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

Frederic Emam-Zade femamzade at mac.com
Wed Apr 9 22:01:20 PDT 2008


can't see it in Dominican Republic...



On Apr 9, 2008, at 11:03 AM, Marston, Philip G. wrote:

> 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...
>
> Elisabeth Marrapodi
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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.
> 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=avatar-heroes
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