[SLED] A report from Virginia Tech (RL & SL)
mschmidt at HouseWorksDigital.com
Sun Apr 22 11:45:06 PDT 2007
You are welcome to set up a donation collector on our spot on
EduIsland. There is already a small 'stele' with candles. If you like
you could be adjacent to it.
(NYU McGhee group)
Digital Communications and Media
McGhee Division, New York University
726 Broadway, #669
New York, NY 10003
ms1831 at nyu.edu
On Apr 22, 2007, at 12:36 AM, Milosun Czervik wrote:
> To my SL colleagues and friends:
> First, I want to thank Jeremy Kemp (SL/ Jeremy Kabumpo) for the
> machinima he made depicting the RL/SL support by San Jose State
> University. I cannot begin to describe how touching it is to see
> the incredible outpouring of support from students and colleagues
> across the nation and around the world - both in RL and in SL.
> To say the healing has begun would be presumptuous on my part - so
> I cannot report that. To tell the truth, I don't even know if the
> reality of the tragedy has really sunk in all the way. However,
> knowing how many people are thinking about us and grieving with us
> is a great reminder of solidarity, and at least the beginning of
> the beginning, as they say.
> I just became aware of a great song created by some VT grads ('The
> Season') and posted to MySpace: http://myspace.com/theseasononline,
> "Forever Changed," a VT memorial.
> As some of you may now be aware, some memorials appeared early last
> week in Second Life. The similarities to the RL tributes are
> noteworthy - not in look, but in function. Many SL residents
> visiting the sites have told me how much they appreciate being able
> to express their sentiments in a virtual place - as they would
> never be able to get to Blacksburg. I talked to someone on Friday
> about how leaving a statue one has created - or even a free
> "candle" (in-world) has a similar feel to signing a board or
> posting to a message board about the victims. Each person finds his
> or her own way of expressing sorrow. I am sure studies in SL will
> spring forth from this...
> Rather than go into detail about the VT Memorials in SL, I will
> point you to my blog about their evolution over the past week:
> I do not have all my plans together yet, but I was wondering if any
> on this list would allow me to put a low-prim (no more than 6)
> "Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund" donation collector there. The goal is
> to raise $1,000 US - or more!! - in SL (and we are 1/2 way there),
> but I will need more places to collect funds. If you are open to
> this, please email me off-list.
> Thanks again for all your support.
> SL/Milosun Czervik
> milosun.czervik at gmail.com
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