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The undiscovered country: Our first voyage to InWorldz

Originally posted on Canary Beck:
The intrepid new settlers begin the voyage across the treacherous waters This week Harvey and I visited InWorldz for the first time and despite the poetic allusion of this post’s title – no, we did not meet our deaths – far from it. The voyage was swift and not without incident,…

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On dogs and gardeners

We’ve all heard the Serenity Prayer at one time or another: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. The serenity to accept the things I cannot change… I suppose what made me think of this […]

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If Sims Were States

In the bad, old sooty days before methane or carbon monoxide detectors, miners would carry down caged canaries into the dark tunnels with them. If dangerous gases leaked into the mine-shaft, the gases would kill the canary before killing the miners. I’m beginning to believe that Hosoi Ichiba might just be our canary in a coalmine. […]

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From Digital Residency to Digital Citizenship

Like a half-blind newborn, we begin our Second Lives rather aimlessly bumping into things as we learn to walk, learn to speak, and learn to interact with these seemingly fully formed people around us. Slowly but surely, we begin to realise why (at least for the past couple of years) we have the word Resident […]

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God is in the detail

The idiom “God (is) in the detail(s)” expresses the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly; i.e. details are important. Hosoi Ichiba might just be one of the best manifestations of that idiom that can be found in Second Life. I have yet to meet Amiryu Hosoi, but I have been impressed and […]

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With this ring…

Last night I was invited to be my friend’s Maid of Honour in her upcoming SL wedding. After I instantly and wholeheartedly accepted, I got right down to the serious business of Honour Maidening in Second Life. I’m a little embarrassed to admit however, that despite my lofty appointment, I have never even attended a […]

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The 5 Things I Want in a (Virtual) Relationship

I know I have really high expectations and I don’t apologise for it. In fact, it’s one of the most consistent threads of my approach to my work, and what I expect from myself, my colleagues, my friends, and of course, a relationship. I’m the farthest thing you could imagine from someone with a lot […]

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