Group Progress

Our group has met a few times outside the classroom in Second Life and recorded the desired amount of video footage for our upcoming project.  Our topic choice has long been finalized, and we are in good position to deliver a quality presentation.  We should be able to finalize the final details at our next…

Proceed with Caution

As you pull out your smart phone and prepare to share your emotions with the world in the form of a tweet, keep in mind that there may be serious consequences for your actions.  Don’t become the next person fired for failing to realize the immense power of social media.  The web is littered with…

Laws in Virtual Worlds

I just read an interesting paper about laws in the virtual world, which coincides perfectly with a 60 Minutes report that I saw this week about drones.  As technology advances and inventors create new devices, programs and communication platforms, officials are forced to implement strategies on how to govern these new advancements.  Intellectual property, corporate…

Planning Our Project

On Sunday March 2, 2014 our group met and discussed some possible options for our upcoming presentation in Second Life.  We decided to utilize video and PowerPoint as our communication tools.  One of the members of our group came up with these suggestions, and everyone present agreed that they were a solid ideas.  We attempted…

Reinas Latinas

     On of my minors at the University of Akron is Spanish, so I figured that it would be interesting to locate a place in Second Life where I could listen to some music and practice my Spanish simultaneously.  I did some searching, and after a little deliberation transported myself to Latin Queens.       Latin…

Places I’ve Been in Second Life

Three new Destinations 1.  Freebees Dungeon:  This was a very well designed store full of fashionable clothes.  Because of its name, I was under the impression that the items in this store were free, yet everything that I observed had a price attached to it.  Still, things were reasonably priced.  There were motorcycles on sale…

Dublin Meets Akron

This past week I got the opportunity to meet students from the Dublin Institute of Technology in the virtual world of Second Life.  It was a unique experience for us students in the University of Akron Honors Program, and goes along with the current trend of the Internet being such a huge part of every…