Transcript of the January 11th NPC Meeting: Future Trends in Technology – Part 2

[08:34] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Welcome to this week’s Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting!

[08:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is sponsored by TechSoup Global and is a program of the TechSoup Global Community & Social Media team


[08:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Today’s Agenda:

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:50 am Mentors Central – Zinnia Zauber
  • 9:00 am Future Trends in Technology – Part 2
  • 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements


[08:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: First a few links to start off the meeting. 


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[08:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Welcome and let’s start off with Introductions!

[08:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Please state your real name, location, org, and the ways we can find you online.

[08:36] Ronnie Rhode: Denise Harrison, The Garden for the Missing featuring missing persons: and SLURL Remora (203,148,21), Project Jason, assistance for families of the missing,

[08:36] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria BC Canada, @bridges4women

[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance, Sequim, Olympic Peninsula, Washington. @renneemiko

[08:36] PeopleWatching (mizaru33): Is voice working? Or do I need to relog?

[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: We are in chat, People.

[08:36] Gentle Heron: no voice here

[08:36] Andy Evans: Andy Mallon, First Opinions Panel in SL Social Research Foundation, NYC in RL

[08:36] Gentle Heron: only text

[08:36] PeopleWatching (mizaru33): ahh ok

[08:36] Gentle Heron: Virtual Ability

[08:36] PeopleWatching (mizaru33): 🙂 Thank you Gentle.

[08:37] Chayenn: Monique Richert, Protect Yourself 1.Inc., Baltimore MD,, , @PY1US

[08:37] alebez: Ale Bezdikian, Online Community Coordinator, TechSoup Global, SF CA, @TechSoup, @alebez

[08:37] bulaklak: Michael DeLong, TechSoup Global,, San Francisco, CA US, @mmdelong @TechSoup

[08:37] CarynTopia Silvercloud: Caryn Heilman and Nana Simopoulos, Topia Arts Center in the Berkshires of NW, MA in Adams,, @TopiaArtsCenter

[08:37] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes we do the meeting sin text, helps us have a great transcript and allows for it to be accessible

[08:37] Adalace Jewell: @adalace for RoSa Library in Brussels – Belgiuim

[08:37] Coughran Mayo: Dick Dillon, Innovaision, LLC St. Louis MO @Coughran, @Innovaision

[08:37] Glitteractica Cookie: Susan tenby, Online Community and Social Media Director, TechSOup Global @suzboop @techsoup @npsl and new… @caravanstudios

[08:37] Ethelred Weatherwax: Dave Dexter, Neenah Historical Society, Wisconsin USA

[08:37] Ozma Malibu: Sandra Andrews, Floaters Org technology outreach, Arizona, Mexico and On the Road, @ozma

[08:37] Atalanta Visage: Jennifer Siegel, National Service Inclusion Project,, Boston, MA

[08:37] Fido Fudo: This is my first visit. I’m Fido.

[08:37] Brena Benoir: Brenda Bryan, Preferred Family Healthcare, Kirksville, MO, @brenabenoir

[08:37] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Jerry Buchko, MA AFC | Counselor, Coach, & Tutor of Personal Finance in Private Practice | | @jerrybuchko

[08:37] Dancers Yao: Kara Bennett, Elder Voices, Inc Los Angeles, CA Human Rights and Health Care

[08:38] alebez: welcome, fido.

[08:38] Buffy Beale: welcome Fido 🙂

[08:38] Gentle Heron: Welcome to all the newcomers here today!

[08:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir is Joyce Bettencourt, community manager of NonProfit Commons –, Boston MA area, http://joycebettencourt, @RhiannonSL on twitter

[08:38] Fido Fudo: ~Smiles~

[08:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes and if you are new here, feel free to share how you found out about NonProfit Commons

[08:38] Fido Fudo: I received a group message through the Caledon sim.

[08:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: any other introductions?

[08:39] PeopleWatching (mizaru33): Lizy, New Zealand, Redcross.

[08:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: welcome Fido and Lizy

[08:39] Fido Fudo: ty

[08:39] Carl Solutionary (carlicann): Carl Solutionary (, Humane Educator at Rockcliffe U with a Humane Education Free Shoppe at (Etopia Island (128,128,2)) on Etopia Island, the Sustainability Education Community,

[08:39] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Bruce Hestley, Transgender American Veterans Association, Akron, OH,,!/TAVAUS

[08:39] Oronoque Westland: Roberta Kilkenny, Hunter College, NYC

[08:40] jacmacaire Humby: Hi veryone

[08:40] Buffy Beale: yay Jac 🙂

[08:40] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I see a few others just coming in, feel free to introduce yourselves before we move on

[08:41] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hey Jac 🙂

[08:41] Glitteractica Cookie: Any more introductions?

[08:41] jacmacaire Humby: Jacques Macaire HUMANBE Council and Action Tank on Sustainable Human Development France and International @Humanbe

[08:41] jacmacaire Humby: Hi Buffy and Jerry.. 🙂

[08:41] Sarvana Haalan: Me…

[08:42] Sarvana Haalan: Sally Cherry, Baltimore, MD,, @CHAREproject




[08:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Let’s move on to TechSoup Announcements

[08:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: If you joined us late, please still introduce yourself!

[08:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Bulaklak

[08:42] bulaklak: Hi, folks! Happy Friday.

[08:43] Glitteractica Cookie: Hello Bulaklak

[08:43] Zinnia Zauber: Rah bulaklak!

[08:43] bulaklak: Today’s announcement is a refresher on the very cool Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest

[08:43] Sarvana Haalan: woot… It’s Purple Friday in Baltimore

[08:43] Glitteractica Cookie: Go Ravens

[08:43] bulaklak: Happy Purple Friday

[08:43] bulaklak: Microsoft has teamed up with NetSquared to support you in generating apps for nonprofits and activists on the Windows Marketplace. The Contest is about YOUR great ideas and projects, and we’re here with tools, resources, and incentive prizes to get (and keep) you going.

[08:44] bulaklak: The prizes total $40k, with two $15kk top prizes and one $10k audience chaoice prize

[08:44] Glitteractica Cookie: APss can be mobile apps phone apps, web apps of games .. as long as they are social benefit focused

[08:44] Glitteractica Cookie: Apps, I meant

[08:45] Sarvana Haalan: I shared the info at a local TechBreakfast on Wednesday

[08:45] bulaklak: Yay, Sarvana!

[08:45] bulaklak: Thank you

[08:45] bulaklak: Lots more info here at this link:

[08:45] CarynTopia Silvercloud: oh, so if it is an iphone app, it is okay?

[08:45] bulaklak: Please do share the info far and wide

[08:45] Glitteractica Cookie: Please share with any app developers you know, esp windows developers, of course

[08:45] CarynTopia Silvercloud: it doesn’t have to be on the windows platform?

[08:45] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes

[08:45] Sarvana Haalan: even the social enterprise were interested

[08:45] bulaklak: Caryn, the apps are for Windows 8

[08:46] bulaklak: That’s great news, Sarvana

[08:46] Glitteractica Cookie: no, it can’t be an ihone app. must be a windows app

[08:46] Glitteractica Cookie: it’s a contest put on by us, but sponsored by microsoft

[08:46] Rhiannon Chatnoir: there are Windows phones, in fact Nokia paired up with Windows – great phones

[08:46] bulaklak: Another part of the project is a Hacker Helper wiki

[08:46] Glitteractica Cookie: the Lumia mini notepad/phone things are way cool

[08:47] bulaklak: Glitter has more info about that and how you can get involved with the Hacker Helper

[08:47] Ethelred Weatherwax: Does anybody use Windows *? Or a Windows phone?

[08:47] Sarvana Haalan: indeed

[08:47] Glitteractica Cookie: Yes, the hacker helper wiki is at

[08:47] Ethelred Weatherwax: *Windows 8

[08:47] Glitteractica Cookie: We need folks to edit this wiki. Tell us if we have your issue area covered properly.

[08:47] Glitteractica Cookie: Right now, we are focused on four issue areas

[08:47] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I have windows 8 on a PC and at Singularity, Nokia was a sponsor and have a Lumia phone – though still using my older Nokia for now

[08:48] Sarvana Haalan: ok… I was a guest a couple days ago… Questions: I can just add portions of information for a specific topic?

[08:48] bulaklak: We know you are all smart (and opinionated!) so please look it over and chime in if you see ways it could be more helpful

[08:48] Glitteractica Cookie: The point of the hacker helper wiki is to provide data for hackers when they build their app

[08:48] Glitteractica Cookie: So, please take a look, edit it, add links, and let us know, esp if you are a hacker, if this is helpful to you

[08:49] Glitteractica Cookie: and if you are aligned with one of the four issue areas we are covering, and we dont have data that you think represents your focus, let us know that too

[08:49] Glitteractica Cookie: Email me: if you have ay questions

[08:49] Sarvana Haalan: TB was not listed with HIV and malaria? Could info about the co-infection be added to wiki section

[08:49] Glitteractica Cookie: And above all, please share and spread the word

[08:50] Glitteractica Cookie: Sarvana, please email me that feedback. That’s exactly what we are looking for

[08:50] bulaklak: Sarvana is on a roll!

[08:50] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes 🙂

[08:50] Glitteractica Cookie: and if you have specific links, let us know those too. or, just add them yourself

[08:50] Glitteractica Cookie: The wiki is open to edit

[08:50] bulaklak: Okay, that’s all I’ve got for today! Thanks, folks, and enjoy the meeting!

[08:51] Sarvana Haalan: ok… I will be signed on to help with the HIV section 🙂

[08:51] bulaklak: Great!

[08:51] Glitteractica Cookie: Thanks all, That’s all on my end too. Although if you want to RT to share the hackerhelper and the Win8 contest, look at the @netsquared twitter account or @caravanstudios twitter account

[08:51] Glitteractica Cookie: And more on Caravan Studios in the coming weeks

[08:51] Glitteractica Cookie: (Thanks Sarvana)

[08:52] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Thanks bulaklak and Glitteractica!




[08:52] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Now on to Mentor’s Central!

[08:52] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Today for Mentor Central we have Zinia Zauber to speak, let’s welcome her up and please start whenever your ready.!

[08:52] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!

[08:52] Gentle Heron: Go Zinnia.

[08:52] Zinnia Zauber: I have this saying that picked flowers never grow.

[08:52] Buffy Beale: yay Z

[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: In my state, you can not pick trliliums.

[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: So, today!

[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: I want to talk about Picks!

[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: A pick is a location in a resident’s profile that they have chosen to display. Some Residents have used picks to display things other than locations, such as favorite snapshots. Each Resident can create up to 10 picks in their Profile.

[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: That is what the SL wiki says.

[08:54] Coughran Mayo: so it must be true

[08:54] Buffy Beale whispers: lol C

[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: When we look at people’s profiles, you can see info about them and their Picks.

[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: Do you use Picks to market what you are doing in virtual worlds?

[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: Last week, iSkye talked about Events.

[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: And, I like to post Picks about events I am doing.

[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: Sometimes I keep them there as a source of pride or to help market an org.

[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: In the newer viewer, you set your Picks under the Me menu.

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: You will find that it opens a window and if you click on the + you can add a new Pick!

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: The Pick will be a Landmark and you can add info and a photo.

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: Do you like to look at other folks’ Profiles to get ideas of how you can participate more in SL?

[08:58] Gentle Heron: That, and how THEY participate!

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: Yes!

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: I learn a lot about someone based on their Profile.

[08:59] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: And, their Picks are very telling.

[08:59] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Found some marvelous places through picks

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful!

[08:59] Oronoque Westland: some picks reveal too much

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: lol

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: So true!

[08:59] Sarvana Haalan: lol

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: Well, I want to encourage you all to add some Picks to your profile.

[09:00] Zinnia Zauber: And, help everyone grow more and more here.

[09:00] Oronoque Westland: picks are great, just some need to be left for one’s personal aaccount, not the non-profit one

[09:00] Sarvana Haalan: I went over the limit I think…. LOL, LOL

[09:01] Gentle Heron: True, Oro, and remember that “personal messages” in your Picks also contain a LM, so people can TP right into your boudoir should you make one there with your newest flame.

[09:01] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, it is hard to be limited. But that is a chance for creative curation.

[09:01] Zinnia Zauber: hehe Gentle!

[09:01] Fido Fudo: Was that the voice of experience Gentle? ~Smiles~

[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: Please do some Pickin‘!

[09:02] Gentle Heron: Not personal experience, Fido.

[09:02] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you for letting me share!

[09:02] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Zinnia – Thanks for leading Mentors Central today!

[09:03] Oronoque Westland: great suggestion Zinnia, i.e. using picks for free promotions

[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!

[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: You know me, I love to turn on the spotlight!!




[09:03] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Let’s move on to our main presentation

[09:03] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Last week, we began a discussion on relevant future trends in technology, which included augmented reality, big data, crowdfunding and gamification. We didn’t get all the way through the topics we hoped to touch on, so consider this the part 2 of that.

[09:03] Sarvana Haalan: helps to direct traffic… smiles

[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: We will be picking up, where we left off and will go over topics such as alternate input devices, 3D printing and the ‘internet of things’ and discuss how these innovations could be used for organizations.

[09:04] Buffy Beale: thanks Z

[09:04] Sarvana Haalan: wooot, the spotlight

[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Again, any one of these topics could be a full presentation – so this is really just a brief intro.

[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I invite you to all contribute with your comments as I go along and maybe this can also be a brainstorm session on thinking how these various technologies could be used to further your org’s mission or initiatives.

[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and feel free to take photos – since I will be doing a lot of typing

[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir: So lets continue with…


Internet of Things

[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir: The Internet of Things (sometimes shortened to IoT) is a wave in the connection of devices and objects that are able to connect to the internet, this is everything from a myriad of “smart” electronics, to new cars and even refrigerators.

[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Anything with the capability to receive a wifi signal can use the power of the internet to add functionality and access info.

[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir: This means objects embedded with sensors gaining the ability to communicate and connect to the internet, or each other, through technologies such as wifi, bluetooth, mesh networks, etc.

[09:06] Rhiannon Chatnoir: In which you could possibly control everything in your homes and offices, from temperature, lighting and security to using devices to brew cups of coffee, program entertainment, check health records, and conduct a myriad of other tasks.

[09:06] Rhiannon Chatnoir: some ways for devices to connect:


 – home or mobile wifi connection

 – through bluetooth

 – through mesh networks


[09:06] Rhiannon Chatnoir: If you are unfamiliar with what a mesh network is, a good example is the One Laptop per Child computers.

[09:06] Rhiannon Chatnoir: They could network with each other via self-creating a local mesh network and if at least one of the laptops within that cluster could connect to the internet, the others could utilize that connection through the chain of mesh connected laptops. 


This could allow a whole village of children to network with each other and collectively access the internet.

[09:07] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Some examples of network enabled devices being used for medical devices:

[09:07] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Sensors are being embedded in things like pacemakers to relay information back to health providers that can be analyzed.

[09:07] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Pill shaped micro cameras can be swallowed and send back thousands of images of the digestive track to help diagnose illness.

[09:07] Fido Fudo: wow

[09:08] CarmenLittleFawn: awesome

[09:09] Rhiannon Chatnoir: There is also the using data gathering devices and services to measure and record.

[09:09] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Devices like Nike+, FitBit, Zeo, and even digital pedometers all are examples of this. There are phone apps you can download that can keep track of your physical level of movement, your temperature and vitals and devices like this are beginning to be used to help monitor and diagnose in remote areas of the world, where doctors might not be as readily available, but nurses or locals with some medical training can use.


[09:09] Rhiannon Chatnoir: How this could relate to the virtual world:

[09:09] Sarvana Haalan: only your imagination limits you

[09:10] Rhiannon Chatnoir: You can also apply some of this here in a virtual world…

[09:10] Hour Destiny: Open source hardware like the Arduino and the LilyPad (for use in fabrics) is also growing.

[09:10] Rhiannon Chatnoir: If you had an internet enabled light switch, you could log onto a web or virtual interface, and turn off your lights in your virtual room, which would turn off your lights at home.

[09:10] Sarvana Haalan: think it, then build it

[09:11] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes Hour, we touched upon crowdsourcing last week.. if you search and Indiegogo you will see a lot of projectings looking for funding that are networed devices like these

[09:12] Rhiannon Chatnoir: any other thoughts before I move on to the next topic 🙂

[09:12] Oronoque Westland: my in-laws were trapped in their car when the computer failed and it controlled the locks…some of thi quite frankly is scary, even though I love my PC

[09:13] Hour Destiny: I wish there was more opportunites for beta testing these things.

[09:13] Rhiannon Chatnoir: definitely safety in both operation and data security are important

[09:14] Rhiannon Chatnoir: lets move on…


Alternate Input Devices

[09:14] Rhiannon Chatnoir: We are all very familiar with the keyboard and mouse and how these are seen as standard devices to interface with your computer.

[09:14] Rhiannon Chatnoir: You use a mouse to move a cursor around a screen and a keyboard to type in input / data.

[09:14] Rhiannon Chatnoir: But there are more and more ways to interface with technology and the internet, including countless hardware and software interface technologies for those where a standard mouse or keyboard and mouse is not usable or the best option.

[09:15] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Enter the age of innovative game systems like the wii and xbox kinect that began using body movement as a mainstream way of interfacing with the games

[09:15] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and also the take off of tablet computers by Apple and others that allows position and movement of the device itself, as well as swiping and pinching gestures to control them.

[09:15] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Some types of interfaces:

– The mouse and keyboard

– audio input devices such as microphones and speech to text

– game controllers like Wii remotes, dance mats or other controllers

– Multi-touch screens (on devices such as iPads, mobile smartphones, etc)

Haptic devices

– Gestural interfaces, such as the Kinect

– Augmented reality devices 

– Brain-computer interface – meaning using your brain to control a device or computer. You think about moving something and it moves.


[09:15] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Uses for social or medical good:

[09:16] Hour Destiny: There’s a Windows version of Kinect.

[09:16] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Using alternate input devices for assistive technology – hardware or software solutions that allow users with mobility impairments to interact with a computer without using a standard mouse or keyboard.

[09:16] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Examples include speech recognition software, on-screen keyboards, word prediction software, scanners and switches, and other technologies that allow users to control computers with their head, eyes, breath, or feet.

[09:16] Fido Fudo: There is a lot of potential for that kind of technology to assist the disabled.

[09:17] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and I am sure Gentle or others from Virtual Ability can weigh in on that

[09:17] CarmenLittleFawn: mmhmm

[09:17] Rhiannon Chatnoir: There is also a wave of brain controlled input devices, headsets such as Emotiv and Neurosky that can be used to ‘think’ your input.

[09:18] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): I’ve wondered how far along commercial eye tracking software for mouse/pointer control may be…

[09:18] Rhiannon Chatnoir: oops crashed but back

[09:19] Fido Fudo: wb

[09:19] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome Back!

[09:19] Hour Destiny: The Eye Mouse has been around for a long time.

[09:19] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Some really exciting potential in Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs)

[09:19] Rhiannon Chatnoir luckily has notes

[09:20] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Hour, Any sense of how effective it is in daily use?

[09:20] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes making accessible technology for the disabled and others has fueled a lot of innovation in alternate input devices

[09:20] Gentle Heron: Jerry, we have folks in our community who control their computers and their SL entirely with eye gaze. So for them, highly effective!

[09:20] Hour Destiny: IIRC, it works okay enough but people might feel self-conscious.

[09:21] Zinnia Zauber: Cool!

[09:21] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and an example of a brain implanted chips/interface a quadriplegic woman gained full control of a robotic arm:

[09:21] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): That’s awesome, I need to check that out.

[09:21] Jen (jenelle.levenque): People get used to most anything

[09:21] Tori Landau: Oh wow, that’s brilliant

[09:21] Rhiannon Chatnoir: that is where input devices meets medicine

[09:21] Ozma Malibu: wow!!

[09:21] Rhiannon Chatnoir: amazing stuff 🙂

[09:21] CarmenLittleFawn: yes


[09:21] Rhiannon Chatnoir: How this could relate to the virtual world:

[09:21] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): I know that eye/gaze tracking has had military application for some time. Just didn’t know how much of that has made it to the consumer market.

[09:22] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I think alternate devices like the Wii and Kinect really made the consumer market really rethink things

[09:22] Rhiannon Chatnoir: There have been explorations into using gestural devices like the Kinect to control your avatar and even hackable tools such as “Darwin remote” to use a Wii controller as a mouse to move your avatar around.

[09:23] Hour Destiny: One of the latest military jets allows pilots to change the info they get from their HUDs by looking in a different directions. It’s as though they can see through the side of the cockpit no matter the direction.

[09:23] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I have used this method at mixed reality events, you can get the ‘crowd’ to move the inworld avatar and camera view

[09:23] Rhiannon Chatnoir: A recent example is an art installation, sponsored by the Linden Endowment for the Arts, using a Kinect to control avatar movement:….

[09:23] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Rhiannon, That development in implantable devices is really exciting when you consider merging this with wireless control capability…

[09:24] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes, connecting that concept of networked devices with this

[09:24] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and another interesting use in virtual worlds:

[09:24] Rhiannon Chatnoir: The artist/activist/professor Joseph Delappe also used a treadmill as an input device to embody the avatar of Gandhi and perform over a period of time a 240 mile march about Second Life by when he walked on the treadmill, his avatar walked in the virtual world.

[09:25] Rhiannon Chatnoir: he physically walked Gandhi’s march in real life and in the virtual

[09:25] Fido Fudo: wow

[09:25] CarmenLittleFawn: OM goodness love that

[09:25] Rhiannon Chatnoir: so let’s move on to the last topic for today –

[09:26] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): I know we’re bouncing back and forth a bit in our focus, but here’s an interesting bit on gesture based interfaces I happened across recently:


3D Printing

09:26] Rhiannon Chatnoir: this one is a bit more physical that the others 🙂

[09:26] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks Jerry

[09:26] Rhiannon Chatnoir: 3D printing begins to democratize the process of manufacturing. 


Making fabrication available for the masses and bringing 3D data into the physical world.

[09:26] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Though it has been around for awhile in super-expensive, large industrial usage, now it has reached a point where you can buy your own home 3D printer and begin to experiment.

[09:27] Rhiannon Chatnoir: We are starting to see 3D printing used for more medical applications as well, such as personalized prosthetics printed to exactly match and fit each person uniquely.

[09:27] Sarvana Haalan: much discussion and activity locally on 3-D printing

[09:27] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I got to see one of the leg prosthetics designed for the wearer I met

[09:27] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes

[09:27] Rhiannon Chatnoir: There is also a lot of early implementation of using 3D printing for custom transplant structure and bone. Last year the first synthetic jaw that was custom designed and 3D printed was successfully surgically transplanted.

[09:28] Rhiannon Chatnoir: We have also seen large scale usage of 3D printers to print architectural structures and houses:


[09:28] Rhiannon Chatnoir: An example of this being used in the nonprofit sector:

[09:28] Rhiannon Chatnoir: There are nonprofits such as the Center for Greater Good ( that are beginning to work on developing pop up innovation centers around the world, where even a rural population could learn to engineer and print any needed components.

[09:28] Glitteractica Cookie: fascinating

[09:29] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Also, museums are using 3D printing to replicate artifacts, fossils and other models in their collections. (a great webinar video from NMC on using 3D printing in museums:

[09:29] Jen (jenelle.levenque): With internet you could email a water pump then they could print it out and put it to work

[09:29] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Autodesk is working with the Leaky family to bring their paleontological models to real life and even help calculate the rest of the bone structure and print a full model

[09:29] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes


[09:30] Rhiannon Chatnoir: How can 3D printing relate to the virtual world:

[09:30] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Through sites like Shapeways ( virtual world artists and 3D builders have begun to make their virtual creation become real by printing them out in 3D.

[09:30] Rhiannon Chatnoir: One example is the early SL’er Seifert Surface who is also a PhD mathematician and professor who often built in Second Life geometric figures hard to imagine or see in the physical world.

[09:30] Hour Destiny: “Create your world in 3D with free 123D apps”

[09:30] Rhiannon Chatnoir: When sites like Shapeways began to pop up, he crossed over to using it, by exporting some of his models, cleaning them up in 3D software like Blender, and uploading them. 


Now you can buy a physical replica of some of his mathematic visualizations:

[09:31] Rhiannon Chatnoir: so something as intangible as a mathematical model, visualized in a virtual world, made real

[09:31] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and an example of an Avatar made real:

[09:31] Ozma Malibu: 3D printing has been used in art for a long time. Dan Collins, a professor at ASU, was one of the first & there was an international conference on 3D printing and art here in AZ this year.

[09:32] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes – it isn’t new per se.. just getting more affordable to use/explore the possibilities of

[09:32] Rhiannon Chatnoir: You can also view an example of the machinima maker Draxtor Despres offering up a 3D model of one of his machinima characters Flufee:

[09:32] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): A key facet of all this is that once an object can be digitized/converted into data, you gain the ability to adjust its design. Then you can send it to 3D printing device or service to have it created.


[09:32] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and Some Resources

 – Wikipedia article on 3D Printing:

 – a collection of free apps from Autodesk that you can use to create 3D models and even convert photos into 3D models (123D Catch)

 – Shapeways – a print on demand 3D printing store, you can also create your own shop of uploaded 3D models and offer up items for sale in your own store that people can order and shape ways will print.

 – MakerBot – a consumer grade 3D printer: (they also have a great sister site where people upload their 3D models and projects:

[09:33] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes

[09:33] Rhiannon Chatnoir: all of these are food for thought too if you are thinking on that Windows8 app contest

[09:34] Rhiannon Chatnoir: so to wrap up..


[09:34] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Some Overall Resources and Thoughts:


 – Nonprofit engagement and technology information / articles:

 – Upcoming trends can be found in NMC’s horizon report – which tracks, forecasts and publishes trends in the museum, education and technology space:

 – The think tank research company, McKinsey, that publishes reports on it’s future focused reports:


[09:34] Buffy Beale: I love New Media Consortium 🙂

[09:34] Rhiannon Chatnoir: these are all interesting sites to read up on thoughts of Future Trends

[09:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and 


Don’t forget other current great technology trends like:

 – Cloud technology

 – mobile, smartphones and tablet platforms

 – crowd sourcing

 – geolocation

 – apps

 – social entrepreneurship

 – open education


[09:35] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Buffy, Yes. I only discovered them & their campus recently.

[09:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: These are all also important and great places to start brainstorming and implementing technology!

[09:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: And, keep in mind, the internet and technology are ever evolving, but hopefully this has been an overview that will be useful so that when you are reading, thinking and working on implementing technology plans for your org or other projects, you have a baseline of knowledge.

[09:35] Ethelred Weatherwax: It would be nice to get discounts on 3D printers from Tech Soup. Any chance of that happening?

[09:35] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Really liked their Horizons report.

[09:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I think Makerbot has an educational/nonprofit discount they offer on their site

[09:36] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Rhiannon, Awesome overview!

[09:36] Ethelred Weatherwax: I will check it out

[09:36] Glitteractica Cookie: Ethelred, I’m not sure but I can check with the bizdev folks

[09:36] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks.. and feel free to investigate further and report back!

[09:36] Buffy Beale: Simply great info Rhi thanks!

[09:36] Hour Destiny: What about a Second Life version of a 3D printer so that people can see one and watch it “operate”?

[09:36] CarmenLittleFawn: yes 🙂 ty Rhiannon

[09:36] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Yes, really outstanding.

[09:37] Glitteractica Cookie: I’m frankly not sure these are ready for primetime and that there’d be enough interest from the general nonprofit sector, but it doesn’t hurt to ask

[09:37] Rhiannon Chatnoir: last week’s transcript on augmented reality, big data, crowdfunding and gamifcation is up on

[09:37] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yeah some of these are not at mass adoption yet for sure

[09:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir: though you are seeing things like the ‘internet of things’ pop up in a lot of apps that connect to network devices or control things, etc

[09:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir: but 3D printing still has a way to go before it is affordable to all like a home printer

[09:39] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Laser printers were very expensive when they first came out

[09:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: any other last questions

[09:39] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Not to mention huge

[09:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes – til then you can use a site like shapeways. com to print on demand

[09:39] Rhiannon Chatnoir: like the cafepress of 3D

[09:40] Oronoque Westland: the nonprofit sector can take the lead in assuring the positive social impact of these technologies

[09:40] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Wireless home security & monitoring is becoming mainstream. Companies like Logitech are already selling kits.

[09:40] Ethelred Weatherwax: MakerBot is $2,800 — half the price of Apple’s first laser printer 20+ years ago

[09:40] Rhiannon Chatnoir: you can find the older Makerbots that were more like $500 used.. they upped their products recently and even opened up a phyiscal store in NY

[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: their CEO Bre Pettis is even keynoting SxSW Interactive

[09:41] Hour Destiny: When they start showing up at nonprofit conferences, then they will have “arrived”.

[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: so there is a lot of eyes on where 3D printing is going

[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes




[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Ok lets move on to Announcements

[09:41] Rhiannon Chatnoir: It’s time for Open Mic!

[09:41] Serene Jewell: There are many social issues that will spring up from these technologies – for example, if a device can monitor your health, your insurance company can raise your rates on a month by month basis if they think you are doing something unhealthy or spending time in an unhealthy neighborhood

[09:42] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): I also think a 3D printer might be more relevant if your organization focuses on creation of helpful devices….

[09:42] Dancers Yao: Do you know if any of these new tech interface possibililites could be added to things like Shelter in a Box, for people who are homeless?

[09:42] Brena Benoir raises hand for Open Mic

[09:42] Rhiannon Chatnoir: not sure Dancers, but a good question.. maybe we can look into that

[09:43] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Ok Brena

[09:43] Gentle Heron also raises hand for Open Mic

[09:43] Dancers Yao: ok thanks

[09:43] Tori Landau raises hand too for Open Mic °͜°

[09:43] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): sorry, have to step away… afk

[09:43] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Brena ready when you are

[09:44] Brena Benoir: I’m going to a cut and paste here to make it easier

[09:44] Rhiannon Chatnoir: ok

[09:44] Brena Benoir: ABOUT ARTC (Achieving Recovery Through Creativity) and ART HOUSE: 

ARTC is an amazing RL program run by SL residents which helps children with substance abuse issues use creativity to learn to express themselves in positive ways, building a foundation for a successful life free of drugs and alcohol. ARTC has used the virtual world to showcase the kids’ RL artwork, which deals with some very serious topics. You can read more about the program here:

[09:45] Buffy Beale: wow nice one Brena

[09:45] Brena Benoir: Winter Nightfire is curating a fundraiser for a PFH ARTC program and this pertains the reason and purpose

[09:45] Brena Benoir: ART HOUSE and its unique contents can all be yours if you are one of 3 winners of the drawing! To enter, click on the art supplies next to the stage and make a 250L donation to ARTC, for which you will receive a special gift of art or decor for your home or favorite place in SL. You may enter as many times as you wish — your chances get better with each donation and the gift will be different the first 5 times you enter!

[09:46] Brena Benoir: Have a stroll through the house and reference the list of contributors and LMs you get when you arrive to find out where to get more art and housewares by these incredibly talented top creators of Second Life: Gwen Carrilon, Trill Zapatero, Luciella Lutrova, Fuschia Nightfire, Nina Camplin, Aruba De Cuir, Nathan Babcock, Samara Furse-Barzane, Rik Zwiers, Alba2 Rossini, Pitsch Parx (For UrbanizeD), Zinnia Zauber, Cat Boccacio, CoughranMayo, Milly Sharple, Dixmix Source, Eynlight, Winter Nightfire.

[09:46] Gentle Heron: ohhhhh some really good artists there

[09:46] Zinnia Zauber: Yay!

[09:46] Brena Benoir: The Lindens raised through this event will be turned into dollars and used to buy art supplies for the kids of ARTC, whose activities are also funded by Preferred Family Healthcare, a nonprofit organization in Missouri, USA. The premise is that anyone may enter to win the house and decor for a 250L donation to the program. When the donation is made, the entrant receives a gift of equivalent value, and his or her name will be put on a RL list kept by me and administrators of ARTC. From this list, the administrators (hopefully with help from some of the ARTC kids) will draw 3 names of entrants who win the whole home and its contents. The drawing will be videotaped and Youtubed so that everyone can see it is fair, legitimate, and fun.


Please send your friends to see this awesome collaboration on behalf of the kids of ARTC! There are lots of ways to take part in this month-long event: Gift tickets can be purchased (you can enter your friends too!), and you can come to the house and donate amounts other than 250, as well. Every Linden helps…Thank you for vising ART HOUSE, and Enjoy!



Winter Nightfire and ARTC

[09:46] Brena Benoir: sorry that last paragraph got cut off

[09:46] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks Brena 🙂

[09:46] Sarvana Haalan: nice

[09:47] Serene Jewell: cool

[09:47] Brena Benoir: Opening mixer will be tomorrow from 12-3pm SLT if you would like to join us

[09:47] CarmenLittleFawn: nods , yes

[09:47] Chayenn: great brenna

[09:47] Brena Benoir: IM for an LM if interested please

[09:47] Carl Solutionary (carlicann): I have an announcement…

[09:47] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Gentle your next

[09:47] Zinnia Zauber: Please join us! It is a wonderful cause with wonderful works!

[09:47] Gentle Heron: iSkye, who presented here last week, will expand her topic to Event Planning in a Nutshell.

[09:48] Gentle Heron: She presents TODAY at noon SLT

Virtual Ability (44,138,23)

Please join us to learn more details of creating a great party, class, or conference.

[09:48] Gentle Heron: (done)

[09:48] Zinnia Zauber: Excellent, Gentle!

[09:48] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks Gentle

[09:48] CarmenLittleFawn: 🙂

[09:48] Buffy Beale: yay iSkye!

[09:48] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Tori

[09:49] Tori Landau: ok, ty Rhiannon….. OPen University’s Monday Meet…

[09:49] Tori Landau: *Mon 14th – Monday Meet at 1pm slt / 9pm GMT*

John Lester (SL: Pathfinder Lester (formerly Linden)) giving the talk, “To invent the future we must build dreams”.

[09:49] Tori Landau: This Meet will be in the communal room at Deep Think West.

SLurl: Deep Think West (73,45,24)

[09:49] Tori Landau: This is an updated version of the talk Pathfinder gave here a few months ago

[09:50] Tori Landau: and done °͜°

[09:50] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great and thanks Tori

[09:50] Sarvana Haalan: awesome!!

[09:50] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful!

[09:50] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Carl your next…

[09:50] Carl Solutionary (carlicann): 9am SLT Tomorrow (Saturday) is the Netera Landar Chat on 3rd Rock Grid – I’m one of the Guests – I’ll address sustainable food choices, GMOs, plastics,…

Netera Landar Chat is a popular virtual talk show, I’m featured as a guest tomorrow 9am SLT on Studio Location: Reuben (232,218,23) (On 3rd Rock Grid!) My Humane Education essays are featured in our new virtual world cookbook

[09:50] Carl Solutionary (carlicann): okay done

[09:50] Buffy Beale: nice one Carl!

[09:50] Gentle Heron: Carl sure has been busy!

[09:50] Zinnia Zauber: Great, Carl!

[09:51] CarmenLittleFawn: nods

[09:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks Carl

[09:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: any other announcements

[09:51] Tori Landau: Great Carl!

[09:51] Chayenn: yes i would like to add

[09:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: will there be a mentor’s meeting after this Zinnia

[09:51] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and sure Chayenn

[09:52] Chayenn: Wonder what trends will impact #nonprofits in 2013? @Huffingtonpost provides their insight:

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: Mentors at 10!

[09:52] Chayenn: info for all non profits

[09:52] CarmenLittleFawn: thanks chayenn

[09:52] Buffy Beale: thanks Chay

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: Cool Chayenn!

[09:52] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thanks Chayenn.. good to add to today’s discussion 🙂

[09:53] Glitteractica Cookie: Thanks everyone

[09:53] Rhiannon Chatnoir: so fi there is nothing else, we are done for this week

[09:53] Chayenn: GuideStar USA ‏@GuideStarUSA

Fiscal-Cliff tax deal expected to boost charitable giving via @Philanthropy:

[09:53] Glitteractica Cookie: goodbye! see u all next week.


And again, Here are the many ways to can get involved with the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life:


About TechSoup the sponsors of the Nonprofit Commons:



Thanks everyone and see you next week!

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir

“Future Trends in Tech” for the January 4th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, January 4th, NonProfit Commons will be featuring a discussion by our own community manager Joyce Bettencourt (Rhiannon Chatnoir in SL), who will be presenting an overview and sharing insights on exciting trends in technology. We will explore topics such as crowdfunding, gamification, big data, alternate input devices, augmented reality and 3D printing and discuss how these innovations could be used for organizations. 

Join us in Second Life and share your thoughts on innovations in tech!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, January 4th, 8:30 AM SLT / PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater



  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 8:55 am Featured Presentation: Future Trends in Technology
  • 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir

Join us on September 21 for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life 5th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 21 at the Nonprofit Commons (NPC) on Plush and Aloft
with events throughout the day and festive formal dress encouraged!

5th Anniversary Celebration Events happen at 8:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 8:30
PM, and 3:30 AM. Please see details below:

8:30 – 10:00 AM SLT
Morning Nonprofit Commons Meeting including NPC History, Awards, and
All Star NPC Members Coughran Mayo, Jacques Macaire and much more at
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater.

Meeting Agenda
8:30 AM Introductions
8:40 AM TechSoup Announcements
8:45 AM Nonprofit Commons History
9:00 AM All Star NPC Members’ Stories for the Future
9:30 AM Nonprofit Commons All Star Awards
9:45 AM Open Mic / Announcements

3:30 – 5:00 PM SLT
DJ DyVerse Dance Party Meet and Greet at CommonGround Aloft Nonprofit
Commons. Enjoy networking and dancing among other nonprofits and
supporters! Learn more about what nonprofits, educators,
humanitarians, scientists, and artists accomplish in Second Life at
the Nonprofit Commons at this fun and informative event.

8:30 – 10:30 PM SLT
Active Collaborative Community Planning Workshop to create solutions
for all our unify goals for the Virtual Vision 2020 – an initiative to
develop a plan for the Second Life community at Plush Nonprofit
Commons Amphitheater. All Second Life Communities are welcome to
participate in building partnerships and solutions.

Workshop Agenda
8:30 PM Introductions
8:40 PM Explanation of Community Planning and Virtual Vision 2020 Purpose
8:50 PM Breakout groups discussion of goals and identification of who
might help achieve goal
9:20 PM Presentation of breakout group solutions and strategies
9:40 PM Build partnerships to lead by example

3:30 – 4:30 AM SLT Live Music Meet and Greet at CommonGround Aloft
Nonprofit Commons.

Please Come Join the Nonprofit All Stars!

Written by: Zinnia Zauber

Transcript for July 27 Nonprofit Commons Meeting – Educational Machinima with Pooky Amsterdam of PookyMedia

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
July 27, 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 Educational Machinima with Pooky Amsterdam of PookyMedia
9:30 AM Open Mic / Announcements

– Unabridged Transcript –


[08:31] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome everyone to the Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting!

[08:31] Pooky Amsterdam: Woohoo Ahoy Russell! Ahoy Buffy DrFran et al & hugs for Gentle!

[08:31] bulaklak: Days like this I miss caffeine!

[08:31] Buffy Beale: me too

[08:31] alebez: hey Zinnia.

[08:31] Buffy Beale: hugs Gentle too 🙂

[08:31] Adalace Jewell: hi everyone

[08:32] Jen (jenelle.levenque): It’s 1130 here
[08:32] Jen (jenelle.levenque): almost lunch time

[08:32] Buffy Beale: hi Adalace 🙂

[08:32] Zinnia Zauber: We like to start out with introductions that
include your name, real name, org, and website, twitter handle and so

[08:32] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): hello Adalace

[08:32] Adalace Jewell: 17:32 here 😉

[08:32] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria BC Canada, @bridges4women

[08:32] bulaklak: Yes, I try to not say “good morning” because I know
it’s not morning for everyone!

[08:32] Zinnia Zauber: Our transcripts are made public.
[08:32] Zinnia Zauber: Please introduce yourself!

[08:32] Buffy Beale: oops a wee bit tooo soon sorry Z

[08:32] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Bruce Hestley, Transgender American
Veterans Association, Akron, OH,,!/TAVAUS

[08:32] bulaklak: It’s great how this convergence of different
timezones keeps me on my toes.

[08:33] Ronnie Rhode: Denise Harrison, The Garden for the Missing, and SLURL Remora (203,148,21),
Project Jason, assistance for families of the missing,

[08:33] Ozma Malibu: Sandra Andrews, Floaters Org, technology outreach
in Arizona, Mexico and On the Road. @ozma

[08:33] Gentle Heron: Virtual Ability, Inc.
Please check website this weekend for schedule announcement for

[08:33] Zinnia Zauber: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Sequim Humanities
and Arts Alliance, Sequim, Olympic Peninsula, Washington. @renneemiko

[08:33] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Jerry Buchko | Counseling,
Coaching, & Tutoring in Personal Finances via Telepresence (Private
Practice) | Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA | | @jerrybuchko

[08:33] Chad Mikado: Chad Gobert; National Service Inclusion Project
(NSIP), UMass Boston;

[08:33] alebez: ale bezdikian, Online Community Coordinator, TechSoup,
SF, CA @TechSoup, @alebez

[08:33] bulaklak: Michael DeLong, Senior Manager of Online Community
and Social Media at TechSoup Global. San Francisco, CA, USA. @TechSoup @MichaelDeLongSF

[08:33] BELOVEDROX: Roxy Rocker NSIP

[08:33] Adalace Jewell: Corine Van Hellemont, RoSa Library Brussels –
Belgium @adalace

[08:33] Dancers Yao: Kara Bennett, Elder Voices, Los Angeles, CA
Health Care and Human Rights

[08:33] Russell Boyd (rosco.teardrop): Russell Boyd, Resident Director
PookyMedia, Owner Wee Bit Studios

[08:34] Pooky Amsterdam: Pooky Amsterdam one name fits all – CEO @pookymedia

[08:34] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful!

[08:35] Zinnia Zauber: If you ever come in a little late to our
meetings, please still introduce yourself.
[08:35] Zinnia Zauber: We want to get to know you!

[08:35] Gentle Heron: hint to Coughran!

[08:35] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[08:35] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): 🙂

[08:35] DrFran Babcock: hehe

[08:35] Coughran Mayo: Dick Dillon, Innovaision, LLC, St. Louis MO.
@Coughran, @Innovaision
[08:35] Coughran Mayo: like that was so hard!

[08:35] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Teacher’s taking attendance

[08:35] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): 😉

[08:36] Pooky Amsterdam: S;-D

[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: good job C!

[08:36] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Give him detention for being late

[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: Let me share with you guys the Agenda for today.
[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: 8:30 AM Introductions

8:40 AM TechSoup Announcements

8:45 AM Mentors Central

8:55 Educational Machinima with Pooky Amsterdam
of PookyMedia
[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: 9:30 AM Open Mic / Announcements
[08:37] Zinnia Zauber: We discovered that it might be time for me to
get some new glasses as I had an error on the agenda earlier. lol

[08:37] bulaklak: Thanks, Zinnia. Thanks for running the show while
Glitter is at her yoga retreat getting Ohmed up!

[08:37] Zinnia Zauber: I also have all the lovely links to share with
you as well.
[08:37] Zinnia Zauber: Here are the many ways to can get involved with the
Nonprofit Commons in Second Life:

Nonprofit Commons Blog:




Google Group:

Google Calendar:
[08:37] Zinnia Zauber: About TechSoup the sponsors of the Nonprofit Commons:
[08:38] Zinnia Zauber: Join us inworld:

NPC Weekly Meeting on Fridays, 8:30 – 10 AM SLT Plush Amphitheater,
Plush Nonprofit Commons (91,127,26)

NPC Mentors Meeting: Fridays, 10:10 – 11 AM SLT Plush Amphitheater,
Plush Nonprofit Commons (91,127,26)

Wharf Ratz Tuesday Night Extraordinary Dance Extravaganza, Every
Tuesday 7 – 9 PM SLT Preferred Family Healthcare on Aloft, Aloft
Nonprofit Commons (168,223,22)

CommonGround – Color Themed Monthly Networking Event on 3rd Thursday,
5 – 7 PM SLT CommonGround on Aloft, Aloft Nonprofit Commons (59,68,25)

[08:38] Zinnia Zauber: A lot to take in, but worth the clicking!
[08:39] Zinnia Zauber: If you are just joining us, please feel free to
introduce yourself with your name, real name, org and web connections.

[08:39] Pooky Amsterdam: <3 them Wharf Ratz

[08:39] Zinnia Zauber: yes, Pooky!

Techsoup Announcements

[08:39] Zinnia Zauber: Okay it is time for Techsoup Announcement!

[08:40] bulaklak: Thanks, Zinnia!

[08:40] Zinnia Zauber: Go man go!

[08:40] Buffy Beale: yay bulaklak

[08:40] bulaklak: Wowzers. That was kind of cool.
[08:40] bulaklak: Anyway.

[08:41] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): … there can be only one.. 😉

[08:41] Coughran Mayo: lol
[08:41] Coughran Mayo: McCleod!

[08:41] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[08:41] bulaklak: I want to touch briefly on the topic of
accessibility. It is certainly a topic I am not anything like an
expert in, but I, like my TechSoup colleagues, am invested in it.
[08:41] bulaklak: To that end, we have made some strides — albeit
perhaps slowly — lately in our approach to our online interactive
events like webinars.
[08:42] bulaklak: We are now offering all of our webinars with live
captioning upon request.

[08:42] Panny Bakerly: sorry I’m late… Jeanne Booth, Freeport
Historical Society, Freeport, NY;

[08:43] bulaklak: Here is some information about how we are doing that
with our ReadyTalk webinars, which is the tool we use for a majority
of our webinars.
[08:43] bulaklak:
[08:43] bulaklak: If we get a request within 72 hours of the event, we
can easily set up the live captioning
[08:44] bulaklak: And we always make sure to promote our webinars far
and wide well in advance
[08:44] bulaklak: And will make sure everyone knows they can request
the live captioning
[08:44] bulaklak: For any of our events not done on the ReadyTalk
platform, we are testing out other methods such as a live person to
transcribe on site by contract
[08:45] bulaklak: We will be testing this out for our upcoming
Nonprofits Live events if they are done on the Watchitoo tool or on
Adobe O
[08:45] bulaklak: Adobe Connect
[08:45] bulaklak: A special thank you and acknowledgment goes out to
Sister Patrice
[08:46] bulaklak: for brining this issue to our attention and working
so patiently and dillegently with us as we muddled through all of our
testing and research

[08:46] Zinnia Zauber: That is great she helped out!

[08:46] Ozma Malibu: Congratulations, bulaklak, Sister. That’s
wonderful. Yay for TechSoup.

[08:46] bulaklak: We are really happy to be offering this service and
hope we can be an example for other nonprofits to take the cue from us
[08:47] bulaklak: We will be sharing all of our learnings on a few
upcoming blog posts and hope those will help other orgs follow the
same practices
[08:47] bulaklak: That’s all I’ve got for today. Thanks, all! Enjoy
today’s meeting and your weekends!

[08:47] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you, bulaklak!

[08:47] Buffy Beale: yay bulaklak

[08:47] alebez: awesome.

[08:47] Gentle Heron: Thank you for the update Bulaklak, and congrats
to TechSoup for making their offerings more accessible to a larger

[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: This is really important stuff!
[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: Please follow @techsoup for news.
[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: alebez, do you have anything for us?
[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: Any late intros?

[08:49] alebez: mmm…nope. Bulaklak is amazing.

[08:49] XDarkBladeX (darkblade2) shouts: looking for a djs and hosts and dancer

[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: Indeed.

[08:49] bulaklak: Oh and here is the link where we post all of our events
[08:49] bulaklak:
[08:49] bulaklak: So you can stay abreast of what we have coming up

[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: DarkBlade, I don’t know if we can help you with that.

[08:50] XDarkBladeX (darkblade2): ok

Mentor Central

[08:50] Zinnia Zauber: Okay, now Mentor Central!

[08:50] XDarkBladeX (darkblade2): lol

[08:50] Pooky Amsterdam: <3 SL

[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: So we have been covering the Tools in a Box
that you can use for your office or other locations.
[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: And, I thought I would do a quick repeat on how
to prepare powerpoint slides to bring in SL.
[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: How many of you use slideshows in SL?

[08:52] Jen (jenelle.levenque) raises hand

[08:52] DrFran Babcock raises her hand

[08:52] Buffy Beale: raises hand

[08:52] Pooky Amsterdam: raises hand

[08:52] Gentle Heron nods affirmatively

[08:52] Dancers Yao: yes

[08:52] Panny Bakerly: I havent

[08:52] Zinnia Zauber: Great! We know it is an easy way to share info
in a small amount of space.
[08:52] Zinnia Zauber: And, for someone new to SL they “get it”.

[08:52] Russell Boyd (rosco.teardrop): no, but interested to find out how

[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: There are lots of slideshow viewers out there.

[08:53] Gentle Heron: pictures (or slides) often being worth a
thousand words, as they say

[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: so let me go through some steps for you.
[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: yes, Gentle!
[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: Making a slideshow with PowerPoint in Second Life.
[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: This is for creating textures that you will
bring into Second Life to load into some kind of slideshow object.
[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: 1. Create your PowerPoint slideshow as you
would normally. All the effects will not work once in Second Life.
[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: 2. Now go to File > Save as and save your files
as images.
[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: Choose a format that Second Life uses like PNG.
When it saves these files, it creates a new folder with them in it.
[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: At this point, if you are good with image
enhancement software, you might want to resize the files to a much
more rez friendly size.
[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: Depending on what size the screen is going to
be… an image that is 1024 pixels per inch is the largest you would
go. 512 pixels per inch is better.
[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: You know how it goes when you are watching
someone do a slideshow and they are whipping through the slides and
you haven’t been able to see any of them. Yeah, that is because they
are too big.
[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: So, if you can, reduce the size of the texture images.
[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: 3. Upload the Images
[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: The images will be numbered in that new folder.
Slide01 Slide02 Slide03 . . .
[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: When you are in Second Life, go to the Build
Menu > Upload > Bulk
[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: Upload the images… get a cup of tea…

Then you can place the images into a slideshow viewer.
[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: You select the slideshow viewer (right click)
and choose the Edit.
In the Edit window there are five tabs – General – Object – Features –
Texture – Content
[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: Choose Content and click and drag the slide
textures in there.

Some times you have to reset the script. So, just open it and hit the
reset button. Then close the Edit Window and show off!
[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: There you go!

[08:57] Buffy Beale: easy peasy

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: That is how you can create textures from
PowerPoint to make a slideshow in SL.
[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!

[08:57] Jen (jenelle.levenque): There is a viewer in the toolbox that
will allow you to associate a notecard with each slide

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: Yes!

[08:57] Jen (jenelle.levenque): It will then say the nc in local chat
when the slide is viewed

[08:57] Russell Boyd (rosco.teardrop): do you recommend any good
slideshow viewers?

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: Each is a little different, but about the same.
[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: My favorite the Preso-Matic Turbo by
DoctorPartridge Allen because it previews the slides for the viewers
before they try to see them on the screen.
[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: But, I am open to testing more.

[08:58] Russell Boyd (rosco.teardrop): thanks

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: I’ll pass out the LM for that if needed.

Educational Machinima with Pooky Amsterdam of PookyMedia

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: Okay!

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: Now it is time for our guest!

[08:58] Adalace Jewell: u rock Zinnia

[08:59] CarynTopia Silvercloud: thanks

[08:59] Gentle Heron: Thanks Zinnia.

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: Please come up here Pooky!

[08:59] Coughran Mayo whistles and claps

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you guys!

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: I don’t look good, unless you look good. lol

[08:59] Coughran Mayo: and you look marvelous

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: Aww, thank you!
[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: Pooky Amsterdam will present about the
collaborative process of producing an award winning educational
machinima. Pooky Amsterdam who has been producing entertainment on the
virtual plane for about 10 years and her company PookyMedia provides
top quality real animation also known as machinima.
[09:00] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Pooky for joining us today!

[09:00] Pooky Amsterdam: Thank you Zinnia!

[09:00] Pooky Amsterdam: or as I love to call you ZZ

[09:00] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Yes, thank you Zin!

[09:00] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[09:00] Gentle Heron: YAY Pooky!

[09:01] Zinnia Zauber: How many of you have been on Pooky’s show?

[09:01] Pooky Amsterdam: I really appreciate being with you all today
– this is to a great extent my Second home and I along with all of you
know the value of being in a virtual environment
[09:01] Pooky Amsterdam: and in a group like this feel very much at
home and understood
[09:01] Pooky Amsterdam: If one picture = 1,000 words then one video =
100,000 – we are a visual species, after all. We are also ready to
welcome messages of import if they are presented in framework we want
to look at and understand. Animation fills that well for us & whether
it was Mickey Mouse or the Flintstones has been away to entertain for
generations – It is also a way to educate and the many Public Service
Announcements of my youth I recall the ones that were in fact cartoons

[09:02] Pooky Amsterdam: and we were asked recently his past March
about doing a public service announcement
[09:02] Pooky Amsterdam: Using the great game engine and platform that
is Second Life is indeed somewhat challenging
[09:02] Pooky Amsterdam: it is all about emphathising its strengths –
and minimizing its weaknesses – to the extent that the end results
does not in any way scream

[09:02] Buffy Beale: oh I’ve been on Pooky’s show it’s fun!

[09:02] Pooky Amsterdam: this was made on Second Life
[09:03] Pooky Amsterdam: yayay Buffy is amazing and this group is amazing

[09:03] Adalace Jewell: 🙂

[09:03] Pooky Amsterdam: on the edge for what is the future but as we
live it today

[09:03] Buffy Beale: 🙂

[09:03] Pooky Amsterdam: and it isnt everyone who can look past the
veil in a way that surrounds our Seocnd nation and see it for what it
can be and is
[09:04] Pooky Amsterdam: Buffy mentions the show The 1st Question
[09:04] Pooky Amsterdam: and I will tell a bit of a story if I might

[09:04] Coughran Mayo: not about me I hope

[09:04] Pooky Amsterdam: for all roads led to Machinima
[09:05] Pooky Amsterdam: When I was looking for panelist for the 1st
question which is pretty much as many of you know cause I bug you to be
on the show – all the time I found someone that I wanted to reach out
to –
[09:05] Pooky Amsterdam: Through Gizmag which is a kind of futuristic
up to the minute look into what is being developed technologically in
this world of ours –
[09:05] Pooky Amsterdam: lol Coughran!
[09:06] Pooky Amsterdam: and Dr james canton was invited on – I will
make along story short –
[09:06] Pooky Amsterdam: He is the executiuve producer of the Time
Trvelrs – which is a series we are doing here and I wanted him t
understand that this was a great place for filming
[09:07] Pooky Amsterdam: he woudlsay at first – how many people come
here how many of the targeed population for example teens he wanted to
[09:07] Pooky Amsterdam: and I said look – its not like you say how
many people wereat the Star Trek sound stage for filming

[09:07] jacmacaire Humby: oops I was so in late that I forget to give
my name., etc.. Jacques Macaire HUMANBE Action
Tank and Council on Sustainable Development France and International

[09:07] Pooky Amsterdam: its a platform – its a studio set and its our
sound stage – its where we film
[09:08] Pooky Amsterdam: and we do here because of th vast and
unprecedented amoutn of vitual assets adn the Ip rights toour films
[09:08] Pooky Amsterdam: I would love to show you now the film we are
here for today
[09:08] Pooky Amsterdam: and when I say WE Ido mean that
[09:08] Pooky Amsterdam: its the team tha tmakes these films all ofus
working to our strengths
[09:09] Pooky Amsterdam: Its Russell Boyd who does the great
Directionand editing and sound processing
[09:09] Gentle Heron applauds Pooky’s whole team
[09:09] Pooky Amsterdam: and robwag Soothsayerwhois incredibly gifted
with he builds and all sorts of magic honestly! and post production
[09:09] Pooky Amsterdam: with soudn effects people and the music and more

[09:09] Zinnia Zauber: Yay teamwork!

[09:10] Pooky Amsterdam: so I might be the most easily identified but
Please know that its team effort
[09:10] Pooky Amsterdam: I woudllove ery much toshow the film and then
asnwer any questions about it

[09:10] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yes, let’s see it! 😀

[09:10] Zinnia Zauber: Yes! Please share the URL for everyone.

[09:10] Pooky Amsterdam: is that all right?
[09:10] Pooky Amsterdam: ok one sec

[09:10] Buffy Beale: sure is!

[09:11] Pooky Amsterdam:
[09:11] Pooky Amsterdam: everyone please go to your browser window and watch
[09:11] Pooky Amsterdam: Vector Inspectors – or How to catch a

[09:11] Zinnia Zauber: Okay, please watch and then we will back.

[09:11] Gentle Heron loves the name!

[09:11] DrFran Babcock is fascinated with the smooth movement

[09:13] Coughran Mayo: great camera work!

[09:13] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Yes, great camera work & editing…

[09:13] Buffy Beale: very smooth

[09:13] Pooky Amsterdam: Russell is amazing

[09:14] Russell Boyd (rosco.teardrop): thanks, it really has to look
good for the audience to pay attention

[09:14] Pooky Amsterdam: especially when theya re 12

[09:15] Coughran Mayo: will be interested to hear how much advance
planning goes into a project like this before the cameras roll

[09:15] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yes, the focus is dyanamic
[09:15] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): *dynamic

[09:15] Pooky Amsterdam: okay if everyone has finished the film (dont
want to say how it ends )
[09:15] Pooky Amsterdam: lol I can take some questions

[09:15] DrFran Babcock: yes, the jerky movement of my educational
videos makes my viewers laugh 🙁

[09:15] Coughran Mayo: 30 seconds left

[09:15] Pooky Amsterdam: k

[09:15] Zinnia Zauber: Do you guys have questions for Pooky or her team?
[09:16] Zinnia Zauber: Ask away!

[09:16] Coughran Mayo: see mine above

[09:16] Buffy Beale: Question: Do you see this form of edu videos
getting more popular?

[09:16] Pooky Amsterdam: Coughrn asked a good q on pre producion
[09:16] Pooky Amsterdam: all right everyone done now?

[09:16] Catt (catt.gable): Beautiful work

[09:16] Pooky Amsterdam: ty

[09:16] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yes, done

[09:16] Pooky Amsterdam: kudos to team
[09:17] Pooky Amsterdam: all right – Coughran my friend you hit on
something very important
[09:17] Pooky Amsterdam: and that is pre production – getting
everything and I mean everything ready before the cameras roll is
[09:17] Pooky Amsterdam: it took about a 6 weeks to a month to get this
set up actually and that also includes back & forth to the client for
the things which are of most import in terms of look and feel
[09:18] Pooky Amsterdam: the characters – did they register correctly
with them- remember alothough this goes before a different audience the
client is always the first place for approval of assets
[09:18] Pooky Amsterdam: so yes the pre production is key and the more
carefully and completely this is done the better
[09:19] Pooky Amsterdam: I have tos ay we all of us work very closely
and make adjustmensts we need to in the days that lead up to filming
[09:19] Pooky Amsterdam: coughran I hope that answers the question?

[09:19] Mιℒєﻜιιнσця  (miles.eleventhauer): But HOW…storyboards?..test shots?

[09:20] Pooky Amsterdam: Buffy had a good q – but I see Miles whose
work I respect – asking about the storyboards
[09:20] Pooky Amsterdam: and yes
[09:20] Pooky Amsterdam: its important to have this laid out afore
hand for so many reasons – so mny things that will save time and
energy and stress later on

[09:20] Ozma Malibu: wonderful! In my experience creating even a less
professional machinima is a quick, not too expensive way to really
catch imaginations and set minds on fire. in a machinima, you can
focus much better on what’s really important.
Suddenly the audience sees what you are trying to convey. But this is
SO professional and SO beautiful. 6 weeks is not really very long
[09:20] Pooky Amsterdam: we are all of us rather intense people -its
osmethign Ihave noticed inworld – our intensity of passionof purpse of
wanting the most out of time
[09:21] Pooky Amsterdam: and so to make thsi happen well for everyone
because the team is very important we try to do thing sthat build on
our abilities and what we have learned about not wasting time

[09:21] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) nods.

[09:21] Pooky Amsterdam: yes to sotryboardsMiles –

[09:22] Ozma Malibu: if you did that in 6 weeks you definitely didn’t
waste any time 🙂

[09:22] Pooky Amsterdam: essential for also to see how the vision is
going tounfold see where the extrashot might be added or the
superflous removed
[09:22] Pooky Amsterdam: you are right
[09:22] Pooky Amsterdam: we are a tight and highly focused group and
approach our work wiht alaser like clarity fo porpose
[09:22] Pooky Amsterdam: now for Buffy’s question if I might
[09:23] Pooky Amsterdam: Buffy whose spirit always makes me smile so
[09:23] Buffy Beale: aww ty Pooky
[09:23] Pooky Amsterdam: and you knwo its also because I belive so
much in what we are all doing tha thelevel of excellence has to stand
[09:23] Pooky Amsterdam: okay well yes I sure do and Im going to tlak
about how effective this was with the target audience
[09:24] Pooky Amsterdam: in order toget a message across you need
tohave a beautiful message and lasoone tht will get in!
[09:24] Pooky Amsterdam: and this kind fo film makingis very rich in
color and character – its relly good for this purpose
[09:24] Pooky Amsterdam: This was for an audience of K – 8th grade

[09:24] Jen (jenelle.levenque): The animation is so much better than
the cartoons on TV any more

[09:24] Pooky Amsterdam: so you figure 5 – 15 aroudn ther a wide range of ages
[09:25] Pooky Amsterdam: they have already seen SO much youknwo
interms of animation and entertainment
[09:25] Pooky Amsterdam: but you knwo it struck home wiht them
[09:25] Pooky Amsterdam: they recoginzed a look in away from games
they play online from the ubiquitousness of this medium
[09:25] Pooky Amsterdam: it si really a great one for getting hrough
to them – as it registers in a HUGE way

[09:25] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): I’m thinking your team must have
built up quite an impressive library of gesture & animation scripts…

[09:25] Sonicity (sonicity.fitzroy): and those bugs were HUGE

[09:26] Pooky Amsterdam: I want to now show some responses that came
diectly from the education specialist at San gabriel mosquito vector
control district wht twill nwo and forever more beknown as SGMVCD
[09:26] Pooky Amsterdam: lol

[09:26] Zinnia Zauber: Any more questions?

[09:26] Pooky Amsterdam: San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control
District helps keeps Southern California safe. There has been a recent
outbreak of the aggressive Asian Tiger Mosquitos and PookyMedia was
called upon to deliver a video that children, their families and
caregivers could relate to and understand. We delivered.
“I thought you’d like to know that today was the first Tiger Mosquito
Assemblies and the machinima was a great success with kids
Kindergarten through Eighth grade. The kids in all groups were quiet
and engaged (no fidgeting or talking) with eyes glued to the screen –
even at the very back of the room. They laughed out loud at several
points and really liked the mosquitoes getting squashed. When quizzed
afterward all age groups understood clearly what they needed to do and
how to do it. The only questions I got were about things we didn’t
cover. You got a round of applause from both groups at the end!”
[09:27] Pooky Amsterdam: another thing We were told was that of the
participants which was 30% a very big number for a PSA – that 96% sent
in samples
[09:27] Pooky Amsterdam: the lids were motivated to look for the
mossies and then to also send in the samples
[09:28] Pooky Amsterdam: I was told this was a direct result of the machinima
[09:28] Pooky Amsterdam: the KIDS***

[09:28] Adalace Jewell: awesome

[09:28] Sonicity (sonicity.fitzroy): there was tension built into the
storyline, as we feared for the children near the bugs, I am sure that
kept the attention of the kids

[09:28] Pooky Amsterdam: so this was a huge success for them and for us
and for anyone with relatives family friends or themselves in the area

[09:28] Mιℒєﻜιιнσця  (miles.eleventhauer): imitate what they see

[09:28] Pooky Amsterdam: thank you Soni ti did
[09:28] Pooky Amsterdam: are there any more questions?

[09:29] Adalace Jewell: what’s your next project?

[09:29] Pooky Amsterdam: SGMVCD made some great comments on the video
too you can read – it was a huge success

[09:29] Ozma Malibu: how could others use this? Contact you? Is it OK
to show to a small group?

[09:29] Pooky Amsterdam: well we are also doing Time travelrs
[09:29] Pooky Amsterdam: and tha is a futuristic webseries
[09:29] Pooky Amsterdam: i will paste out the link for the latest
episode we will be working on that too

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: It is a great series!
[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: Please do!

[09:30] Adalace Jewell: great

[09:30] Buffy Beale: Do you send out a call for actors?

[09:30] Adalace Jewell: hehe, we have a volunteer

[09:30] Pooky Amsterdam:

[09:30] Buffy Beale: fluffs my hair
[09:30] Buffy Beale: lol

[09:30] Pooky Amsterdam: well tbh we do have our own troupe
[09:31] Pooky Amsterdam: the tinyspace players
[09:31] Pooky Amsterdam: heh

[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[09:31] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): lol 😀

[09:31] Mιℒєﻜιιнσця  (miles.eleventhauer): does your team occupy the
same Real world is there a production studio where you’re
all togeter..or is everyone spread on in the virtual world?

[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: We have time for one more question and then open mic.

[09:31] Pooky Amsterdam: this is the latest in the series and please
feel free to go back in time with it to the previous episodes

[09:31] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Hate to run, but RL is dragging me out of here

[09:31] Buffy Beale: bye Jen 🙂

[09:31] Pooky Amsterdam: I really see this as expanding for
educational videos for so many reasons

[09:31] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Great presentation Pookie

[09:31] Pooky Amsterdam: 1) its very very cost effective in terms of
time and money
[09:31] Pooky Amsterdam: 2) it really resonates with the target audience
[09:32] Pooky Amsterdam: 3) it si possible to recreate just about
anything and anyone

[09:32] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Miles, Great question. Always
interesting to hear how people structure their collaboration

[09:32] Pooky Amsterdam: no they do not
[09:32] Pooky Amsterdam: we are all over the globe

[09:32] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): bye Jen

[09:32] Pooky Amsterdam: and communicate through Skype mostly and effectively
[09:33] Pooky Amsterdam:
[09:33] Pooky Amsterdam: dropbox
[09:33] Pooky Amsterdam: and of course second Life
[09:33] Pooky Amsterdam: thank you Jen!
[09:33] Pooky Amsterdam: Miles we are all over the world but it doesnt
amter we understand this like the back of our hands
[09:33] Pooky Amsterdam: thankyou all and if anyone has anything else
to feed back please dont hesitate to Im me
[09:34] Pooky Amsterdam: S;-D
[09:34] Pooky Amsterdam: Big heartfelt hugs to all

[09:34] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Pooky!
[09:34] Zinnia Zauber: Please stay with us through the end of the meeting.

[09:34] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) applauds!

[09:34] jacmacaire Humby: Bravo!!

[09:34] Zinnia Zauber: If you can, I mean.

[09:34] Ozma Malibu: I am going to go look for standing water after
this. .we have a lot of mosquitos in this Arizona monsoon weather.
even the bit about finding the standing water is so impressive.

[09:34] Ronnie Rhode: Great stuff, Pooky!

[09:34] Zinnia Zauber: This was great!!!!

[09:34] Sonicity (sonicity.fitzroy): applause

[09:34] Buffy Beale: hearty applause, thanks Pooky and my fav is still
your “I don’t want to date your avatar” 🙂

[09:34] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you, Pooky!

Open Mic / Announcements

[09:34] Zinnia Zauber: Does anyone have Open Mic Announcements?

[09:35] Chad Mikado: Yes

[09:35] Adalace Jewell: thx Pooky, love your work

[09:35] Chad Mikado: I have one about VAI and IDRAC on behalf of Gentle

[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: Chad go for it!

[09:35] Chad Mikado: Cheers

[09:35] Buffy Beale: slips in a comment that our own Coughran was a
grand winner on The First Question 🙂

[09:35] Chad Mikado: Virtual Ability, Inc. announces the second annual
International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference (IDRAC2012) to
be held Friday August 3rd and Saturday August 4th, in the fully
accessible Sojourner Auditorium. All presentations will be
simultaneously in text and Voice.

The theme of this year’s conference is “A Community of Communities”. A
number of exciting guests are presenting.
[09:36] Chad Mikado: Scheduled presenters include Tom Boellstorff (who
wrote Coming of Age in Second Life);

two social work professors who will lead a panel discussion about
different ways to facilitate communities in Second Life;
[09:36] Chad Mikado: and Chad Mikado (ME!), JANLyssa Serenity, and
Xomotron (all NPC members) who will be discussing how programs can
document and evaluate their impacts in the community.

[09:36] Buffy Beale: sounds fantastic Chad

[09:36] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): congrats Coughran! :S

[09:36] Chad Mikado: Please mark your calendars for Friday, August 3rd
(7 am to 6 pm SLT) and Saturday, August 4th (8 am to 1:30 pm SLT). The
full schedule and information on presenters and sessions for IDRAC2012
will be posted on Virtual Ability’s website this weekend:

[09:36] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): *:D

[09:36] Zinnia Zauber: Great lineup!

[09:36] Chad Mikado: Hope you can make it- that’s it from me

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: That is wonderful! Thank you Chad!

[09:37] Chad Mikado: 🙂

[09:37] Pooky Amsterdam: ty!

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: We can all learn so much from VAI.
[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: Does anyone else have Open Mic items?
[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: Hmm

[09:39] Pooky Amsterdam: There is a machinima-Expo 2012 that
is currently accepting submissions no entry fee and I urge those of you
who have films to submit them

[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: Well, then I will give you are links again and
then open the floor to a couple more questions for Pooky if she has
[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: Here are the many ways to can get involved with the
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[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: Okay!

[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: More questions for Pooky?

[09:41] Mιℒєﻜιιнσця  (miles.eleventhauer): post the info re the expo please

[09:41] Pooky Amsterdam: okay
[09:41] Pooky Amsterdam: one sec didnt copy & paste correctly
[09:41] Pooky Amsterdam:
[09:41] Pooky Amsterdam: there we go

[09:41] Mιℒєﻜιιнσця  (miles.eleventhauer): ty

[09:41] Zinnia Zauber: I have one, how do you like to encourage
machinima to the non virtual world user?
[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: Is it a way to introduce VW to people?

[09:42] Pooky Amsterdam: well that is a great q
[09:42] Pooky Amsterdam: on one hand you want the machinima to be
appreciated as an animation
[09:42] Pooky Amsterdam: not where was that filmed or oh that was filmed in SL
[09:43] Pooky Amsterdam: yet for somethigns like the recording of
shows Im thinking of programs like Designing worlds for example or
even the 1st q- it si a way for folks to see VW

[09:43] Mιℒєﻜιιнσця  (miles.eleventhauer): that’s free promotion for linden labs

[09:43] Pooky Amsterdam: and in a way they can appreciate and
understand at first
[09:44] Pooky Amsterdam: I knwo ppl have said tome after being on the
1st Q -I was finally able toshow my family – my mom and dad or even
kids and hey understood thsi a bit more

[09:44] Zinnia Zauber: Seeing us in action!

[09:44] Pooky Amsterdam: well Miles – yes machinima is the best
ambassador that LL can have or any VW really itspeaks volumes
[09:44] Pooky Amsterdam: so I do think so yes
[09:45] Pooky Amsterdam: And ther eare films especialy A year in the
life – whcih we did about well a Yearin secondlife and what it can

[09:45] Mιℒєﻜιιнσця  (miles.eleventhauer): didnt linden object to
using ‘second life’ in it is a copywritten term?

[09:45] Zinnia Zauber: ah

[09:46] Pooky Amsterdam: they were the ones who contracted us for the video
[09:46] Pooky Amsterdam: all the videos with Second life from the
direct delivery fashion show to the sandboxian to virtual pets to well
A year and there are more films too – were contracted to us from
Linden Lab
[09:47] Pooky Amsterdam: so no t at all Miles not in this case we made
the films they asked us for

[09:47] Zinnia Zauber: Another question, how do nonprofits instill a
call to action in their videos? Through the story or something more

[09:47] Pooky Amsterdam: good q –
[09:48] Pooky Amsterdam: and I will say this – I hear my 80 year old
belved Aunt’s voice when she asked me this question
[09:48] Pooky Amsterdam: “Why should I care about these people?”
[09:48] Pooky Amsterdam: my aunt lee is direct!

[09:48] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[09:48] Pooky Amsterdam: and that is the question we MUST ask
ourselves in the films that need to deliver both audience and message
and even more relvantly audeince to message and vice versa
[09:49] Pooky Amsterdam: I believe with a human interest story – tha
t really hits home
[09:49] Zinnia Zauber: ah, great!

[09:49] Pooky Amsterdam: so you make instantly a bridge for people to
hop onto the video

[09:49] Zinnia Zauber: so think more about those who will be viewing
than yourself.

[09:49] Pooky Amsterdam: so I thin the call to action means more when
the audicnece can relate
[09:49] Pooky Amsterdam: yes its that contract with that audiencewe must fulfill

[09:50] Ozma Malibu: this video certainly calls us to action regarding
mosquitos. so how to extend that..

[09:50] Pooky Amsterdam: it isnt about personal ego
[09:50] Pooky Amsterdam: its never about ego and in fact the I is
truly lessor to the we in any film

[09:50] Ozma Malibu: aagh mosquitos

[09:50] Zinnia Zauber: so as a team works together on these projects
we need some focus group folks to help us out too.

[09:50] Pooky Amsterdam: I oft say that to be in the film making
machinima and art business you have to have an ego to put your work out
there right
[09:50] Pooky Amsterdam: but you must also be egoless to make that work better

[09:50] Zinnia Zauber: right

[09:51] Pooky Amsterdam: yes well the kids wea all over it in that
they went to the yards
[09:51] Pooky Amsterdam: it got them to get up and go and collect samples!
[09:51] Pooky Amsterdam: hey got it they understood they were spoken
toin an intelligent way and entertained –

[09:51] Mιℒєﻜιιнσця  (miles.eleventhauer): heh..there’s definitely no
ego in the machinima biz

[09:51] Pooky Amsterdam: none Miles

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: cool, did you guys see this?
[09:52] Zinnia Zauber:…

[09:52] Pooky Amsterdam: if you make a film for a targeted audience
you must respect them you make a contract with those watching and try
not to break it
[09:52] Pooky Amsterdam: I love legos

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: Pixar’s golden rules of storytelling told in Legos.

[09:52] Pooky Amsterdam: SUPER!

[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: I think Pooky is right, you have to set aside
your ego or your org ego to tell a better story and connect.
[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: We all did cry in Toy Story 3, right?

[09:53] Buffy Beale: lol yesss

[09:53] Pooky Amsterdam: Im going to watch that tonight!

[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: Awesome!

[09:54] Pooky Amsterdam: You knwo working on a film like Time travelers
about the Singularity – and the range of machine invention we can not
fully comprehend makes me realize us humans with our emotions and
dreams are reachable through portraying things we care about
[09:54] Pooky Amsterdam: and as Jane Goddall said
[09:54] Pooky Amsterdam: we are meaning seeking creatures
[09:54] Pooky Amsterdam: and I know we find that in each other

[09:54] Zinnia Zauber: Yes!
[09:54] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you so much Pooky!
[09:55] Zinnia Zauber: This has been a wonderful meeting and we are
here every Friday at 8:30 AM SLT.
[09:55] Zinnia Zauber: Let’s give it up to Pooky and her team!

[09:55] Pooky Amsterdam: you are truly welcome and thank you thank you
all for being such good family and friends

[09:55] Buffy Beale: cheering!

[09:55] Zinnia Zauber: Rah!

[09:55] Coughran Mayo: Thanks Pooky, that was great!

[09:55] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Yes, thanks to all of you! 😀

[09:55] jacmacaire Humby: Great meeting… 🙂

[09:55] Zinnia Zauber: And, also a big cheer to our Nonprofit Commons team!
[09:55] Zinnia Zauber: Rah!!
[09:56] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you everyone for joining us!

[09:56] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Rah! 😀

[09:56] Pooky Amsterdam: Rah rah nonprofit works!

[09:56] Adalace Jewell: 🙂

[09:56] Zinnia Zauber: We have our Mentors Meeting at 10ish. So please
join us if you have questions or ideas for the Mentors.

[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: And, please join us again next week! Bring a friend!

[09:57] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): great, time for me to step away to
top off my coffee…

[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you again to our guest Pooky and her team!

[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: Get your coffee refuel and please take care everyone!

[09:57] alebez: goodbye everyone. see you next week.

[09:57] Pooky Amsterdam: I must go as well now too! again many thanks to ZZ

[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: You are more than welcome!

[09:57] Mιℒєﻜιιнσця  (miles.eleventhauer): Take care

[09:58] Pooky Amsterdam: S;-D

[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you dear friend!

[09:58] Buffy Beale: bye all have a delightful week, see the mentors in 10

[09:58] jacmacaire Humby: Goodbye everyone.. Have a nice week-end..

[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: Have a great weekend!

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Written by: Zinnia Zauber