24 09:38] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Tuty?
[2011/06/24 09:38] (tuty.inkpen): WAHMs WIN


Upcoming Informational Call
Mon June 27th at 12pm EST by phone
Register at:

This informational session for WAHMs WIN will provide details and answer
questions about:
–member benefits
–discounts on membership registrations and renewals
*volunteering and leading
–available opportunities to serve and lead
–discounts on events and trainings
–discounts on ads and sponsorships
*question and answer session

Upcoming Twitter Chat Parties:
July 1st 8pm EST
July 15th 8pm EST
July 29th 8pm EST
Register at:
[2011/06/24 09:38] ChrisG Techsan:
[2011/06/24 09:38] Gentle Heron: Thanks Chris. Educators always need more
[2011/06/24 09:38] (tuty.inkpen): Thanks!
[2011/06/24 09:38] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks Tuty, sorry Chris
[2011/06/24 09:38] ChrisG Techsan: Thanks everyone who helped beta test.
[2011/06/24 09:38] ChrisG Techsan: No worries..thanks again
[2011/06/24 09:39] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): and now Page?
[2011/06/24 09:39] Buffy Beale: looking forward to trying it out ChrisG
[2011/06/24 09:39] page Putzo: If anyone is still interested please take a
moment to vote for us it can be done daily Virtual learning environments
offering simulated safety training. @ I think we are at 80 and we need to
be at least 10 the families are really looking forward to this opportunity
[2011/06/24 09:39] page Putzo: thank you in advance
[2011/06/24 09:39] page Putzo: ;o)
[2011/06/24 09:39] Buffy Beale: great going Page 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:39] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks PAge
[2011/06/24 09:39] (tuty.inkpen): voting now page
[2011/06/24 09:39] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Yay Page!!!
[2011/06/24 09:39] page Putzo: hope you didnt mind the shamless plug
[2011/06/24 09:40] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Vote! Vote! Vote!
[2011/06/24 09:40] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I believe in Shameless
[2011/06/24 09:40] Glitteractica Cookie: of course not. That’s what the
open mic section is for
[2011/06/24 09:40] Shirley Márquez Dúlcey (shirley.marquez): much better
than a sham plug LOL
[2011/06/24 09:40] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): its the best kind
[2011/06/24 09:40] Buffy Beale: we are here to support each other Page so
keep them coming
[2011/06/24 09:40] Mimi Muircastle: agree!
[2011/06/24 09:40] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): ok anything else before we
close this NPC meeting?
[2011/06/24 09:40] Hydra Shaftoe: all done
[2011/06/24 09:40] (tuty.inkpen): Just wanted to
again thank the mentors, esp Par, for help.
[2011/06/24 09:41] Zinnia Zauber: CommonGround is July 7
[2011/06/24 09:41] (tuty.inkpen): I hope you all
plug in with them and get help if you need it.
[2011/06/24 09:41] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): yay Par isn’t here,but big
shoult out to him
[2011/06/24 09:41] Buffy Beale: just to say thanks again for another great
meeting Rik, you’re doing a good job on the agenda building 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:41] Hydra Shaftoe: I hate having such a full plate. wish i
could be involved in some of this
[2011/06/24 09:41] Zinnia Zauber: Our theme is Roaring 20’s Lawn Party!
[2011/06/24 09:41] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks. It’s a great
[2011/06/24 09:41] (tuty.inkpen): Yes, Rik ROCKS!
[2011/06/24 09:41] Mimi Muircastle: ++++ yes!
[2011/06/24 09:41] Zinnia Zauber: Our color is white!
[2011/06/24 09:41] Buffy Beale: oooooo
[2011/06/24 09:41] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): and happy to highlight all
the work that is happening here in SL that benefits the world
[2011/06/24 09:41] BETF Afterthought: Here are the many ways to can get
involved with
Nonprofit Commons in Second Life:
Nonprofit Commons blog:

Google Group:

NPC Video


Weekly Networking Event: Wharf Ratz, Aloft,
Tuesdays, 8pm SLT

Monthly Networking Event (1st Thursday):
Common Ground, Plush, 5-7PM SLT

[2011/06/24 09:41] Buffy Beale: I’ll have to add a hankie to my outfit,
don’t think I have any white
[2011/06/24 09:42] Brena Benoir: Woohoo Common Ground! Great way to meet
people and get to know what’s going on in the community.
[2011/06/24 09:42] Caledonia Heron: Rik *does* rock 🙂
[2011/06/24 09:42] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Thanks BETF
[2011/06/24 09:42] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): ok go out and do some good

Written by: HydraShaftoe

Summary of 6/17/2011 NPC meeting

Susan made some quick announcements before the meeting started. Josehine Dorado is representing NPC at Games 4 Change, and Zynga will be presenting at the next community meetup.

Speaker: Habitat Hero (Sharon) from Australia.

Habitat heroes is a virtual world which educates kids about environmental issues in a game format. There is a virtual safari which is content driven, and a country-driven segment that breaks down content into individual countries and how people can make a difference in their own sphere of local environmental issues. The site was built with experts – marine biologists, educators, animation experts, etc. Kids enjoy many of the features of other virtual worlds such as chat, buddies, gifting.

Sharon saw her own kids on other VW sites and saw how entranced they are. While she doesn’t mind them being there, she thought that they could be learning something while there as well.

Surveys of kids said that many of them had very bleak views of the future, and a third of them didn’t think they would be able to become adults in the world in the same state that it is in now. Sharon has people working for her organization in the US and Phillipines, and kids all over the world are using the site.

Habitat Heroes also did a campaign in the past which gave kids a voice in lead up to Copenhagen, Habitat heroes doesn’t just preach to kids, but tries to empower them to actually make a difference in the world by giving them a voice.

HabitatHero: Feel free to contact me directly and to check out our site,,

Announcement summary:

Second Life Community Convention 2011 is being held august 12-14 in Oakland and is calling for community proposals. Please use the following link to submit proposals.

Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): first an announcement: if you can’t get enough of me, I’m doing a webinar on Community and Volunteer Management for TechSoup next week – It’s tuesday July 21, starting at 1pm PST

United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities! Page shared the positive impact of her org. and the number of people affected daily at our NPC mtg. Go to

Written by: HydraShaftoe

Summary of 6/10/2011 NPC meeting


Today’s first speaker set was Globalkids Bixby and Astra Toki, with Globalkids New York. They were upset to see Teen Second Life close down, as were many others, and held a funeral for it ( ). The biggest challenge they faced in their work was knowing that teen SL would close down eventually, but never knowing exactly when. Globalkids stopped launching new SL-based youth programs due to the uncertainty. The new mixed-age grid opened new doors to leverage interactions with youth on the grid and Globalkids changed its game plan accordingly. Honda of America was looking for ideas, so GlobalKids came up with “Let’s talk sustainability”, so this marks the return of youth-facing programs in SL:.

“Let’s talk sustainability” is a high school level program that will teach children to develop skills regarding sustainability, online broadcasting, and virtual world construction. The youth select 3 topics and produces a show for each one. They will come together during an intensive 5-week summer boot-camp to research their ideas and put them into practice. The goals are to become proficient in the SL platform, learn to move, work, build, communicate, etc, then to put those skills to use through expressing their ideas. Globalkids will be partnering with Treet TV to broadcast these video presentations.

The up to date blog for this is found at . The summer program will be in-person in NYC and will focus on green projects. Globalkids would love advice on where youth groups are and how to contact them. You can sign up for a newsfeed at about the Lets Talk Sustainability project. Feel free to check out the volcano too. It is programmed to erupt every 4 hours.


Trill was with us today to speak about RAWA (The revolutionary association of the Women of Afghanistan), a womens rights group open to Afghan women . It is a group that organizes clinics, hospitals and schools, and has worked to help the plight of Afghan women since the 70’s, first during the soviet occupation, later during the brutal Taliban regime, and now during the American occupation and corrupt transitional government’s reign.

The RAWA exhibit can be found in SL at the Four Bridges sim


[08:10] bulaklak: Good morning
[08:11] Reactive Portal is Online
[08:13] Buffy Beale is Online
[08:14] Hydra Shaftoe: morning
[08:14] Cyberstorm (cyberstorm.martinez) is Offline
[08:15] Chayenn: good morning
[08:15] DJ Earnshaw: hi
[08:15] bulaklak: Good morning, folks!
[08:15] (tuty.inkpen): Good morning Everyone!
[08:15] (tuty.inkpen): afk
[08:15] Astra Toki: good morning!
[08:15] Evie Fairchild is Offline
[08:16] Brad Duncan is Online
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[08:17] Sykes Normatus (sykes.furse) is Online
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[08:21] Gentle Heron is Online
[08:21] Halfcab Rockett is Online
[08:21] Hydra Shaftoe setting up his WoW auctions for the day
[08:21] Lyssa (janlyssa.serenity) is Online
[08:21] InKenzo at Amoration (in.kenzo) is Online
[08:21] Pix (pixie.tungl) is Online
[08:22] Sykes Normatus (sykes.furse) is Offline
[08:22] Hydra Shaftoe: Teh Buffeh
[08:22] Buffy Beale: hey
[08:22] Buffy Beale: sorry DJ just about landed on you
[08:23] bulaklak: Good morning Buffy. Good morning InKenzo.
[08:23] DJ Earnshaw: is this your normal seat? I can move
[08:23] Buffy Beale: hey bul, and all
[08:23] Buffy Beale: na, DJ lol no normal seats here
[08:23] Buffy Beale: but thanks for the offer
[08:24] (tuty.inkpen): It’s quiet in here this morning. 🙂
[08:24] DJ Earnshaw: i knew there were no normal avitars
[08:24] Sykes Normatus (sykes.furse) is Online
[08:24] (tuty.inkpen): It’s good to be back, but will miss you all again next week.
[08:24] Astra Toki: I’m not sure if I should be sitting up here yet. lol
[08:25] (tuty.inkpen): Hi, Astra. Welcome!
[08:25] Buffy Beale: Hi Astral, normally Rik will call you up 🙂
[08:25] Zinnia Zauber is Online
[08:25] Astra Toki: oooh thanks for the heads up
[08:25] (tuty.inkpen): Are you with Global Kids, Astra?
[08:25] Buffy Beale: but let him kick you out lol, welcome
[08:25] Astra Toki: yes, i’m with Global Kids
[08:26] Buffy Beale: yay Global Kids!
[08:26] Astra Toki: 🙂
[08:26] DJ Earnshaw: gives him a feeling of power to kick someone out
[08:26] Buffy Beale: sure
[08:26] Buffy Beale: and he’s late today
[08:27] DJ Earnshaw: then we should kick him out
[08:27] Astra Toki: haha
[08:27] Ronnie Rhode is Online
[08:27] Buffy Beale: but bulaklak’s here 🙂
[08:27] Buffy Beale: lol he’d like that DJ
[08:28] DJ Earnshaw: tell him astra showed up on time and was elected
[08:28] Buffy Beale: hah, sure
[08:28] Adalace Jewell: Hi everyone
[08:28] Astra Toki: he’s probably getting his morning coffee
[08:28] Buffy Beale: hii Ada, nice to see you
[08:29] Adalace Jewell: hi buffy
[08:29] Petlove Petshop is Online
[08:29] globalkids Bixby: Hi all
[08:29] Buffy Beale: wow globalkids it’s been ages
[08:29] DJ Earnshaw: tel him a pink cat lady approved
[08:29] globalkids Bixby: I DO feel old
[08:29] Buffy Beale: Hydra are you feeling better now?
[08:29] Buffy Beale: where is that pink cat anyways?
[08:30] Buffy Beale: you don’t look a day older global 🙂
[08:30] DJ Earnshaw: maybe the penguin ate her
[08:30] Buffy Beale: awwww, I miss little penguin
[08:30] InKenzo at Amoration (in.kenzo): i do too
[08:30] InKenzo at Amoration (in.kenzo): penguin teaches yoga
[08:30] globalkids Bixby: Thanks Buffy – all the growth is internal
[08:30] Buffy Beale: nice one global
[08:30] DJ Earnshaw: i know
[08:31] Buffy Beale: penguin should come here and give us a lesson
[08:31] globalkids Bixby: wand on
[08:32] Buffy Beale: of all the time I’ve been coming, there’s always been someone to start off the meeting, so what’s the backup plan? bulaklak would htat be you who takes over?
[08:32] Buffy Beale: *that
[08:32] InKenzo at Amoration (in.kenzo): Bulaklak and I can get the intros started 🙂
[08:32] Buffy Beale: ok Ink
[08:32] bulaklak: Oh, sorry was afk
[08:32] DJ Earnshaw: you do it buffy
[08:32] InKenzo at Amoration (in.kenzo): Why don’t you all tell us where you are, who you are….and what org you work with?
[08:33] Buffy Beale: go HB lol
[08:33] HB Eternal: Harold W Becker, The Love Foundation, Florida,, @lovefoundation
[08:33] Lyssa (janlyssa.serenity): Lyssa Rowan, Job Accommodation Network, Morgantown WV @JANatJAN
[08:33] HB Eternal: lol
[08:33] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria BC Canada, @buffyb
[08:33] CarynTopia Silvercloud: on iPhone today with pocket metaverse apologies for avatar can’t see what she is doing just see chat
[08:33] Ronnie Rhode: Denise Harrison, The Garden for the Missing, and SLURL, Project Jason, assistance for families of the missing,
[08:33] Zinnia Zauber: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance, Sequim, Washington. @renneemiko
[08:33] bulaklak: Michael DeLong, TechSoup Global, @MichaelDeLongSF
[08:33] DJ Earnshaw: Don Singleton, Tulsa, OK (DJ Earnshaw, Professor Viper) HelpingTulsa and APCUG, @donsingleton
[08:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel) is Online
[08:33] Astra Toki: Daria Ng, Global Kids, NYC, @wocildocil
[08:33] Adalace Jewell: Corine Van Hellemont, RoSa Library Brussels (Belgium) @adalace
[08:33] Gentle Heron: Virtual Ability, Inc.
[08:33] Hydra Shaftoe: Jason Pace, Mobile, Alabama. @hydravelsen and HydraShaftoe on Facebook
[08:33] Ozma Malibu: Sandy Andrews, Floaters Org, technology outreach in Arizona and Mexico
[08:33] Juan GKid (juangkids): Hi. I am Juan Rubio with Global Kids Online Leadership Program
[08:34] Oronoque Westland: Roberta Kilkenny, Hunter College, City University of New York
[08:34] Ethelred Weatherwax: Dave Dexter, neenah Historical Society, Wisconsin USA
[08:34] CarynTopia Silvercloud: Caryn Heilman Topia Arts Center @topiaartscenter traveling
[08:34] Dancers Yao: Kara Bennett, Elder Voices, Los Angeles, Health Care and Human Rights
[08:34] globalkids Bixby: Hi. I am Barry Joseph, Director of Online Leadership at Global Kids
[08:35] bulaklak: So who can paste into chat all the ways to connect in Second Life?
[08:35] (tuty.inkpen): Donna Johnson aka Tuty Inkpen
twitter: @TudyD011
wahms = work at home moms
win = women intentionally networking
Video Channel:
[08:35] Hydra Shaftoe: As usual, the summary of last week’s meeting that I did is up at website
[08:36] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Marie C., New England, Girls Project/talkwithmarie,, @talkwithmarie
[08:36] bulaklak: Thanks, Hydra!
[08:36] Hydra Shaftoe nods
[08:36] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel) is Offline
[08:36] (tuty.inkpen): Here are the many ways to can get involved with
Nonprofit Commons in Second Life:
Nonprofit Commons blog:

Google Group:

NPC Video


Weekly Networking Event: Wharf Ratz, Aloft,
Tuesdays, 8pm SLT

Monthly Networking Event (1st Thursday):
Common Ground, Plush, 5PM-7PM SLT

[08:37] jacmacaire Humby: Hi everyone 🙂
[08:37] Buffy Beale: hi jac!
[08:37] bulaklak: Does anybody have the updated version of all the ways to connect to TechSoup in Second Life?
[08:37] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel) is Online
[08:38] (tuty.inkpen): bukalak … what I posted was old?
[08:38] Buffy Beale: Tuty already did bulaklak 🙂
[08:38] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): hi all
[08:38] Buffy Beale: yay, just in time Rk
[08:38] jacmacaire Humby: Jacques Macaire HUMANBE Think Tank and Council on Sustainable Development France and International @Humanbe
[08:38] Astra Toki: yay it’s rik
[08:39] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): sorry about that
[08:39] globalkids Bixby: welcome Rik!
[08:39] (tuty.inkpen): ‘Sup Rik?!
[08:39] (tuty.inkpen): Good to see you.
[08:39] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I hate being late to my own party!
[08:39] bulaklak: Ooops, didn’t see. Thanks, Tuty!
[08:39] (tuty.inkpen): np yw
[08:39] (tuty.inkpen): afk
[08:39] Pix (pixie.tungl) is Offline
[08:39] Hydra Shaftoe: hey rik
[08:39] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I see you ahve gotten started with out me, great!
[08:40] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): you guys rock
[08:40] globalkids Bixby: We were just talking about you…
[08:40] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): So if no one else has, I want to welcome you all to another editiion of the Nonprofit Commons weekly meetup
[08:40] Pix (pixie.tungl) is Online
[08:41] Loretta McGinnis is Online
[08:41] (tuty.inkpen): back
[08:41] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): this is the regular gathering of our community where we discuss the latest news and developments that are releveant for nonprofits and virtual worlds
[08:41] Mimi Muircastle is Online
[08:41] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): we have a great lineup today that I am very excited about
[08:41] Cadel Millar is Offline
[08:41] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I assume we have all done introductions already.
[08:42] Halfcab Rockett is Offline
[08:42] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): For the record, I’m rik panganiban, commuity manager at the Nonprofit Commons., @betterverse
[08:42] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I”m logging in today from the SF Bay Area
[08:42] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): so can I ask Daria and Barry to come up pelase?
[08:42] globalkids Bixby: balloons
[08:42] Buffy Beale: cheering!
[08:42] Brena Benoir: Brenda Bryan, Preferred Family Healthcare, Kirksville, Missouri,, @brenabenoir
[08:43] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): nice outfit globalkids bixby!
[08:43] globalkids Bixby: Thank you,. I felt “bee”-ey today
[08:43] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): So we are joined today by Astra and globalkids bixby of Global Kids
[08:43] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): let’s give them a warm welcome
[08:43] Buffy Beale: cheering madly
[08:44] globalkids Bixby: Such a pleasure to be back.
[08:44] Gentle Heron: YAY Global Kids.
[08:44] Lotta Flux claps warmly and smiles
[08:44] Hydra Shaftoe: welcome aboard
[08:44] Astra Toki: thanks for having us
[08:44] globalkids Bixby: Rik, do you want us just to take it away?
[08:44] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): they are here to talk to us about a very special project launching soon called Talking Sustainability.
[08:44] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I’m sure you are all going to be very excited about it.
[08:45] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Go ahead globalkids and astra
[08:45] globalkids Bixby: Even better: Let’s Talk Sustainability
[08:45] globalkids Bixby: Thanks Rik!
[08:45] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): oh yeah!
[08:45] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): welcome
[08:45] globalkids Bixby: It’s exciting to be back here at the NPC
[08:45] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel) smacks forehead
[08:45] globalkids Bixby: because in many ways it signals a return
[08:45] globalkids Bixby: of sorts for Global Kids
[08:45] globalkids Bixby: (not that we ever left)
[08:45] globalkids Bixby: before we start
[08:45] globalkids Bixby: klet me first please ask
[08:45] globalkids Bixby: who here is familiar with GK’s work in Sl
[08:45] globalkids Bixby: If so, plese give a Woot
[08:46] globalkids Bixby: If not, please give a… “not”
[08:46] Mimi Muircastle: woot:)
[08:46] Buffy Beale: woot
[08:46] Lotta Flux: woot woot!!
[08:46] Gentle Heron: yes for the former Teen SL
[08:46] CarynTopia Silvercloud: woot
[08:46] Lyssa (janlyssa.serenity) is Offline
[08:46] globalkids Bixby: 5 years ago, Gk began its regular work in SL
[08:46] globalkids Bixby: primarily , but not exclusively, in TSL
[08:46] (tuty.inkpen): woot
[08:46] globalkids Bixby: You can learn all about our work at in the virtual worlds section
[08:46] globalkids Bixby: We were very sad to see TSL close – it was a very special place – and we spoke of this recently in SL :
[08:47] Hydra Shaftoe: globalkids has done some good work
[08:47] globalkids Bixby: However, the biggest challenge for workign with youth these past years was jut KNIOWING TSl woudl close, but never knowing whem
[08:47] globalkids Bixby: So for a long time we stopped launchign new SL-based youth programming
[08:47] Lotta Flux wipes a small tear away for TSL
[08:47] globalkids Bixby: Then. last fall, the detail all became clear
[08:47] Emmo Wei is Online
[08:47] Buffy Beale: same Lotta
[08:47] globalkids Bixby: TSL was not closing. Ratheri, it was being merged with SL – we would finally have a mixed-age grid
[08:47] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): reset list
[08:47] Visitor Counter: Done resetting.
[08:48] globalkids Bixby: For the first time we began to think about what sort o programs could be done, for th FIRST TIME, that leveraged that
[08:48] globalkids Bixby: sure, adults could always come into TSL
[08:48] globalkids Bixby: but only after paying fora background check and waiting weeks, at best.
[08:48] globalkids Bixby: There was no way to do casual interaction.
[08:48] globalkids Bixby: When we heard the American Honda Foundation was looking for new ideas, we used that opportunity to come up with Let’s Talk Sustainability.
[08:49] globalkids Bixby: Last January we received the funds, to our delight
[08:49] globalkids Bixby: So in many ways, today, this marks the return of GK youth-facing programs to Second Lifw
[08:49] globalkids Bixby: wand on
[08:49] globalkids Bixby: balloons
[08:49] Filthy Fluno is Online
[08:49] globalkids Bixby: So I’d like to now
[08:49] globalkids Bixby: turn things over to Astra (Daria) who will full you in
[08:49] globalkids Bixby: on all fo the exciting details and hten
[08:50] globalkids Bixby: if there is time, ask you your advice about some key details we are trying to figure out
[08:50] globalkids Bixby: Astra?
[08:50] Astra Toki: thanks globalkids Bixby
[08:50] Astra Toki: Let’s Talk Sustainability is an intensive youth development program that will support high school youth to develop expertise regarding sustainability, online broadcasting, and virtual world construction.
[08:50] Astra Toki: Global Kids youth in New York City will combine this expertise to produce a talk show, featuring live interviews with scientists and other STEM-related professionals, pre-produced videos, and game show like activities.
[08:51] Oronoque Westland: my univ students wish GK would expand so they can join
[08:51] Astra Toki: This will be a virtual talk show, filmed before a live studio audience within the virtual world Second Life, and will be later archived with downloadable materials that will be made available for a broader audience and classrooms around the world.
[08:51] globalkids Bixby: (As Astra describes the project, please keep in mind any opportunities you see to connect youth – high school perferred, but college as well, with the program. We will ask for details towards the end)
[08:52] globalkids Bixby: (also, link to the new blog section for the program can be found here:
[08:52] Astra Toki: Our youth will be introduced to a broad range of concepts related to the topic of sustainability including energy, urbanization, pollution, biodiversity, global warming, and global health.
[08:52] Astra Toki: The youth will select 3 subtopics and produce an hour-long talk show about each one.
[08:53] Astra Toki: Each show will be designed to introduce their youth audience to what professionals are doing in these fields and showcase what youth can do today to live in a more sustainable world.
[08:53] Astra Toki: Summer will be an intensive 5 week long, summer bootcamp, in which the Global Kids Youth Leaders will come together to learn about sustainability, research their related subtopics, and develop the required technical competencies for the program.
[08:54] Astra Toki: Youth Leaders will meet with content experts at STEM-related institutions to learn more about the topics and gain confidence speaking with adults about sustainability.
[08:54] globalkids Bixby: (I wish I could type that fst with such litle typos)
[08:54] Astra Toki: (lol)
[08:54] Astra Toki: Youth will then select the sub-topics for the three broadcasts and break into teams to develop materials for each episode.
[08:54] Astra Toki: They will work with staff to identify experts who can be interviewed to provide content for the broadcasts and to be interviewed live as well.
[08:55] Astra Toki: Youth will also develop topic-related quiz questions for quiz-like games that they will use to engage the live audience members, and they will construct the sets and costumes to be used within Second Life.
[08:55] Astra Toki: So, what might the activities that youth do look like?
[08:56] Astra Toki: They will Participate in interactive, experiential workshops that teach skills related to understanding the science of sustainability.
[08:56] Pix (pixie.tungl) is Offline
[08:56] Astra Toki: They will learn how to effectively communicate content on sustainability to a peer audience in an engaging manner.
[08:56] Thynka Little is Offline
[08:56] Astra Toki: They will ecome proficient in the use of the virtual world Second Life (e.g. designing their avatar, learning to walk and communicate, designing structures, etc.)
[08:57] Astra Toki: They will meet with experts from various organizations to learn more about their topic and practice their interviewing skills.
[08:57] Astra Toki: They will develop video broadcast and production skills relevant within a virtual world setting.
[08:57] Astra Toki: By the end of the summer, the youth will have produced material for the three shows, including pre-recorded material, interview questions for the quest experts, and activities to do with the audience.
[08:58] Astra Toki: Before the start of the school year, Global Kids staff will reach out to its existing educational partners to have them bring their classes to the broadcasts.
[08:58] Astra Toki: During the Fall and early Winter, each of the three shows will be held within Second Life, with an audience composed of middle school and high school youth from educational institutions around the country and the world currently active in that space.
[08:58] Pix (pixie.tungl) is Online
[08:58] globalkids Bixby: (the experts Astra referenced that will be interviewed by the youth, of course, are STEM-related professionals already within Second Life)
[08:58] globalkids Bixby: …This is where Treet TV comes in…
[08:58] Astra Toki: Global Kids will be partnering with Treet TV, the world’s first virtual television network. Treet TV is an entertainment network that serves virtual worlds viewers and producers.
[08:59] globalkids Bixby: (took the words right outof my mouth)
[08:59] Astra Toki: Global Kids youth leaders will also meet with experts from various NYC institutions, such as the New York Hall of Science, the American Museum of Natural History, Center for Architecture, the local Farmer’s Market, and more, to interview experts and learn more about their sustainability topics.
[08:59] Astra Toki: You can stay up to date on LTS through our blog:
[08:59] Ronnie Rhode is Offline
[08:59] globalkids Bixby: (and here, as well, the Fall broadcats are an opportunity to hgelp us identify the organized youth audiences still in SL)
[09:00] Astra Toki: so that was a lot of information!
[09:00] Astra Toki: are there any questions so far?
[09:00] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): wow! Thank you. exciting project
[09:00] Hydra Shaftoe: sounds cool 🙂
[09:00] Gentle Heron: How are you connected with the other sustainability and “green” projects going on in SL?
[09:00] Astra Toki: From the audience, we would love if you could spread the word about our fall shows when they come around and you can stay on top of when those will take place at
[09:00] globalkids Bixby: We hope to do somethign that takes picees of things done before, but, liek the movie the Matrix, have nev been combined in JUSt this way
[09:00] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): when will the summer program officially start? is it only open to NYC?
[09:00] Astra Toki: it starts july 11th
[09:01] Ronnie Rhode is Online
[09:01] globalkids Bixby: Yes, the summer program is in person, in NYC
[09:01] Astra Toki: It’s open to NYC high school aged youth
[09:01] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): thx
[09:01] Buffy Beale: Question: Where in Second Life will you be hosting the show?
[09:01] Mimi Muircastle: will there ever be a west coast project?
[09:01] globalkids Bixby: Things we would really love from you woudl be advice about whay organized youth groups there are – e.g. schools, after school, museums, etc
[09:01] globalkids Bixby: If we can expand the program, we would lvoe to have a west coast component – but first thigns first
[09:01] Astra Toki: also, if you know of STEM professionals to connect our youth with
[09:02] Mimi Muircastle: ty
[09:02] globalkids Bixby: we are still workign with Treet on the exact location. Just the listserv to find out more when we do, please.
[09:02] Astra Toki: If you want to receive updated news and announcements about Let’s Talk Sustainability, you can sign up on the document here:
[09:02] Alain Delpiaz is Online
[09:02] Buffy Beale: o, ty glbal
[09:02] Buffy Beale: *global
[09:02] globalkids Bixby: Also, if you think we are outof our minds, or overreaching, please certainly let us know now
[09:02] Gentle Heron: Question: How are you connected with the other sustainability and “green” projects going on in SL? How are you identifying SL contacts?
[09:03] globalkids Bixby: gentle, great question – we are just starting that. Are you someone who can be a resource for us and introduce us to that community?
[09:03] Gentle Heron: I know much more about disability communities in SL, sorry.
[09:03] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): the NPC has a whole island of tenants who could be resources
[09:04] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): on the ECO Commons
[09:04] Astra Toki: thanks rik
[09:04] globalkids Bixby: Rik, could NPC help set up a meeting with them and us at some point?
[09:04] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): sure lets set up a strategy meeting and we can line up the relevant groups to be there
[09:04] CarynTopia Silvercloud: we are a green org that would love to connect – Topia Arts Center
[09:04] Buffy Beale: Yes, was going to say, we set aside some space for a teen sandbox on Eco, and started a group but it got stalled on trying to deteremine the criteria for inviting teens
[09:04] globalkids Bixby: Thank you Rik. Thant would be great.
[09:05] InKenzo at Amoration (in.kenzo): awesome progress!
[09:05] globalkids Bixby: CarynTopi a- Sweet – how can we learn more about you. Please respond in IM
[09:05] globalkids Bixby: Well, thank you all so much for the time today
[09:05] Lotta Flux: Just a great project!
[09:05] globalkids Bixby: Perhaps we can come back when the broadcasts are ready, if you like to hear more about how this all turns out
[09:05] Petlove Petshop is Offline
[09:05] Mimi Muircastle: I would!
[09:05] globalkids Bixby: Until then, as always, we look to you, the NP community in SL, to help us make sure we do this right
[09:06] Astra Toki: i second that
[09:06] Alliez Mysterio is Online
[09:06] Buffy Beale: for sure, and also, I’m not sure if Global Kids still are, but I really appreciated the space on your Aloft sim you dontated to the NPC
[09:06] globalkids Bixby: The work you do is all so important and we are excited to be taking part again to bring positive attention to our field
[09:06] Mimi Muircastle: wil you have your own sim in SL?
[09:06] Mimi Muircastle: *will
[09:06] globalkids Bixby: Oh, we alreadt do
[09:06] globalkids Bixby: We forgot to mention
[09:06] globalkids Bixby: Our TSl island is NOW in the main grid
[09:07] Buffy Beale: yay!
[09:07] Mimi Muircastle: ty – good to know
[09:07] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): awesome!
[09:07] globalkids Bixby: PLEASE go check out the volcano -= every four hours youth programmed it to erupt – pretty awesome
[09:07] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): woot
[09:07] Gentle Heron: Can you give a SLURL please?
[09:07] (tuty.inkpen): yes slurl please
[09:07] Lotta Flux: yes, please!
[09:07] Gentle Heron: I assume this is a teen-safe environment.
[09:07] Lotta Flux: or LM
[09:07] (tuty.inkpen): promise not to get too excited and leave now … lol
[09:07] Buffy Beale: lol Tuty
[09:08] (tuty.inkpen): 🙂
[09:08] Oronoque Westland: how are participants chosen for the summer program?
[09:08] globalkids Bixby: Yes, don’t go yet! But later go to
[09:08] Astra Toki: we’ve first reached out to many of the youth global kids works with
[09:08] Mimi Muircastle: had the same question Oro:)
[09:08] globalkids Bixby: If that doesnt’ work, then please IM me (and friend me)
[09:08] Astra Toki: from the nyc public schools we have a presence in
[09:08] Astra Toki: students need to fill out an application, but it isn’t exclusively for Global Kids youth, and we still have spots left
[09:09] Oronoque Westland: I am not finding a link to apply via the website
[09:09] Astra Toki: it’s not there on the website, but i can email it to you!
[09:10] globalkids Bixby: I know there are others speaking today, so we shoudl probably return the stage to Rik
[09:10] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): this is awesome guys
[09:10] Pix (pixie.tungl) is Offline
[09:10] Astra Toki: Thanks for your time, everyone
[09:10] globalkids Bixby: Thank you all once again for lettign us spend this time with ypu this morning/afternoon/evening
[09:10] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I personally can’t wait for this !
[09:10] Mimi Muircastle: great program – good for kids and good for the world:)
[09:11] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): such a great way to leverage Second Life to bring together youth, global issues and a global audience
[09:11] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Hi Trill! Welcome to NPC!
[09:11] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): let’s give Global Kids a hand
[09:11] Hydra Shaftoe wishes the teen grid was still around.
[09:11] Wendolynn Schumann: *•.¸’*•.¸ ? ¸.•*´¸.•*
[09:11] Wendolynn Schumann: .•*?¨`• BRAVO!!!! •¨`?*•.
[09:11] Wendolynn Schumann: ¸.•*`¸.•*´ ? `*•.¸`*•.¸
[09:11] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): applause
[09:11] Buffy Beale: applauds!!!
[09:11] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): And also welcome Trill Zapatero to the stage
[09:11] Astra Toki: ty ty
[09:11] Gentle Heron is glad to hear from Global Kids.
[09:12] (tuty.inkpen): thank you!
[09:12] Buffy Beale: hiiii Tirll!
[09:12] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): we are happy to have Trill show up and give us just a few words about the couple of foundraisers coming up for a very worthwhile cause
[09:12] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Welcome trill!
[09:12] Trill Zapatero: Hallo!
[09:12] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks for joining us this mornign, trill
[09:12] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): YAY RAWA!
[09:12] Buffy Beale: Cheers for RAWA and Trill!
[09:13] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): woot! woot!!!
[09:13] Trill Zapatero: Hi RED
[09:13] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Trill can you tell us a bit about who you are with first?
[09:13] Trill Zapatero: hey Buffy, Gentle
[09:13] Trill Zapatero: people
[09:13] Buffy Beale: hugs
[09:13] Trill Zapatero: well ok then
[09:13] Trill Zapatero: Does everyone here know about RAWA?
[09:13] (tuty.inkpen): no
[09:13] Mimi Muircastle: no, but curious:)
[09:14] Trill Zapatero: the revolutionary association of the women of afghanistan
[09:14] Sarvana Haalan: nope
[09:14] Trill Zapatero: just a second I have something for Rik to rez
[09:14] Trill Zapatero: it has notecards and LMs and a slide show
[09:14] Trill Zapatero: or two
[09:14] Trill Zapatero: just a second
[09:14] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): coll thanks
[09:14] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel):
[09:15] Trill Zapatero: you can rez that and make it really big
[09:15] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): there ya go
[09:16] Trill Zapatero: k first of all RAWA is a group of volunteer women in Afghanistan and refugee camps in Pakistan that organize for social justice and human rights in Afghanistan
[09:16] Trill Zapatero: they have schools, clinics hospitals
[09:16] Trill Zapatero: they are an amazing organization
[09:16] Trill Zapatero: local Afghan women,
[09:16] (tuty.inkpen): Wonderful org. I’m all about helping women.
[09:16] Trill Zapatero: they’ve been around since the late seventies
[09:17] Trill Zapatero: they’ve preservered through the soviet occupation, the civil war, the taliban and now during the occupation and corrupt government
[09:17] Trill Zapatero: Their stories read like adventure spy novels
[09:17] Trill Zapatero: they run clandestine clinics and schools
[09:18] Trill Zapatero: they’re the ones who took the images and made the west aware of the plight of Afghan women during the time of the Taliban
[09:18] Trill Zapatero: there’s an exhibit I put together of RAWA at my sim
[09:18] Hydra Shaftoe: That’s a sorely needed thing. the Taliban treat women like animals
[09:18] Trill Zapatero: the AFghanistan virtual museum
[09:19] (tuty.inkpen): I think I visited before, but never met you before. This is great.
[09:19] Trill Zapatero: yes, well all fundamentalists there, whether they are mujahadeen warlords or taliban
[09:19] Trill Zapatero: it isn’t any better today
[09:19] Trill Zapatero: wow there are so many people here, I’m awesomely impressed
[09:20] Trill Zapatero: ?? YAYYYYY!!! ??
[09:20] Mimi Muircastle: (we need to have NPC field trips again as part of these presentations:)
[09:20] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel) agrees
[09:20] Mimi Muircastle: 🙂
[09:20] Trill Zapatero: well, you can get the information from the thing behind me
[09:21] Trill Zapatero: so my activism has two parts
[09:21] Trill Zapatero: one is creating awareness about afghanistan as a country
[09:21] Trill Zapatero: that’s my own personal research project because before I started raising funds for RAWA I knew very little about Afghanistan
[09:21] Trill Zapatero: so I have a sim that I’m building
[09:22] Alan Neurocam is Offline
[09:22] Trill Zapatero: then, there’s the second part, which is fundraising
[09:22] Wendolynn Schumann: just remember Nato pplans are for a withdrawal Starting Ocober 2011
[09:22] Trill Zapatero: and what I’ve done for that is participated in concerts
[09:22] Wendolynn Schumann: plans/
[09:22] Trill Zapatero: plus my shop
[09:22] Trill Zapatero: BoHo HoBo all the proceeds go to rAWA
[09:22] Trill Zapatero: I pay rent out of pocket
[09:22] Trill Zapatero: for the sim
[09:23] Trill Zapatero: and at the moment I’m organizing a yard sale at four bridges
[09:23] Lotta Flux: ooh, loves boho hobo, will now shop more 🙂
[09:23] Mimi Muircastle: is RAWA a nonprofit org. ?
[09:23] Trill Zapatero: an NGO?
[09:23] Mimi Muircastle: yes,
[09:23] Trill Zapatero: oh they are totally non profit
[09:23] Mimi Muircastle: ty:)
[09:24] Trill Zapatero: the women are local afghan women, they live no differently than the other Afghans in the refugee camps
[09:24] Trill Zapatero: they’re not even a recognized charity
[09:24] Mimi Muircastle: is there a RAWA office here on NPC?
[09:24] Trill Zapatero: nope
[09:24] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): they are on Four Bridges
[09:24] Mimi Muircastle: ty
[09:24] Trill Zapatero: I have my own sim, so there’s the exhibit and the info centre there
[09:24] Trill Zapatero: as well as my shop
[09:24] Trill Zapatero: and the museum
[09:24] Widget Whiteberry is Online
[09:24] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): what is the SLURL for the record?
[09:24] Hydra Shaftoe: how do you get in touch with them? I wouldn’t think internet access is easy for most Afghani women to come by
[09:25] Trill Zapatero: the slurl
[09:25] Trill Zapatero: the LM is in the LM giver behind me
[09:25] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): ok let me pull it
[09:25] Trill Zapatero: my website is
[09:25] Oronoque Westland: just to be clear, is RAWA on Four Bridges or a build to publicize RAWA’s work but independent of RAWA?
[09:25] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): we publish our text chat to email for later
[09:25] Trill Zapatero:
[09:25] Aryte Vesperia is Online
[09:25] Trill Zapatero: and the yard sale I’m organizing atm
[09:26] Trill Zapatero: at 4B
[09:26] Trill Zapatero: the idea with that is you get stuff from yourinventory that is transferrable
[09:26] Trill Zapatero: or modify/transfer
[09:26] Trill Zapatero: and you put it in the drop box at 4B
[09:26] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): here is the SLURL for the record
[09:26] Lotta Flux: ooh, great way to clean out inventory and help a good cause!!
[09:27] Trill Zapatero: can you rez that, I’m not sure if it’s the right version
[09:27] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): done
[09:27] Trill Zapatero: oh yeah that’s it
[09:27] Trill Zapatero: the information is all in there
[09:27] (tuty.inkpen): awesome. ty!
[09:28] Trill Zapatero: and there are some really great deals there too
[09:28] Trill Zapatero: this is meant to go on all summer
[09:28] Trill Zapatero: or longer even if it works well
[09:28] Aryte Vesperia is Offline
[09:28] Buffy Beale: nice going Trill
[09:28] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): tha’ts great . I need to do some shopping.
[09:28] Lotta Flux: excellent fundraising idea for SL!!
[09:28] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Thanks, Trill!
[09:28] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): *•.¸(‘*•.¸ ? ¸.•*´)¸.•*
[09:28] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): .•*?´¨`• AWESOME! •´¨`?*•.
[09:28] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): ¸.•*(¸.•*´ ? `*•.¸)`*•.¸
[09:29] Hydra Shaftoe: Thanks Trill
[09:29] Mimi Muircastle: it is a great idea and an important cause – ty Trill
[09:29] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): so we should wrap up.
[09:29] Trill Zapatero: k
[09:29] Trill Zapatero: well thanks for having me over
[09:29] Lotta Flux: yeah!
[09:29] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): But let’s thank Trill for taking time to be with us today!
[09:29] Oronoque Westland: I have been to the exhibit and it is very powerful, but just to be clear, is RAWA on Four Bridges or a build to publicize RAWA’s work but independent of RAWA?
[09:29] Negro Drama (wanderson.short) is Online
[09:29] Lotta Flux claps madly!!!
[09:29] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): woot
[09:29] Trill Zapatero: oh only Afghan women can be members of RAWA
[09:29] Trill Zapatero: all others are considered RAWA supporters
[09:30] Trill Zapatero: it’s a totally indigenous, homegrown local org
[09:30] Loretta McGinnis is Offline
[09:30] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): that’s tremendous. feel free to come back any time with more news from RAWA or Four Bridges
[09:30] Buffy Beale: cheers madly, thanks Trill
[09:31] Trill Zapatero: thankyou
[09:31] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): so now we are at that time when we do announcements / open mic.
[09:31] Trill Zapatero: where does one join the group here
[09:31] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): trill, search for “techsoup” or “nonprofit commons” groups
[09:31] Gentle Heron: The Afghanistan Museum is an excellent educational venue.
[09:31] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): here’s all the ways you can be involved in the NPC on the web
[09:31] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Here are the many ways to can get involved with Nonprofit Commons in Second Life:
Nonprofit Commons blog:

Google Group:

NPC Video


Weekly Networking Event: Wharf Ratz, Aloft, Tuesdays, 8pm SLT…

Monthly Networking Event (1st Thursday):
Common Ground, Plush, 5PM-7PM SLT…

[09:31] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Who else has announcements for today?
[09:32] (tuty.inkpen): me
[09:32] Hydra Shaftoe: Well I should have one this afternoon, but not yet. 🙂
[09:32] Juan GKid (juangkids): bye everyone…. thanks
[09:32] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): thanks, juan.
[09:32] Buffy Beale: bye JuanG!
[09:32] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): just tuty?
[09:32] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): ok then. go for it, tuty
[09:33] Buffy Beale: ok me
[09:33] Mimi Muircastle: Mentors??
[09:33] (tuty.inkpen): Donna Johnson aka Tuty Inkpen
twitter: @TudyD011
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Our goal is to bridge the digital divide in our local communities by bringing together our collective exper
[09:33] (tuty.inkpen): ty!
[09:33] Zinnia Zauber: Great!
[09:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): great. Buffy?
[09:33] Buffy Beale: Mine is the mentors will be meeting right after a short break as normal
[09:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): three cheers for the Mentors!
[09:34] (tuty.inkpen): ok got my hat on and ready buffy
[09:34] Buffy Beale: so if anyone has any questions or needs any help please stay and we’d be happy to help you out
[09:34] Buffy Beale: 🙂
[09:34] Buffy Beale: ohhh forgot my hat
[09:34] Buffy Beale: awk
[09:34] (tuty.inkpen): yeah mentors
[09:34] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): huzzah huzzah huzzah
[09:34] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): yay!
[09:34] Sarvana Haalan: Sorry, didn’t log in…Sally Cherry, Protect Yourself 1, Baltimore, MD
[09:34] Buffy Beale: that’s it thanks
[09:34] Hydra Shaftoe raises hand
[09:34] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): great. any other items before I let you go?
[09:34] Sarvana Haalan: Had a great time at Common grounds last night…
[09:34] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): ok hydra
[09:34] (tuty.inkpen): oh btw if youneed help come see mentors in a few
[09:34] Sarvana Haalan: *Grounds
[09:34] (tuty.inkpen): if you need help
[09:34] (tuty.inkpen): oops
[09:34] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Yay Zinnia and the team!!!
[09:35] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Thanks to everyone for coming out!
[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you all that came!
[09:35] Mimi Muircastle: gorgeous decorations, Zinnia!
[09:35] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): thanks Brena!
[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: Great team in creating it!
[09:35] Wendolynn Schumann: did not introduce myself, Lt Commander Wendolynn Ross Saunders, MD, USN
[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!
[09:35] Sarvana Haalan: Zinnis, Brena, Par, and the Common Grounds Team rocks!!!!!
[09:35] Buffy Beale: welcome Wendolynn!
[09:35] Sarvana Haalan: *Zinnia
[09:35] Brena Benoir: ? Thank Youuuuuuuuuu!! ?
[09:35] Hydra Shaftoe: Actually cancel that. I need to confirm one detail with Rhiannon before I say anything. At any rate though, We’ll be having a community track at SLCC in san francisco in august
[09:35] (tuty.inkpen): Welcome Lt Commander!
[09:35] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Good times!
[09:35] Wendolynn Schumann: Thank You Buffy
[09:36] Buffy Beale: yay Hydra! just in case
[09:36] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): ah ok we look forward to hearing about that
[09:36] Mimi Muircastle: is it in SF or Oakland, Hydra
[09:36] Hydra Shaftoe: So I can say that much, and would love for you guys to be there and possibly speak for it 🙂
[09:36] Wendolynn Schumann: Wendym, Please, this is SL
[09:36] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): SLCC is in Okaland this year
[09:36] Hydra Shaftoe: oakland
[09:36] Zinnia Zauber: I am looking forward to doing some workshops at SLCC!
[09:36] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Welcome Wendym!
[09:36] Wendolynn Schumann: wendy/
[09:36] Sarvana Haalan: live streaming in world for East Coast folks ?
[09:36] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): well then, I release you all to go out and do good works in the world, real and virtual
[09:36] (tuty.inkpen): Will do Wendy!
[09:36] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks so much for coming today.
[09:36] (tuty.inkpen): Thanks Rik!
[09:36] Buffy Beale: thanks Rik, a great line-up agenda today
[09:36] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): And thanks in particular to Trill, GlobalKids bixby and Astra for speaking today
[09:37] Buffy Beale: nice job
[09:37] (tuty.inkpen): afk brb
[09:37] Buffy Beale: hurray!
[09:37] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): awesome!
[09:37] Hydra Shaftoe: We’ll do SLCC on the east coast next year. we rotate it
[09:37] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): my apologies for my lateness.
[09:37] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): Thanks, Rik!
[09:37] Buffy Beale: if anyone wants a mentor hat please let me know
[09:37] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I’m so happy that you guys are able to step up and get things going with out me
[09:37] RedGoddess (talkwithmarie): 🙂
[09:37] Hydra Shaftoe: Buffy I want a mentor collar
[09:37] Buffy Beale: ha Hydra, I’d just drag you around
[09:37] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): hydra, that would be awesome
[09:37] Hydra Shaftoe: Exactly
[09:38] Sarvana Haalan: lol, lol
[09:38] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): can someone post the chat log to the email?
[09:38] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I missed the opening of this meeting
[09:38] Hydra Shaftoe: Im not sure if I’m running the community or marketing track for slcc this year, so I cant say to send me inquiries about speaking just yet 🙂
[09:38] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): or just get me the first 10 minutes?
[09:38] Mimi Muircastle: Mimi has lost her mentor hat in her unorganized inventory:(
[09:38] Hydra Shaftoe: But I asked for communities
[09:38] Buffy Beale gave you NPC MENTOR Hat.
[09:38] Buffy Beale: Mimi you can just search for ‘mentor’
[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Hydra for working on it!
[09:39] Sarvana Haalan: must clean out my Inventory too
[09:39] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): excuse the chat spam
[09:39] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): say list
[09:39] Visitor Counter whispers: Visitor List:
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Zinnia Zauber
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Ozma Malibu
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Brena Benoir
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Ethelred Weatherwax
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Hydra Shaftoe
[09:39] Visitor Counter: DJ Earnshaw
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Buffy Beale
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Tuty Inkpen
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Chayenn Resident
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Gentle Heron
[09:39] Visitor Counter: CarynTopia Silvercloud
[09:39] Visitor Counter: In Kenzo
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Suza Falta
[09:39] Visitor Counter: HB Eternal
[09:39] Visitor Counter: talkwithmarie Resident
[09:39] Visitor Counter: globalkids Bixby
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Astra Toki
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Wendolynn Schumann
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Sarvana Haalan
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Curtis Rhosar
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Dancers Yao
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Trill Zapatero
[09:39] Visitor Counter: bulaklak Resident
[09:39] Visitor Counter: Total = 23
[09:39] Hydra Shaftoe: ok im collecting the chatlog now for the summary
[09:39] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): oo that is so not accurate
[09:39] Mimi Muircastle: kk will try again:) nope, nada – just notes
[09:39] Buffy Beale: was going to say Rik, missed a few
[09:39] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): might be because I rset it late
[09:40] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): my bad
[09:40] Chayenn: monique richert , protect yourself 1, inc , baltimore , MD,
[09:40] Mimi Muircastle: brb

Written by: HydraShaftoe

Summary of 5/27/2011 NPSL meeting

Nonny Writer / Nonny de la Peña

* Nonny is a maker of SL virtual awareness projects. Virtual Gitmo is one of her works.

* Discussion about Gitmo

* First built in spring of 2007 to highlight Guantanamo facility.

* Real facility is inaccessible to journalists.

* Second SL sim was about Cap and trade – carbon emissions controls and trading. Sim outlined methods of carbon footprint reduction, carbon emissions trading, and carbon credits.

* Ways to recycle and re-use carbon waste such as hog manure.

* Now working on a sim about hunger in California.

Thomas Jäger

* Spoke about several school violence issues, mostly bullying.

* Ways to combat school bullying.

* Virtual anti-violence campus designed to show people ways to get around bullying.

* Physical bullying and cyber-bullying.

* Discussion of cyber-bullying.

* Guided tours available, just ask Jaeger

Written by: HydraShaftoe

Summary of 5/20/2011 NPSL meeting.

Speaker – David Burden, developer with Daden Ltd, an innovative cross-platform virtual world development company.

*There is a lot of variety and choice between virtual worlds and their capabilities. There was a need for a centralized virtual world finder that makes it possible to see what you can do with each of them. Every world has its pros and cons (I.E. – Eve Online allows things that Gaia does not, and vice versa).

*A simple web app has been developed that allows people to weigh pros and cons, capabilities.

*Buffy can’t wear enough hats!

*Depending on whether you come from a marketing, scientific, or entertainment stance, the rankings from the web app would be very different.

*Most important function is that it flags what a world does NOT do. Far more important than what it can do as far as choosing the right platform.

*Discussion of capabilities of various worlds – holding a meeting in WoW is next to impossible, sl and opensim meeting abilities.

*Nonprofits congregate in opensim/SL because of interactivity and open feel.

*Best overall for nonprofits are sl, opensim, hypergrid for business

*Vastpark is a world for real business work and people want AVs to look lime themselves.

*SL is best for public visibility.

*Many account creation websites for VWs are confusing – people dont show up for events.

*Browser vs client based VW discussion.

*Possibility of ranking VWs according to assisted living or handicapped-accessibility.

*Work towards creating a completely neutral interface for finding proper VWs for projects.

Written by: HydraShaftoe

SL and Skype voice troubleshooting

Let’s face it. We all know that SL’s voice isn’t totally stable, but there are a few things you can do to clear up a bad connection on the fly or make a dead mike work.

Dead mike – If your SL client is not recognizing your microphone (most common reason for a dead mike), go into (on viewer 2) ME – PREFERENCES – SOUND AND MEDIA TAB – INPUT DEVICES TAB then select your microphone. It should say something similar to (Microphone (Logitech Voicemaster USB) as one of the selections. Usually the selection labeled “default” is not the one you want. Only try it as a last resort.

If this doesn’t work, on windows 7, go into START – CONTROL PANEL – DEVICES AND PRINTERS then look in there and you should see your microphone. If not, make sure you have drivers installed for it. Right click to make it your default device, then close. Restart SL and it should pick up the mike in the previously mentioned input devices tab.

If neither of these work, it may be that your mike is simply damaged (They do break very easily) or not compatible – in this case, replace the mike with another, preferably newer model.

IF YOUR MIKE IS BEING DETECTED BUT DOESN’T WORK, make sure that the SL voice client is enabled. You can easily tell by looking at yourself and seeing if avatars have a white dot. If they don’t, voice is down. Look at the top of your screen in the location bar – if you see a sound symbol with a red hash over it, the sim owner has deliberately turned voice off. If voice is available, the simplest thing to do is to relog SL and see if the Vivox server catches it and starts up voice for you. If this doesn’t work after a couple tries, hit cntrl-alt-delete and then show all processes button. Manually kill the Vivox client which is called SLvoice.exe, then restart SL. It should force the Vivox server to notice you and send a new handshake signal, thus re-enabling SL voice.

Skype —

This is actually quite similar to troubleshooting SL. You get to this setting by using EDIT – TOOLS – OPTIONS and there you will see your hardware settings. Just make sure that your input and output are on the desired device(s) and you should be good to go. The no-go situations from SL also apply here. Damaged mikes wont work any better on Skype than they do on SL


In all cases, use USB hardware. Analog headsets may or may not work, and should only be used by advanced users that know how to configure sound card daughterboards (Some people seem to think analog sounds better, but I’ve only known them to be a boatload of hassle when said people can’t get them to work when they need them). USB does all that work for you the moment you plug the device in.

Written by: HydraShaftoe