WordPress is an amazing platform and plugins make it even more personal and powerful. Here are my Top 10 WordPress Plugins 2014. Big thanks to the authors!
Jane Jacobs’ book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” describes “the spontaneous ballet of the street.” Wikipedia is a platform that features that ballet.
Yesterday Isabella Medici published applications for Medici University for Spring Semester 2015. She’s put 4 applications online. You can apply to be a Student, Faculty, Staff, or open a Retail Shop at the University.
Challenge: Avatar in a Box. Inspired by photographer Hugh Kretschmer’s “Special Delivery,” your challenge this week is to arrange your avatar in a box.
Martini Shot, In Our Time, Media Berkman, Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders, and Space + Place are my Top 5 Podcasts 2014.
Who are the “friends” on your “friends list”? Dead butterflies pinned to a display? Living relationships? I propose to spend an hour with every “friend” on my “Friends List”.
My cousin brought his new girlfriend, the federal prosecutor, to one of my mom’s holiday parties. At one point the term “social media” came up…
The LEA Committee has approved 3 of our 4 proposals. Izzy’s invited Trilby to create Trilby’s Mill at Medici University, and Lemonodo Oh is bringing his “Borderline” project in as the 4th element of Pedestrian Access. All the action starts 1 Jan ’15!
In solidarity with the RL walkers in the New Hampshire Rebellion we will be walking in a Virtual Rebellion on Tue 20 Jan ’15. Please join us!
Sunday 21 Dec is solstice 2014. We plan an all night vigil to greet the dawn of Solstice Day. Please join us at Izzy’s Gym for hot drinks and deep thoughts.
Who says the only playing cards that can be selfies are the “face cards!?” At this year’s VBCO Holiday Party we passed out decks of 55 avatar selfies!
I’ve applied to be a “City Organizer” for SL for Jane’s Walk 2015. Named after urban activist & writer Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walks are neighborhood walking tours. Jane’s Walk 2015 will be 1, 2 & 3 May.
The family gift exchange has long been an RL way of weaving family and expressing community. Let’s try a VR Friends & Family gift exchange this year.
Desu’s Low Poly Trees problematize high poly art. Is high poly art a lie, like a polyester leisure suit? And low poly the honesty of a vinyl miniskirt?
54 virtual world denizens have each made a selfie playing card for our 2014 Avatar Selfie Card Deck. And it’s time to pass out the cards! Come to the party, have a drink, and pick up your free copy of this cool deck of cards!
Creating a Public Realm in a Virtual World: Pedestrian Access is 26 hectares of walkable VR public space from Gracie Kendal, Misprint Thursday, Isabella Medici, Trilby Minotaur, and Vanessa Blaylock.
Soto Hax has scripted Treadmills at Izzy’s Gym to report your activity to your WordPress blog! I met RMarie in Jan & in Sep she brought Soto to an Avatar Hangout. This week Soto made The Quantified Avatar possible!
“The Blogosphere” is a great place to create community. Perhaps not a community as wide as a Social Media community, but perhaps deeper. Let’s develop the Avatar Blogosphere to the next level!
I value Open Access. And nothing beats the Open Web for Open Access. But I also value diversity. And having more species of animals and technology and media is better. Like vinyl records. And paper magazines.
Welcome to Stephan Koplowitz’ Site Dance MOOC. You’re invited to contribute your work to the Site Dance Issue of MOOC Magazine!
In Barbara Wong Chun-Chun’s new film Girls (Hong Kong, 2014) Ivy Chen Yi-Han, Yang Zishan & Fiona Sit Hoi-kei play 3 lifelong friends going through the journey of life.
The enemy in Edge of Tomorrow is time. There’s nothing new in defeating invaders or falling in love. What’s compelling is discovering the subtlety of time.