[SLNP] MacArthur Island in Virtual World to Open with Public Forum on May 18

Rik Panganiban 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!

Rik Panganiban
Global Kids


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  
Spotlight blog.

To learn more about MacArthur's digital media and learning initiative,  
visit our website.




Rik Panganiban
Assistant Director
Online Leadership Program
Global Kids
email: rik at globalkids.org
tel: +1 212 226 0130 x139
second life: rik riel

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