Debut in Second Life


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Originally uploaded by joannamkay.

My First Life is adventurous, busy and disorganized and as a result I am going quite insane with all the work stacked on the table, meetings and deadlines. Among my many good resolutions, I promised myself I would not get involved in anything new until the end of the year.

Throughout the FLNW tour, JoKay and Sean Fitz gave a number of presentations on Second Life, explained the potential for educational creative work and invited me to join. However, knowing myself and worried about the consequences this might represent, I managed to hold to my promise until the very last day on the road, when I finally downloaded the programme and gave myself the identity of a true nature’s child: Bee Kerouac.

I did not manage to do much on that day (walked around, soared near the sun, got my wings burnt, dived into a river and bumped my head on the bridge)and tried to forget about it while I plunged into my hectic daily routine back home.

Sean tried to lure me 🙂 into it later on, by sending me inventory gifts (like this Cool Bee T-shirt) but I resisted temptation bravely….until last Friday evening, when I made my real debut in Second Life encouraged also by the increasing number of Webhead incursions and presentations led by Baldric Commons and Gavin on the Edunations island.

(it is after all, almost the end of the year…)
(to be continued)

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4 Responses to Debut in Second Life

  1. EFL Geek says:

    Bee,

    I’m jealous. I downloaded this ages ago, but my computer cannot run the program. This means I have to wait until next summer when I buy a new computer. By the time I get a second life I’ll have so much catching up to do. Hope to hear you blog more on this in the future.

  2. Bee says:

    Don't be jealous, EFL Geek. My computer also suffers from it and I have come to the conclusion that my connection is far from good. The pictures take time to load and my screen frequently freezes at peak hours. It is a time-consuming activity and you must be patient. I will try to report on it as I go along but have not yet found time to do it.

  3. Hey Bee! Welcome to Second Life! You won’t be sorry! Okay… you will get frustrated with the performance problems like we all do, but I think you will be thrilled with the educational possibilities. 🙂

  4. Bee says:

    Looking forward to it! Pity schools like mine will not let us download it.