[08:34] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Welcome to this week’s Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting!
[08:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is sponsored by TechSoup Global and is a program of the TechSoup Global Community & Social Media team
[08:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Today’s Agenda:
- 8:30 am Introductions
- 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
- 8:50 am Mentors Central – Zinnia Zauber
- 9:00 am Future Trends in Technology – Part 2
- 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements
[08:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: First a few links to start off the meeting.
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— INTRODUCTIONS —
[08:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Welcome and let’s start off with Introductions!
[08:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Please state your real name, location, org, and the ways we can find you online.
[08:36] Ronnie Rhode: Denise Harrison, The Garden for the Missing featuring missing persons: http://www.gardenforthemissing.org/ and SLURL Remora (203,148,21), Project Jason, assistance for families of the missing, http://www.projectjason.org.
[08:36] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria BC Canada, http://www.bridgesforwomen.ca @bridges4women
[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance, Sequim, Olympic Peninsula, Washington. http://www.sequimartsalliance.org http://www.facebook.com/sequimartsalliance @renneemiko
[08:36] PeopleWatching (mizaru33): Is voice working? Or do I need to relog?
[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: We are in chat, People.
[08:36] Gentle Heron: no voice here
[08:36] Andy Evans: Andy Mallon, First Opinions Panel in SL Social Research Foundation, NYC in RL http://www.socialresearchfoundation.org
[08:36] Gentle Heron: only text
[08:36] PeopleWatching (mizaru33): ahh ok
[08:36] Gentle Heron: Virtual Ability www.virtualability.org
[08:36] PeopleWatching (mizaru33): 🙂 Thank you Gentle.
[08:37] Chayenn: Monique Richert, Protect Yourself 1.Inc., Baltimore MD, protectyourself1.org, facebook.com/PY1US , @PY1US
[08:37] alebez: Ale Bezdikian, Online Community Coordinator, TechSoup Global, SF CA, @TechSoup, @alebez
[08:37] bulaklak: Michael DeLong, TechSoup Global, www.techsoup.org, San Francisco, CA US, @mmdelong @TechSoup
[08:37] CarynTopia Silvercloud: Caryn Heilman and Nana Simopoulos, Topia Arts Center in the Berkshires of NW, MA in Adams, www.TopiaArts.org, @TopiaArtsCenter
[08:37] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes we do the meeting sin text, helps us have a great transcript and allows for it to be accessible
[08:37] Adalace Jewell: @adalace for RoSa Library in Brussels – Belgiuim
[08:37] Coughran Mayo: Dick Dillon, Innovaision, LLC St. Louis MO @Coughran, @Innovaision
[08:37] Glitteractica Cookie: Susan tenby, Online Community and Social Media Director, TechSOup Global @suzboop @techsoup @npsl and new… @caravanstudios
[08:37] Ethelred Weatherwax: Dave Dexter, Neenah Historical Society, Wisconsin USA
[08:37] Ozma Malibu: Sandra Andrews, Floaters Org technology outreach, Arizona, Mexico and On the Road, @ozma
[08:37] Atalanta Visage: Jennifer Siegel, National Service Inclusion Project, www.serviceandinclusion.org, Boston, MA
[08:37] Fido Fudo: This is my first visit. I’m Fido.
[08:37] Brena Benoir: Brenda Bryan, Preferred Family Healthcare, Kirksville, MO www.pfh.org, @brenabenoir
[08:37] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Jerry Buchko, MA AFC | Counselor, Coach, & Tutor of Personal Finance in Private Practice | http://www.linkedin.com/jerrybuchko | @jerrybuchko
[08:37] Dancers Yao: Kara Bennett, Elder Voices, Inc Los Angeles, CA Human Rights and Health Care
[08:38] alebez: welcome, fido.
[08:38] Buffy Beale: welcome Fido 🙂
[08:38] Gentle Heron: Welcome to all the newcomers here today!
[08:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir is Joyce Bettencourt, community manager of NonProfit Commons – http://nonprofitcommons.org, Boston MA area, http://joycebettencourt, @RhiannonSL on twitter
[08:38] Fido Fudo: ~Smiles~
[08:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes and if you are new here, feel free to share how you found out about NonProfit Commons
[08:38] Fido Fudo: I received a group message through the Caledon sim.
[08:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: any other introductions?
[08:39] PeopleWatching (mizaru33): Lizy, New Zealand, Redcross.
[08:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: welcome Fido and Lizy
[08:39] Fido Fudo: ty
[08:39] Carl Solutionary (carlicann): Carl Solutionary (http://carlicann.wordpress.com), Humane Educator at Rockcliffe U with a Humane Education Free Shoppe at (Etopia Island (128,128,2)) on Etopia Island, the Sustainability Education Community,
[08:39] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Bruce Hestley, Transgender American Veterans Association, Akron, OH, http://www.tavausa.org, http://www.facebook.com/#!/TAVAUS
[08:39] Oronoque Westland: Roberta Kilkenny, Hunter College, NYC
[08:40] jacmacaire Humby: Hi veryone
[08:40] Buffy Beale: yay Jac 🙂
[08:40] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I see a few others just coming in, feel free to introduce yourselves before we move on
[08:41] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hey Jac 🙂
[08:41] Glitteractica Cookie: Any more introductions?
[08:41] jacmacaire Humby: Jacques Macaire HUMANBE http://www.humanbe.com Council and Action Tank on Sustainable Human Development France and International @Humanbe
[08:41] jacmacaire Humby: Hi Buffy and Jerry.. 🙂
[08:41] Sarvana Haalan: Me…
[08:42] Sarvana Haalan: Sally Cherry, Baltimore, MD, http://CHAREproject.com, @CHAREproject
— TECHSOUP ANNOUNCEMENTS —
[08:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Let’s move on to TechSoup Announcements
[08:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: If you joined us late, please still introduce yourself!
[08:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Bulaklak …
[08:42] bulaklak: Hi, folks! Happy Friday.
[08:43] Glitteractica Cookie: Hello Bulaklak
[08:43] Zinnia Zauber: Rah bulaklak!
[08:43] bulaklak: Today’s announcement is a refresher on the very cool Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest
[08:43] Sarvana Haalan: woot… It’s Purple Friday in Baltimore
[08:43] Glitteractica Cookie: Go Ravens
[08:43] bulaklak: Happy Purple Friday
[08:43] bulaklak: Microsoft has teamed up with NetSquared to support you in generating apps for nonprofits and activists on the Windows Marketplace. The Contest is about YOUR great ideas and projects, and we’re here with tools, resources, and incentive prizes to get (and keep) you going.
[08:44] bulaklak: The prizes total $40k, with two $15kk top prizes and one $10k audience chaoice prize
[08:44] Glitteractica Cookie: APss can be mobile apps phone apps, web apps of games .. as long as they are social benefit focused
[08:44] Glitteractica Cookie: Apps, I meant
[08:45] Sarvana Haalan: I shared the info at a local TechBreakfast on Wednesday
[08:45] bulaklak: Yay, Sarvana!
[08:45] bulaklak: Thank you
[08:45] bulaklak: Lots more info here at this link: http://bit.ly/QKexib
[08:45] CarynTopia Silvercloud: oh, so if it is an iphone app, it is okay?
[08:45] bulaklak: Please do share the info far and wide
[08:45] Glitteractica Cookie: Please share with any app developers you know, esp windows developers, of course
[08:45] CarynTopia Silvercloud: it doesn’t have to be on the windows platform?
[08:45] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes
[08:45] Sarvana Haalan: even the social enterprise were interested
[08:45] bulaklak: Caryn, the apps are for Windows 8
[08:46] bulaklak: That’s great news, Sarvana
[08:46] Glitteractica Cookie: no, it can’t be an ihone app. must be a windows app
[08:46] Glitteractica Cookie: it’s a contest put on by us, but sponsored by microsoft
[08:46] Rhiannon Chatnoir: there are Windows phones, in fact Nokia paired up with Windows – great phones
[08:46] bulaklak: Another part of the project is a Hacker Helper wiki
[08:46] Glitteractica Cookie: the Lumia mini notepad/phone things are way cool
[08:47] bulaklak: Glitter has more info about that and how you can get involved with the Hacker Helper
[08:47] Ethelred Weatherwax: Does anybody use Windows *? Or a Windows phone?
[08:47] Sarvana Haalan: indeed
[08:47] Glitteractica Cookie: Yes, the hacker helper wiki is at http://hackerhelper.wikispaces.com
[08:47] Ethelred Weatherwax: *Windows 8
[08:47] Glitteractica Cookie: We need folks to edit this wiki. Tell us if we have your issue area covered properly.
[08:47] Glitteractica Cookie: Right now, we are focused on four issue areas
[08:47] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I have windows 8 on a PC and at Singularity, Nokia was a sponsor and have a Lumia phone – though still using my older Nokia for now
[08:48] Sarvana Haalan: ok… I was a guest a couple days ago… Questions: I can just add portions of information for a specific topic?
[08:48] bulaklak: We know you are all smart (and opinionated!) so please look it over and chime in if you see ways it could be more helpful
[08:48] Glitteractica Cookie: The point of the hacker helper wiki is to provide data for hackers when they build their app
[08:48] Glitteractica Cookie: So, please take a look, edit it, add links, and let us know, esp if you are a hacker, if this is helpful to you
[08:49] Glitteractica Cookie: and if you are aligned with one of the four issue areas we are covering, and we dont have data that you think represents your focus, let us know that too
[08:49] Glitteractica Cookie: Email me: email@example.com if you have ay questions
[08:49] Sarvana Haalan: TB was not listed with HIV and malaria? Could info about the co-infection be added to wiki section
[08:49] Glitteractica Cookie: And above all, please share and spread the word
[08:50] Glitteractica Cookie: Sarvana, please email me that feedback. That’s exactly what we are looking for
[08:50] bulaklak: Sarvana is on a roll!
[08:50] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes 🙂
[08:50] Glitteractica Cookie: and if you have specific links, let us know those too. or, just add them yourself
[08:50] Glitteractica Cookie: The wiki is open to edit
[08:50] bulaklak: Okay, that’s all I’ve got for today! Thanks, folks, and enjoy the meeting!
[08:51] Sarvana Haalan: ok… I will be signed on to help with the HIV section 🙂
[08:51] bulaklak: Great!
[08:51] Glitteractica Cookie: Thanks all, That’s all on my end too. Although if you want to RT to share the hackerhelper and the Win8 contest, look at the @netsquared twitter account or @caravanstudios twitter account
[08:51] Glitteractica Cookie: And more on Caravan Studios in the coming weeks
[08:51] Glitteractica Cookie: (Thanks Sarvana)
[08:52] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Thanks bulaklak and Glitteractica!
— MENTOR’S CENTRAL —
[08:52] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Now on to Mentor’s Central!
[08:52] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Today for Mentor Central we have Zinia Zauber to speak, let’s welcome her up and please start whenever your ready.!
[08:52] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!
[08:52] Gentle Heron: Go Zinnia.
[08:52] Zinnia Zauber: I have this saying that picked flowers never grow.
[08:52] Buffy Beale: yay Z
[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: In my state, you can not pick trliliums.
[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: So, today!
[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: I want to talk about Picks!
[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: A pick is a location in a resident’s profile that they have chosen to display. Some Residents have used picks to display things other than locations, such as favorite snapshots. Each Resident can create up to 10 picks in their Profile.
[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: That is what the SL wiki says.
[08:54] Coughran Mayo: so it must be true
[08:54] Buffy Beale whispers: lol C
[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: When we look at people’s profiles, you can see info about them and their Picks.
[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: Do you use Picks to market what you are doing in virtual worlds?
[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: Last week, iSkye talked about Events.
[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: And, I like to post Picks about events I am doing.
[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: Sometimes I keep them there as a source of pride or to help market an org.
[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: In the newer viewer, you set your Picks under the Me menu.
[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: You will find that it opens a window and if you click on the + you can add a new Pick!
[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: The Pick will be a Landmark and you can add info and a photo.
[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: Do you like to look at other folks’ Profiles to get ideas of how you can participate more in SL?
[08:58] Gentle Heron: That, and how THEY participate!
[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: Yes!
[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: I learn a lot about someone based on their Profile.
[08:59] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes
[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: And, their Picks are very telling.
[08:59] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Found some marvelous places through picks
[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful!
[08:59] Oronoque Westland: some picks reveal too much
[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: lol
[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: So true!
[08:59] Sarvana Haalan: lol
[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: Well, I want to encourage you all to add some Picks to your profile.
[09:00] Zinnia Zauber: And, help everyone grow more and more here.
[09:00] Oronoque Westland: picks are great, just some need to be left for one’s personal aaccount, not the non-profit one
[09:00] Sarvana Haalan: I went over the limit I think…. LOL, LOL
[09:01] Gentle Heron: True, Oro, and remember that “personal messages” in your Picks also contain a LM, so people can TP right into your boudoir should you make one there with your newest flame.
[09:01] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, it is hard to be limited. But that is a chance for creative curation.
[09:01] Zinnia Zauber: hehe Gentle!
[09:01] Fido Fudo: Was that the voice of experience Gentle? ~Smiles~
[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: Please do some Pickin‘!
[09:02] Gentle Heron: Not personal experience, Fido.
[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you for letting me share!
[09:02] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Zinnia – Thanks for leading Mentors Central today!
[09:03] Oronoque Westland: great suggestion Zinnia, i.e. using picks for free promotions
[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!
[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: You know me, I love to turn on the spotlight!!
— FEATURED PRESENTATION: FUTURE TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY – PART 2 —
[09:03] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Let’s move on to our main presentation
[09:03] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Last week, we began a discussion on relevant future trends in technology, which included augmented reality, big data, crowdfunding and gamification. We didn’t get all the way through the topics we hoped to touch on, so consider this the part 2 of that.
[09:03] Sarvana Haalan: helps to direct traffic… smiles
[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: We will be picking up, where we left off and will go over topics such as alternate input devices, 3D printing and the ‘internet of things’ and discuss how these innovations could be used for organizations.
[09:04] Buffy Beale: thanks Z
[09:04] Sarvana Haalan: wooot, the spotlight
[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Again, any one of these topics could be a full presentation – so this is really just a brief intro.
[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I invite you to all contribute with your comments as I go along and maybe this can also be a brainstorm session on thinking how these various technologies could be used to further your org’s mission or initiatives.
[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and feel free to take photos – since I will be doing a lot of typing
[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir: So lets continue with…
Internet of Things
[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir: The Internet of Things (sometimes shortened to IoT) is a wave in the connection of devices and objects that are able to connect to the internet, this is everything from a myriad of “smart” electronics, to new cars and even refrigerators.
[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Anything with the capability to receive a wifi signal can use the power of the internet to add functionality and access info.
[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir: This means objects embedded with sensors gaining the ability to communicate and connect to the internet, or each other, through technologies such as wifi, bluetooth, mesh networks, etc.
[09:06] Rhiannon Chatnoir: In which you could possibly control everything in your homes and offices, from temperature, lighting and security to using devices to brew cups of coffee, program entertainment, check health records, and conduct a myriad of other tasks.
[09:06] Rhiannon Chatnoir: some ways for devices to connect:
– home or mobile wifi connection
– through bluetooth
– through mesh networks
[09:06] Rhiannon Chatnoir: If you are unfamiliar with what a mesh network is, a good example is the One Laptop per Child computers.
[09:06] Rhiannon Chatnoir: They could network with each other via self-creating a local mesh network and if at least one of the laptops within that cluster could connect to the internet, the others could utilize that connection through the chain of mesh connected laptops.
This could allow a whole village of children to network with each other and collectively access the internet.
[09:07] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Some examples of network enabled devices being used for medical devices:
[09:07] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Sensors are being embedded in things like pacemakers to relay information back to health providers that can be analyzed.
[09:07] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Pill shaped micro cameras can be swallowed and send back thousands of images of the digestive track to help diagnose illness.
[09:07] Fido Fudo: wow
[09:08] CarmenLittleFawn: awesome
[09:09] Rhiannon Chatnoir: There is also the using data gathering devices and services to measure and record.
[09:09] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Devices like Nike+, FitBit, Zeo, and even digital pedometers all are examples of this. There are phone apps you can download that can keep track of your physical level of movement, your temperature and vitals and devices like this are beginning to be used to help monitor and diagnose in remote areas of the world, where doctors might not be as readily available, but nurses or locals with some medical training can use.
[09:09] Rhiannon Chatnoir: How this could relate to the virtual world:
[09:09] Sarvana Haalan: only your imagination limits you
[09:10] Rhiannon Chatnoir: You can also apply some of this here in a virtual world…
[09:10] Hour Destiny: Open source hardware like the Arduino and the LilyPad (for use in fabrics) is also growing.
[09:10] Rhiannon Chatnoir: If you had an internet enabled light switch, you could log onto a web or virtual interface, and turn off your lights in your virtual room, which would turn off your lights at home.
[09:10] Sarvana Haalan: think it, then build it
[09:11] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes Hour, we touched upon crowdsourcing last week.. if you search Kickstarter.com and Indiegogo you will see a lot of projectings looking for funding that are networed devices like these
[09:12] Rhiannon Chatnoir: any other thoughts before I move on to the next topic 🙂
[09:12] Oronoque Westland: my in-laws were trapped in their car when the computer failed and it controlled the locks…some of thi quite frankly is scary, even though I love my PC
[09:13] Hour Destiny: I wish there was more opportunites for beta testing these things.
[09:13] Rhiannon Chatnoir: definitely safety in both operation and data security are important
[09:14] Rhiannon Chatnoir: lets move on…
Alternate Input Devices
[09:14] Rhiannon Chatnoir: We are all very familiar with the keyboard and mouse and how these are seen as standard devices to interface with your computer.
[09:14] Rhiannon Chatnoir: You use a mouse to move a cursor around a screen and a keyboard to type in input / data.
[09:14] Rhiannon Chatnoir: But there are more and more ways to interface with technology and the internet, including countless hardware and software interface technologies for those where a standard mouse or keyboard and mouse is not usable or the best option.
[09:15] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Enter the age of innovative game systems like the wii and xbox kinect that began using body movement as a mainstream way of interfacing with the games
[09:15] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and also the take off of tablet computers by Apple and others that allows position and movement of the device itself, as well as swiping and pinching gestures to control them.
[09:15] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Some types of interfaces:
– The mouse and keyboard
– audio input devices such as microphones and speech to text
– game controllers like Wii remotes, dance mats or other controllers
– Multi-touch screens (on devices such as iPads, mobile smartphones, etc)
– Haptic devices
– Gestural interfaces, such as the Kinect
– Augmented reality devices
– Brain-computer interface – meaning using your brain to control a device or computer. You think about moving something and it moves.
[09:15] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Uses for social or medical good:
[09:16] Hour Destiny: There’s a Windows version of Kinect.
[09:16] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Using alternate input devices for assistive technology – hardware or software solutions that allow users with mobility impairments to interact with a computer without using a standard mouse or keyboard.
[09:16] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Examples include speech recognition software, on-screen keyboards, word prediction software, scanners and switches, and other technologies that allow users to control computers with their head, eyes, breath, or feet.
[09:16] Fido Fudo: There is a lot of potential for that kind of technology to assist the disabled.
[09:17] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and I am sure Gentle or others from Virtual Ability can weigh in on that
[09:17] CarmenLittleFawn: mmhmm
[09:17] Rhiannon Chatnoir: There is also a wave of brain controlled input devices, headsets such as Emotiv and Neurosky that can be used to ‘think’ your input.
[09:18] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): I’ve wondered how far along commercial eye tracking software for mouse/pointer control may be…
[09:18] Rhiannon Chatnoir: oops crashed but back
[09:19] Fido Fudo: wb
[09:19] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome Back!
[09:19] Hour Destiny: The Eye Mouse has been around for a long time.
[09:19] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Some really exciting potential in Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs)
[09:19] Rhiannon Chatnoir luckily has notes
[09:20] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Hour, Any sense of how effective it is in daily use?
[09:20] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes making accessible technology for the disabled and others has fueled a lot of innovation in alternate input devices
[09:20] Gentle Heron: Jerry, we have folks in our community who control their computers and their SL entirely with eye gaze. So for them, highly effective!
[09:20] Hour Destiny: IIRC, it works okay enough but people might feel self-conscious.
[09:21] Zinnia Zauber: Cool!
[09:21] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and an example of a brain implanted chips/interface a quadriplegic woman gained full control of a robotic arm: http://gizmodo.com/5968979/woman-gains-full-mind-control-of-robotic-arm-just-like-in-star-wars
[09:21] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): That’s awesome, I need to check that out.
[09:21] Jen (jenelle.levenque): People get used to most anything
[09:21] Tori Landau: Oh wow, that’s brilliant
[09:21] Rhiannon Chatnoir: that is where input devices meets medicine
[09:21] Ozma Malibu: wow!!
[09:21] Rhiannon Chatnoir: amazing stuff 🙂
[09:21] CarmenLittleFawn: yes
[09:21] Rhiannon Chatnoir: How this could relate to the virtual world:
[09:21] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): I know that eye/gaze tracking has had military application for some time. Just didn’t know how much of that has made it to the consumer market.
[09:22] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I think alternate devices like the Wii and Kinect really made the consumer market really rethink things
[09:22] Rhiannon Chatnoir: There have been explorations into using gestural devices like the Kinect to control your avatar and even hackable tools such as “Darwin remote” to use a Wii controller as a mouse to move your avatar around.
[09:23] Hour Destiny: One of the latest military jets allows pilots to change the info they get from their HUDs by looking in a different directions. It’s as though they can see through the side of the cockpit no matter the direction.
[09:23] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I have used this method at mixed reality events, you can get the ‘crowd’ to move the inworld avatar and camera view
[09:23] Rhiannon Chatnoir: A recent example is an art installation, sponsored by the Linden Endowment for the Arts, using a Kinect to control avatar movement: http://lindenarts.blogspot.com/2012/12/konnected-piano-by-marx-catteneo….
[09:23] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Rhiannon, That development in implantable devices is really exciting when you consider merging this with wireless control capability…
[09:24] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes, connecting that concept of networked devices with this
[09:24] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and another interesting use in virtual worlds:
[09:24] Rhiannon Chatnoir: The artist/activist/professor Joseph Delappe also used a treadmill as an input device to embody the avatar of Gandhi and perform over a period of time a 240 mile march about Second Life by when he walked on the treadmill, his avatar walked in the virtual world. http://www.delappe.net/game-art/mgandhis-march-to-dandi-in-second-life/
[09:25] Rhiannon Chatnoir: he physically walked Gandhi’s march in real life and in the virtual
[09:25] Fido Fudo: wow
[09:25] CarmenLittleFawn: OM goodness love that
[09:25] Rhiannon Chatnoir: so let’s move on to the last topic for today –
[09:26] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): I know we’re bouncing back and forth a bit in our focus, but here’s an interesting bit on gesture based interfaces I happened across recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fcMhZ9J0qN8
09:26] Rhiannon Chatnoir: this one is a bit more physical that the others 🙂
[09:26] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks Jerry
[09:26] Rhiannon Chatnoir: 3D printing begins to democratize the process of manufacturing.
Making fabrication available for the masses and bringing 3D data into the physical world.
[09:26] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Though it has been around for awhile in super-expensive, large industrial usage, now it has reached a point where you can buy your own home 3D printer and begin to experiment.
[09:27] Rhiannon Chatnoir: We are starting to see 3D printing used for more medical applications as well, such as personalized prosthetics printed to exactly match and fit each person uniquely.
[09:27] Sarvana Haalan: much discussion and activity locally on 3-D printing
[09:27] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I got to see one of the leg prosthetics designed for the wearer I met
[09:27] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes
[09:27] Rhiannon Chatnoir: There is also a lot of early implementation of using 3D printing for custom transplant structure and bone. Last year the first synthetic jaw that was custom designed and 3D printed was successfully surgically transplanted.
[09:28] Rhiannon Chatnoir: We have also seen large scale usage of 3D printers to print architectural structures and houses: http://www.gizmag.com/d-shape-3d-printer/21594/
[09:28] Rhiannon Chatnoir: An example of this being used in the nonprofit sector:
[09:28] Rhiannon Chatnoir: There are nonprofits such as the Center for Greater Good (http://centerforgreatergood.com) that are beginning to work on developing pop up innovation centers around the world, where even a rural population could learn to engineer and print any needed components.
[09:28] Glitteractica Cookie: fascinating
[09:29] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Also, museums are using 3D printing to replicate artifacts, fossils and other models in their collections. (a great webinar video from NMC on using 3D printing in museums: http://www.nmc.org/news/printing-and-re-mixing-museum-3d).
[09:29] Jen (jenelle.levenque): With internet you could email a water pump then they could print it out and put it to work
[09:29] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Autodesk is working with the Leaky family to bring their paleontological models to real life and even help calculate the rest of the bone structure and print a full model
[09:29] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes
[09:30] Rhiannon Chatnoir: How can 3D printing relate to the virtual world:
[09:30] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Through sites like Shapeways (http://www.shapeways.com/) virtual world artists and 3D builders have begun to make their virtual creation become real by printing them out in 3D.
[09:30] Rhiannon Chatnoir: One example is the early SL’er Seifert Surface who is also a PhD mathematician and professor who often built in Second Life geometric figures hard to imagine or see in the physical world.
[09:30] Hour Destiny: http://www.123dapp.com/ “Create your world in 3D with free 123D apps”
[09:30] Rhiannon Chatnoir: When sites like Shapeways began to pop up, he crossed over to using it, by exporting some of his models, cleaning them up in 3D software like Blender, and uploading them.
Now you can buy a physical replica of some of his mathematic visualizations: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/henryseg
[09:31] Rhiannon Chatnoir: so something as intangible as a mathematical model, visualized in a virtual world, made real
[09:31] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and an example of an Avatar made real:
[09:31] Ozma Malibu: 3D printing has been used in art for a long time. Dan Collins, a professor at ASU, was one of the first & there was an international conference on 3D printing and art here in AZ this year.
[09:32] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes – it isn’t new per se.. just getting more affordable to use/explore the possibilities of
[09:32] Rhiannon Chatnoir: You can also view an example of the machinima maker Draxtor Despres offering up a 3D model of one of his machinima characters Flufee: http://www.shapeways.com/model/581161/flufee.html?li=productBox-search
[09:32] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): A key facet of all this is that once an object can be digitized/converted into data, you gain the ability to adjust its design. Then you can send it to 3D printing device or service to have it created.
[09:32] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and Some Resources
– Wikipedia article on 3D Printing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing
– http://www.123dapp.com/ a collection of free apps from Autodesk that you can use to create 3D models and even convert photos into 3D models (123D Catch)
– Shapeways – a print on demand 3D printing store, you can also create your own shop of uploaded 3D models and offer up items for sale in your own store that people can order and shape ways will print. http://www.shapeways.com
[09:33] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes
[09:33] Rhiannon Chatnoir: all of these are food for thought too if you are thinking on that Windows8 app contest
[09:34] Rhiannon Chatnoir: so to wrap up..
[09:34] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Some Overall Resources and Thoughts:
– Nonprofit engagement and technology information / articles: http://www.npengage.com
– Upcoming trends can be found in NMC’s horizon report – which tracks, forecasts and publishes trends in the museum, education and technology space: http://www.nmc.org/publications
– The think tank research company, McKinsey, that publishes reports on it’s future focused reports: http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com
[09:34] Buffy Beale: I love New Media Consortium 🙂
[09:34] Rhiannon Chatnoir: these are all interesting sites to read up on thoughts of Future Trends
[09:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and
Don’t forget other current great technology trends like:
– Cloud technology
– mobile, smartphones and tablet platforms
– crowd sourcing
– social entrepreneurship
– open education
[09:35] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Buffy, Yes. I only discovered them & their campus recently.
[09:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: These are all also important and great places to start brainstorming and implementing technology!
[09:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: And, keep in mind, the internet and technology are ever evolving, but hopefully this has been an overview that will be useful so that when you are reading, thinking and working on implementing technology plans for your org or other projects, you have a baseline of knowledge.
[09:35] Ethelred Weatherwax: It would be nice to get discounts on 3D printers from Tech Soup. Any chance of that happening?
[09:35] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Really liked their Horizons report.
[09:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I think Makerbot has an educational/nonprofit discount they offer on their site
[09:36] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Rhiannon, Awesome overview!
[09:36] Ethelred Weatherwax: I will check it out
[09:36] Glitteractica Cookie: Ethelred, I’m not sure but I can check with the bizdev folks
[09:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks.. and feel free to investigate further and report back!
[09:36] Buffy Beale: Simply great info Rhi thanks!
[09:36] Hour Destiny: What about a Second Life version of a 3D printer so that people can see one and watch it “operate”?
[09:36] CarmenLittleFawn: yes 🙂 ty Rhiannon
[09:36] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Yes, really outstanding.
[09:37] Glitteractica Cookie: I’m frankly not sure these are ready for primetime and that there’d be enough interest from the general nonprofit sector, but it doesn’t hurt to ask
[09:37] Rhiannon Chatnoir: last week’s transcript on augmented reality, big data, crowdfunding and gamifcation is up on http://nonprofitcommons.org
[09:37] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yeah some of these are not at mass adoption yet for sure
[09:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir: though you are seeing things like the ‘internet of things’ pop up in a lot of apps that connect to network devices or control things, etc
[09:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir: but 3D printing still has a way to go before it is affordable to all like a home printer
[09:39] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Laser printers were very expensive when they first came out
[09:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: any other last questions
[09:39] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Not to mention huge
[09:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes – til then you can use a site like shapeways. com to print on demand
[09:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: like the cafepress of 3D
[09:40] Oronoque Westland: the nonprofit sector can take the lead in assuring the positive social impact of these technologies
[09:40] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Wireless home security & monitoring is becoming mainstream. Companies like Logitech are already selling kits.
[09:40] Ethelred Weatherwax: MakerBot is $2,800 — half the price of Apple’s first laser printer 20+ years ago
[09:40] Rhiannon Chatnoir: you can find the older Makerbots that were more like $500 used.. they upped their products recently and even opened up a phyiscal store in NY
[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: their CEO Bre Pettis is even keynoting SxSW Interactive
[09:41] Hour Destiny: When they start showing up at nonprofit conferences, then they will have “arrived”.
[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: so there is a lot of eyes on where 3D printing is going
[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes
— OPEN MIC & ANNOUNCEMENTS —
[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Ok lets move on to Announcements
[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: It’s time for Open Mic!
[09:41] Serene Jewell: There are many social issues that will spring up from these technologies – for example, if a device can monitor your health, your insurance company can raise your rates on a month by month basis if they think you are doing something unhealthy or spending time in an unhealthy neighborhood
[09:42] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): I also think a 3D printer might be more relevant if your organization focuses on creation of helpful devices….
[09:42] Dancers Yao: Do you know if any of these new tech interface possibililites could be added to things like Shelter in a Box, for people who are homeless?
[09:42] Brena Benoir raises hand for Open Mic
[09:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: not sure Dancers, but a good question.. maybe we can look into that
[09:43] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Ok Brena
[09:43] Gentle Heron also raises hand for Open Mic
[09:43] Dancers Yao: ok thanks
[09:43] Tori Landau raises hand too for Open Mic °͜°
[09:43] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): sorry, have to step away… afk
[09:43] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Brena ready when you are
[09:44] Brena Benoir: I’m going to a cut and paste here to make it easier
[09:44] Rhiannon Chatnoir: ok
[09:44] Brena Benoir: ABOUT ARTC (Achieving Recovery Through Creativity) and ART HOUSE:
ARTC is an amazing RL program run by SL residents which helps children with substance abuse issues use creativity to learn to express themselves in positive ways, building a foundation for a successful life free of drugs and alcohol. ARTC has used the virtual world to showcase the kids’ RL artwork, which deals with some very serious topics. You can read more about the program here: http://www.pfh.org/artc/.
[09:45] Buffy Beale: wow nice one Brena
[09:45] Brena Benoir: Winter Nightfire is curating a fundraiser for a PFH ARTC program and this pertains the reason and purpose
[09:45] Brena Benoir: ART HOUSE and its unique contents can all be yours if you are one of 3 winners of the drawing! To enter, click on the art supplies next to the stage and make a 250L donation to ARTC, for which you will receive a special gift of art or decor for your home or favorite place in SL. You may enter as many times as you wish — your chances get better with each donation and the gift will be different the first 5 times you enter!
[09:46] Brena Benoir: Have a stroll through the house and reference the list of contributors and LMs you get when you arrive to find out where to get more art and housewares by these incredibly talented top creators of Second Life: Gwen Carrilon, Trill Zapatero, Luciella Lutrova, Fuschia Nightfire, Nina Camplin, Aruba De Cuir, Nathan Babcock, Samara Furse-Barzane, Rik Zwiers, Alba2 Rossini, Pitsch Parx (For UrbanizeD), Zinnia Zauber, Cat Boccacio, CoughranMayo, Milly Sharple, Dixmix Source, Eynlight, Winter Nightfire.
[09:46] Gentle Heron: ohhhhh some really good artists there
[09:46] Zinnia Zauber: Yay!
[09:46] Brena Benoir: The Lindens raised through this event will be turned into dollars and used to buy art supplies for the kids of ARTC, whose activities are also funded by Preferred Family Healthcare, a nonprofit organization in Missouri, USA. The premise is that anyone may enter to win the house and decor for a 250L donation to the program. When the donation is made, the entrant receives a gift of equivalent value, and his or her name will be put on a RL list kept by me and administrators of ARTC. From this list, the administrators (hopefully with help from some of the ARTC kids) will draw 3 names of entrants who win the whole home and its contents. The drawing will be videotaped and Youtubed so that everyone can see it is fair, legitimate, and fun.
Please send your friends to see this awesome collaboration on behalf of the kids of ARTC! There are lots of ways to take part in this month-long event: Gift tickets can be purchased (you can enter your friends too!), and you can come to the house and donate amounts other than 250, as well. Every Linden helps…Thank you for vising ART HOUSE, and Enjoy!
Winter Nightfire and ARTC
[09:46] Brena Benoir: sorry that last paragraph got cut off
[09:46] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks Brena 🙂
[09:46] Sarvana Haalan: nice
[09:47] Serene Jewell: cool
[09:47] Brena Benoir: Opening mixer will be tomorrow from 12-3pm SLT if you would like to join us
[09:47] CarmenLittleFawn: nods , yes
[09:47] Chayenn: great brenna
[09:47] Brena Benoir: IM for an LM if interested please
[09:47] Carl Solutionary (carlicann): I have an announcement…
[09:47] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Gentle your next
[09:47] Zinnia Zauber: Please join us! It is a wonderful cause with wonderful works!
[09:47] Gentle Heron: iSkye, who presented here last week, will expand her topic to Event Planning in a Nutshell.
[09:48] Gentle Heron: She presents TODAY at noon SLT
Virtual Ability (44,138,23)
Please join us to learn more details of creating a great party, class, or conference.
[09:48] Gentle Heron: (done)
[09:48] Zinnia Zauber: Excellent, Gentle!
[09:48] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks Gentle
[09:48] CarmenLittleFawn: 🙂
[09:48] Buffy Beale: yay iSkye!
[09:48] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Tori
[09:49] Tori Landau: ok, ty Rhiannon….. OPen University’s Monday Meet…
[09:49] Tori Landau: *Mon 14th – Monday Meet at 1pm slt / 9pm GMT*
John Lester (SL: Pathfinder Lester (formerly Linden)) giving the talk, “To invent the future we must build dreams”.
[09:49] Tori Landau: This Meet will be in the communal room at Deep Think West.
SLurl: Deep Think West (73,45,24)
[09:49] Tori Landau: This is an updated version of the talk Pathfinder gave here a few months ago
[09:50] Tori Landau: and done °͜°
[09:50] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great and thanks Tori
[09:50] Sarvana Haalan: awesome!!
[09:50] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful!
[09:50] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Carl your next…
[09:50] Carl Solutionary (carlicann): 9am SLT Tomorrow (Saturday) is the Netera Landar Chat on 3rd Rock Grid – I’m one of the Guests – I’ll address sustainable food choices, GMOs, plastics,…
Netera Landar Chat is a popular virtual talk show, I’m featured as a guest tomorrow 9am SLT on http://3rdrockgrid.com/ Studio Location: Reuben (232,218,23) (On 3rd Rock Grid!) My Humane Education essays are featured in our new virtual world cookbook http://www.mediafire.com/view/?1dz99713h19c6cc
[09:50] Carl Solutionary (carlicann): okay done
[09:50] Buffy Beale: nice one Carl!
[09:50] Gentle Heron: Carl sure has been busy!
[09:50] Zinnia Zauber: Great, Carl!
[09:51] CarmenLittleFawn: nods
[09:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks Carl
[09:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: any other announcements
[09:51] Tori Landau: Great Carl!
[09:51] Chayenn: yes i would like to add
[09:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: will there be a mentor’s meeting after this Zinnia
[09:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and sure Chayenn
[09:52] Chayenn: Wonder what trends will impact #nonprofits in 2013? @Huffingtonpost provides their insight: http://ow.ly/gHVsy
[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: Mentors at 10!
[09:52] Chayenn: info for all non profits
[09:52] CarmenLittleFawn: thanks chayenn
[09:52] Buffy Beale: thanks Chay
[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: Cool Chayenn!
[09:52] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks Chayenn.. good to add to today’s discussion 🙂
[09:53] Glitteractica Cookie: Thanks everyone
[09:53] Rhiannon Chatnoir: so fi there is nothing else, we are done for this week
[09:53] Chayenn: GuideStar USA @GuideStarUSA
Fiscal-Cliff tax deal expected to boost charitable giving via @Philanthropy: http://ow.ly/gHWRW
[09:53] Glitteractica Cookie: goodbye! see u all next week.
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