Recently in-world, I got this exciting msg from Louise Borgnine of ISTE Island:
"If you are attending the conference in Denver and would like a Second Life name tag with your avi pic on it, head on over to ISTE Island HQ and take a pic of yourself. Follow the directions on the board next to the photo booth!"
Here's the SLURL to the photobooth!
First I tried to do my field explorers outfit: The same outfit i was wearing (the horror!) when I toured the Lost Mine exhibit which I'll be sharing with you soon!~ But that seemed a little too milquetoast for my taste so I changed into my Merry Widow Wretched Dolly gown and started snapping. Look at the lovely netting on that tophat! Just spectacular!
It is quite silly how much I enjoy dressing up my avatar...maybe I didn't get enough time playing with Barbie as a child~! LOL I have so much money invested in clothes in Second Life it's shameful. I blame Miss Eleanor Anderton!
It's really vital to me as a Victorian Steampunk lady to represent that genre...not wearing modern clothes and always wearing just the right hat! So very key! I am also one of the few avatars who do not go about with a painted face. Not that avatars wearing makeup are all soiled doves, I did not say that! Just that having a skin without makeup (but with freckles) seems right with my avatar. (btw, this was my final choice off ALL the Pics i took!)
Last year at NECC DC it was brilliant to go to the Virtual Environments playground to pick up my SL badge! I wasn't transparent yet, so I had a different Twitter name... this year i can be myself. Which is both a relief and a burden! LOL
Lisa Aconcel did such a lovely job creating them! And she's doing the same this year!
So run to the ISTE Island in-world, put on your best outfit and snap away!
Crop your screenshot and save it as a jpeg and send it with your Twitter account name to Lisa Aconcel firstname.lastname@example.org to be picked up at the Virtual Environments playground in Denver!
Need Help with any of this? IM Louise Borgnine in world or email Terra Sieberman tsieberman@ISTE.org
AS Martha would say- Showing your love and participation in Second Life at ISTE: it's a good thing!
Want to join second life?
From the SIGMS Wiki:
If you are new to Second Life, set up an account to join us:
1. Go to the Second Life website at http://secondlifegrid.net/programs/education several days in advance to set up your free basic account.
2. Verify that your computer and connectivity meets the systems requirements at http://secondlife.com/support/sysreqs.php.
3. Click on the orange “Get Started!” button. Go through the subsequent screens to create your avatar account.
4. Download and install the Second Life viewer software at http://secondlife.com/support/downloads.php.
5. Open the software and log into Second Life using your avatar first name, last name, and password. Watch your avatar “be born”. Complete the orientation activities to learn about how to communicate, move, search, and edit your appearance.
6. When finished, search “Places” for locations such as the Community Virtual Library, ISTE, or the American Library Association. Teleport to a favorite location, explore, and become acquainted with Second Life. (When searching, make sure the “search mature places” square is checked.)