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Kristine Schomaker: Off the Wall

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.30.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Mirror, Mirror! is an iteration of Kristine Schomaker's ongoing cross-platform project A Comfortable Skin, whose leitmotif addresses the complexities of gender identity, body image, and the societal privileging of women's physical beauty over character and intellect.

5 Books to Take on Vacation

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
Lois Alter Mark

One of the things I love most about going on vacation is having the luxury to just sit and read. It can be stressful choosing the right books, though, because there's nothing worse than having time, scenery and a comfy lounge chair -- and a so-so story that doesn't hold your attention.

A Futurist Prediction for Virtual Education

Rob Furman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

As schools are starting to take seriously the concept of virtual class days during those blizzards and other days off of school, I believe they will need a more modern version of accountability.

Oculus Rift For Chickens? Sure, Why Not

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.17.2014 | Technology

Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset that lets users look around a game space as if they were really standing inside it, is widely regarded as the...

Been There, Did That, Doing It Again: Ageless Among the #Hashtags

Marty Keltz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Marty Keltz

Here among the #hashtags, as I was in Second Life, I am ageless. I can be in the digital moment as effortlessly as any other typist. No one sees my age or knows whether I am a person of color, in a wheelchair, blind or deaf for that matter.

World of Warcraft in Real Life

Nick Turse | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
Nick Turse

Another week, another revelation about spying by the National Security Agency. This time, it was the NSA's infiltration of online video games and virtual realms like World of Warcraft and Second Life.


The New York Times | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology

Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Lif...

NSA And CIA Spied On 'World Of Warcraft' Players

ProPublica | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology

Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Lif...

Online Communities Are Most Authentic

Chris Abraham | Posted 12.24.2013 | Technology
Chris Abraham

"As long as the roots of relationship are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the community's garden. There will be growth in the spring...

Virtual Online Dating...It's for Real (Sort of...)

Kristen Houghton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Kristen Houghton

Technology has forever altered the way humankind interacts and virtual dating is a product of our techno-lives. Whether it will make "meeting" a potential mate easier or not is a matter of opinion and personal choice. The dating world may have been completely changed for all of us..

The Exquisite and the Abject: The 'Second Life' of Lisa Adams

Tracey Harnish | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

"Second Life," is the title of Lisa Adams' show of new work at CB1 Gallery. The ambiguity between the show's title and the imagery is no coincidence. Second Life is actually the name of an online virtual world, where users, aka avatars, interact with each other in different social settings.

Silicon Valley's Secrets Disclosed

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.12.2013 | Small Business
Peter Diamandis

Because of the density of founders in Silicon Valley, people feel safe to try all sorts of projects, because if they fail they can move on to the next project. In fact, in Silicon Valley, people value failure as having trained them in that experience.

Second Life: How a Virtual World Became a Reality

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

I asked Philip Rosedale to summarize his lessons learned from creating Second Life. If you were advising an entrepreneur who wanted to do something as big and bold as Second Life, what are your top five pieces of advice -- what to do and what not to do?

Imaginary Places

Lindsay Edmunds | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Lindsay Edmunds

Living on the Internet is one of the thousand-mile-high ideas explored by Robert M. Geraci in his book Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality.

Embracing Your 'Creative Age'

AARP | Posted 01.01.2012 | Fifty

Not long ago, an arts program in assisted living or nursing homes meant a choir singing a few songs during the holidays while the residents listened q...

Laura Stampler

Dating By Avatar Leads To Real Life Love | Laura Stampler | Posted 10.24.2011 | Women

Sean and Meta Jo Riseling first met on the dance floor of a club in July 2009. Pushed together by mutual friends, the two instantly hit it off and a f...

WATCH: Second Life Documentary Takes You Behind The Screens

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.20.2011 | Technology

Though Second Life is carried out entirely by cyber avatars within the confines of a virtual world, new documentary Life 2.0 steps outside the screen ...

Safaris, Education and Second Bodies for the Disabled

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Karin Kloosterman

Her avatar is a blond bombshell. Not that my cousin isn't cute. But her avatar in Second Life is her fantasy self -- the one who is busty, blond, who ...

Generation W: WikiLeaks Ignites a New Generation of Hacktivists

Urizenus Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Urizenus Sklar

Assange may eventually be incarcerated or worse, but the genie is definitely out of the bottle at this point. There is no question but that hacktivist culture is now a worldwide phenomenon.

Virtual Reality Worlds: The Hows and Whys of This Unique Marketing Universe

Michael Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Tasner

People, businesses and agencies are continuing to move to using virtual reality worlds because they are tired of traveling, have less money to spend on travel, and are realizing the power associated in these worlds.

Lawsuit Against Second Life Brings Real World Problems

Beth Pinsker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Beth Pinsker

A group of gamers is looking for real money from the creator of the virtual world Second Life, charging fraud and false advertising because of changes in how land is held in the game.

Second Life Lawsuit: Users File Class Action Lawsuit Over Virtual Land | 3 Minutes Ago Jolie O'Dell 0 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A group of Second Life users is suing Second Life's creator over a virtual land dispute. They say their contractual property ownership rights have bee...

Couple Let Baby Starve To Death While Raising Virtual Baby Online

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Korean couple allowed their child to starve to death because of their addiction to raising a 'virtual' child in a Second-Life-style game online know...

Second Life Sex Lawsuit: Linden Lab Targeted For Allowing Ripped-Off Sex Toys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Raising the stakes on a two-year-old intellectual property controversy in Second Life, a popular seller of online adult novelties filed a federal copy...

Nonprofits Blaze Virtual Trails in Second Life Mixed Reality Lounge

Susan Tenby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan Tenby

Virtual worlds can enable a user to experience learning from an inside, walk-through perspective.