Sophrosyne’s Saturday Salon: Wired on Griefing
Please join us Saturday, February 9 at The Nexus in Extropia Core, from 1-3pm SLT for Sophrosyne’s Saturday Salon.
Spotlight Guests Lordfly Digeridoo and Hiro Pendragon will discuss Julian Dibbell’s recent article in Wired Magainze, “Mutilated Furries, Flying Phalluses.” Does it glorify griefing? Is griefing terrorism or important social commentary? Does Wired have it in for SL?
Join us for an open and civil discussion on griefing and journalistic coverage of SL.
Lordfly Digeridoo (Josh Eikenberry) is a principal of metaverse development company Clever Zebra. He has been involved in virtual worlds since the age of 14, when he explored and designed cities in Activeworlds. He joined Second Life in 2003 and has designed over 200 buildings for clients ranging from friends running small virtual boutiques to Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft and Intel. Since August 2006, he has contracted for jobs with Millions of Us, Involve Media, Pleiades Consulting, Beta Technologies, and the Otherland Group, helping to bring their clients and associated brands into Second Life with innovative, usable designs. He was also a contributing host on Secondcast, one of Second Life’s first regular podcasts.
Hiro Pendragon (Ron Blechner) is Chief Technology Officer at Involve, Inc, (formerly Infinite Vision Media), one of the leading Metaverse Development and Software Studios. His work with Involve includes such projects as The Tech Museum of San Jose, Dell Computers, and The Weather Channel’s Epic Conditions attractions. He has been a Second Life resident as Hiro Pendragon since January 2004, co-founded SLCC, was a Live Helper, and his work has been featured in such media as The New York Times and Wired Magazine.
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