[SLNP] MacArthur Island in Virtual World to Open with Public Forum on May 18
rikp at earthlink.net
Thu May 7 23:17:53 PDT 2009
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We hope that you can attend this very special event on MacArthur's
"Foundations" island on Monday, May 18 at 2pm PST, featuring a
conversation on philanthropy and virtual worlds between Jonathan
Fanton, President of the MacArthur Foundation, and Cory Ondrejka,
former CTO of Linden Lab. See the MacArthur Spotlight blog for more
See you then!
MacArthur Island in Virtual World to Open with Public Forum on May 18
On May 18, to mark the launch of MacArthur Island in the virtual world
of Second Life, the Foundation will host an event featuring the
avatars and live voices of Foundation President Jonathan Fanton and co-
creator of Second Life, Cory Ondrejka. The discussion between Ondrejka
and Fanton will consider the future of virtual worlds and
philanthropy. This public forum also will be broadcast as a webcast to
standard internet browsers.
For those with avatars, a visit to MacArthur Island will offer a way
to understand MacArthur’s grantees and work, via interactive 3D
exhibits on issues ranging from biodiversity to human rights and
education. The island is also open to other foundations and nonprofits
for events and activities in the public interest.
The investigation into virtual worlds and philanthropy is led by
Global Kids and the Network Culture Project at the University of
Southern California, with support from the MacArthur Foundation.
For more information:
Details on the webcast, the event, how to attend the event as an
avatar, and how to visit the Island are available on MacArthur's
To learn more about MacArthur's digital media and learning initiative,
visit our website.
Online Leadership Program
email: rik at globalkids.org
tel: +1 212 226 0130 x139
second life: rik riel
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