Attending the Second Life relay of the invited opening talk by Rosie Jones of Yahoo Inc on Nature.com's Second Life Elucian Islands:
To celebrate the opening of the VCE region in Second Life for use by the WoSCR community, fireworks are showing over Hill Top for 24 hours on 1st September 2009 across all times zones.
More details and images at http://openvce.net/event-fireworks-2009-09-01
Thanks to Tai Clifford in the Second Life community for providing some of his excellent scuba equipment freely to VCE island users, and some of his underwater coral reefs and fish for the VCE Dive Trench. It will be in use for the first OpenVCE.net scuba diving VATAR event on 27-Aug-2009 (http://openvce.net/vatar-scuba) to help new users get used to usig their avatars.
Flags fly over the Central Plaza and Expo area of the Virtual Collaboration Environment (VCE region) in Second Life. Boxes of textures of flags of the world including most national and many regional flags are available to pick up in the Central Plaza.
Today I found that the regional flag of Shetland was not in the set. Having spoken to Kevin Moreland, Marketing Officer for Shetland Islands Council, and having had our honeymoon in Shetlands in 1975, I wanted to correct the ommision. Kevin provided full fetails of the flag which uses the Scotttish saltire official blue (Pantone 300) and is based on the shape of the Scandinavian flags specifically those like Finland and Sweden.
The James Cameron movie is called "Avatar" but its not related (directly anyway) to virtual worlds software based avatars. Its much more serious than that. But... wait and see!
More details and trailers at: