The Health Panel Expo – May 27 in Second Life & in the Real World

The Health Panel Expo planning is coming together and the event is right around the corner! Here are the details!

Click here to view a complete agenda of the days events.


SAN FRANCISCO—May 26, 2009—The Nonprofit Commons, a project of TechSoup Global (TSG), today announced an all-day, innovative online event in Second Life to showcase recent developments in health care research, and to connect efforts in fighting disease and creating a cooperative and supportive environment for patients and their providers. The Health Panel Expo, an international online conference sponsored by, will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST (also called Second Life Time, SLT) in the virtual world of Second Life and simultaneously in the real world, being broadcast live at the fourth annual NetSquared Conference at Cisco in San Jose, CA.,The Second Life online event is free to attend and open to all interested participants. It will be accessible through Second Life, and the full agenda is listed on the NPSL wiki.

The Health Panel Expo panelists will include speakers from and Community Voicemail discussing mobile health initiatives; Virtual Ability, Inc., a nonprofit that brings people with disabilities and chronic health conditions into virtual worlds; and Susan Tenby, Online Community Director for TSG and the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life. Other panelists include experts from the disability, recovery services, nutrition, cancer, and AIDS communities.

The Health Panel Expo marks the official launch of the Health Commons in Second Life. As part of TSG’s Nonprofit Commons project, Health Commons seeks to bring together real-world health-related nonprofits, academics, educators, thought-leaders, foundations, and volunteer-supporters to showcase recent developments in health care.

The Health Panel Expo: Event Details

  • The Health Panel Expo is a day-long event with several hour-long expert panels in the virtual world of Second Life at Health Commons AMO island.
  • The Mobile Health Initiatives panel is a mixed-reality session on Wednesday, May 27, from 11:15 am-12:15 pm PST (SLT). The live portion will take place in the real-world of San Jose, California as part of the NetSquared Conference, and simultaneously within the virtual world of Second Life. The panel will also feature interactivity between the two worlds.
  • Panels and tours of Nonprofit Commons’ four virtual locations will take place throughout the day. The complete agenda can be found here.
  • The event will be recorded via live video and audio and will be archived on the Web site.
  • Watch the live web stream from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM.
  • Twitter hashtag of the event: #npslexpo.
  • Twitter account for Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is @npsl.

Written by: Beth J. Bates

Just one month until the first RezEd Conference on Learning and Virtual Worlds!

Are you an educator using virtual worlds for learning? Interested in gaining inspiration for your work, showing off your program, learning practical tips, and connecting with your peers within this emerging field of practice?

If so, then the first RezEd conference on Learning and Virtual Worlds is for you!

The conference will run from June 10th – 12th in partnership with the renowned Games, Learning and Society Conference at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

As an official “working group” of GLS, RezEd conference attendees will participate in RezEd-only sessions and gatherings while gaining full access to the always remarkable GLS agenda.

RezEd is an online social network of over 2,000 educators using virtual worlds for learning across a variety of worlds and learning institutions. The mini-conference will feature intimate, interactive sessions with luminaries like Robin Harper, James Paul Gee, Peggy Sheehy and others. There will be many opportunities for small group discussions, networking, and sharing of best practices.

Register for the Mini-conference for just an additional $50 (or $345 if new to both). Space is limited so join us today!

And be sure and indicate that you are going in the RezEd event calendar listing!

Tentative RezEd Conference Schedule (subject to change):

June 10
(*Note that the GLS conference does not begin until the afternoon of June 10)

9-10: Breakfast/Registration/Opening
10-11: Keynote with Robin Harper, former VP at Linden Lab and current consulting for Metaplace
11-12:30: “What’s Wrong with This Picture? Key Challenges in Learning and Virtual Worlds” with Peggy Sheehy, Kelly Czarnecki, Lane Lawley, and Amira Fouad
1-2: Birds of a Feather lunchtime conversations

June 11
11-12:30: “Education across Virtual Worlds: A Case Study,” A conversation with Audrey Aranowsky of the Chicago Field Museum
1-2: Birds of a Feather lunchtime conversations

June 12
1-2: Lunch session with James Paul Gee
2-3: Closing session (tba)

Other RezEd tagged sessions at GLS
These are other sessions going on during GLS that we think are particularly relevant to RezEd members.

June 10
3:30pm: “Teaching Economics and Anthropology in a Virtual World: A Cross-Cultural Comparison”

June 11
2pm: “Online Game Fan Communities as Affinity Spaces for Diverse Learners” 3:30pm: “From Game Mods to Math Models: Using Garry’s Mod for Math, Physics, and Programming Problem-Solving” with mother and son Elizabeth and Lane Lawley

June 12
11am: “Ramapo Islands in Teen Second Life: One Educator’s Journey” with Peggy Sheehy

About RezEd was developed by Global Kids, an independent educational nonprofit organization that educates and inspires urban youth to become successful students, community leaders, and global citizens. It launched after being selected through the HASTAC competition and builds on prior work in virtual worlds made possible through support from the MacArthur Foundation.
RezEd is a community of practice that brings attention to the myriad ways virtual worlds are being used for learning in various settings. It covers both commercial and educational virtual worlds through news updates; multimedia resources; a podcast series with youth, theorists, world builders, practitioners and experts in the field; a curated best practice report series, various digital media resources, guest-moderated discussions, and more. In addition, knowledge is generated and shared as members contribute photos and videos, facilitate special interest groups, and manage personal blogs. In 2009, RezEd began a regular seasonal meet-up in virtual worlds and, at GLS, the first in person conference.

Be sure to tag any messages or media about the event with #rezedconf!

Written by: Beth J. Bates

Mixed Reality Takeaways from TechSoup Global Donor Day

TechSoup Global Donor Day

  1. Have one printed page with all access URLs, SLURLs and contact data shared across all places 24 hours ahead and make this available on all public channels.
  2. Prepare canned messages for hosting online chat, Second Life chat, Twitter and group notice posts shared with all organizers.
  3. Include all #hashtag keywords and @npsl information in every post for easier tracking throughout events.
  4. Make sure all hosts are confirmed, prepared ahead of time and assigned to specific tasks: chat moderators (+1 per channel), streaming coordinator, event producer, additional video/sound/tech assists, teleport & RL space services, PR/Outreach/Twitterer, live blogger, photographer, machininatographer.
  5. Get the word out two weeks prior, 2 days prior and the day of the event using all organizational channels, event listings and public calendars.
  6. Clear all bandwidth, firewall and streaming capacity needs on site at least 24 hours prior to event and test all streaming media before broadcast.
  7. Make sure your production team has contact info and a steady backchannel (we use Skype) to communicate across rooms/worlds during the event.
  8. Assume that all participants will not have enough bandwidth to run multiple programs and make all information available in every space.
  9. Reach out to associated groups the week before your event if not before: use SL groups, LinkedIn, Facebook groups and professional associations to help draw interest.
  10. Give your production team plenty of time to get settled in their new skins and give all hosts plenty of attention/technical time and care prior to broadcast.

Written by: Beth J. Bates

Congratulations for Virtual Ability – Co-Winner of Inaugural Linden Prize!!

Big congratulations are in order for Virtual Ability, winner of the Linden Prize.

We are honored to have them a part of the Nonprofit Commons and are thrilled that they are getting recognition for the amazing work they are doing for people with disabilities.

Teleport to Virtual Ability in NPC

From the press release:
Virtual Ability – Offering a series of courses and resources to help people with real-world disabilities get acclimated and start using Second Life, Virtual Ability helps realize the documented medical and psychological benefits offered by virtual environments. The organization has developed a unique orientation process that assesses individual skills, provides customized training and makes recommendations for assistive hardware as needed. Once users are comfortable in the virtual world, Virtual Ability offers a series of daily field trips, including everything from mountain climbs, skydiving, fishing, dancing, and countless other activities that are difficult or impossible in the real world.

Written by: Beth J. Bates

Join Us for TechSoup Global Summit Panel: Wednesday April 29, 9:30 – 12 PM SLT

Donor Day at TechSoup Global Partner Summit

9:30 – 12 p.m. (PDT) Wednesday April 29

The Donor Day Program

The overarching theme for the day is a “modest” one: Building the technology infrastructure for social
change: An end-to-end perspective.

The agenda:

9:30a – 10:45a Pacific (16:30 – 17:45 UTC) Opening Plenary Panel: Core Issues, Hurdles and Opportunities
Panelists: David Barnard, Rufina Fernandes, Doug Jacquier, John Fung and, moderator, Daniel Ben- Horin

We will ask four of the most experienced nonprofit capacity builders in the world to paint a nuanced and candid picture of the issues impacting the deployment of technology for social change in diverse areas of the globe.

11:00a – 12:15p Pacific (18:00 – 19:15 UTC) Opening Plenary (continued): Response through Three Expert Lenses
Panelists: Clara Miller, Joaquin Alvarado, Rebecca Masisak and, moderator, Daniel Ben-Horin

We will ask Clara, Joaquin and Rebecca to reflect on the morning’s discussion through the prisms of • the Social Capital Marketplace, • the Next Generation of Internet technology and • the Experience and Plans of the TechSoup Global Network.

See here for for further details on the event and panelists

This gathering is being held as a part of a 3-day Summit that is bringing our 50 global partners together.

How You Can Participate:

See and hear the panel live
To view the panel live, you will need Apple QuickTime installed on your computer. If you do not already have QuickTime, you can download it for free.

Once you are ready to view video and audio of the live panels, go to the Nonprofit Commons website where a live link for the panel will be available.

All you need to do is click on the link and you will be able to see and hear the proceedings.
Here is how you can make comments and ask questions that will be relayed to the panel moderator.

Submit comments/questions to the panel by email:

Send an email with “TSG Summit Panel Question” in the subject and your question, your name and your organization in the body of the message to

Chat live with other viewers and submit comments/questions:

If you have difficulty sending email or wish to expand your options, you may join a web chat of other people watching the panel live. No registration is required.

When asking a question for the panel, we ask you start your question with a “?” question mark so we can see it easily.

View the panel and submit comments/questions in a 3D virtual world:

We will be live streaming the event on Second Life, so you can view and submit comments/questions there.

You can teleport directly to the event with video and discussion. Push play on the bottom of the screen to start video.

Please direct your comments/questions via text chat or IM to Penguin Kuhn, and include your name and organization.

Written by: Beth J. Bates

Notes from Video/Audio Streaming in Second Life Class Hosted by Josephine Junot

On April 10 Josephine Junot hosted a fantastic class on how to stream audio and video in Second Life. For your convenience, the notes from the class are below. Many thanks to Josephine for presenting such a valuable and exciting class!


9:00-10:00 Video/audio streaming in SL class (Josephine Junot)
[9:20] Glitteractica Cookie: ok then!
[9:20] Glitteractica Cookie: let’s move on to the main event
[9:20] Canis Looming: I would like to ask has any one hear from Veriodd Fellow?
[9:20] Penguin Kuhn: yes, he couldn’t make it today, but is around
[9:21] Penguin Kuhn: ok, josephine!!!
[9:21] Glitteractica Cookie: Veri oddfellow is also bradford lewis, and yes i heard from him on facebook yesterday
[9:21] Penguin Kuhn: yay!!
[9:21] Canis Looming: good
[9:21] Glitteractica Cookie: Josephine Junot is teaching a class on Video/audio streaming
[9:21] Glitteractica Cookie: now!
[9:21] Dansei Tigerpaw: whew
[9:21] Glitteractica Cookie: give it up y’all!
[9:21] Buffy Beale: claps madly for Josephine
[9:21] Josephine Junot: Hi, all! 🙂
[9:21] Dansei Tigerpaw: clapping
[9:21] Louise Later: :))
[9:22] Bjorlyn Loon: Still text?
[9:22] any1 Gynoid: <— scurries to take notes! oy!
[9:22] Zed Canucci: woohoo
[9:22] Josephine Junot: Ok, I’ll just give an overview of live streaming via QuickTime Broadcaster into SL.
[9:23] Josephine Junot: I’ll go thru some basic guidelines for setting up a stream. You can tweak this as necessary. Then I’ll go over some options for host services.
[9:23] Glitteractica Cookie: this is so cool
[9:23] Josephine Junot: You can stream video and audio (or just video, or just audio) via QT Broadcaster.
[9:23] Josephine Junot:
[9:23] any1 Gynoid: is QT B a freebie?
[9:23] Josephine Junot: yes, you can download it at that URL for free
[9:24] Louise Later: neat1
[9:24] Glitteractica Cookie: i think that someone should take the chat log and make this into a blog entry to be archived on wiki, don’t y’all?
[9:24] Glitteractica Cookie: any takers?
[9:24] Glitteractica Cookie: or maybe josephine already has this written up
[9:24] any1 Gynoid: kk but only runs on mac
[9:24] Marty Snowpaw: Good idea
[9:24] DrG Zeiler: I will get it on wiki
[9:24] Zed Canucci: hmmm
[9:24] Josephine Junot: so QuickTime Broadcaster is free app, however using a hosted streaming service is not always free (there are a few options, and I’ll be going over them later)
[9:24] Zed Canucci: no pc version, eh?
[9:25] Josephine Junot: yes, it only runs on mac, however QuickTime is the only format that SL accepts for video streams.
[9:25] any1 Gynoid: i have PC options… I’ll send notecards to any1 who wants info
[9:25] Ethelred Weatherwax: Everyone should have a Mac
[9:25] Dansei Tigerpaw: I want one
[9:25] Josephine Junot: so if you want to stream video, it has to be encoded into a QuickTime format
[9:25] Zed Canucci: me too any1
[9:25] Waxakla Voom: Everyone!!
[9:25] jacmacaire Humby: .mov
[9:25] Josephine Junot: if you want to stream audio, you can also do it via shoutcast or icecast (pc options)
[9:26] Glitteractica Cookie: (thanks Dr. G!!!)
[9:26] Josephine Junot: so for now, QT Broadcaster is it for livestreaming video
[9:26] DrG Zeiler: Welcome
[9:27] Josephine Junot: So, once you’ve downloaded and installed QuickTime Broadcaster, hook up your camera to your computer via Firewire or USB (and if you have a separate sound source like a microphone or sound system, connect the line-in to your computer as well).
[9:27] In Kenzo: Good charts of this here:
[9:27] Josephine Junot: and btw, I have these screenshots on my wiki as well, with instructions, at
[9:28] Josephine Junot: yes, thx In Kenzo
[9:29] Josephine Junot: and again, I want to emphasize that these are ‘guidelines’ – you can tweak the settings as you need to
[9:29] Josephine Junot: so for Video Settings:
[9:29] Josephine Junot: Video settings:
* check “Enable Video Stream” if using video
* Size: 320×240 or 240×180
* Compressor: Sorenson Video 3 or H.264
* Quality: High or Best
* fps: 15
* keyframe: every 150 frames
* Limit Data Rate to: 150 kbits/sec
[9:29] Josephine Junot: for Compressor, I’ve mainly beeing using H.264
[9:30] Josephine Junot: very nice quality
[9:30] Josephine Junot: though you can also use MP4
[9:30] Josephine Junot: or Sorenson Video 3
[9:30] Tech Coleslaw: (sorry gang, gotta go break up a fight in RL. Kids!)
[9:30] Josephine Junot: the latter, Sorenson Video 3, is for older systems (if you suspect your audience will be using some legacy browsers or whatnot)
[9:30] Josephine Junot: but otherwise, I’d go with H.264
[9:31] Josephine Junot: So choose the Source video from the dropdown box (DV Camera, iSight, whatever)
[9:31] Josephine Junot: then a standard size is 320×240
[9:31] Josephine Junot: you can go larger if you need to
[9:31] Josephine Junot: like 640×480
[9:32] Josephine Junot: but know that that will tax the streaming server a little more
[9:32] Josephine Junot: (as well as your audience’s – on the receiving side)
[9:32] Josephine Junot: for Quality, anywhere from Medium to Best is fine (again depending on what quality you want)
[9:33] Josephine Junot: for Frames per second
[9:33] Josephine Junot: I usually do either 15 or 30 fps
[9:33] Josephine Junot: 30 is closer to film
[9:34] In Kenzo: Josephine, do you want to mention microphones and how to adapt your setup for a large room, panel presentation or other space where the on-board mic with your video camera may not work out?
[9:34] Josephine Junot: I’d like to get thru the basic settings first
[9:34] Josephine Junot: but you are welcome to jump in with that 🙂
[9:35] Josephine Junot: so, for Frames per second, I usually do 15 fps but can bump this up to 30 for better quality
[9:35] Josephine Junot: Key frame is flexible. I’ve found that every 150 frames works well
[9:36] Josephine Junot: then Limit data rate:
[9:36] Josephine Junot: this can really vary alot. I’ve found that anything between 150-300 kbps usu works well
[9:37] Josephine Junot: Ok, this is the audio tab
[9:37] Josephine Junot: again, choose your source from the dropdown box (Line-in, or DV camera, etc)
[9:38] Josephine Junot: * check “Enable Audio Stream” if using audio
* un-check “Play-through speaker” (this is to prevent feedback. check it if you want to be sure you have an audio signal coming in.)
* Compressor: MPEG-4 Audio
* Rate: 44.100 kHz
* Size: 16 bit
* Use: Mono (or if the bandwidth is available – stereo)
[9:39] Josephine Junot: if you are using headphones on the computer you’re running QT Broadcaster on, then you can check “Play-through speaker” and you won’t have feedback
[9:39] Josephine Junot: Gain is volume, so you can adjust that as necessary
[9:40] Josephine Junot: I usu use MPEG-4 Audio for the Compressor and rate=44,100 kHz, though depending on the stability of your stream/network, you can bump that down to 22,050 kHz
[9:40] Josephine Junot: any questions so far?
[9:40] Buffy Beale: going good Jose
[9:40] Waxakla Voom: very cool!!!
[9:41] Josephine Junot: In Kenzo – do you want to jump in with types of audio for diff rooms?
[9:41] Smash Lane: Do you know if there any major difference between shoutcast and Icecast?
[9:41] Smash Lane: for audio streaming?
[9:42] Josephine Junot: I’m not so familiar with either shoutcast or icecast, sorry. I know ppl that use both and they seem to think either option works well
[9:42] In Kenzo: Just wanted to note that in some cases you want a detachable mic
[9:42] In Kenzo: You may not be able to get your video camera in the right zone for audio + video capture, and it helps to have another way to get the audio in if you’re working in a large room like a conference.
[9:42] Smash Lane: heard that too, thanks
[9:42] Josephine Junot: right, so you can catch sound around the room, away from the camera
[9:42] Glitteractica Cookie: what is a low cost mic that you reco, in kenzo?
[9:43] In Kenzo: I’m using a simple Logitech USB mic for $50 but there are tons out there, if you are working with a video camera you know you may want to find a mic that plugs right into your camera. Much easier to handle sound that way.
[9:43] In Kenzo: Some video cameras allow you to detach the mic.
[9:44] Josephine Junot: I sometimes use a boundary mic (like the kind you might find on a conference table around phone conference, or on a stage) — let me see what kind it is…
[9:44] Josephine Junot is looking
[9:44] In Kenzo: Sound quality sinks many mixed reality events, along with lack of a wired connection. Don’t plan to use Wifi to stream your event!
[9:44] In Kenzo: Plug your laptop into a cable into a wall if you want the video + audio to be stable enough for your web audiences.
[9:44] Glitteractica Cookie: this is very helpful stuff!
[9:45] Josephine Junot: the boundary mic I use is an Audio-Technica AT8531
[9:45] Waxakla Voom: good point In Kenzo , makes sense
[9:45] In Kenzo: Awesome, thanks Josephine for walking us through the settings too, that’s often the most daunting task for someone new to this.
[9:45] Josephine Junot: you can get one of those for about $60-70
[9:46] Josephine Junot: ok any more questions about audio before we move on to network settings?
[9:46] Buffy Beale: no, still with u
[9:46] Josephine Junot: k
[9:47] Josephine Junot: for Network settings:
* Transmission: Automatic Unicast
* Host name:
[9:47] Josephine Junot: Host will depend on what streaming service you are using
[9:48] Josephine Junot: so in this example, I’m using a university’s streaming server and the host name is
[9:48] Louise Later: how do you find that out?
[9:48] Josephine Junot: if you’re using a service, say the Stream Guys, then it might look like Host Name:…(some numbers following it)
[9:49] Josephine Junot: the streaming service will give that host name to you
[9:49] Smash Lane: usually they tell you the numbers when you rent a stream
[9:49] Josephine Junot: yes
[9:49] Louise Later: ty
[9:49] Josephine Junot: so now, about services…
[9:49] Josephine Junot: the cost will depend on the number of people you expect will be watching the stream and the bitrate
[9:49] Josephine Junot: the bitrate (the higher, the better the quality — anywhere btwn 150-300 kbps is usually the normal)
[9:50] any1 Gynoid: Comment on Streaming Services: i suggest everyone visit Jamie Otis’ store in SL… nice guy, and he’s got great help notecards… also answers questions… let me use his cards in my classes too…
[9:50] In Kenzo: So for video, a 2 hour event with 100 people watching your stream can cost $50 or higher…..while audio streaming is very low cost. Jamie Otis is great, yes!
[9:50] Josephine Junot: yes, exactly, thanks!
[9:51] Josephine Junot: so for example, I use the Stream Guys quite a bit
[9:51] In Kenzo: Depends on number of people watching + the quality as bitrate……video can get expensive if you expect thousands to tune in online. There are monthly plans or one-time-use options out there.
[9:51] Josephine Junot: and if you look at their live streaming page you can see where you can input the intended audience number and bitrate and it calculates an approximation
[9:51] Glitteractica Cookie: do you recommend them over dreamcast
[9:52] Josephine Junot: and yes, the monthly and single event options are also sometimes better
[9:52] Josephine Junot: (Single Event option)
[9:52] Waxakla Voom: Josephine can u use another server, like a school server (new school webspace)
[9:53] Josephine Junot: so there are many other services out there, and without trying to pimp the stream guys anymore, I must say that their customer service is excellent
[9:53] Josephine Junot: and that’s all I’ll say abt them 🙂
[9:53] any1 Gynoid: Juni and Medera are calling me away on Earth Week biz… cya everyone HUGGGZZZ!
[9:53] Glitteractica Cookie: ok, great!
[9:53] Josephine Junot: but yes, you can use a school’s server too
[9:53] Josephine Junot: you can also affiliate yourself with a university and use their quicktime streaming server
[9:54] Josephine Junot: that would be the cheaper option 🙂
[9:54] Waxakla Voom: or any other server, like if i have a space with 1and1 for example
[9:54] Josephine Junot: right, you just have to make sure they have a quicktime streaming server (they don’t always have one)
[9:54] Josephine Junot: or you can also set up your own quicktime streaming server:
[9:55] Josephine Junot: (or you can help the university/school you’re working with to set one up – it’s basically an installation of Mac OS X Server
[9:55] Josephine Junot: np 🙂
[9:56] Josephine Junot: whatever machine you choose to run Mac OS X Server, should be a dedicated one
[9:56] Josephine Junot: so once you have the streaming service and host name
[9:56] Josephine Junot: just put the host name in there, username, password
[9:57] Josephine Junot: click “Record to disk” if you want to save the stream
[9:57] Josephine Junot: and then click Broadcast
[9:57] Josephine Junot: and that’s it!
[9:57] Josephine Junot: you can set where you want the recorded stream to be saved under Preferences
[9:58] Josephine Junot: in the menu: QuickTime Broadcaster > Preferences
[9:58] Josephine Junot: and choose the file path
[9:58] Josephine Junot: also check “Hint for Streaming Server”
[9:58] Josephine Junot: which optimizes it for streaming
[9:59] Josephine Junot: when it starts broadcasting, it’ll show “Broadcasting” with a little red dot
[9:59] Josephine Junot: the address of the stream will show below that
[9:59] Josephine Junot: in “rtsp” format
[9:59] Josephine Junot: for “real time streaming protocol”
[9:59] Josephine Junot: rtsp:// – in this example
[10:00] Josephine Junot: oops almost forgot: in “File:” you want to enter the filename – just the name of the stream, in this case “kcny”
[10:00] Josephine Junot: then in SL, under About Land > Media, set the stream URL
[10:01] Josephine Junot: you must have ownership or appropriate group rights in order to set this
[10:01] Josephine Junot: ownership of the parcel, I mean (or appropriate group rts)
[10:02] Josephine Junot: Troubleshooting: if you stop broadcasting, wait at least 10 seconds before starting to broadcast again. If you don’t, you may get an error. (It has something to do with the server needing a few seconds to reset the filename).
[10:02] Josephine Junot: Ok, that’s pretty much it for a basic overview
[10:02] Josephine Junot: and I know we’re out of time too
[10:02] Waxakla Voom: AWESOME!!!
[10:02] Waxakla Voom: thanks
[10:02] Glitteractica Cookie: You are ok, we started late
[10:03] Josephine Junot: yw!
[10:03] Niama Meyersohn: thanks so much for so much info!
[10:03] Glitteractica Cookie: do you have more content to share?
[10:03] Dansei Tigerpaw: outstanding….thank you Josephine
[10:03] Josephine Junot: I’m pretty much done
[10:03] Smash Lane: Awesome, ty
[10:03] Glitteractica Cookie: ok, any questions from the audience
[10:03] Farm Gartenberg: wonderful
[10:03] Josephine Junot: thanks, all!
[10:03] Ethelred Weatherwax: This was a great presentation
[10:03] Ethelred Weatherwax: Thank you
[10:03] Farm Gartenberg: I have had problems streaming from and viewing the stream at the same time on one computer with a dsl line. Moved the computer to a cable connection and both tasks worked – for a while. Using a mac mini.
[10:03] Glitteractica Cookie: and thanks again to Dr. G who offered very generously to post this info on the wiki!
[10:03] Josephine Junot: and again this is all on a wiki:
[10:04] Buffy Beale: Whew Jose had no idea it was so complicated and have a new appreciation for it
[10:04] Glitteractica Cookie: ok, then it’s easy for us to reference it
[10:04] Murray Haefnir: Do you know any free servers for Windows environment?
[10:04] Josephine Junot: oh one more thing: try to stream to a hooked up connection (rather than wifi) – it’s more stable
[10:04] Glitteractica Cookie: Dr. G, you can just link to that from our wiki
[10:04] Smash Lane: is it possible to simulcast in sl with a video stream?
[10:04] Josephine Junot: what do you mean by simulcast?
[10:05] Josephine Junot: like video out of SL and video into SL as well?
[10:05] Josephine Junot: (yes)
[10:05] Smash Lane: lets say i wanted to film this meeting, an show it on a screen somewhere else on the sim
[10:05] Josephine Junot: oh, yes
[10:05] Smash Lane: that i couldn’t figure out how to do
[10:05] Josephine Junot: then you do video output from your computer and into QT Broadcaster
[10:06] Waxakla Voom: bye everyone have to run
[10:06] Waxakla Voom: see you
[10:06] Josephine Junot: you might need an analog to digital converter (ADVC converter)
[10:06] Smash Lane: input the video into the stream?
[10:06] In Kenzo:
[10:07] Buffy Beale: Josephine would it be best to have an alt set up just to video or can you carry on as normal with filming?
[10:07] Farm Gartenberg: no direct screen capture?
[10:07] Josephine Junot: the way I’ve done it before is to use 2 computers, one running SL and grabbing the video out from it, and running the video into another computer running qt broadcaster, via an ADVC converter
[10:07] Smash Lane: thanks Josephine an InK
[10:07] Buffy Beale: k ty
[10:08] Glitteractica Cookie: any more questions
[10:08] Josephine Junot: yeah, the URL that In Kenzo just posted goes into detail:
[10:09] Glitteractica Cookie: any more?
[10:09] Farm Gartenberg: so there is not direct screen capture?
[10:09] Murray Haefnir: are there any sources for windows based servers?
[10:09] In Kenzo: that URL has direct screen capture options
[10:09] Farm Gartenberg: ty
[10:09] In Kenzo: I haven’t done it myself but have seen others do it this way
[10:09] Josephine Junot: not sure about windows based servers
[10:09] Murray Haefnir: thank you
[10:10] Murray Haefnir: that was very informative Josephine
[10:10] Murray Haefnir: thank you
[10:10] Josephine Junot: my pleasure! thanks, all!
[10:10] Buffy Beale: yes nicely presented Josephine thanks!
[10:10] Murray Haefnir: need to get back to the office
[10:10] Louise Later: Thank you so much! Great step by step.
[10:10] Glitteractica Cookie: OK, thanks to all of you for all your hard work
[10:10] Glitteractica Cookie: let’s keep the momentum going
[10:11] Glitteractica Cookie: natch, all notes will be posted to the wiki and Google group by saitek
[10:11] Glitteractica Cookie: our faithful volunteer
[10:11] Buffy Beale: yayy Saitek!
[10:11] Zed Canucci: yes…thanks….
[10:11] Glitteractica Cookie: and if you have any questions, please post them to our google group
[10:11] Buffy Beale: Can the screenshots be included?
[10:11] Glitteractica Cookie:
[10:11] Oronoque Westland: thanks Josephine and everyone else for sharing
[10:12] Glitteractica Cookie: i am just going to drop chat log on saitek
[10:12] Louise Later: including the screenshots would be so helpful
[10:12] Josephine Junot: the screenshots are on the wiki link also
[10:12] Glitteractica Cookie: Josephine would you email screen shots to Megan or post them somewhere
[10:12] Louise Later: great
[10:12] Glitteractica Cookie: ok, perfect
[10:12] Glitteractica Cookie: perfect
[10:12] Buffy Beale: purrrrfect
[10:13] Glitteractica Cookie: 🙂
[10:13] Glitteractica Cookie: OK, see you all next time!
[10:13] Louise Later: gtg. Take care, all!

Written by: Beth J. Bates

University of Texas Class Project/Fundraising for Project Jason and Michael J. Fox Foundation

Come help the University of Texas Longhorns Raise L$100,000 for two worthy charities – free entry & free rides.

Friday April 24th to Sunday April 26th.

Activities include: go karts, bumper cards, raffle, and silent auction.

Live Performance Schedule (SLT):
Friday April 24th
6pm – 7pm Dann Numbers
8pm – 9pm Harper Messmer

Saturday April 25th
3pm – 4pm Vienna James
8pm – 9pm PheobeAnn Theas

Sunday April 26th
12pm – 1pm Phemie Alcott
4pm – 5pm Gregg Huet
8pm – 9pm Dale Katscher

About Project Jason: to create and increase public awareness of missing people through a variety of outreach and educational activities. Project Jason seeks to bring hope and assistance to families of the missing by providing resources and support.
Find us in Second Life.

About Team Fox (in affiliation with Michael J. Fox): to provide guidance, tools and resources for the thousands of amazing people all over the world who are walking, running, blogging, jogging, paddling, pedaling, eating, drinking, shopping and dancing to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research.
Find us in Second Life.

In Second Life:
SL URL: or
Search: University of Texas Landing Point for Project Jason

Written by: Beth J. Bates