Universal Design for Learning Spaces in VW with Blu Heron / Wanda Hardy of ISTE for July 20 Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
July 20, 2012, 8:30 AM SLT / PST
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

This Friday, July 20, Blu Heron / Wanda Hardy will join us at the Nonprofit Commons to talk about Universal Design in Learning (UDL) and share the key points of a professional learning “package” that bundles Virtual World (VW) accessibility issues, resources, and workshop-style activities for engaging educators in collaborative solutions inworld. It is impossible to create a virtual classroom that is usable by everyone, in all situations. It is possible to use an UDL process that results in products, environments, and experiences that are usable for the largest group of people in a VW and effects differentiated teaching and differentiated learning.

About Blu:

Blu Heron / Wanda Hardy earned her Masters of Education, Educational Technology, Sacramento State University, CA. Her involvement in education spans many years and includes: 16 years teaching high school sciences; 17 years as a community educator, web site developer, and software tester for an electrical utility; and volunteer mentor in Second Life (SL) for the International Society for Technology (ISTE). Currently is teaching building classes for the Builders Brewery in SL.

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

July 20, 2012, 8:30 AM SLT / PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater



8:30 AM Introductions

8:40 AM TechSoup Announcements

8:45 AM Mentors Central

9:55 Universal Design for Learning Spaces in Virtual Worlds with Blu Heron / Wanda Hardy of the International Society for Technology (ISTE)

9:30 AM Open Mic / Announcements



Written by: Zinnia Zauber

Transcript of the Nonprofit Commons Meeting July 13, 2012

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
July 13, 2012, 8:30 AM SLT / PST
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

8:30 AM Introductions
8:40 AM TechSoup Announcements
8:45 AM Mentors Central
9:55 Virtual World Law with JD Jayaram / Jim Gatto of the Pillsbury law firm

(( Sadly Jim couldn’t get inworld today because of Second Life issues, but we had a great lesson that extended into community collaboration.))

9:30 AM Open Mic / Announcements


– Unabridged Transcript –
8:30 AM Introductions
08:30] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hi Gentle

[08:30] Gentle Heron: Took me 15 minutes just now

[08:30] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Who’s familiar is that flying around?

[08:30] Zinnia Zauber: Good morning everyone!

[08:30] Buffy Beale: good morning all 🙂

[08:30] Par (parhelion.palou): It’s mostly harmless 😉

[08:30] Zinnia Zauber: Let’s give ourselves a few minutes before we start.

[08:30] Zotarah Shepherd: Good Morning

[08:31] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Very cool 🙂

[08:31] Par (parhelion.palou): People who log in at the last minute
may be late today

[08:31] Buffy Beale: yes I had troubles myself
[08:31] Buffy Beale: hi Par 🙂

[08:31] Par (parhelion.palou): Hi Buffy

[08:31] CarynTopia Silvercloud: Caryn Heilman, Topia Arts Center,
www.TopiaArts.org, in the Berkshires of NW, MCaryn Heilman, Topia Arts
Center, www.TopiaArts.org, in the Berkshires of NW, MA,

[08:32] Par (parhelion.palou): Are you a slideshow today, Gentle?

[08:32] CarynTopia Silvercloud: It took me several attempts to sign in as well

[08:32] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Good morning Zo

[08:32] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hi Buffy

[08:32] Buffy Beale: hi Jerry 🙂

[08:32] Gentle Heron: I will be if we don’t get rez rights, Par!

[08:33] Zotarah Shepherd: It took a long time before I finally logged in

[08:33] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome

[08:33] Par (parhelion.palou): OK, public build on, autoreturn in 90 minutes
[08:33] Par (parhelion.palou): is that OK?

[08:33] Gentle Heron: Thanks Par, that should work

[08:34] Zinnia Zauber: Good morning everyone!
[08:34] Zinnia Zauber: Looks like some people are having SL issues.

[08:34] Tom Bukowski waves hello, rezzing

[08:34] Zinnia Zauber: I am getting Google IMs, Skype messages, and phone calls.
[08:35] Zinnia Zauber: So we should expect people popping in.

[08:35] Buffy Beale: Hi Tom welcome!

[08:35] Zinnia Zauber: If you see some of our peeps, please offer them a TP.
[08:35] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome to the Nonprofit Commons sponsored by TechSoup!

[08:35] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hello Tom

[08:35] Tom Bukowski: Hello

[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: I am Zinnia Zauber your Community Manager here
and I want you to introduce yourself!

[08:36] HB Eternal: Harold W Becker, The Love Foundation, Florida,
http://www.thelovefoundation.com @lovefoundation

[08:36] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria BC Canada,
http://www.bridgesforwomen.ca @bridges4women

[08:36] Glitteractica Cookie: Welcome to the Nonprofit Commons. A
project of TechSoup Global

[08:36] Gentle Heron: Virtual Ability, Inc. www.virtualability.org

[08:36] HB Eternal: Yay Buffy!

[08:36] Gentle Heron: YAY Lotta made it!

[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: Please give us your name, real name if you
wish, your org, website, Facebook page, and twitter handle

[08:36] Dancers Yao: Kara Bennett Elder Voices, Los Angeles, CA Health
Care and Human Rights www.eldervoices.net

[08:36] Buffy Beale: lol HB caught me snoozing 🙂

[08:36] Ethelred Weatherwax: Dave Dexter, Neenah Historical Society,
Wisconsin USA

[08:36] bulaklak: Michael DeLong, Online Community Manger, TechSoup
Global, www.techsoup.org, @MichaelDeLongSF @TechSoup

[08:36] alebez: Ale Bezdikian, Online Community Coordinator, TechSoup,
SF, CA @TechSoup, @alebez
[08:36] Tom Bukowski: Anthropologist (Tom Boellstorff), old-timer(?),

[08:36] Glitteractica Cookie: Susan Tenby, Online Community Director ,
Nonprofit Commons and TechSOup, San Francisco, CA USA @suzboop
@techsoup @npsl

[08:37] Zinnia Zauber: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Sequim Humanities
and Arts Alliance, Sequim, Olympic Peninsula, Washington.
http://www.facebook.com/sequimartsalliance @renneemiko

[08:37] Ozma Malibu: Sandy Andrews, Floaters Technology Outreach and
Gallery, Arizona, Mexico and On the Road @ozma

[08:37] Par (parhelion.palou): Bartholomew Cubbins, TechSoup
contractor & generic volunteer, north of Baltimore MD, no website or

[08:37] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome everyone, please keep on with the introductions

[08:37] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Jerry Buchko | Counseling,
Coaching, & Tutoring in Personal Finances via Telepresence (Private
Practice) | Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA |
http://www.linkedin.com/jerrybuchko | @jerrybuchko

[08:38] Zinnia Zauber: looks like SL has unscheduled maintenance
issues, so that is a bummer

[08:38] Glitteractica Cookie: when?
[08:38] Glitteractica Cookie: now?

[08:38] Zinnia Zauber: Right now

[08:38] bulaklak: Is that why the ground looks like pea soup?

[08:39] Glitteractica Cookie: oh i see

[08:39] Par (parhelion.palou): Many people are having problems logging in

[08:39] Coughran Mayo: Dick Dillon, Innovaision, LLC, St. Louis MO
@innovaision, @coughran

[08:40] Dancers Yao: had problems also…found retyping my password
and trying several times to log on helped

[08:40] BELOVEDROX: Roxy Rocker NSIP www.serviceandinclusion.org

[08:40] Zinnia Zauber: Let me share our links as you continue to do intros…
[08:40] Zinnia Zauber: Here are the many ways to can get involved with the
Nonprofit Commons in Second Life:

Nonprofit Commons Blog: http://nonprofitcommons.org

Wiki: http://npsl.wikispaces.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/npsl

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nonprofitcommons

Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/TechSoup-Second-Life

Google Calendar: http://bit.ly/2tMEYh


About TechSoup the sponsors of the Nonprofit Commons:



[08:40] Zinnia Zauber: Join us inworld:

NPC Weekly Meeting on Fridays, 8:30 – 10 AM SLT Plush Amphitheater,
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Tuesday 7 – 9 PM SLT Preferred Family Healthcare on Aloft, Aloft
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5 – 7 PM SLT CommonGround on Aloft, Aloft Nonprofit Commons (59,68,25)

TechSoup Announcements

[08:40] Zinnia Zauber: Okay! Let’s have TechSoup Announcements!

[08:41] Zinnia Zauber: bulaklak, please take it away!

[08:41] Zinnia Zauber: (you can keep doing introductions, btw)

[08:41] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Bruce Hestley, Transgender American
Veterans Association, Akron, OH, http://www.tavausa.org

[08:41] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hi Jac

[08:41] Zotarah Shepherd: BEACH College, Santa Rosa, CA

[08:41] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): Magic Pathfinder
(any1.gynoid), Faculty at New Citizens Inc (NCI), Teaching hands-on
Artificial Intelligence and Pathfinding in Second Life – More Info:

[08:42] bulaklak: Hi!
[08:42] bulaklak: Sorry, was also having some issues with SL.

[08:42] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Morning everyone

[08:42] jacmacaire Humby: Jacques Macaire Humanbe
http://www.humanbe.com Action Tank and Council on Sustainable
Development France and International @Humanbe

[08:42] Zinnia Zauber: It is okay, we all are…

[08:42] bulaklak: Anyway, good morning, if it’s morning in your area.

[08:42] CarmenLittleFawn: Hello 🙂

[08:42] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Traffic was murder on the interstate
this morning

[08:42] CarmenLittleFawn: Hi everybody

[08:42] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hey Coughran 🙂

[08:42] Coughran Mayo: Hi everyone

[08:42] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hi Carmen

[08:43] bulaklak: It’s always interesting to know how many countries
are represented at these meetings.
[08:43] bulaklak: Can everyone shout out real quick where you are
logging in from today?

[08:43] Buffy Beale: Victoria BC Canada

[08:43] Glitteractica Cookie: did they not do that in their intros?

[08:43] Tom Bukowski: Long Beach, California

[08:43] Zinnia Zauber: Sequim Washington

[08:43] Gentle Heron: Rocky Mountains

[08:43] Jen (jenelle.levenque) shouts: Akron Ohio

[08:43] bulaklak: Oh, I guess so but I don’t know that everyone puts
locations in the intros.

[08:43] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

[08:43] Ethelred Weatherwax: Wisconsin (USA last I looked)

[08:44] HB Eternal: Tampa, Florida

[08:44] Zotarah Shepherd: Santa Rosa, CA

[08:44] Namaara MacMoragh: Tacoma WA

[08:44] bulaklak: People ask us how many countries come to these
meetings and I just thought it would be interesting to do a
temperature check.

[08:44] Glitteractica Cookie: it should be that ppl post their name,
location in the world and links, twitter handles

[08:44] Ozma Malibu: Arizona (org is active in Mexico, AZ and on the
road so I could have been logging in from any of these places, or from
Cali, where I spend a lot of time)

[08:44] bulaklak: Anyway! Sorry about that. Too curious for my own
good sometimes.
[08:44] bulaklak: So . . .

[08:45] CarmenLittleFawn: Lorna Hawkins, Executive Director, Drive By
Agony, Keeping Kids Safe campaign, web site in progress,
www.keepingkidssafe.com, Los Angeles California

[08:45] bulaklak: Also, please bear with me I have been sick and my
head is fuzzy.
[08:45] bulaklak: Just a quick announcement about a tweet chat we have
coming up next week.

[08:45] CarmenLittleFawn: hope u feel better soon bulaklak

[08:45] bulaklak: We’ve partnered with the folks at NTEN (Nonprofite
Technology Network) on their #CommBuild tweet chat

[08:46] CarynTopia Silvercloud: [08:31] CarynTopia Silvercloud: Caryn
Heilman, Topia Arts Center, www.TopiaArts.org, in the Berkshires of
NW, MCaryn Heilman, Topia Arts Center, www.TopiaArts.org, in the
Berkshires of NW, MA, @topiaartscenter

[08:46] Ozma Malibu: ah well bulaklak I could easily have been logging
in from Mexico so for me, the question was relevant

[08:46] bulaklak: It meets every Tuesday at 10am PT at the hashtag
#commbuild to discuss community building techniques and issues
[08:46] bulaklak: This Tuesday we will have a special guest from
Spiceworks, their community manager Nic Tolstoshev
[08:47] bulaklak: He will be talking about best practices and
successes for running community challenges and contests
[08:47] bulaklak: Here is a link with more info: http://bit.ly/NHInPb
[08:47] bulaklak: It includes how to participate in a tweet chat and
how to use the TweetChat.com room to make it even easier to
[08:48] bulaklak: Thanks, all. And have a great weekend!

[08:48] CarmenLittleFawn: 🙂 ty

[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you bulaklak!

[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: Do we have any more from TechSoup today?

[08:49] bulaklak: A short one today!

[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: very good

[08:49] Brena Benoir: Brenda Bryan, Preferred Family Healthcare,
Kirksville, Missouri; www.pfh.org, @brenabenoir

[08:49] Buffy Beale: thanks bulaklak 🙂

Mentors Central

[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: Today, I am wearing one of my frocks I donated
for fundraising for Relay for Life in 2009 as a reminder for you to
support them in 2012 this weekend!
[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: Relay for Life’s big annual Second Life event
is Saturday, July 14 through Sunday, July 15, 2012. For more details
please visit – http://rflofsl.intuitwebsites.com
[08:50] Zinnia Zauber: Now it is time for Mentors Central!
[08:50] Zinnia Zauber: Gentle please take it away!

[08:50] Adalace Jewell: sorry, I’m late, Adalace Jewell, RoSa library
Brussels Belgium – @adalace

[08:50] Zinnia Zauber: no worries, keep up the intros as we go.
[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: Gentle you want to come up front please
[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: thank you!

[08:51] Gentle Heron: Sure

[08:52] Gentle Heron: Today I want to speak briefly about a simple
tool that is available I believe from NPC
[08:52] Gentle Heron: Good morning. This mini lesson will teach you
how to use a simple tool called a “Changing Picture Display.” It’s a
display, in a frame, that…. changes pictures….. randomly.

[08:52] Adalace Jewell: 🙂

[08:52] Gentle Heron: hence the name!
[08:52] Gentle Heron: It shouldn’t matter which viewer you are using.
[08:53] Gentle Heron: First, everyone needs to click on this package.
You will get a folder that contains:
[08:53] Gentle Heron: an empty Changing Picture Display
a SL Snapshot
several SL textures

[08:53] Buffy Beale: nice packaging Gentle

[08:53] CarmenLittleFawn: Thank you Gentle

[08:53] Gentle Heron: yeah kind of noticeable
[08:53] Gentle Heron: The snapshot and textures are samples, but you
can use your own if you prefer.
[08:54] Gentle Heron: If you spread out a little, you can rez your
copy of the tool right in front of you. Par has enabled rezzing, so
please rez out your Picture Changer now.

[08:54] Coughran Mayo: Has anyone ever noticed how organized Gentle always is?

[08:54] Gentle Heron: Thanks C!
[08:54] Gentle Heron used to be a teacher…. maybe still is.
[08:55] Gentle Heron: OK!
[08:55] Gentle Heron: I see a few folks have rezzed their picture changer.
[08:55] Gentle Heron: Keep an eye on your own, please.
[08:56] Gentle Heron: I’m going to give directions on how to use it.
[08:56] Gentle Heron: Let’s wait a few more seconds for more of us to
rez the Picture Changer.

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: Go ahead and rez your changers please.

[08:57] Gentle Heron: Caryn, I checked, and it’s certainly OK to do
this while wearing the item.
[08:57] Gentle Heron: I do that sometimes when I’m in a NO REZ area.

[08:57] CarynTopia Silvercloud: sorry I don’t know what I am doing

[08:57] Gentle Heron: You’re fine

[08:57] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Gentle, I’m clicking but not
recieving anything… ;(

[08:57] Gentle Heron: If you want, you can click on it and DETACH it,
Caryn. Then find it in your inventory and drag it onto the ground.
[08:58] Gentle Heron: Jerry, what are you clicking on? The pink box?

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: It is called Simple Changing Picture Display
and find it under your Recent tab.
[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: This is a great lesson for all of us!

[08:59] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Oops, sorry I had tried clicking
on someone’s rezzed frame… my bad

[08:59] Zotarah Shepherd: I got one of these from Lyr Lobo years ago
and used it different places even on the teen grid for a display. It
is a prim saving way to show many pictures, al though hers goes in a
certain order I can change in the script.

[08:59] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): very cool script… so simple!

[08:59] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Got it, thanks Gentle

[08:59] Gentle Heron: OK
[08:59] Gentle Heron: Now let’s begin learning how to use it. Do NOT
panic! It is easy.
[08:59] Gentle Heron: **To use the tool:
1. Rez the “Simple Changing Picture Display” and EDIT it.
2. In the CONTENT tab of the EDIT menu, notice there is a
“Cycle_Texture” script. Leave this alone!
[09:00] Gentle Heron wants to see lots of folks with dots shooting out
of their arms in EDIT mode.

[09:00] Coughran Mayo: I see dot people!

[09:00] CarmenLittleFawn: hahaha

[09:01] Gentle Heron: OK is anyone having trouble EDITing their tool,
or finding the CONTENT tab?

[09:01] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Nope, I’m with ya 😉

[09:01] Gentle Heron: Ready for the next step?

[09:01] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:01] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yep

[09:01] Gentle Heron: 3. Drag textures or snapshots into the CONTENTS
folder of the EDIT menu.
You may want to add two items (a snapshot and a texture) at this time,
just to test out the tool.

[09:02] Dancers Yao: yes

[09:02] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): slide 0
[09:02] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): next

[09:02] Gentle Heron: You can add snapshots or textures or both. It
doesn’t matter.

[09:02] Namaara MacMoragh: love it… works great

[09:02] Gentle Heron: And since this is a sample, just put in
anything. I gave you a couple to try.
[09:02] Gentle Heron: 4. Close the EDIT menu, and the pictures will
begin to cycle through.
NOTE: The pictures will cycle randomly.

[09:02] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): <– rezzed the poster from my
class covering these skills….

[09:03] Gentle Heron: Thanks Any1

[09:03] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Wow, that’s sweet!

[09:03] Gentle Heron: You should be seeing the images you put into the tool.
[09:03] Gentle Heron: They cycle randomly

[09:03] Coughran Mayo: I changed my timer setting to 1, it’s psychedelic!

[09:03] Gentle Heron: 5. Rename the tool (“My Friends” or “Art Photos
Collection” or whatever) before you TAKE it into your inventory.

[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: Look at you guys!!!

[09:03] CarmenLittleFawn: Thank you I needed one of these gentle since
I no longer have one 🙂

[09:03] Gentle Heron: #5 is such an important step

[09:03] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): back

[09:04] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): Rename on the General Tab.. this poster

[09:04] Gentle Heron: If you don’t rename it, you’ll likely lose it in
your inventory
[09:04] Gentle Heron: So go back to the GENERAL tab in EDIT mode
(thanks Any1) and change the name
[09:04] Gentle Heron: Everybody got it so far?

[09:05] CarmenLittleFawn: yeap

[09:05] Gentle Heron: This is a simple but effective tool. It has many
uses. In your home, or in your office.

[09:05] Coughran Mayo: In the bathroom!

[09:05] Gentle Heron: yes C in case you get bored

[09:05] CarmenLittleFawn: giggles

[09:05] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): If you right click TAKE.. it
should go back to the same folder you rezzed the original from…
otherwise with Take Copy it goes into Objects folder

[09:05] CarmenLittleFawn: hahahah

[09:05] Gentle Heron: Very good point, Any1. Thanks.
[09:06] Gentle Heron: While we wait for our guest to be able to log
in, let me show you one more little skill.
[09:06] Gentle Heron: We can use the same Changing Picture Display.

[09:06] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful!

[09:06] Gentle Heron: If you put yours into your inventory, please
take it back out.

[09:06] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, our guest Jim is having issues logging in.

[09:06] Gentle Heron: I would like to show you how to change the
appearance of its frame.
[09:07] Gentle Heron: This way you can make the frame match your decor!
[09:07] Gentle Heron: Are we ready to try that?

[09:07] Tom Bukowski: Very important, trust me lol

[09:07] Gentle Heron: Thanks Tom.

[09:07] CarmenLittleFawn: mmhmm

[09:07] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Yes

[09:07] Coughran Mayo: This is like having a really smart Martha Stewart at NPC

[09:07] Gentle Heron: So please once again set out your own Picture Display

[09:07] Tom Bukowski: ROFL

[09:07] Zinnia Zauber: 🙂

[09:07] CarmenLittleFawn: giggles

[09:07] Tom Bukowski: if your frame texture clashes with the curtains,
*no one* will come to your parties

[09:07] Gentle Heron: **To change the appearance of the frame:
1. Rez the “Simple Changing Picture Display” and EDIT it.
[09:08] Gentle Heron: OK now you guys……
[09:08] Gentle Heron: 2. Click the radio button “Edit Linked” (bottom
of left list of buttons, above the GENERAL tab).
[09:08] Gentle Heron: (Does everyone see the EDIT LINKED little button?)

[09:08] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:08] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): found it

[09:08] Gentle Heron: Does anyone NOT find that button?

[09:08] Zinnia Zauber: yup

[09:09] Gentle Heron: You may never have used it before.
[09:09] Gentle Heron: 3. Click on the frame, NOT the central picture
portion. This selects just the frame, not the whole tool.

[09:09] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): next

[09:09] Gentle Heron: That is important
[09:09] Gentle Heron: You want only to edit the FRAME, not the whole thing
[09:09] Gentle Heron: 4. Click on the TEXTURE tab in the EDIT menu.

[09:09] CarmenLittleFawn: yes it is

[09:10] Gentle Heron: 5. Click on the TEXTURE thumbnail, then use the
TEXTURE PICKER to choose what you’d like the frame to look like
(perhaps a wood texture?)
[09:10] Gentle Heron: (That is why I gave you some nice wood textures to try.)
[09:10] Gentle Heron: 6. When you’ve selected the texture you want for
the frame, press OK on the Texture Picker.

[09:11] Zinnia Zauber: I made mine to match my dress!

[09:11] Zotarah Shepherd: There are also wood textures in the Library
of most viewers.

[09:11] Gentle Heron: 7. Rename the tool, if desired, before you TAKE
it into your inventory.
[09:11] Gentle Heron: Good job Zinnia.

[09:11] Zinnia Zauber: 🙂

[09:11] Gentle Heron: I like fabric textures too.

[09:11] Coughran Mayo: why do I have 32,000 textures in my inventory?

[09:12] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[09:12] Tom Bukowski: Another trick-if you open your inventory folder
separately and go to your textures, you can drag them onto an
individual face of a prim, like the frame

[09:12] Gentle Heron: Because some images are saved as textures, Coughran

[09:12] CarmenLittleFawn: (Rolling on Floor Laughing) u love textures

[09:12] Par (parhelion.palou): There’s a lot of texture to you?

[09:12] Tom Bukowski: so if you do it within the edit window, it
changes all the sides

[09:12] Namaara MacMoragh: good point Coughran… how many textures
can the display hold Gentle?

[09:12] Gentle Heron: And that’s it, really.
You can delete the sample pictures and add in the ones you really want later.

[09:12] Tom Bukowski: but you can do faces differently if you want,
like I’ve done on mine right now

[09:12] Gentle Heron: Namaara, I don’t know. I’ve put 20 into this
viewer and it worked fine

[09:12] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): It will change all sides
UNLESS you click the Select Texture Radio button… see on top left of
edit window

[09:12] Namaara MacMoragh: great thanks 🙂

[09:13] Gentle Heron: Correct Tom and Any1

[09:13] Tom Bukowski: oh right Thank you

[09:13] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Learned something new about
buiding today. That Edit linked function is really handy! 😀

[09:13] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): Easy way is to drag the
texture from inventory to the prim face you want

[09:13] Gentle Heron: Edit Linked is great for texturing just ONE SIDE
of something
[09:13] Gentle Heron: but
[09:13] Gentle Heron: it also allows you to separate and move apart
the prims of a complex object
[09:13] Gentle Heron: so beware
[09:13] Gentle Heron: you may destroy your item

[09:13] Tom Bukowski: lol

[09:13] Gentle Heron: but then, you can just throw it away, and start over!

[09:13] CarmenLittleFawn: yes
[09:13] CarmenLittleFawn: hehehe

[09:14] Tom Bukowski: Building Disaster Stories 101…

[09:14] Gentle Heron: Another good reason for renaming things….. you
keep the original in case you screw up your modifications

[09:14] Jen (jenelle.levenque): If you move something incorrectly, you
can do CONTROL-Z and it should put it back providing you did nothing

[09:14] Zinnia Zauber: good to name things so you can find them in
your inventory too.

[09:14] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): good rule of thumb 🙂

[09:14] Gentle Heron: Oh yes Tom, I have many many, including the time
I tried to mod a dress and ended up with the skirt upside down
[09:14] Gentle Heron: Very good advice, Jen.

[09:14] CarmenLittleFawn: giggles

[09:14] Tom Bukowski: lol

[09:15] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): 🙂

[09:15] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): Do right click Take Copy to
save your work as you go along

[09:15] Tom Bukowski: Yeah, control-z is amazing sometimes

[09:15] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): goes to objects folder

[09:15] Gentle Heron: Smart idea, Any1
[09:15] Gentle Heron: Now here is what I am seeing.
[09:15] Gentle Heron: Quite a few people here have been offering great
[09:15] Gentle Heron: I know Zinnia is always looking for people to do
little lessons for Mentor Corner.

[09:15] Tom Bukowski: Accidentally type in 1000 rather than 100 for z
position, thing is up in the ether, ctl-z right away brings it back

[09:15] Zotarah Shepherd: Organize stuff into your inventory as you
get things, just to avoid total chaos. : /

[09:15] Zinnia Zauber: I love the ideas on how we could use these
viewers in our offices.

[09:16] Gentle Heron: Maybe those of you with these lovely ideas could
make them into short lessons to share with the rest of us?

[09:16] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): lol @ Tom’s comment!

[09:16] Zinnia Zauber: Yes!

[09:16] Gentle Heron: I am sure we could all use reminders on how to
UNDO, how to texture just one side, etc etc etc
[09:16] Gentle Heron: There are quite a few nifty tools in the NPC
Toolbox…. we could also use mini lessons on how to use each one.
[09:17] Gentle Heron: And Coughran… you could tell us how you modded
that script to be so psychodelic.

[09:17] Zinnia Zauber: Do tell!

[09:17] Gentle Heron: That’s my public service announcement.

[09:17] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Gentle! This is wonderful!

[09:17] Gentle Heron: We all know how to do some things…. SHARE THAT

[09:17] Buffy Beale: Yay Gentle, great session thanks!

[09:17] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Great lesson, thank you!

[09:17] CarmenLittleFawn: yes, Thank you again Gentle

[09:17] Tom Bukowski: Thank you for doing this gentle, I relearned
some things I’d forgotten

[09:18] Namaara MacMoragh: Yay! Gentle… thank you… this is great!

[09:18] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): great teaching! ty Gentle! SNAPS!

[09:18] Zotarah Shepherd: Thank you Gentle

[09:18] Zinnia Zauber: Rah! Gentle!

[09:18] alebez: That was great, Gentle.

[09:18] Gentle Heron: and if you’re concerned about writing it up as a
lesson, I’m willing to help with that also

[09:18] Dancers Yao: thanks…Gentle…wonderful tool

[09:18] Zinnia Zauber: How many of you guys enjoyed learning by doing today?

[09:18] Tom Bukowski raises hand

[09:19] Gentle Heron votes for learning by doing.

[09:19] CarmenLittleFawn: raise her hand

[09:19] Zinnia Zauber: excellent!

[09:19] Coughran Mayo: yes!

[09:19] Gentle Heron: Hint: someone could teach how to “emote”

[09:19] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): definitely

[09:19] CarmenLittleFawn: hehehe
[09:19] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:19] Zinnia Zauber: ah, good one.

[09:19] Tom Bukowski notes if you first type /me

[09:19] Namaara MacMoragh: always love learning by doing

[09:19] CarmenLittleFawn: emote what?

[09:19] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) raise hand

[09:19] Namaara MacMoragh: remember things better that way 🙂

[09:19] Zinnia Zauber: Well, it appears that our guest JD Jayaram /
Jim Gatto can’t get into SL.

[09:20] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) raises hand

[09:20] Tom Bukowski: then it says is in 3rd person

[09:20] Tom Bukowski: *it

[09:20] CarmenLittleFawn: you do not have to type me any longer

[09:20] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) raises his hand.

[09:20] Zinnia Zauber: So, we have to bring him in another time.
[09:20] Zinnia Zauber: So, how about that lesson

[09:20] CarmenLittleFawn: alright sorry he could not make it

[09:20] Zinnia Zauber: the third person…
[09:20] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, we will get him to come again. Just such a
bummer today.

[09:20] Tom Bukowski: lol on some viewers there are other ways to do
it too, I forget…

[09:21] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) learned a couple of new things today… 😉

[09:21] Zinnia Zauber: I keep emailing him.

[09:21] Jen (jenelle.levenque): You can set Firestorm so you only have
to type a colon instead of /me

[09:21] Gentle Heron: He was on initially but crashed out.

[09:21] Zinnia Zauber: So, let’s keep the ball rolling with some more info.
[09:21] Zinnia Zauber: right, he did get here for a second.

[09:22] Tom Bukowski remembers that!

[09:22] Zinnia Zauber: How do we emote in the third person?

[09:22] Gentle Heron: What is emoting anyway?

[09:22] Jen (jenelle.levenque) yawning

[09:22] Zotarah Shepherd smiles

[09:22] Zinnia Zauber: How does it create more engagement?

[09:22] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Note there is no colon after the name

[09:22] Buffy Beale grins

[09:22] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): /smile

[09:22] Tom Bukowski: : smirks

[09:22] Coughran Mayo: I HATE THIS!!

[09:22] Par (parhelion.palou) collapses in a heap, oozing blood from his wound

[09:22] Gentle Heron: Several people show that they know how to do it.

[09:22] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) smiles.

[09:22] Coughran Mayo: was just emoting

[09:22] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Also it can be set to show in italics

[09:22] Zinnia Zauber: Coughran!

[09:22] Tom Bukowski laughs

[09:22] Namaara MacMoragh smiles

[09:22] Gentle Heron: Right Coughran, there are different definitions.

[09:23] Zinnia Zauber: so how do you do it?

[09:23] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): ;what

[09:23] Namaara MacMoragh: hehe… I always wanted to know how to do that

[09:23] Buffy Beale: just add /me then type

[09:23] Jen (jenelle.levenque) looks around to see who might need help

[09:23] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): :what

[09:23] CarmenLittleFawn: giggles

[09:23] Tom Bukowski: And you can use avatar animations, gestures, etc
to do it, but in sl at least the norm is still to do it in text

[09:23] Buffy Beale: “/me grins”

[09:23] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) grins

[09:23] Buffy Beale: lol

[09:23] Coughran Mayo: 🙂

[09:23] Zinnia Zauber gasps

[09:23] Gentle Heron: In SL, when we just type in the Chat Box it
comes out looking like the script for a play. The speaker is
identified, and then the exact words that the speaker says.

[09:23] Buffy Beale: lol Z

[09:23] Tom Bukowski: you can even set it so your avie has an
animation for an emote, I think I have one for wow
[09:23] Tom Bukowski: yep lol
[09:23] Tom Bukowski: wow
[09:24] Tom Bukowski: If you watch me avie you’ll see him do this
silly thing if I ever type wow

[09:24] Zinnia Zauber: Do you think that using emotions or verbs helps
in explaining yourself in a virtual world?

[09:24] Coughran Mayo: HELL NO!

[09:24] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid) okay

[09:24] Gentle Heron prefers emotes to emoticons, which she can not decode.

[09:24] Tom Bukowski: It’s one advantage of vws over email, blog
comments, etc, but it’s not used in all contexts by any means

[09:24] Par (parhelion.palou) thinks typing in all caps is very effective

[09:24] Zinnia Zauber laughs

[09:25] Tom Bukowski: just depends on the social norm, the topic lol
[09:25] Tom Bukowski: RIGHT!

[09:25] Zinnia Zauber: All CAPS is yelling, right?

[09:25] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:25] Jen (jenelle.levenque): That’s been the tradition

[09:25] Zinnia Zauber: I believe in speaking softly and carrying a
big, bright stick.

[09:25] CarmenLittleFawn: me too

[09:25] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): be the stick…

[09:25] Tom Bukowski smiles

[09:26] Zinnia Zauber: So, does the emote get your attention too?

[09:26] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): 😉

[09:26] CarmenLittleFawn: hahaha

[09:26] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid) I sometimes selectively use
caps for EMPHASIS

[09:26] CarmenLittleFawn: when needed

[09:26] Zinnia Zauber: good point Magic

[09:26] Gentle Heron: Sometimes *this* can be used for emphasis also.

[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: And, Gentle has shared with us how using
symbols is overwhelming for text to speech readers.
[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: so, a little bit can go a long way.

[09:27] CarmenLittleFawn: 🙂 yes

[09:27] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): would be nice if gestures were
somehow easier to set up & use

[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: yes

[09:27] Gentle Heron: That would be a nice lesson too, Jerry.

[09:27] Namaara MacMoragh: agreed Jerry

[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: We will add that one to the list.

[09:28] Namaara MacMoragh: I often get tripped up in the middle of
presentations with getstures

[09:28] Zotarah Shepherd: I just program my shortcut keys to do
gestures I use most

[09:28] Gentle Heron: your own, or other people’s, Namaara?

[09:28] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): i’m eagerly awaiting the arrival
of BCIs to help make that a bit more natural…
[09:28] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): 😉

[09:28] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): BCI is?

[09:28] Zotarah Shepherd: BCIs?

[09:28] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Brain Computer Interface
[09:29] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): a mouse for your brain

[09:29] Zotarah Shepherd: hahaha

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: have you seen those Jerry?

[09:29] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yes

[09:29] CarmenLittleFawn: sounds interesting

[09:29] Namaara MacMoragh: My own gestures Gentle

[09:29] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): not quite consumer level level yet i think

[09:29] Par (parhelion.palou): It’s putting the USB socket into your
skull that hurts

[09:29] Namaara MacMoragh: sorry I was sipping coffee….

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: I should hunt down that guy in Washington that
makes them.

[09:29] Zotarah Shepherd: I am not sure I would want that, but I can
see how it would be useful

[09:29] Gentle Heron: Those will not be as useful for people with
disabilities, I fear, as they will be for those with “normal” brains.
I doubt I could use one, given my MS damage.

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: They are very fashion forward.

[09:29] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): one example:

[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: It isn’t wonderful how we are on the bleeding
edge of tech here?

[09:30] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): another:

[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: That we engage in such wonderful tools.

[09:30] CarmenLittleFawn: yes it is 🙂

[09:30] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): and one more out there called Emotiv

[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: And, we get to be the advocates for such tools?

[09:31] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): (i think that’s the spelling)

[09:31] Gentle Heron nods to Jerry

[09:31] Namaara MacMoragh: I think we should talk about these tools
and disabilities sometime.

[09:31] Tom Bukowski just cut his finger on the tech (his avie finger that is)

[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, Namaara!

[09:31] Gentle Heron: owie Tom

[09:31] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:31] Gentle Heron: That’s the bleeding edge for sure

[09:31] Namaara MacMoragh: Especially since Gentle brings up a good
point about brain injury and computer use.

[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: very much so

[09:31] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): oh, here’s a short TED piece on the Emotiv

[09:31] CarmenLittleFawn: nods

[09:31] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko):

[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: Jerry, you are the copy and paste master!!!
[09:32] Zinnia Zauber: I love it!
[09:32] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you for doing that!

[09:32] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Thanks, I curate some of this
stuff that I’m interested in

[09:32] Zinnia Zauber: me/ gets to excited over links
[09:32] Zinnia Zauber: lol

[09:32] CarmenLittleFawn: giggles

[09:33] Zinnia Zauber: This has ended up being a great discussion
beyond our lesson today.

[09:33] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Gentle, I’d love to see these
whether these systems could be trained to work with people who’ve
suffered some form of brain injury.

[09:33] Zinnia Zauber: Namaara, what are people using with BEST?

[09:34] Gentle Heron was distracting Namaara with chatter. Sorry!

[09:35] Dancers Yao: there is some research listed for brain injury on
www.kurzweilAL.com for people with brain injury and computer
communication…including what used to be thought of as vegitative

[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: Glitter suggested that we have some field trips
in the future for our meetings. Maybe we can visit some places that
cover these ideas and tools as well.

[09:35] Gentle Heron: Yup. Assistive tech is marvelous for
facilitating communication.

[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: How do you guys feel about field trips?

[09:35] Namaara MacMoragh: at BEST we’re using a variety of tools that
are low cost and easy to use

[09:36] Gentle Heron: feets on is as fun as hands on, and quite as
useful for learning (my thoughts on field trips)

[09:36] Buffy Beale: I like having field trips to interesting places

[09:36] Namaara MacMoragh: traditional software like DragonSpeak for
speech to text and GoTo for collaboration

[09:36] Zinnia Zauber: great, cool Namaara

[09:36] Namaara MacMoragh: Gentle and I are going to work on a
presentation about brain injury and technology

[09:36] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful!
[09:36] Zinnia Zauber: That would be perfect

[09:36] Namaara MacMoragh: We’d love to present here as soon as we
have it put together.
[09:37] Namaara MacMoragh: Would that be okay

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: look at us, collaborating!

[09:37] Gentle Heron smiles

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: of course!!!

[09:37] Tom Bukowski applauds

[09:37] Namaara MacMoragh: 🙂

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: I would love it if more folks would team up like that.
[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: We have great orgs and talent here.
[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: What kind of tech do you use everyday for collaboration?
[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: 1. Second Life
[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: 2. Facebook
[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: (please help me make this list)

[09:38] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Nanaara & Gentle, Would love to
see that prezi 😀

[09:38] Coughran Mayo: skype

[09:39] jacmacaire Humby: Facebook and life..

[09:39] HB Eternal: linkedin and google +

[09:39] Gentle Heron: email, SL group notices, notecards, Skype

[09:39] BELOVEDROX: Webinars

[09:39] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): google+ hangouts

[09:39] jacmacaire Humby: when you want for second life..

[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: What do you use for webinars?

[09:39] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): google talk/im

[09:39] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): skype

[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: cool, lots of skype

[09:40] CarmenLittleFawn: hehehe

[09:40] BELOVEDROX: Webex

[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: Anyone use AdobeConnect?

[09:40] Tom Bukowski: Skype, just cowrote a whole book on Google Docs
which I love

[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: oh Tom!

[09:40] Tom Bukowski: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9882.html

[09:40] Ozma Malibu: Used to use AdobeConnect a lot at ASU

[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: That would be interesting to have you share with us.

[09:40] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yup, google docs too

[09:41] Zinnia Zauber: Note to self: book Tom for NPC meeting.
[09:41] Zinnia Zauber: 🙂

[09:41] Namaara MacMoragh: google docs is great for collaborating but
folks often store way too much there for me

[09:41] Tom Bukowski: Sure, I could try to get some of the other
authors to come too, just email me

[09:41] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): google+ hangouts work well for webinars

[09:41] Ozma Malibu: yes google docs

[09:41] Tom Bukowski: tboellst@uci.edu

[09:41] Namaara MacMoragh: and then share it all… lol

[09:41] Buffy Beale: yay yes Tom is a great presenter

[09:41] BELOVEDROX: some people use something called Base camp

[09:41] Tom Bukowski passes 100 linden to Buffy

[09:41] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): assuming a smaller group size…
or a willingness to broadcast to a much wider group using On Air

[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful, Tom, thanks, I will book you then!

[09:42] Ozma Malibu: Base camp! love it.

[09:42] Tom Bukowski: great

[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, what do you guys think of Base Camp? The
folks at Techsoup us that.
[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: *use

[09:42] Buffy Beale: lol Tom you don’t have to pay me I really admire your work

[09:43] Tom Bukowski: awww Thank you

[09:43] Buffy Beale: 🙂

[09:43] Ozma Malibu: I really like Basecamp because it organizes
projects so nicely, and people can be on the projects that are
relevant to them. You do need to have a responsive admin though.

[09:43] Tom Bukowski: And don’t worry I really didn’t pay you lol

[09:43] Buffy Beale: I haven’t used Base Camp, sounds interesting

[09:43] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): not familiar with Basecamp, but
haven’t be involved in a really complex project that requires a lot of
resource management and a dedicated project management platform

[09:44] Coughran Mayo: BaseCamp is good!

[09:44] Ozma Malibu: With Basecamp it

[09:44] Buffy Beale: lol Tom

[09:44] Namaara MacMoragh: so if we’re all using these other web-based
tools for collaboration I’d like to know how many folks are using SL
for collaboration… and how successful are we with it?

[09:44] Zinnia Zauber: Glitter, is there someone on your team that
could teach us more about Base Camp?

[09:44] Buffy Beale: good point Namaara

[09:44] Glitteractica Cookie: alebez

[09:44] Gentle Heron: Works well for me, Namaara.

[09:44] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): been able to get by using google
calendars to coordinate & collaborate on projects so far

[09:44] alebez: yea, i use basecamp

[09:44] Coughran Mayo: $$ though, it’s not free if you want to do
anything meaningful

[09:44] Glitteractica Cookie: alebez and the rest of the team.
Bulaklak knows a lot too

[09:44] Ozma Malibu: with Basecamp it is easy to find archived items
from old projects quickly if you need them again

[09:44] Zinnia Zauber: ale, how do you feel about doing a meeting about that?

[09:44] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Namaara, Been using SL for
collaboration quite a bit.

[09:44] Glitteractica Cookie: i think it’s an excellent idea

[09:45] alebez: blush. i could be convinced.

[09:45] Zinnia Zauber: hehe wonderful!

[09:45] Glitteractica Cookie: go alebez!

[09:45] Tom Bukowski: Just looked at the website, never used it but
looks cool, didn’t google try this with Wave or something?

[09:45] Zinnia Zauber: We are full of geniuses here!
[09:45] Zinnia Zauber: I love it!

[09:45] Namaara MacMoragh: I think that while we’re offering to talk
about these collaboration and work tools we should explore more how we
can maximize SL too or other virtual environgments.

[09:45] Glitteractica Cookie: Alebez and bulaklak are both the most
humble social media experts i know
[09:45] Glitteractica Cookie: none of the “I’m a rockstar” BS with
those two gems

[09:45] Tom Bukowski: Google Wave or Flow or Red Tide or Wash or
whatever they called it lol

[09:45] Zinnia Zauber: Agreed Namaara

[09:46] Namaara MacMoragh: I know we’ve gotten great presentations
form folks on what they’re doing, but how can we do it too… with all
these tools maybe.

[09:46] Tom Bukowski: Google Flush

[09:46] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Yes, definitely Namaara

[09:46] Namaara MacMoragh: I don’t know a step by step or something

[09:46] Tom Bukowski me apologizes, getting a bit punchy

[09:46] Glitteractica Cookie: What is google flush?

[09:46] Coughran Mayo: Google Wave is extinct

[09:46] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): lol

[09:46] Zinnia Zauber: hehe, Tom

[09:46] Namaara MacMoragh: Can you tell what’s on my mind most of the day… lol

[09:46] Zinnia Zauber: Too early to be punchy.
[09:46] Zinnia Zauber: Well, that is why we are here right?
[09:47] Zinnia Zauber: To learn more, engage, collaborate, and support
each other.

[09:47] Coughran Mayo: I’m here for the cookies later

[09:47] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Coughran, I think there are
elements of Wave in Google+… not as focused, but they’re there.

[09:47] Zinnia Zauber: you will get your cookies, mister!

[09:47] HB Eternal: Ooooo cookies!

[09:47] CarmenLittleFawn: hahahaha

[09:47] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[09:47] CarmenLittleFawn: I have enjoyed all the dialog today

[09:47] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Coughran, Circles can be used for
specific project teams or ‘waves’

[09:48] Namaara MacMoragh: next time you’ll have to wear your blue
fuzzy avi Coughran

[09:48] Coughran Mayo: yes, I am using Google* zealously now

[09:48] Zinnia Zauber: This is wonderful. How many people have brought
in people in to virtual worlds so that you could create more
connections with them as a workspace?

[09:48] Namaara MacMoragh: I have

[09:48] Gentle Heron: yes yes yes

[09:48] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yes

[09:49] Ozma Malibu: yes

[09:49] Tom Bukowski: Yes, doesn’t always work so well, but sometimes
works wonderfully

[09:49] Coughran Mayo: maybe a little

[09:49] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): it’s always an ongoing project…
one at a time
[09:49] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): sometimes takes a while before i’m
able to finally coax someone in 😉

[09:50] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:50] Namaara MacMoragh: I lose folks when I don’t put in the
upfront user training to hedge off the learning curve or at least make
it not feel so formidble

[09:50] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Exactly, Namaara.

[09:50] Gentle Heron: quite so Namaara

[09:50] CarmenLittleFawn: that can happen

[09:51] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Helps when I’m able to provide the
mentoring support up front.

[09:51] Gentle Heron hasn’t seen Brique here in…. quite a while!

[09:51] Namaara MacMoragh: I know Gentle has done a great job with this.

[09:51] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yes definitely 🙂

[09:51] Namaara MacMoragh: I’ve learned a lot from how she introduces new users.

[09:51] CarmenLittleFawn: 🙂

[09:51] Dancers Yao: yes,,need to have many Gentles!

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: I love being the intro teacher for people coming into SL.

[09:52] Namaara MacMoragh: agreed Dancer
[09:52] Namaara MacMoragh: so we need to create a team of trainers

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: I would be happy to be on that team!

[09:52] Namaara MacMoragh: that are like a front line “help” line

[09:52] Gentle Heron laughs at Dancer’s suggestion

[09:52] Tom Bukowski me agrees, can’t have too many Gentles

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[09:52] Namaara MacMoragh: Me too

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: an army of Gentles!

[09:53] Gentle Heron: scary thought

[09:53] Jen (jenelle.levenque): I can teach taking a nap
[09:53] Jen (jenelle.levenque) giggling

[09:53] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): formidable ;D

[09:53] Par (parhelion.palou): Onward, Gentle army …

[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: Okay

[09:53] HB Eternal: an angel army if Gentle is involved

[09:53] Gentle Heron: Jen, you know so many tips and tools…..

Open Mic / Announcements

[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: let’s have our Open Mic Announcements!

[09:53] Namaara MacMoragh: OMG Par… now I’m going to be singing that
song all day

[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: Upcoming NPC Meetings

July 20 – Blu Heron – educator
and will talk about Universal
Design for Learning.

July 27 – Pooky Amsterdam –
Virtual World producer of
entertainment & experiences

[09:53] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): /brique is doing 17 hours
anniversary of Feed A Smile.. concert today

[09:54] Glitteractica Cookie: Brique has an announcement

[09:54] Zinnia Zauber: Who has one?

[09:54] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): Hello everyone

[09:54] Glitteractica Cookie: hi!

[09:54] Zinnia Zauber: Brique!

[09:54] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): hi Brique

[09:54] Buffy Beale: yay Brique!

[09:54] Zinnia Zauber: Go for it!

[09:54] CarmenLittleFawn: when I get settled back into sl I can be of
assistance as well to others
[09:54] CarmenLittleFawn: Hi Brique

[09:54] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): I’d like to invite
all of you to our 2nd Anniversary event.
[09:54] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): It’s going on all day today
[09:54] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): until 8PM
[09:55] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): We’re trying to
hit the 7 million Linden mark
[09:55] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): meaning 70.000
meals for the kids in 2 years.
[09:55] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): So, if you have
time – come on over

[09:55] Glitteractica Cookie: I just made a donation!

[09:55] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): Glitter – thank
you for those meals!

[09:55] CarmenLittleFawn: best of luck to your orgaization, and yes

[09:55] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): Thank you.

[09:55] Glitteractica Cookie: it was that easy

[09:55] Zinnia Zauber: Great!

[09:55] Gentle Heron: How did you choose this date, Brique, during the
big Relay for Life push?

[09:56] Glitteractica Cookie: she has textures to pass out

[09:56] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): Here’s the LM
Alison (113,217,23)
[09:56] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): Well – it’s our

[09:56] Gentle Heron nods.

[09:56] CarmenLittleFawn: 🙂

[09:57] Zotarah Shepherd: Thank you

[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: Gentle, do you have an announcement?

[09:57] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): I’ve got to run
now… time to change the stream..

[09:57] Gentle Heron: Yes thanks

[09:57] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): bye and hope to
see you soon.

[09:57] Glitteractica Cookie: Brique can drop textures on folks who wnat them

[09:57] CarmenLittleFawn: bye tc

[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!

[09:57] Glitteractica Cookie: or i can

[09:57] Gentle Heron: August 3/4 Virtual Ability hosts its annual
International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference (IDRAC2012).
The theme this year is “A Community of Communities.”

[09:57] Glitteractica Cookie: if anyone wants one, LMK. I have the
texture for the invite

[09:57] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): RFL runs 9 months every
year… Feed a Smile is a serious charity… all your donations feed
school children… only 15% of ACS donations go to research

[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: Great, thank you Magic.

[09:58] Namaara MacMoragh: Thanks everyone for a great meeting. I have
a RL presentation in a few minutes. Talk with you soon.

[09:58] Gentle Heron: Among numerous fantastic international
presenters, our own Chad Mikado will be presenting on a topic of
likely interest to NonProfit Commons members:
[09:58] Gentle Heron: how nonprofits that work with people with
disabilities (but this of course generalizes to all of our audiences)
can demonstrate effective community results.

[09:58] Zotarah Shepherd: Thank you for the great meeting

[09:58] Gentle Heron: Please watch our website for more announcements
about IDRAC2012.

[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you, Zotarah!

[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you, Gentle, that sounds super!
[09:59] Zinnia Zauber: Anymore announcements?

[09:59] CarmenLittleFawn: Thank you gentle 🙂

[09:59] Zinnia Zauber: Okay

[09:59] Jen (jenelle.levenque) raises hand

[09:59] Zinnia Zauber: Go for it Jen!

[10:00] Jen (jenelle.levenque): As many of you know our returning
soldiers are having major issues stemming from their service. One
thing we can do is have anyone who works with them ask if they ever
served in uniform

[10:01] Zinnia Zauber: Let me say, this isn’t the meeting we planned
for, but it has been awesome!

[10:01] Tom Bukowski: Yay

[10:01] Jen (jenelle.levenque): What has happened is Dr and counselors
treat the visible symptoms, not the root cause

[10:01] CarynTopia Silvercloud: yes, I enjoyed the meeting

[10:01] Gentle Heron nods to Jen.

[10:02] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Agreed, Jen.

[10:03] Zotarah Shepherd: Awesome people make for an awesome meeting.

[10:03] Zinnia Zauber: Totally!
[10:03] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you everyone for joining us!

[10:03] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): DoD still very concerned about the
rate of self-harm in returning service members.

[10:03] Gentle Heron: as well they should be!

[10:03] Jen (jenelle.levenque): The number of suicides in the US is
higher than the combat KIA

[10:04] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Yes, I agree. Great meeting given
the improv…

[10:04] Zinnia Zauber: indeed

[10:04] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Jen, And it seems they’re still
trying to figure out the causes…

[10:05] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): amazing and very sad Jen 🙁

[10:05] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you all for sharing your ideas and open mic items.

[10:05] Zinnia Zauber: Please contact me with meeting ideas.

[10:06] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): wonder if some of it might come
from TBI, given it’s also an element that’s somewhat unique this time
around with exposure to IEDs

[10:06] Zinnia Zauber: And, field trip ideas as well.

[10:06] Jen (jenelle.levenque): The causes are too much trauma in the
field and too little care when the get home

[10:06] Dancers Yao: @jen..do you know if any of the PTSD virtual
counseling is helping the vets?

[10:07] Zinnia Zauber: I am going to ask my friend who has created a
PTSD sim to join us for a meeting.

[10:07] Jen (jenelle.levenque): I believe Anya Ibor is

[10:07] Par (parhelion.palou): I just saw an article that indicates
virtual counseling has helped … Army is using their own virtual

[10:08] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): the VA recently put out results of
a longitudinal study suggesting that virtual counseling has been

[10:08] Gentle Heron: There are a variety of approaches using VWs and
VR in treating PTSD, some work for some folks and other treatments for
others…. it has to be individualized

[10:08] Coughran Mayo: virtual counseling…that’s a crazy idea

[10:08] Gentle Heron: HAHAHA COughran now stop that

[10:08] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko):

[10:10] Tom Bukowski: k, I gotta run, but thanks so much for this!

[10:10] Zinnia Zauber: This has been an amazing meeting!
[10:10] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you everyone!

[10:10] Tom Bukowski: I’ll see you all soon – this was great fun…

– End of Line –

Written by: Zinnia Zauber

Libraries, Museums and Immersive Learning with Valibrarian / Dr. Valerie Hill of Texas Woman’s University for July 6 Meeting

This Friday, July 6, Valibrarian / Dr. Valerie Hill will join us at the Nonprofit Commons to talk about the digital revolution that is changing libraries and museums. Dr. Valerie Hill is an adjunct instructor at TWU School of Library and Information Science and a school librarian. Her interests include media literacy, human-computer interaction, and the impact of the digital revolution on education and libraries. As a National Writing Trainer, she specializes in connecting literature to writing, digital storytelling and multi-media production. http://vhill.edublogs.org/ https://www.youtube.com/user/valibrarian

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

July 6, 2012, 8:30 AM SLT / PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater


8:30 AM Introductions
8:40 AM TechSoup Announcements
8:45 AM Mentors Central
9:55 Libraries, Museums and Immersive Learning with Valibrarian / Dr. Valerie Hill of Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Science
9:30 AM Open Mic / Announcements


Written by: Zinnia Zauber

Big Data Use For Development with Keisha Taylor of TechSoup Global for June 29 Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

This Friday, June 29, Keisha Taylor of TechSoup Global will be joining us at the Nonprofit Commons to talk about the use of data for development by charities and TechSoup Global’s recent seminar “Transforming your charity by bringing your data to life with the Guardian” http://www.techsoupglobal.org/blog/guardian-uk-report-techsoup-global-gu… . And, its related Guardian Report – Getting to grips with Big Data http://www.guardian.co.uk/voluntary-sector-network/2012/jun/27/guardian-… , as well as some issues raised in the Guardian Activate Summit in London http://www.guardian.co.uk/activate

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

June 29, 2012, 8:30 AM SLT / PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater



8:30 AM Introductions

8:40 AM TechSoup Announcements

8:45 AM Mentors Central

9:00 AM Big Data for Development with Keisha Taylor of TechSoup Global

9:30 AM Open Mic/ Announcements

About Keisha:

Keisha’s interests lies in the use of ICT and data for development, data communications, digital inclusion and data privacy and protection. She is a Communications Manager at TechSoup Global, and for its GuideStar International programme in London. She has studied Internet Governance and ICT Policy through the IGCB Programme hosted by the DiploFoundation and has actively participated in the UN’s Internet Governance Forums (IGF). Other programmes she has worked on included a web based project, which encouraged community groups to think of resources as more than money by using an asset based community development approach. She has an MA in International Relations from the Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands and a BSc. in Sociology from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.

Written by: Zinnia Zauber

Transcript of the Nonprofit Commons Meeting with Zinnia Zauber / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond about “IP Respect” June 15, 2012

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting Transcript

June 15, 2012, 8:30 AM SLT / PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

• • 8:30am Introductions
• • 8:40am TechSoup Announcements
• • 8:45am Mentors Central
• • 8:55am Intellectual Property Respect – A Virtual Artist’s Perspective with Zinnia Zauber / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond of Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance http://sequimartsalliance.org
• • 9:30am Open Mic / Announcements

[08:31] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you all for joining us this morning at
the Nonprofit Commons!

[08:31] Nany (nany.kayo): Great to be here.

[08:31] Zinnia Zauber: As folks are arriving, please be sure to
welcome new faces and old friends.
[08:32] Zinnia Zauber: I am getting some IMs that people can’t TP here.
[08:32] Zinnia Zauber: So, if you see some of our friends inworld,
please keep sending them TPs

[08:33] Nany (nany.kayo): Several people here I did not get a chance
to meet while I was busy with a class this year. Nice to see you!

[08:33] Zinnia Zauber: Let me share with our Agenda for today.

[08:33] CarmenLittleFawn: Hello

[08:33] Zinnia Zauber: AGENDA
• 8:30am Introductions
• 8:40am TechSoup Announcements
• 8:45am Mentors Central
• 8:55am Intellectual Property Respect – A Virtual Artist’s
Perspective with Zinnia Zauber / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond of Sequim
Humanities and Arts Alliance
• 9:30am Open Mic / Announcements


[08:34] Zinnia Zauber: With that, let start with Introductions!

[08:34] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria BC Canada,
http://www.bridgesforwomen.ca @bridges4women

[08:34] Panny Bakerly: Jeanne Booth, Freeport Historical Society,
Freeport, NY www.freeporthistorymuseum.org; @FrptHisSoc

[08:34] HB Eternal: Harold W Becker, The Love Foundation, Florida,
http://www.thelovefoundation.com @lovefoundation
[08:34] HB Eternal: Go Buffy!

[08:34] Buffy Beale: lol HB slipped 🙂

[08:34] bulaklak: Michael DeLong, online community manager, TechSoup
Global, www.techsoup.org, @MichaelDeLongSF @TechSoup

[08:34] Zinnia Zauber: Please share who you are, what org you are
with, and web links. Please

[08:34] Glitteractica Cookie: Susan Tenby, Online Community and Social
Media Director, TechSoup, SF, CA USA @suzboop @npsl @techsoup

[08:34] Nany (nany.kayo): Nancy K McDonald Miller, Virtual Native Lands

[08:34] trichetriche: Hi, my name is Bea, I recently joined TechSoup
as a Community Curator for the Global Local Impact map. I’m really
excited about this project and will share more with you during the
open mic announcements. @trichetriche @techsoup

[08:34] Zinnia Zauber: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Sequim Humanities
and Arts Alliance, Sequim, Olympic Peninsula, Washington.
http://www.facebook.com/sequimartsalliance @renneemiko

[08:34] Chayenn: monique richert, Protect Yourself 1, Inc, Baltimore
Maryland, PY1.Us, facebook.com/PY1US, @PY1US

[08:34] Zotarah Shepherd: BEACH College, Santa Rosa, CA

[08:34] Dancers Yao: Kara Bennett, Elder Voices, Los Angeles, CA
Health Care and Human Rights

[08:35] alebez: Ale Bezdikian, Online Community Coordinator, TechSoup,
SF, @TechSoup, @alebez

[08:35] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Bruce Hestley, Transgender American
Veterans Association, Akron, OH, http://www.tavausa.org

[08:35] Buffy Beale: Yay Trichetriche and welcome!

[08:35] CarmenLittleFawn: drivebyagony/Keeping Kids Safe, Lorna
Hawkins Los Angeles California

[08:35] trichetriche: Thanks!

[08:35] Brena Benoir: Brenda Bryan, Preferred Family Healthcare,
Kirksville, Missouri, www.pfh.org. @brenabenoir

[08:35] Ethelred Weatherwax: Dave Dexter, Neenah Historical Society,
Wisconsin USA

[08:36] Adrianne Lexico: Adriana Sanchez. I don´t belong to any
organization. I´m interested in intellectual property and wanted to
learn more about your work in SL.
[08:36] Adrianne Lexico: I´m from Argentina.

[08:36] Glitteractica Cookie: Welcome Adrianne

[08:36] Adrianne Lexico: ty

[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: While you all are doing introductions, if you
are also a Nonprofit Commons Mentor, could you please say so? That way
during the meeting people can connect with you if they are new or have

[08:37] Hour Destiny: Morris Cox, Nonprofit Commons Mentor, Mesquite,
Nevada, USA

[08:37] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Hour!

[08:37] Serene Jewell: Kathleen Watkins, maker of various media, San Francisco

[08:37] Lyssa AskJAN.org (janlyssa.serenity): Lyssa Rowan, Job
Accommodation Network, http://AskJAN.org @JANatJAN

[08:38] Hour Destiny: You’re welcome. 🙂

[08:38] Zinnia Zauber: We have a Mentors Meeting after this meeting to
help people, so please connect with these amazing people!
[08:39] Zinnia Zauber: More introductions?

[08:39] Nany (nany.kayo): Hi, Jac!

[08:39] CarmenLittleFawn: Hi Jacmacaire

[08:39] Adrianne Lexico: Hello

[08:39] Zinnia Zauber: Great to see you all here!
[08:39] Zinnia Zauber: Okay

[08:39] Zinnia Zauber: Here are the many ways to can get involved with
the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life:

Nonprofit Commons blog: http://nonprofitcommons.org

Twitter: http://twitter.com/npsl

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nonprofitcommons

Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/TechSoup-Second-Life

Google Calendar: http://bit.ly/2tMEYh

Wiki: http://npsl.wikispaces.com

About TechSoup:




Weekly Networking Event: Wharf Ratz, Aloft, Tuesdays, 7-9pm SLT
Aloft Nonprofit Commons (168,223,23)

Monthly Networking Event (3rd Thursday): Common Ground, Plush, 5PM-7PM SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons (128,229,26)

[08:40] Glitteractica Cookie: small group today… did the announcements go out?

[08:40] bulaklak: I got one

[08:40] Nany (nany.kayo): me too

[08:40] Glitteractica Cookie: maybe it’s just that everyones on vacation

[08:40] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, I sent them on all the channels.

[08:40] bulaklak: Thanks for pasting the links, Zinnia

[08:40] Buffy Beale: I got it too Z

[08:40] Kali Idziak: Oops, late… Jessica Dally, Springwire (formally
Community Voice Mail) Seattle, WA

[08:40] jacmacaire Humby: Jacques Macaire Humanbe
http://www.humanbe.com Action Tank and Council on Sustainable
Development France and International @Humanbe

[08:40] Glitteractica Cookie: hmm … must be that it’s perfect
weather in so many places!

[08:40] Hour Destiny: Or suffering hangovers from Flag Day. 🙂

[08:40] Glitteractica Cookie: LOL hour

[08:41] bulaklak: That never stops our team from showing up….

TechSoup Announcements

[08:41] Zinnia Zauber: Let’s have our TechSoup Announcements

[08:41] Glitteractica Cookie: WHAAA??!

[08:41] bulaklak: Howdy, folks!

[08:41] Buffy Beale: yay bulaklak

[08:41] CarmenLittleFawn: Hello

[08:41] bulaklak: I hope everyone is enjoying their Fridays thus far.
[08:41] bulaklak: We’ve got a lot of great events on the horizon at TechSoup

[08:41] Nany (nany.kayo): I am!

[08:42] bulaklak: But first I wanted to let you all know that the end
of our fiscal year is coming up at the end of this month

[08:42] Hour Destiny: Does TechSoup order from TechSoup? 😀

[08:42] bulaklak: What does that mean? It means that if you haven’t
yet maxed out your 2011 allotment of TechSoup donations, there is
still time!
[08:43] bulaklak: Many of our donor partners hit the reset button on
July 1, so request before then to make sure you are getting everything
you are entitled to for this year.
[08:43] bulaklak: (And then start requesting again on July 1. Hehe.)
[08:44] bulaklak: Hour, we don’t actually. We do get a certain
allotment of software from our donor partners but it’s not through the
donation program.
[08:44] bulaklak: At any rate, there is a lot more info on fiscal year end here
[08:45] bulaklak: http://bit.ly/LgnFqX
[08:45] bulaklak: Okie doke on to events.
[08:45] bulaklak: Next week, we are co-producing a webinar with the
folks from Eventbrite and Social Media for Nonprofits
[08:45] bulaklak: You will be able to learn how to use social media to
get the most out of your events
[08:46] bulaklak: Join us on June 20 for that one, at 11am Pacific.
Register here: http://bit.ly/MCmeSC
[08:47] bulaklak: The following day, June 21, we are having a
cross-timezone tweet chat on the topic of data. More and more it’s
becoming apparent how crucial it is that we as social benefit orgs are
getting our data out there in front of decision makers
[08:47] bulaklak: This tweet chat will talk about how you can use your
org’s data to become part of that conversation
[08:47] bulaklak: This blog explains more, as well as how to join a
tweet chat in case that’s new to you
[08:48] bulaklak: http://bit.ly/LXmJnq
[08:48] Hour Destiny: “Dashboard Your Data” could be the name of it.
[08:48] bulaklak: The hashtag is #npdata and we’ll be convening at 10am Pacific
[08:48] bulaklak: That’s a great idea, Hour. We are usually not so
creative with titles at TechSoup. We’re kinda straightforward. But I
love your suggestion.
[08:48] bulaklak: Okay folks, that’s all I’ve got for today!

[08:48] Glitteractica Cookie: good stuff

[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!

[08:48] bulaklak: Thank you for listening and enjoy the rest of the meeting.

[08:49] CarmenLittleFawn: ty

[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: Glitter, you wanted to share as well, please.

[08:49] bulaklak: Oh!

[08:49] Glitteractica Cookie: Sure

[08:49] bulaklak: Sorry I had one last announcement

[08:49] bulaklak: But I can wait

[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: You guys arm wrestle for it.

[08:49] bulaklak: LOL

[08:49] Glitteractica Cookie: I just wanted to say, first of all,
athat we are all happy to have Zinnia on board as our interim
community manager, as much as we miss Rik
[08:49] Glitteractica Cookie: (Bulaklak, just a sec)

[08:50] Chayenn: yes we are

[08:50] bulaklak: Yay, Zinnia!

[08:50] Chayenn: thank u zinnia

[08:50] Glitteractica Cookie: and we have a few opportuntiies to build
on past systems that may need we re-examining

[08:50] trichetriche: welcome

[08:50] Glitteractica Cookie: so, for example, the NPC group versus
the TechSoup inworld group

[08:50] CarmenLittleFawn: congrats Zinnia

[08:51] Brena Benoir: Woot Zinnia!

[08:51] Glitteractica Cookie: we have two groups, one for the
community and the other (the nonprofitcommons group) is for “resident”
members who have offices
[08:51] Glitteractica Cookie: the techsoup group is for the larger community

[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: 🙂

[08:51] Glitteractica Cookie: we can re-examine if this arrnagement
still makes sense, but I wanted to at least clarify how it is
[08:52] Glitteractica Cookie: so you all can know that the Nonprofit
commons group is supposed to be for resident information, and
informataion pertaining to more involved members and mentors, etc
[08:52] Glitteractica Cookie: the techsoup group was originally
intended for larger community stuff
[08:52] Glitteractica Cookie: i would be interested in conflating
these if that were possible and made sense
[08:52] Glitteractica Cookie: And Zinnia and I will discuss this

[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: 🙂

[08:53] Glitteractica Cookie: but for now, let’s just keep that in
mind, so we all know what the community is behind each group
[08:53] Glitteractica Cookie: That’s all for me

[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Glitter!

[08:53] Glitteractica Cookie: Bulaklak… you were starting to say?
[08:53] Glitteractica Cookie: (you’re welcome)

[08:53] bulaklak: Yes, I would like to welcome our newest team member

[08:53] Glitteractica Cookie: oh yes

[08:53] bulaklak: This is her first time inworld today

[08:54] Glitteractica Cookie: woo hoo welcome trichtriche

[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome!

[08:54] alebez: wahooo! trichetriche

[08:54] CarmenLittleFawn: hello trichetriche welcome

[08:54] Panny Bakerly: Hi ya!

[08:54] trichetriche: Thanks you! Everyone has been so sweet. Very cool

[08:54] jacmacaire Humby: welcome.. 🙂

[08:54] Glitteractica Cookie: can yo ucome down to the front, so folks
can see you?

[08:54] Serene Jewell: Hi tri

[08:54] bulaklak: I believe she is having some rezzing issues (not
uncommon at first, I remember how awkward it was for me at first!) so
please give her a warm welcome

[08:54] Buffy Beale: yayy trichetriche

[08:54] Sarvana Haalan: Sally S. Cherry, Baltimore, MD

[08:54] trichetriche: I’m struggling a bit with my avatar
[08:54] trichetriche: 🙁

[08:54] Hour Destiny: Hello, trichetriche. I’m a Morris of all trades.

[08:54] bulaklak: We’ll work with you on that!

[08:54] Glitteractica Cookie: if you right click on stool next to
bulaklak you can sit there

[08:54] trichetriche: once I get the hang of it I’ll get on over there

[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: We all understand and are here to help!

[08:55] Glitteractica Cookie: just right click on that stool and select sit here

[08:55] trichetriche: I’m also having graphic issues

[08:55] bulaklak: I think maybe she can’t see the stools right now, just water

[08:55] Glitteractica Cookie: ah, it happens

[08:55] trichetriche: so I’m not able to see them

[08:55] Serene Jewell: We’ve all been through it.

[08:55] Glitteractica Cookie: oh, ok no prob

[08:55] bulaklak: At any rate, trichetriche if you want to give a
brief description of your work at TechSoup

[08:55] Glitteractica Cookie: yes, we’ve all been there

[08:56] trichetriche: Sure, I don’t want to be disruptive so I’m happy
to wait till the end

[08:57] bulaklak: Okay we can wait and do that during the
announcements so you can tell everyone about the stories you are
[08:57] bulaklak: Moving on for now . . .
[08:57] bulaklak: Oops I meant open mic

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: We look forward to learning more!

[08:57] bulaklak: Anyway, take it away Zinnia

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!

Mentor Central and Intellectual Property Respect – A Virtual Artist’s Perspective with Zinnia Zauber / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond of Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: The good news is that Mentors Central blends in
with my talk today.

[08:58] Sarvana Haalan: woot!!

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: Before I start, I want to remind everyone that
the NPC Mentors are here to help you out and we do mini lessons and
share during Mentor Central.

[08:59] Buffy Beale: cheering for youZ!

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!
[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: So! Let’s get started!
[09:00] Zinnia Zauber: Intellectual Property Respect – A Virtual
Artist’s Perspective with Zinnia Zauber
[09:00] Zinnia Zauber: You can find the slides here for later…


[09:01] Zinnia Zauber: I am an artist, instructor, and superhero
promoting the importance of creative education and community
participation in the arts that are active and inclusive.
[09:01] Zinnia Zauber: I teach art, computer, digital media, and
social media use through Peninsula College, as a Lecturer and
Education Mentor for the University of Washington Certificate in
Virtual Worlds Program, and conduct workshops for TechSoup’s Nonprofit
Commons on branding, marketing, event production, and social media
[09:01] Zinnia Zauber: I create art, apparel, and virtual goods that
embrace the empowerment of brilliant hues, individualism, and
[09:01] Zinnia Zauber: I am thankful to get to share with you all today!

[09:02] Sarvana Haalan: Wooot…. Zinnia!!!!

[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: Disclaimer: I am an artist, instructor, and
Arts advocate, not a lawyer. The information contained in this
presentation is provided for informational purposes only, and should
not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.
[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: I can be heavy handed when it comes to
Intellectual Property Respect because I have had my work stolen – at a
young age – and I used to run an artists’ resource office for the
nonprofit Artists’ Equity.

[09:02] Ethelred Weatherwax: You’re sounding like a lawye!

[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: lol Eth!
[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: It is important to me and I am thankful you are
interested in learning more.
[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: Why do people not recognize the rights of
creative people?
[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: It is a simple issue of lack of respect for the
professions of those who create. It is a legitimate job with results
that last long after a civilization has ended.
[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: Everything you interact with that is human made
has art, design, culture, and invention embedded in it. Thank you for
supporting creative expression and valuing those who create it!
[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: You will find that I ask you questions along the way…
[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: Encourage the Dos and the Do Not’s through
responsible and respective behavior.
[09:04] Zinnia Zauber: Lead by example.
Claiming ignorance is unacceptable.

[09:04] Zinnia Zauber: A great resource online about legal information
is http://www.nolo.com
[09:04] Zinnia Zauber: Or find your local lawyer for the Arts –

[09:04] Zinnia Zauber: What do you value or earn?

Respect, Self-worth, Money
[09:04] Zinnia Zauber: What do you get in return?
[09:04] Zinnia Zauber: Recognition for your accomplishments,
admiration from your peers, friendship, and cool stuff.
[09:05] Zinnia Zauber: Do you own your efforts?

[09:05] Zinnia Zauber: How would you feel if someone stole your stuff
or your income or your reputation?

[09:05] Hour Destiny: Willful ignorance is unacceptable.

[09:05] Zinnia Zauber: Is that legal behavior?

[09:05] Zinnia Zauber: Right, Hour.

[09:05] Sarvana Haalan: It happens much too often 🙁

[09:06] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): (yes, Nolo’s great)

[09:06] Nany (nany.kayo): There is another side to this issue I hope
to bring up.

[09:06] Zinnia Zauber: You all can help. disingenuous actions are hard
for us to understand.
[09:06] Zinnia Zauber: When it comes to Intellectual Property, there
is no gray area. It is black and white.

[09:06] Nany (nany.kayo): dont think so, Zinnia

[09:06] Zinnia Zauber: Taking without permission is stealing.
[09:07] Zinnia Zauber: Arrrg! Do you know pirates?
[09:07] Zinnia Zauber: People often tell me that they think because
images, writing, music, or video is on the web or in a virtual world;
it is free for them to take. Absolutely not! It is thievery unless the
creator of the work has given you permission.

[09:07] Nany (nany.kayo): Museums claim property rights to things they
did not create

[09:07] Sarvana Haalan: I prefer “written permission” before using
content both ways.

[09:07] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, Nany, I think we will have to address that
issue sometime.

[09:07] Zinnia Zauber: Respect, Professionalism, Integrity, and Understanding
[09:07] Zinnia Zauber: Requirements to value Intellectual Property Rights.
[09:08] Zinnia Zauber: You can not have truth without an agreement. A
handshake is an accord. Respect is value.
[09:08] Zinnia Zauber: What is intellectual property?
Ideas and creative assets become property once they can be touched,
seen, heard, and felt.

[09:08] Zinnia Zauber: When a light bulb in your head, becomes one in
your hand. So, it has to somehow escape from your brain and become a
tangible medium of expression.

[09:08] Hour Destiny: Technically, ideas cannot be intellectual property. 🙂

[09:09] Zinnia Zauber: right Hour

[09:09] Zinnia Zauber: Four ways to protect different types of
intellectual property:

[09:09] Zinnia Zauber: What is a Copyright?
Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution
and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a
tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and
unpublished works.

[09:09] Zinnia Zauber: What is a Patent?
A patent is a grant issued by the United States government giving the
inventor the right to exclude all others from making, using, or
selling their invention. There are three kinds of patents: utility,
design, and plant.

[09:09] Zinnia Zauber: What is a trademark?
A trademark is a distinctive word, phrase, symbol, or design which
identifies specific goods or services as those produced or provided by
a certain person or enterprise.

[09:10] Zinnia Zauber: What is a Trade Secret?
A trade secret can be any formula, compilation of information,
pattern, or device which benefits a business and can give an advantage
over their competitors.

[09:10] Zinnia Zauber: How are those slides rezzing for you guys?

[09:10] Ageliki Mekanic: ok

[09:10] Serene Jewell: they look good

[09:10] Hour Destiny: Anonymonity and punishments that seem excessive
seem to be two of the main reasons for piracy. Not to mention

[09:10] Zinnia Zauber: Super, thank you!
[09:10] Zinnia Zauber: I am going to focus on copyrights for this
presentation. I will cover what can have a copyright, how to get a
copyright, length of rights, public domain, fair use, Creative Commons

[09:11] Zinnia Zauber: What types of creative work does copyright protect?
Any original “fixed in a tangible medium of expression” which means
that the work must exist in some kind of physical form for at least
some period of time. That includes any recorded media or your
computer’s random access memory (RAM).

[09:11] Zinnia Zauber: Some examples include: Artistic – architectural
designs, digital media, graphic designs, paintings, photographs,
[09:11] Zinnia Zauber: Literary – educational materials, novels, plays, poetry…
Performances – choreography, music, sheet music, sounds… Recorded
media – games, movies, music, software, videos…

[09:11] Zinnia Zauber: Are creative ideas protected?
[09:11] Zinnia Zauber: No.
Once a creative idea becomes tangible, then it can be protected.

[09:11] Hour Destiny: Emails…

[09:12] Zinnia Zauber: yes, Hour – emails and they are legal docs…

[09:12] Zinnia Zauber: The copyright is a legal device that provides
the creator the rights to control how their protected work is used.
Those rights involve the reproduction right, distribution right,
performance and display rights, and the right to create adaptations
(or derivative works).

[09:12] Zinnia Zauber: How do I copyright my work?
Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and
fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or
with the aid of a machine or device.
[09:12] Zinnia Zauber: You have the © (copyright) once you make the
idea actual. Once it is tangible.

[09:13] Zinnia Zauber: Why would I register my copyright?
To protect your works and if you needed to take legal action.

[09:13] Zinnia Zauber: How do I register copyright of my work?
[09:13] Zinnia Zauber: $35 – Online registration of a basic claim in
an original work of authorship (electronic filing)
Lots more services and forms there…

[09:13] Zinnia Zauber: A valid copyright notice should contain:

the word “copyright”

a “c” in a circle ©

the date of publication

the name of either the author or owner of the copyright rights in the
published work.
[09:14] Zinnia Zauber: Remember, once you create something – it has a copyright.

[09:14] Zinnia Zauber: How long does a copyright last?
For works published after 1977, the copyright lasts for the life of
the author plus 70 years.
Works published after 1922 but before 1978 are protected for 95 years
from the date of publication.
[09:14] Zinnia Zauber: All works published in the United States before
1923 are in the public domain.

[09:14] Zinnia Zauber: What is the public domain?
It refers to creative materials that are not protected by intellectual
property laws such as copyright, trademark, or patent laws.
[09:15] Zinnia Zauber: You should presume that every work is protected
by copyright unless you can establish that it is not. Just because you
don’t see a ©, you know it has a copyright if it is created after

[09:15] Hour Destiny: Don’t forget Fair Use rights.

[09:15] Zinnia Zauber: Do your research and remember copyrights can be renewed.
[09:15] Zinnia Zauber: I will cover that!
[09:15] Zinnia Zauber: 🙂
[09:15] Zinnia Zauber: This disrespectful statement pisses me off,
have you heard it?
“I rather beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.”
[09:15] Zinnia Zauber: That is disingenuous laziness and illegal behavior.
“Cuff him, Dano!”

[09:15] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Can be expensive too

[09:15] Zinnia Zauber: yes!

[09:16] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:16] Zinnia Zauber: Do you feel like you are restricted by these
copyrights to protect the creators?
[09:16] Zinnia Zauber: Maybe you want to make something in a virtual
world, don’t have the ability to make original works of your own. You
have options.
[09:16] Zinnia Zauber: You understand the rights creators have over
their works, so how can you use their work to create your own?

[09:16] Zinnia Zauber: Respect creators’ rights and discover how you
can create as well.
[09:17] Zinnia Zauber: Take a class and learn to make it yourself!
It is easier than ever to create unique works yourself!
[09:17] Zinnia Zauber: If you know how to use your phone camera, BAM!
You have a means to create amazing textures that you can bring
[09:17] Zinnia Zauber: No one needs to know that stunning sofa in your
office started out as a close up of your favorite polar fleece. Or,
was it some pound cake?

[09:17] Hour Destiny: As I sit here with an Optimus Prime avatar…

[09:17] Zinnia Zauber: hehe, right…

[09:18] Zinnia Zauber: Support creators…
[09:18] Zinnia Zauber: Buy works that you have the license to use.
[09:18] Zinnia Zauber: When you buy a piece of art, like a painting,
you do not have any reproduction rights. That is the right to make
copies of a protected work.
You only have the right to hang it on your wall.
[09:18] Zinnia Zauber: The artist owns the reproduction rights while
you own the painting.
Unless it is stated in the sales contract that the purchase includes
the reproduction rights. Don’t assume anything, contact the artist for
[09:18] Zinnia Zauber: Always ask!
[09:18] Zinnia Zauber: Most people don’t understand these rules.
[09:19] Zinnia Zauber: Some artists don’t know their rights either.
[09:19] Zinnia Zauber: Licensed works will have terms of service in
writing that explains permitted use of the work and details
stipulations. Creators may want to maintain the integrity of their
works and express restrictions.

[09:19] Sarvana Haalan: It’s hard to get folks to understand the rules. 🙁

[09:19] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, but that is why we are discussing it. To help them!
[09:19] Zinnia Zauber: A good example of that in virtual worlds are
textures. The creator of a texture might state do not resell or
distribute these as textures. Resell only as part of a build. So you
have bought a license to use the textures, not sell the textures on
their own.
[09:19] Zinnia Zauber: Read the fine print…
[09:20] Zinnia Zauber: ask the creator…
[09:20] Zinnia Zauber: Creative Commons license, let’s the creator
keep their copyright, but gives a way to let people use, copy, and
distribute works.
[09:20] Zinnia Zauber: Do you guys know about the Creative Commons?

[09:20] CarmenLittleFawn: no

[09:20] Zotarah Shepherd nods

[09:20] Zinnia Zauber: Later, check out…
[09:20] Zinnia Zauber: This is a great video explaining what the
Creative Commons offers…

[09:21] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yes

[09:21] CarmenLittleFawn: ty

[09:21] Zinnia Zauber: I am going to try to get a speaker to discuss
that for us someday.
[09:21] Zinnia Zauber: CC instead of c
[09:21] Zinnia Zauber: Different licenses include: Attribution,
Attribution-ShareAlike, Attribution-NoDerivs,
Attribution-NonCommercial, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike, and
[09:21] Zinnia Zauber: Fair Uses – a limitation and exception to the
exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative
[09:21] Zinnia Zauber: Violations of fair use occurs when the use of
copyrighted work is used for commercial gain.

[09:22] Glitteractica Cookie: I can help you get a speaker to talk to that

[09:22] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Glitter

[09:22] Nany (nany.kayo): Good idea

[09:22] Zinnia Zauber: Uses That Are Generally Fair Uses:
Nonprofit educational uses
Research and scholarship
News reporting
Criticism and comment
Non-commercial use is often fair use.
Benefit to the public may be fair use.
[09:22] Zinnia Zauber: How’s that Hour?

[09:22] Ozma Malibu: We used Creative Commons works for the Helios
science classes, Z. That’s where I found the images for the
instruction for physics etc.

[09:23] Zinnia Zauber: Super, then we really should line that up!
[09:23] Zinnia Zauber: I see this violation all the time at craft
fairs when vendors are selling items that contain licensed characters
– like Disney characters.
[09:23] Zinnia Zauber: They will by fabric with those characters and
it states clearly in the selvage (the edge of the fabric) “This
product intended for non-commercial home use only.”

[09:23] Hour Destiny: What about books in audio format? What if
someone is blind and needs an audio format?

[09:23] Zinnia Zauber: That means that whatever is made out of the
fabric isn’t licensed for resale. So, the maker of the potholder is
violating the rights of the fabric creator if they sell the potholder.

[09:23] Glitteractica Cookie: TechSoup is published under creative commons

[09:23] Zinnia Zauber: Needless to say, people break the laws. So, I
encourage folks at the craft fairs to educate themselves.

[09:23] Zinnia Zauber: Good question on the audio… I think more and
more talks are coming up!

[09:24] Glitteractica Cookie: here is an oldie but goodie article from
TechSoup 2008 about creative commons: what it is, how to use it:

[09:24] Zinnia Zauber: I get asked this all the time, “If I change
something enough, like with Photoshop, can I use it for myself without
the permission of the creator?” I always picture in my head
Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam “ on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
My answer is, “If you are creative enough, make something new
[09:24] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you, Glitter!

[09:24] Glitteractica Cookie: no prob

[09:24] Zinnia Zauber: Derivative or “derivative work” is defined as
work based on one or more preexisting works that are transformed or

[09:24] Hour Destiny: 30% changes.

[09:24] Zinnia Zauber: Nearly everything is a derivative of something.
[09:24] Zinnia Zauber: Transformativeness – work must sufficiently
transforms the expression of the original work that the new work is no
longer “substantially similar” and does not infringe the copyright in
the original.
[09:25] Zinnia Zauber: So, we know we can make changes…
[09:25] Zinnia Zauber: and make it our own
[09:25] Zinnia Zauber: but, I like people really making things on their own.
[09:25] Zinnia Zauber: I get to teach more classes that way!
[09:25] Zinnia Zauber: lol

[09:25] CarmenLittleFawn: love it

[09:25] Zinnia Zauber: Virtual Rights are Real Rights

Content in Second Life is any works of creative authorship that
includes text, scripts, applications, programs, gestures, animations,
video, music, sounds, images, photos, textures, graphic design,
primitives, and objects.

[09:26] Zinnia Zauber: Everything here is ART!
[09:26] Zinnia Zauber: right?
[09:26] Zinnia Zauber: we are all pieces of work
[09:26] Zinnia Zauber: some more than others
[09:26] Zinnia Zauber: 😉

[09:26] CarmenLittleFawn: lol

[09:26] Zinnia Zauber: Appreciate your own significance.
If you license your work, you retain legal ownership of the work
(copyright) while someone else can produce, duplicate your imagery on
merchandise, and sell your item.
[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: Depending on the written contract, when you
grant the license, you can receive a royalty. That is an ongoing
payment based upon a percentage of the income from the licensed work.
[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: How many of you here create in SL?

[09:27] Zotarah Shepherd: I do

[09:27] CarmenLittleFawn: I am going to

[09:27] jacmacaire Humby: not fool 🙂

[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: Don’t be shy!

[09:27] Brena Benoir: I have before

[09:27] Buffy Beale: I do

[09:28] Zinnia Zauber: Super!

[09:28] CarynTopia Silvercloud: I am trying to learn how

[09:28] Zinnia Zauber: wonderful!

[09:28] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Raises Hand

[09:28] Zinnia Zauber: Great!

[09:28] Serene Jewell: yes

[09:28] Hour Destiny: I wish content owners overall were more open to
alternative expressions.

[09:28] CarmenLittleFawn: I also have a copyright, but have learned a
lot more about it here today from you

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: Then, you know how important it is to protect
your efforts.

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: Second Life / Linden Lab Terms of Service
Content Licenses and Intellectual Property Rights

[09:29] Dancers Yao: yes

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: thank you Carmen!

[09:29] Ozma Malibu: Zinnia you are good at raising awareness and
ENTHUSIASM! I want to go out and take photos right now! I just need to
think of a project to put them in. 🙂

[09:29] Nany (nany.kayo): everybody is welcome to steal anything I create here.

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: You retain any and all Intellectual Property
Rights in Content you upload, publish, or create in Second Life.
You grant certain Content licenses to Linden Lab and users of Second
Life by submitting your Content to publicly accessible areas.

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: lol Nany

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: If you violate other’s Intellectual Property
Rights, your access to Second Life will be terminated.

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber:

[09:29] Nany (nany.kayo): It’s true. Ask me and I will give you a copy
of anything I make, full perms

[09:29] Sarvana Haalan: you are saying that we as content creators
need to copyright our creations?

[09:30] Sarvana Haalan: what about photos?

[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: the moment you make it, it has a copyright.

[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: Linden Lab Official: Snapshot and machinima policy
[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: If you wish to take a snapshot or capture
machinima of content on another Resident’s land, then you need the
Land Owner Consent. Check the Land’s covenant for details.

[09:30] CarmenLittleFawn: oh ok

[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: On the Mainland or Linden owned land, you can
take snapshots without permission, but you do need it to capture
[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: Ask permission of each avatar too.


[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: So, that can be overwhelming… I know!
[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: Ask Permission and give credit!
[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: I did a machinima of artists friends in Second
Life and requested permission to film the artist and their works.
[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: When I do presentations to promote Second Life,
I ask permission to use photos of them.
[09:32] Zinnia Zauber: I also created my own artwork based on an
avatar with that avatar’s permission.
Thank you to Filthy Fluno!

[09:32] Zinnia Zauber: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is
a United States copyright law that criminalizes production and
dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to
circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works.

[09:32] Zotarah Shepherd: (He is one of SLs great artists)

[09:32] Zinnia Zauber: If you discover your work is being distributed
online or inworld without your permission, file a DMCA notice with the

[09:32] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, Filthy Rocks!

[09:33] Zinnia Zauber: Learn more!
Be Respectful!
Embrace Personal Responsibility!
Support Creatives!
Be Brilliant!
Unlock your own unique creativity!
Thank you very much!


[09:33] Zinnia Zauber: Be Advocates of Awesomeness!

[09:33] Hour Destiny: Poor Drextor Despres.

[09:34] Buffy Beale: this was just great Z, thank you!

[09:34] Zinnia Zauber: Okay! That was a lot of text and info!
[09:34] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!

[09:34] Zotarah Shepherd: Thank you Z

[09:34] CarmenLittleFawn: very informative and important Thank you so much 🙂

[09:34] trichetriche: Thanks

[09:34] Glitteractica Cookie: thanks zinnia

[09:34] Adrianne Lexico: Excellent presentation!!! THANKS, Z!!!

[09:34] Dancers Yao: excellent,,,than you so important

[09:34] Zinnia Zauber: So, I wanted to give us a chance to discuss… as well.

[09:34] bulaklak: Thank you, Zinnia! Great knowledge and advice.

[09:35] Brena Benoir: Woot Zinnia. Thank you for sharing and educating
us on topics that impact us everyday.

[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you, this is very important to me.

[09:35] Ageliki Mekanic: Thank you! Great!

[09:35] Serene Jewell: Thanks so much for doing this, Zinnia.

[09:35] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Excellent presentation

[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: So, let me ask you some questions…

[09:35] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Thanks Zin!

[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: Do you think that everything online is free for
you to take and use?

[09:35] CarmenLittleFawn: no

[09:35] Zotarah Shepherd: no

[09:36] Brena Benoir: no

[09:36] trichetriche: nope

[09:36] Jen (jenelle.levenque): NO

[09:36] bertique: i have seen a lot of pictures taken in sl on
flickr… many people protect them buy copyrights… i find it is…
stupid.. beacause sharing is caring

[09:36] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Not everything.

[09:36] Hour Destiny: Unless you get caught… 😀

[09:36] Zinnia Zauber: okay, so I see that some people want to see
more sharing…

[09:36] CarmenLittleFawn: well I like the idea of being creative

[09:36] bertique: i never protect my pics made inworld. i would be
greatful, if somebody finds my pics so good so that he or she will
repost them

[09:37] Nany (nany.kayo): agree

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: That is why the Creative Commons is for you guys!

[09:37] bertique: i am a JOOOMLA fan
[09:37] bertique: i love open source products

[09:37] trichetriche: I love Creative Commons

[09:37] bertique: i really do not understand creative commons

[09:37] Nany (nany.kayo): and if the person using those photos is not
selling them, that is fair use, isnt it?

[09:37] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): ditto.. fan of the CC

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: I think we will really have to do some talks
about that in the future!

[09:37] bertique: because it is some times tricky to understand

[09:38] Buffy Beale: Question: Z how do we license our avatars and can we?

[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: yes, there are many choices there.

[09:38] Sarvana Haalan: Back… I crashed

[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: You can trademark your avatar

[09:38] CarmenLittleFawn: really
[09:38] CarmenLittleFawn: how?

[09:38] Buffy Beale: wb Sar 🙂

[09:38] Zotarah Shepherd: I am fine with folks using my creations, I
would not however want them stolen from me as their own so I could not
use them.

[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: Draxtor did
[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: I am in the process of doing it.
[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: I am doing an art project about that process.

[09:38] CarmenLittleFawn: did he?

[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: yes

[09:39] CarmenLittleFawn: cool
[09:39] CarmenLittleFawn: I would be interested when u find out

[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: He and I are discussing how we can share that
process together.

[09:39] Nany (nany.kayo): Seems petty to fret about someone using some
little bit of junk I make in SL.

[09:39] CarmenLittleFawn: great 🙂

[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: So, that will be another talk!!!

[09:39] Buffy Beale: that’s great and would be a good session

[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: Awesome!

[09:39] Adrianne Lexico: yes, definitely

[09:39] CarmenLittleFawn: yes it would be

[09:39] Hour Destiny: A MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online game) that
is free-to-play will still infringe on IP even if it is free.

[09:39] Nany (nany.kayo): LL can easily grab it and wipe it out at any time.

[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: True Nany

[09:39] Sarvana Haalan: what is you bought your avatar an dmade major
modifications, can you trademark or copyright it?

[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: true
[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: Well, can we agree that I will have to prepare
another talk about the avatar issues?

[09:40] CarmenLittleFawn: yes indeed

[09:40] bertique: sure

[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: I did a talk about that at FCVW this year.

[09:40] Sarvana Haalan: *what if…

[09:40] Buffy Beale: I’d like to know about trademarking an avatar so sure

[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: It is very important stuff.

[09:40] Zotarah Shepherd: If you made the skin and shape then you
should be able to trademark your avatar. I am not quite that creative

[09:40] Sarvana Haalan: great idea

[09:41] CarmenLittleFawn: yes it is important

[09:41] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, Buffy is my star when it comes to avatar branding.

[09:41] bertique: hm
[09:41] bertique: may i ask one question?

[09:41] Buffy Beale: that’s easy cause Zinnia made my skin 🙂

[09:41] Zinnia Zauber: Please

[09:41] bertique: it is very important to me

[09:41] Zinnia Zauber: 🙂

[09:41] Sarvana Haalan: coool!!

[09:41] bertique: what does “commercial use” means?
[09:41] Zotarah Shepherd: I’d know Buffy anywhere without seeing her tag

[09:41] Zinnia Zauber: That means to earn income from.

[09:41] trichetriche: buying and selling

[09:41] Adrianne Lexico: seems like we have another talk ahead, Zinnia!

[09:41] bertique: if i create a website and use it privatly, it is
not.. ok, but if i place some ads there?

[09:42] CarmenLittleFawn: hehehee

[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: So, like if music is playing in a store…

[09:42] Buffy Beale: 🙂 worn this outfit since I started

[09:42] Adrianne Lexico: you have to tell us more about trademarking avatars! 🙂

[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: that is also commercial use

[09:42] Zotarah Shepherd: I know : )

[09:42] bertique: :((

[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: and people have to pay to play

[09:42] CarmenLittleFawn: yes u have Buffy 🙂

[09:42] CarmenLittleFawn: yes they do Zinnia

[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: I am so excited you guys are interested in more!

[09:42] Adrianne Lexico: we always are!

[09:42] Adrianne Lexico: :

[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: yay!

[09:42] CarmenLittleFawn: I am 🙂

[09:42] HB Eternal: and yes, Buffy washes her outfit regularly

[09:42] bertique: it’s a great topic

[09:42] Buffy Beale: not easy running around as a little green fairy I
can tell you that lol

[09:43] Adrianne Lexico: lol

[09:43] CarmenLittleFawn: heheheeh

[09:43] Zinnia Zauber: But, I want to be sure we get a chance to
handle our whole agenda

[09:43] Buffy Beale: with all the gorgeous others here
[09:43] Buffy Beale: lol HB, at least weekly

[09:43] Zinnia Zauber: so how about you guys share with me more topics
you would like covered.
[09:43] Zinnia Zauber: and we will work on that!
[09:44] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you for this chance to share with you and
the slides are here
[09:44] Zinnia Zauber:

[09:44] Adrianne Lexico: sure.

[09:44] Hour Destiny: 3d game development. 😀

[09:44] Zotarah Shepherd: Identity theft too

[09:44] Buffy Beale: I’d like to hear from some of the NGOs here, mini
presentations on the org

[09:44] Adrianne Lexico: fair use in education

[09:44] Zinnia Zauber: Super ideas!!!

[09:44] CarmenLittleFawn: yes 🙂

[09:44] Zinnia Zauber: Keep them coming and email too at renneemiko(AT)gmail(DOT)com
[09:44] Zinnia Zauber: Okay!

[09:44] CarmenLittleFawn: ok

[09:44] Zinnia Zauber: Open Mic / Announcements
[09:45] Zinnia Zauber: Who has some?

[09:45] Adrianne Lexico: seems like the law is sometimes different
depending where you live.

[09:45] Glitteractica Cookie: I like Buffy’s idea, esp if those
stories refer to uses of tech by the org. Good for the pruposes of
trichetriche too

[09:45] Adrianne Lexico: thank you, Zinnia!

[09:45] Buffy Beale: Z a tip… use renneemiko[at]gmail[dot]com and
you’ll avoid the trollers 🙂

[09:45] trichetriche: Thanks everyone for being so welcoming

[09:45] Adrianne Lexico: thank you all.

[09:45] Buffy Beale: x out your email addy before posting to the web

[09:45] Zinnia Zauber: You are more than welcome! It is my passion to
educate and encourage!
[09:45] Zinnia Zauber: thank you, Buffy

[09:46] Sarvana Haalan: Excellent presentation… How are Nonprofits
members using the 3D technology other than their NPC office and

[09:46] Zinnia Zauber: Trolls love me

[09:46] Adrianne Lexico: need to leave now. goodbye! bye Nanny
[09:46] Hour Destiny: Would like a way for nonprofits to more easily
bring their staff up to update on various issues including IP.

[09:46] Buffy Beale: bye Adrianne

[09:46] Nany (nany.kayo): bye, Adrianne!

[09:46] Zinnia Zauber: Great

[09:46] Adrianne Lexico: goodbye

[09:46] CarmenLittleFawn: bye Adrianne

[09:46] Adrianne Lexico: from rainy Buenos Aires, Argentina

[09:46] Zinnia Zauber: Does any one have Open Mic items?

[09:46] CarmenLittleFawn: Thank you again Zinnia for a great presentation

[09:46] Sarvana Haalan: I do

[09:46] trichetriche: I do

[09:46] Buffy Beale: Z can we talk about the SLB NPC display?

[09:47] bertique: thanks a lot

[09:47] Sarvana Haalan: I do

[09:47] Buffy Beale: Second Life birthday display

[09:47] Zinnia Zauber: Okay, Sar
[09:47] Zinnia Zauber: go for it

[09:47] Sarvana Haalan: Much to my delight a local colleague write
about my presentation, “Capabitility through 3D Virtual Worlds” at the
Tech and Social Change Meetup in Baltimore, MD USA last month.She
include the provided information and links to TechSoup and the
Nonprofit Commons. Her article was linked on her Facebook page.

[09:47] Buffy Beale: wow that’s great Sar!

[09:47] trichetriche: congratulations

[09:48] CarmenLittleFawn: nice 🙂

[09:48] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful!

[09:48] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yes, congrats

[09:48] Sarvana Haalan: did that transmit?

[09:48] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:48] Zinnia Zauber: yes
[09:48] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!
[09:48] Zinnia Zauber: Okay, trichetriche…

[09:49] trichetriche: Thank you
[09:49] trichetriche: TechSoup has an exciting new initiative in
partnership with Microsoft called the Local Impact Map, and we will
love for you to be a part of it. We want to showcase the amazing work
nonprofits and NGO’s are doing with donated technology; we are looking
for stories from nonprofits around the world who have benefited from
TechSoup’s technology donations and resources. If you have a story to
share or know any other nonprofits who do email:
ImpactMap@techsoupglobal.org, and if you have any questions or want to
learn more email me bea@techsoupglobal.org
[09:49] trichetriche: Please take a moment and explore the map to see
how organizations are showcased
[09:50] trichetriche: I look forward to hearing from you and hope we
can work so that other people around the world can see the great work
you do. 🙂

[09:50] Zinnia Zauber: Super!

[09:50] CarmenLittleFawn: Thank you 🙂

[09:50] trichetriche: I’m also going to be asking for help and
patience while I familiarize myself with SL. 🙂

[09:50] CarmenLittleFawn: 🙂

[09:50] Zinnia Zauber: Have you seen my slides on starting in SL trichetriche?

[09:51] trichetriche: not yet

[09:51] Zinnia Zauber: I’ll get that to you!

[09:51] Zinnia Zauber: Okay, Buffy
[09:51] Zinnia Zauber: SL9B

[09:51] trichetriche: Thank you! and again email me your stories

[09:51] Buffy Beale: that’s great trichetriche, since the office space
is donated by TechSoup we all should have a story 🙂
[09:51] Buffy Beale: the Nonprofit Commons space 🙂

[09:52] Glitteractica Cookie: Hey Sarvana, I’m just looking over this
great article, but there are a few corrections we’d like to make, for
ex, you don’t need to be a 501c3 to have a space here. And I’d like to
share a senstence or two about how to get technology products from
techsoup. in http://www.bilou.info/blog/theres-a-whole-other-world-out-there
can you connect community@techsoup.org with the author, and so we can
guide her a tad?

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: sorry, trichetriche
[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: Did you have more?

[09:52] trichetriche: nope that is all
[09:52] trichetriche: thank you

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: super
[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: thank you
[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: Buffy, yes

[09:52] Buffy Beale: ok Z

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: We have our Wishes Granted space at SL9B

[09:53] Buffy Beale: SL9B is the Second Life birthday celebrations

[09:53] CarmenLittleFawn: nice

[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: I will have more to share next week on that.

[09:53] Buffy Beale: hundreds of displays of orgs from all over Second Life

[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: Have you guys attended it before?

[09:54] Nany (nany.kayo): yes

[09:54] CarmenLittleFawn: Welcome back Sarvana

[09:54] Buffy Beale: so it’s a great opportunity for the NPC to get
some exposure

[09:54] Ozma Malibu: yes!

[09:54] Nany (nany.kayo): lol

[09:54] Zotarah Shepherd: I have

[09:54] CarmenLittleFawn: yes I have

[09:54] Zinnia Zauber: Please feel free to hang out at our space and
talk with people.

[09:54] Serene Jewell: yes, it is a great way to see some of the
wonderful things going on in SL

[09:54] Zinnia Zauber: It is a great way of connecting and showing off.

[09:54] Dancers Yao: yes…what are the dates?

[09:55] Zinnia Zauber: I am looking for the site

[09:55] Sarvana Haalan: I keep crashing today 🙁

[09:55] CarmenLittleFawn: Welcome back 🙂

[09:55] Zinnia Zauber: sorry

[09:56] Sarvana Haalan: did my open mic comment get transmitted before
I crashed?

[09:56] Zinnia Zauber: http://sl9b.wordpress.com/

[09:56] Buffy Beale: darn that Sar and yes it did

[09:56] Zinnia Zauber: yes, we got that.

[09:56] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:56] Sarvana Haalan: great

[09:56] Buffy Beale: So Zinnia is there any help needed for the NPC display?

[09:56] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): (topping off my coffee… brb 😉

[09:56] Zinnia Zauber: SL9B Opening & Keynote 18th June 11am SLT
[09:56] Zinnia Zauber: yes, I could use some help.
[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: Let’s talk about it after 11
[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: Okay, any other Open Mic?

[09:57] Sarvana Haalan: I was so pleased to see that she included the
TechSoup info for local orgs

[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: SL9B Exhibits close 27th June
[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: super, Sar
[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: Okay!
[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: So thank you all for attending this meeting!

[09:58] Buffy Beale: thanks Z great job

[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: I will miss you guys next time because of my
college reunion.

[09:58] CarmenLittleFawn: Thank you Zinnia

[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: I am doing a lecture there at the same time as
our meeting.

[09:59] Buffy Beale: livestream it in?

[09:59] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you all so much and Mentors Meeting is after this.

[09:59] Nany (nany.kayo): Thanks, Zinnia. Interesting topic with a lot
still to be said.

[09:59] Dancers Yao: thanks Zinnia

[09:59] Zinnia Zauber: yes lots more to come!
[09:59] Zinnia Zauber: Here are our links…
[09:59] Zinnia Zauber: Here are the many ways to can get involved with
the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life:

Nonprofit Commons blog: http://nonprofitcommons.org

Twitter: http://twitter.com/npsl

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nonprofitcommons

Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/TechSoup-Second-Life

Google Calendar: http://bit.ly/2tMEYh

Wiki: http://npsl.wikispaces.com

About TechSoup:




Weekly Networking Event: Wharf Ratz, Aloft, Tuesdays, 7-9pm SLT
Aloft Nonprofit Commons (168,223,23)

Monthly Networking Event (3rd Thursday): Common Ground, Plush, 5PM-7PM SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons (128,229,26)

[09:59] Glitteractica Cookie: ok, bye all. See you next week

[09:59] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you and please take care!

[09:59] alebez: Thank you, Zinnia! This was great. And thank you all.
Have a great day.

[09:59] Glitteractica Cookie: thanks Z

[09:59] trichetriche: Thanks

[10:00] CarynTopia Silvercloud: thanks!


Written by: Zinnia Zauber

“Intellectual Property Respect” with Zinnia Zauber / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond for June 15 Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

“Intellectual Property Respect – A Virtual Artist’s Perspective” with Zinnia Zauber / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond of Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance

This Friday, June 15, we are featuring award-winning Arts Advocate, Artist, and Instructor Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond (Zinnia Zauber in SL) http://uniqueasyou.com and President of the Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance http://sequimartsalliance.org . To foster expression and professionalism, Renne encourages the recognition of Intellectual Property use, permission, and protection through responsible and respective behavior. Learn and share your new knowledge about how ideas and creative assets become appreciated property this Friday.
Join us on Friday June 15 starting at 8:30 AM SLT / PST at the Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater.

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
June 15, 2012, 8:30 AM SLT / PST
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

• 8:30am Introductions
• 8:40am TechSoup Announcements
• 8:45am Mentors Central
• 8:55am Intellectual Property Respect – A Virtual Artist’s Perspective with Zinnia Zauber / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond of Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance
• 9:30am Open Mic/ Announcements

About Renne:

Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond is an artist, instructor, superhero, and advocate for awesomeness who empowers people to be their best virtual and tangible self by advancing excellence, exceptional pursuits, and individualism through creative expression and encouraging instruction with inspired results.

Since 1993, Renne has taught college level art and digital media, including Photoshop before layers. Renne has been teaching virtual world application, collaboration, community building since 2008 with University of Washington, Peninsula College, Arizona State University, Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference, Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conferences, TechSoup Global, Nonprofit Commons, Virtual Ability, Rockcliffe University Consortium, Texas Woman’s University Online Conference, and Second Life Community Conferences.

In 2009, she graduated from the first pioneering class of the University of Washington Certificate in Virtual Worlds Program, was the Educational Mentor for the Classes of 2010 & 2011, and a team leader of the graduate collaborators, Avalumni. Renne earned her Bachelors of Science in Art at Lewis & Clark College and her Masters of Fine Art in Visual Art at Vermont College at Norwich University.

Her company, unique as you, specializes in color perception, intention, and utilization to create motivating, engaging experiences with innovative identity development, marketing, social media, events, and immersive environments for businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, organizations, and communities.

As a nonprofit establisher, board officer, and volunteer of several Arts organizations, Renne only uses her superpowers for good.

Written by: Zinnia Zauber

03/05/10 Meeting – SL Viewer Beta, SL Support Groups, Brain Candy, and Virtual Haiti

FRIDAY March 5th, 2010 8:30 AM SLT AGENDA

8:30-8:40 Introductions ‘Shout-Out’
8:40-8:45 Virtual Haiti Update – In Kenzo
8:45-9:00 Brain Candy Project – Jaywick Forcella
9:00-9:15   Support Groups in SL Project – Niko Linden
9:15-9:30 New SL Viewer Beta – Rik Riel
9:20-10:00 Open Mic

I’m very excited about tomorrow’s meeting! We’re having a lot of wonderful guests.

In Kenzo, will be speaking to us about Virtual Haiti Relief and give us an update about their efforts to raise funds for Haiti throughout Second Life.

Jaywick Forcella is a new tenant at NPC, and he will be speaking about his Brain Candy project, follow him on Twitter at @Braincandyproj I would tell you more about his organization, but I will allow him to speak for himself tomorrow, so be sure to join us!

Niko Linden will be here to speak about the Support Groups in SL project. Personally, I am very excited about the potential for having support groups inside Second Life. Through my work at the Nonprofit Commons, I have met diverse support groups. I think that Second Life is a great medium for support groups for several reasons:
– The protection of anonymity it can provide if one wishes it.
– The ability of those who do not have such a group within their own communities to get connected with the groups they seek.
-The potential for creating interactive support activities within SL, especially with the new viewer.

The mention of the Second Life Beta viewer brings me to our next guest, Rik Riel, with Global Kids, who you can follow at @globalkids .
I am very excited about the Beta Viewer, for many reasons:
-The ability to interact with web pages on a texture is revolutionary for SL.
-The new layout is really nice, love the gray on white graphics
-I’m still getting used to the new interface, although I find it pretty intuitive.
-The graphics pop out really well, I don’t know if they enhanced the graphics, or it is just the shiny new viewer.

I can’t wait for Rik to speak about it and tell us more!

Please join us at the meeting!
Teleport to Nonprofit Commons Plush Amphitheater at 8:30am SLT!

Written by: Layal