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

Marston, Philip G. p.marston at abdn.ac.uk
Wed Apr 9 08:03:51 PDT 2008


Seeing it OK here in Scotland

 

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From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of T. Kennedy
Sent: 09 April 2008 14:55
To: 'SL Educators'
Subject: RE: [SLED] Jon Stewart-Daily Show-Segment on Avatar Heroes

 

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 Canada?)

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

Thanks

Tracy 

 

From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Marrapodi,
Elisabeth
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...

 

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	-----Original Message-----
	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

	lol 

	 

	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.

	
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	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?

	 

	
http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=165604&title=avata
r-heroes 


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