International Justice Center in Second Life: A wasted effort?

So there's a new International Justice Centre in Second Life. Another great idea geared to service the few who can use Second Life. 100% useless for most of us who cannot.And let's not forget what Time Magazine had to say of Second Life. I am yet to be entirely convinced that Second Life repositories of … Continue reading International Justice Center in Second Life: A wasted effort?

Critique of “Virtual Diplomacy” workshop at GKP touches a raw nerve

My earlier post on the workshop on Virtual Diplomacy at GKP seems to have touched a raw nerve with, strangely yet tellingly, the folks from Diplo Foundation who moderated and organised the session far more than some of those in the panel itself. Clearly, the prissy and defensive responses that are found in response to … Continue reading Critique of “Virtual Diplomacy” workshop at GKP touches a raw nerve

Virtual Diplomacy Workshop at GKP GK III: A missed opportunity

I attended Diplomacy Goes Virtual: Opportunities and Limitation of Virtual Diplomacy, a worshop at the recently held Global Knowledge Partnership GK III conference in the hope that I would learn more than I knew and had already done using tools, mechanisms and platforms such as blogs, Skype, mobile communications, the XO laptop and Second Life, … Continue reading Virtual Diplomacy Workshop at GKP GK III: A missed opportunity

Journalism in Second Life – CNN enters the fray

First it was media such as The Metaverse Messenger. Then Reuters. Now CNN enters the world of journalism within Second Life by opening an iReport centre in Second Life: Just as CNN asks its real-life audience to submit I-Reports -- user-generated content submitted from cell phones, computers, cameras and other equipment for broadcast and online … Continue reading Journalism in Second Life – CNN enters the fray

Second Life avatars aren’t as eco-friendly / carbon neutral as first thought?

Anuradha Vittachi's presentation at the United Nations OCHA +5 Symposium mentioned that each flight killed a child. She then went on to demonstrate the potential of Second Life to cut down on air travel by meetings in sims and showcased OneClimate Island that will have virtual events running in parallel to the United Nations Climate … Continue reading Second Life avatars aren’t as eco-friendly / carbon neutral as first thought?

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in Second Life

e-justice centre (get Second Life coordinates / slurl here) From Bill Warters comes news of a superb new ODR initiative in Second Life. Created by  the Portuguese Ministry of Justice in cooperation with the University of Aveiro and the Faculty of Law of the Lisbon New University, this tour de force pushes the envelop in … Continue reading Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in Second Life