D-Briefs: 24 Hours of Music, Intel, Philips in SL
3pointD’s D-Briefs feature started just about a week ago, and in its second appearance I mused about possibilities for a briefs icon to mark the features. Well, that’s just what I got, from a reader calling himself (or herself) “anonymous.” 3pointD thanks you for your contribution, wherever you are. Herewith the news in brief: 24 hours of live music, plus Intel and Philips in SL.
â€¢ Colorado Technical University is so excited about the impending launch of their Second Life presence that they’re holding a 24-hour live music festival to mark the occasion. The event takes place »in the Muslin region«, and starts at noon SL Time (3pm Eastern) on Friday, June 1. This sounds like just the right way for a university to open shop in SL, if you ask me. Classess? Pfft.
â€¢ Intel will launch a new Intel Software Network Zone in the virtual world of Second Life on Tuesday, 29 May, according to Millions of Us, which is building out their presence in SL. There’s also an Intel Coding Camp event on June 1. The Software Network Zone sounds similar to the Amazon Web Services site in SL: »Intel’s new island« will “provide developers with an opportunity to meet and connect with Intel experts, and have group discussions with them. Developers will also be able to engage in regular Q&A sessions with Intel engineers on topics ranging from developer tools to multi-threading to mobility as well as access to and participation in Intelâ€™s blogs, forums and podcasts.” Contact Rodica Millionsofus in SL for more details.
â€¢ June 1 will also see the launch of Philips Design‘s Co-Creation Experience in Second Life,
being built out by Rivers Run Red(and first mentioned here last December). [Philips press officer Ingrid Bal writes to correct me: "Rivers Run Red did not build the Co-creation experience island, our Philips Design team did. RRR helped us at the start to build competences and knowledge to build in Second Life, but are this stage are not directly involved in the creation of the hub.] According to a press release, “Residents who register to be an active part of the â€˜Co-creation Teamâ€™ can be called on to participate in engaging and exciting research activities. This can include involving the Philips Design research team in their daily activities or participating in co-creation projects. Their participation in activities, such as co-creation workshops and feedback sessions will depend on the subject of the research and the characteristics of the residents. â€˜Co-creation Teamâ€™ members will be rewarded with incentives at the end of the project.” Potentially very interesting. Visit »the SL site« for more information.