[SLED] Jon Stewart-Daily Show-Segment on Avatar Heroes

T. Kennedy tkennedy at netwomen.ca
Wed Apr 9 06:55:17 PDT 2008

I get the sense that people are able to view the video online, whereas for
me – everywhere I go it says video not available (perhaps because I am in

Anyone have any thoughts? I’d like to show this to my spring class in May




From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Marrapodi,
Sent: April 9, 2008 9:51 AM
To: SL Educators
Subject: RE: [SLED] Jon Stewart-Daily Show-Segment on Avatar Heroes


I think a good point was brought up here about how to get those outside of
SL to see that the whimsical avatar can still take their work seriously.  A
little while ago, after months of laying the groundwork, I had a live demo
of SL for some faculty. When one of the directors of an SL organization
showed up as a "character" it changed the entire tone of the meeting and not
for the better. While we accept this inworld, we have to remember in
business settings this doesn't always bode us well.  The only thing I can
equate this to in RL is envisioning my CEO conducting a board meeting in a
clown suit. It might express his personality but how would that work out? 


In our SL social settings I love our creativity and expression but I do
cringe sometimes when it's carried over to the business setting. Maybe I
need to let my inner avi go free...


Elisabeth Marrapodi
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From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com]On Behalf Of Jacob, Anthony
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 9:40 AM
To: SL Educators
Subject: RE: [SLED] Jon Stewart-Daily Show-Segment on Avatar Heroes



I managed to get a good laugh out of this while feeling insulted at the same
time...weird. But I have to admit that that whole sub-committee thing was
vaguely embarrassing. I'm still wrestling with why, so I don't have a clear
answer there. But I think it had something to do with the, well, circus
side-show feel of it. I'm not complaining about that. I loved seeing the
various avs there sporting wings and pink skin. One of my own avs is a
kilt-wearing neko leopard with a katana on his back and combat boots. <g>


Maybe that's just sort of the nature of The Frontier. SL is a place where so
many cultural elements cross. You have business interests, education, the
arts, politics intermingling and jumbling around in this primordial soup. It
gets hard sometimes to tell serious from whimsical, fantasy from fact,
productivity from folly. All are on equal footing in SL, and I love that.


And maybe that's the point that people have a little difficulty dealing
with. It's not "normal" for us to see the world this way. The artists among
us are perhaps the first to experiment in these new spaces, but others
follow, begrudgingly accepting the latest wave in an ever-changing reality.


From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com on behalf of Ann Crewdson
Sent: Tue 4/8/2008 5:52 PM
To: SL Educators
Subject: [SLED] Jon Stewart-Daily Show-Segment on Avatar Heroes

I saw this last night.  When does the negativity stop?



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