Archive for the ‘In-world Seminars’ Category

Sex and disability seminar: another great success!

June 14, 2008

Yesterday’s seminar was a huge success! Very many thanks to our guest speaker Cory Silverberg (SL:SeeLee Markstein) and to all our audience for the very lively discussion that lasted more than two hours. More than 40 avatars visited the UOP Sexual Health SIM yesterday, including three Lindens (Pathfinder Linden, Phoenix Linden and Malbers Linden), and members of the GimpGirl Community and Virtual Ability. They spent more than 3040 visitor-minutes or >50 visitor-hours on the parcel (mostly during the seminar), as shown in the official Second Life traffic figure for the SIM today, 13 June 2008, which reflects yesterday’s usage (12 June 2008–second snapshot below).

Click the image below to launch the event’s video in HD (High Definition). This is a short 2-minute clip created by Maged 
(http://www.vimeo.com/1166607).

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Click above image to launch the HD video clip
(http://www.vimeo.com/1166607).

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Yesterday’s official Traffic figure (3047 min = >50 hrs). Click to enlarge.

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Other news: New branch in Second Life and more outreach! Click to enlarge. Part of our content is now mirrored at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Upadhyaya/50/80/86 (you will be teleported nearby to the main hub and can then easily find us in The Arcade, a very short walk from the main hub). Very many thanks to the ‘Second Life HIV/AIDS Network Headquarters’ for donating the space at no charge.

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Scientific discourse 2.0. Will your next poster session be in Second Life®?

June 2, 2008

EMBO reports 9, 6, 496–499 (2008)
doi:10.1038/embor.2008.86

Scientific discourse 2.0. Will your next poster session be in Second Life®?

Stephen T Huang1, Maged N Kamel Boulos2 & Robert P Dellavalle3

1 Stephen T. Huang is at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, USA
2 Maged N. Kamel Boulos is at the University of Plymouth, UK
3 Robert P. Dellavalle is at the Denver Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and the University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Full-text PDF :
http://www.nature.com/embor/journal/v9/n6/pdf/embor200886.pdf

Full-text HTML :
http://www.nature.com/embor/journal/v9/n6/full/embor200886.html

Sex and disability seminar – 12 Jun 08

June 1, 2008

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This will be an open Q&A and discussion about ‘sex and disability’, featuring Cory Silverberg, co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability–For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain and Illness (Cleis Press, 2007).

When:
Thursday 12 June 2008 at noon SLT (= 8 PM BST)

Where/organized by:
University of Plymouth Sexual Health SIM in Second Life
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Education%20UK/33/63/22

About our guest speaker:
Cory Silverberg (SL:SeeLee Markstein) is an AASECT certified sexuality educator and one of the worker owners of Come As You Are, the world’s only democratically run, worker co-op sex store. For the past ten years Cory has worked as a sex educator, creating and facilitating workshops for organizations and groups on subjects including male sexuality, sexuality and disability, sexual communication, sex toys, and most recently sex and technology. He also works as a media consultant for US and Canadian television production companies (he was the long standing sex toy wrangler for Sue Johanson). Along with Dr. Miriam Kaufman and Fran Odette, Cory is the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability. He writes about sexual health and pleasure for About.com (http://sexuality.about.com/), where he has been the Sexuality Guide since 2005 (About.com is part of The New York Times Company).

Book cover.The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability is a complete sex guide for people who live with disabilities, pain, illness, or chronic conditions. Useful for absolutely everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation, the book addresses a wide range of disabilities — from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, and more. Written by a medical doctor, a sex educator, and a disability activist, The Ultimate Guide provides readers with encouragement, support, and all the information they need to create a sex life that works for them. The authors cover all aspects of sex and disability, including building a positive sexual self-image; positions to minimize stress and maximize pleasure; dealing with fatigue or pain during sex; finding partners and talking with partners about sex and disability; adapting sex toys; and more.

Snapshots from 1st May 08 seminar

May 5, 2008

Click to browse the 1 May 08 album.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machinima video date: 1-May-08 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHyXQBVU8ro

Related posts:
http://sl-sexualhealth.org.uk/?p=142
http://sl-sexualhealth.org.uk/?p=141
From the blogosphere: Christianity gets a Second Life stage to discuss Sexual Purity – itsReal

‘Sexual Purity and Healthy Relationships’ seminar: a big success!

May 2, 2008

Yesterday’s seminar was a big success! Very many thanks to our guest speakers, Fr Johann, Fr Joshua and Prebytera Anna, who have made this event possible, to GOARCH for the great ‘Sexual Purity and and Healthy Relationships’ video clip, which we were able to show part of in-world at the beginning of the seminar, and of course to all our audience yesterday, for their stimulating questions and thoughts, and the very lively discussion that lasted more than two hours. Special thanks also go to SL:Gentle Heron, who is a sex educator for people with disabilities, for bringing unique insight to the discussion yesterday. More than 25 avatars attended all or part of the seminar–the total number of unique avatars who have visited our SIM yesterday was >30. The total visitor-minutes on our parcel yesterday was 1690 or >28 hours, as shown in the offical Second Life parcel traffic figure this afternoon, reflecting all day yesterday (1 May 08)–the official visitor-minutes figure for the day before yesterday, i.e., 30 Apr 08, was 24 (see screenshot below). The 1st of May 08 figure of 1690 visitor-minutes is the highest figure our SIM has ever achieved in any single day since project launch in July 2007! More details and colour snapshots of the event will be posted in a follow-on post on this blog. Meanwhile, if you haven’t already done so, you can visit our SIM now and grab your free copy of the event’s goodies bag, which was offered to all participants yesterday; just touch the big pistachio ball located beside our “PowerPoint”/Video Viewer in-world to receive your copy.

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We will also be posting in due course access statistics of this blog you are reading now. So far visitors from more than 75 countries around the world have accessed content on this blog! Thank you all of you who are following us in-world and/or out-world for your continuing support and interest!

Seminar on ‘Sexual Purity and Healthy Relationships: A Christian Orthodox Perspective for the 21st Century’

May 1, 2008

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Fathers Johann Barak and Joshua Tuchs (these are SL avatar names), who in RL are two Eastern Orthodox priests in USA, together with Presbytera Anna Hirschel (again, SL name–she is also in RL Eastern Orthodox and based in USA) will be holding a 60-90 minute seminar at our SIM in Second Life this Thursday, 1 May 2008, at 1:00 PM PDT/SLT = 9 PM BST (GMT+1) about ‘Sexual Purity and Healthy Relationships: A Christian Orthodox Perspective for the 21st Century’.

Our three speakers will hold an open discussion along the lines of this video:
http://realserver.goarch.org/ram/en/sexual_pur.ram – we will be showing a short segment of it in-world at the start of the seminar. They will be responding live (in text and voice) to your questions in-world. Fr Johann Barak, Fr Joshua Tuchs, and Presbytera Anna Hirschel believe that Orthodox Christianity has a strong and very important and practical message for the whole world, especially these days with the very recent announcement of the US CDC that 1 in every 4 American teenage girls has a sexually-transmitted infection (HPV) that can lead later in life to cervical cancer
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7290088.stm).

Join us on Thursday, 1 May 2008, at 1:00 PM PDT/SLT = 9 PM BST (GMT+1) at
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Education%20UK/18/36/22

Please join the debate!

April 24, 2008

I have posted two new personal thoughts / opinion snippets at http://healthcybermap.org/sl.htm under ‘Thoughts / opinion’. Please read them and post your comments here. (Read previous comments.)

April 2008:
Why 3D?
Web conferencing: 2D vs. 3D (or both), or ‘Why conduct events and meetings in Second Life?’

Previous snippet–July 2007:
Comparing the 2D Web to 3D multi-user, immersive virtual worlds


N.B. Non-gaming 3D worlds are not just SL (better drop the ‘virtual’ between ‘3D’ and ‘worlds’, as Twinity has done)–the following videos are about Sun’s MPK20 platform (for the first three, right-click > Save Target As…):

Videos
MPK20 Demo
Demo Video Screenshot
Quicktime, 4:58
Wonderland Phone
Phone Video Screenshot
Quicktime, 2:16
Interview
MPK20 Interview Video Screenshot
MP4, 10:34
Tutorial
Tutorial Video Screenshot
Streaming video

Dreams Fair – Sexual Health Discussion (16/4/08)

April 17, 2008

Yesterday, 16 Apr 08 at 12:00 noon PDT, MB facilitated an open Sexual Health Discussion held at the Dreams Third Annual Community Fair.

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Other news: We are featured on p.16 of the latest March 2008 issue of SLang Life magazine –
http://www.slanglife.com/files/No3_table_of_contents.pdf

Visit our booth at DREAMS 3rd Annual Fair, 4-25 Apr 08

April 4, 2008

Thanks to SL:The Sojourner and her community/SIM for assisting people with stroke, Asperger Syndrome/autism, social phobias, and other neurological/mental difficulties, we have been offered a free space at DREAMS 3rd Annual Fair, 11-25 April 2008. Visit us at
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dreams/219/85/25 (follow the red arrow to the red beam)

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Our booth at DREAMS 3rd Annual Fair, 4-25 Apr 08 (click to enlarge).

There will be lots of entertainment opportunities; a like-real, fully interactive amusement park; great games, visuals and music; other interesting health-related projects to learn about in the exhibition; and an excellent scientific programme (see below — as at 3 Apr 08).

Dreams Community Fair 2008 Schedule
April 4-11, 2008 – Booth Set-up
April 11-25,  2008 – Fair Presentations and Events
April 26, 2008 – Booth Take-down

April
F11     – 3:30-4:00 pm PST – Opening Remarks
              4:00-5:00 pm PST – Ideaman Concert
              5:00-8:00 pm PST – Dance for Life and Health with DJ Ricken Flow
             
Sa12     –  12:00 – 1:00 pm PST –  Intro to Sculpted Prims – Vlad Bjornson
                 2:30-3:30 pm PST – Gemini Glitter – Ouchies
                 4:00-5:00 pm PST – Overview of Free Sculpty Tools – Vlad Bjornson
                 5:00-6:00 pm PST – Survivorship – Marymac Dougall
                    
Su13     – 12:00-1:00 pm PST – Spaceman Opus Concert
                 1:00-2:00 pm PST – Grace McDunnough Concert
                 4:00-5:00 pm PST – Alphabet Soup of the Arteries – Ren Stonecutter
                 5:00-6:00 pm PST – Mental Health – Avalon Birke
                
M14     – 12:00-1:00 pm PST – Disabled SL-Peoples Association Discussion – Arcadian Meili
                 3:00-5:00  pm PST – T1 Radio Rock Block
                 6:00-7:00 pm PST – Speed Build with Golda
                
T15     –   1:00-2:00  pm PST – Tringo with Soj
                2:00-3:00 pm PST – Understanding Depression and its Link to Suicide – Amaya Summers
                6:00-7:30 pm PST – TongRen Therapy w/Tong Ren Writer/Support for Healing
                7:30-8:30 pm PST – Improving Memory as we Age – Arwen Gadsby
                
W16     – 12:00 pm PDT/SLT – Sexual Health – MB Chevalier
               5:00-7:00 pm PST – AS Meeting with Ariel Miranda
               (5:00-6:00 pm PST) – The Role of a Neuropsychologist – Arwen Gadsby

Th17     –  1:00-2:00 pm PST – Art and Museums in SL – Arria Perreault- Confederation of Democratic Simulators
                 3:00-4:00 pm PST – Coming of Age in SL Discussion with Tom Bukowski
                 5:00-7:30 pm PST – T1 Radio Mady’s Music Marathon
              
F18     – 1:00-3:00 pm PST – Brainacs – Basic Scripting – Deevyde Maelstrom
               3:00-4:00 pm PST – Women and HIV – Lizzette Zenovka
               4:00-5:30 pm PST – Warbot Construction – Deevyde Maelstrom
               5:30-7:00 pm PST – Brainiacs – Warbots Competition
             
Sa19    –    12:00-1:00 pm PST – Blue Angel – Poetry Reading – Persephone Phoenix
                  1:00-2:00 pm PST – GimpGurl  Community Info Session  – Aleja Asturias
                  1:00-2:00 pm  PST – The Show Must Go On – Osprey Therian /Enjah Mysterio
                  2:00-4:00 pm PST – Motorability Dance – DJ Amanda Shinji
                  4:00-5:30 pm PST – Crohns & Colitis – KirstenAnn Beck

Su20      –    8:00-9:30 am PST – TongRen Therapy w/Tong Ren Writer/Support for Healing
                   12:00-1:00 pm PST – Fighting Spirit Discussion – Poppy Zabelin ACS/Relay
                   3:00-4:00 pm PST – ACS Caregivers Discussion – Marissa Goodliffe
                   4:00-5:00 pm PST – Stroke Prevention and Early Recognition – Ren Stonecutter
                  5:00-7:30 pm PST – T1 Radio Play Something

M21       – 6:00-7:00 pm PST – Speed Build with Golda

T22        – 1:00-2:00 pm PST – Tringo with Soj
                 5:00-7:30 pm PST – T1 Radio Play Something
                 6:00-7:30 pm PST – TongRen Therapy w/Tong Ren Writer/Support for Healing

W23     –  5:00-7:00 pm PST – AS Meeting with Ariel Miranda

Th24    –   6:00-7:00 pm PST – Micala Lumiere Concert

F25     –   12:00-1:00 pm PST – Medical Ethics – Avalon Birke
                1:00-4:00 pm PST – Linden Dunk – Mia Linden
               7:00-8:00 pm PST – Understanding Depression and its Link to Suicide – Amaya Summer

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SIM promotion at SFEU event

March 18, 2008

On Monday 17 March 2008, the UOP Sexual Health SIM was featured at an in-world event organised by the Scottish Further Education Unit (SFEU) in Second Life. You can watch the intro clip by Annamarie Kelly (SL:Edugirl Okelly), E-learning Advisor, SFEU, by clicking her image below. (It’s an excellent introduction, apart from her wrong pronunciation of Maged’s name — the ‘g’ should be pronounced like the ‘g’ in ‘get’ :-)

 http://annamarie.sweetchucks.com/annamariewelcome.m4v

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Schedule for SFEU Second Life Event: Monday March 17th 2008

10.45 – 11.00 Welcome and ‘Meet and Greet’ opportunity to network in world

11.00 – 11.05 Introduction to Second Life and focus of event from Annamarie Kelly

11.05 – 11.15 Presentation from Pauline Randal from Elmwood college – using Second Life within Scottish Colleges with Q&A opportunities

11.15 – 11.25 A YouTube presentation from Maged N Kamel Boulos from Plymouth University, on how they are using Second Life as part of their sexual health teaching with Q&A opportunities

11.25 – 11.35 Networking opportunities and exploration of spot-lighted resources (BlendED, SOLAR, TESEP, Subject Mentors)

11.35 – 11.55 Tour of Second Life teleporting to 2 locations of interest

11.55 – 12.10 Questions and Answers – “How can SL be used to support learning?”

12.15 Close
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Many thanks, Annamarie, for organising and hosting this excellent event and offering us the opportunity to promote our work!

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Also yesterday evening, Maged was invited to contribute to the initial closed discussions about populating (with suitable content) a new ‘AIDS and HIV CENTER’ that will soon open at Healthinfo Island.

Project to be featured in next issue of the printed SLang Life magazine

March 5, 2008

SL'ang Life Magazine logo.On Saturday, 9 February 2008, Maged delivered an invited session about the UOP Sexual Health SIM at an event hosted by SL’ang Life island (Webin-world). Today, he received the following note in-world from the event organiser (posted here with permission):

We’d like to thank you once again for your participation in the Health Care Conference at SlangLife Library. We are happy to inform that the event will be featured in March issue of the SL’ang Life magazine. In order to get free copy, please fill in the subscription form at
http://www.slanglife.com

We will be very pleased if you consider joining us on the last weekend of March at the conference on mental health support. Please note that your presentation will be considered as a eventual article for April issue of our magazine. More info soon.

Please contact Uzi Boa or Morrigan Polanski with any suggestions or questions.

Best Regards,
Uzi Boa

‘Opening Up – A Guide for Women’ seminar: a huge success!

February 18, 2008

18 February 2008: Yesterday’s seminar entitled ‘Opening Up – A Guide for Women’, the third in our bimonthly sexual health seminar series, was a big success! Many thanks to our guest speaker SL:Jenn Twin from Canada, and to all those who have attended and contributed to the long chat with Jenn after the seminar.

Snapshots of the event are available at
http://sl-sexualhealth.org.uk/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=3
http://sl-sexualhealth.org.uk/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=3

We chose a starting time that would suit both people in North America and those in Europe (7pm GMT). The seminar went very well. It lasted about an hour and half (one hour for the formal seminar, followed by half an hour of informal audience chatting with Jenn), and involved lots of audience-speaker and audience-audience interactivity/chatting.

About 41 unique avatars visted our SIM on the day of the seminar (17 February 2008). They spent in total more than 1600 minutes on our parcel (that’s >26 hours). Peak concurrency was 24 avatars during the time of the event, excluding the project’s team. This is our highest ever peak concurrency since project launch in July 2007. The event had a solid attendance, with most of the peak concurrency maintained (>20 avatars present) throughout almost the whole formal seminar duration (7-8pm GMT).

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Our Second Life official parcel Traffic figure on 18 February 2008 at 15:30 GMT, reflecting actual traffic/total visitors’ minutes on 17 February 2008, the day we had the ‘Opening Up – A Guide for Women’ event: 1687 visitor-minutes, the highest figure our SIM has ever achieved in any single day since project launch in July 2007! Also as at 17 February 2008, our in-world public Group now has 99 Members, up from 92 Members on 12 February 2008.

Project promotion at SL’ang Life Health Care Event

February 9, 2008

SL'ang Life Magazine logo.On Saturday, 9 February 2008, SL’ang Life island (Webin-world) hosted a large Health Care Event from 9 am – 5:30 pm SLT. They invited Maged to talk about the University of Plymouth Sexual Health SIM. The session about our SIM was very well attended and received by an audience of more than 30 avatars, and was a good opportunity to promote our work, as well as next week’s seminar.

Event snapshots:
http://sl-sexualhealth.org.uk/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=2
See also:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/slml/2251734386/ and http://bloghud.com/id/18528/

Our next seminar: ‘Opening Up – A Guide for Women (and their lovers)’

February 8, 2008

jenn.jpgThis brief presentation will give women of all ages a starting point in which to speak to their partners about their own sexuality, their preferences, and their boundaries.  Men interested in improving their own sexual health are also welcome to attend.  This will be a fun and practical session where audience participation is encouraged.  :) 

About the Presenter: Jenn Twin is an experienced Sexual Health Educator based in Canada in RL, with nearly 10 years experience in the field.  She has written a literature review on condom distribution programmes in schools, has worked to develop programming for Planned Parenthood, and is currently working on developing services for sexual assault victims.

When/where: Sunday,  17 February 2008 @ 11:00 AM SLT/7:00 PM UK/GMT at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Education%20UK/33/63/22

Have you tried the new WindLight viewer? The snapshot below shows our new sky and sea as rendered in WindLight (click to enlarge).

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Warning: Requires beefy graphics card to cope with ‘Ultra’ quality settings (in SL ‘Preferences’)!

Family planning and contraceptives seminar: a big success!

December 14, 2007

14 December 2007: Yesterday’s seminar about family planning and contraceptives, the second in our bimonthly sexual health seminar series, was a real success! Many thanks to our guest speaker SL:Babette Hoobinoo, and to all those who have attended and contributed to the discussions during and after the seminar.

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Snapshots taken during the ‘Family planning and contraceptives’ seminar on 13 December 2007, 8-10pm GMT.

We tried a time that would suit both people in North America and those in Europe (8-10pm GMT). The seminar went well. It lasted about two hours and involved lots of audience-speaker and audience-audience interactivity: discussions, questions/answers, and even an avatar from the audience relating their personal experience with one of the contraceptive methods! We also had a quiz (a copy of the questions and answers is now available via the Notecard giver ball beside our PowerPoint display unit by the ocean).

About 33 unique avatars visted our SIM on the day of the seminar (13 December 2007). They spent in total more than 1200 minutes on our parcel (that’s >20 hours). Peak concurrency was 14 avatars during the time of the event.

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Our Second Life official parcel Traffic figure on 14 December 2007, reflecting actual traffic/total visitors’ minutes on 13 December 2007, the day we had the ‘Family planning and contraceptives’ event: 1276 up from 304 the day before.

Join us this Thursday 13 Dec 07 at 20:00 GMT / noon SLT

December 12, 2007

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One of our visitors sent us a message saying “Isn’t it an oxymoron to have a Christmas tree (the celebration of a birth) during the Contraception Seminar….?  Not judging… just find this humorous….“.

Our reply was “Not at all. Our position is neutral; please read this: http://sl-sexualhealth.org.uk/?p=49  Plus there are natural methods and very valid reasons for family planning approved by the Eastern Orthodox Church http://orthodoxwiki.org/Contraception“.

Project promotion at key in-world event

December 2, 2007

Yesterday (1 December 2007), Healthinfo Island celebrated the World AIDS Day 2007, and invited Maged to talk about the University of Plymouth Sexual Health SIM. The session about our SIM was very well attended and received by the audience (see snapshots below).

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World AIDS Day 2007 at Healthinfo Island (1 December 2007) – snapshot by Namro Orman
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World AIDS Day 2007 at Healthinfo Island (1 December 2007)
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World AIDS Day 2007 at Healthinfo Island (1 December 2007)

Seminar and sex education material by Barbara Hastings-Asatourian

November 19, 2007

Barbara Hastings-Asatourian (SL:Babette Hoobinoo), Managing Director of Contraception Education and Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing at the University of Salford, has kindly agreed to deliver an in-world seminar about Contraception on 13 December 2007 at 8:00 PM (UK/GMT time = 12:00 PM/noon SLT) at the University of Plymouth Sexual Health SIM in Second Life. Barbara also contributed some excellent material (20 video links, in-world slides/quiz and articles) to the UOP Sexual Health SIM (see snapshot below).

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Click to enlarge. ‘Learning to prevent AIDS‘ interview/article display and link to 20 YouTube videos (blue HTTP cube) contributed to the UOP Sexual Health SIM by Barbara Hastings-Asatourian (inset bottom right).

Women’s health expo and conference

November 7, 2007

On 7 November 2007, starting at 8 AM SLT, on Oleander island there will be an island-wide women’s health expo and conference. SL:PCOSGurl Infinity was very kind to offer us an exhibit space for the UOP Sexual Health SIM.

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Maged speaking about the Sexual Health SIM at the women’s health expo and conference Click thumbnails to enlarge.

‘Broken Wing, Learning to Fly’: a big success!

September 14, 2007

Machinima video date: 12-Sep-07 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKIIB1WTA4w

The ‘Broken Wing’ Event on 12 September 2007 was a real success! Many thanks to our guest speaker SL:Beacon Becloud, and to all those who have attended and contributed to the discussions during and after the seminar (about 20 avatars — peak was 14, and more than 10 stayed from start to end: 8-9 pm BST). (On the day of the event, 12 September 2007, our SIM received more than 40 unique visitors/avatars (peak unique visitors was 14), who spent >850 minutes on our land.)

To view clearer snapshots of the ‘Broken Wing’ Event held at the UOP Sexual Health SIM on 12 September 07 at 12:00 noon SLT/PDT (08:00 PM UK Time), please visit our Image Gallery Search page http://www.sl-sexualhealth.org.uk/gallery/search.php and search for: BrokenWing (type it as one word). Maged uploaded 20 full-screen snapshots he took during the event.

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Our Second Life official parcel Traffic on 13 September 2007 (reflecting actual traffic on 12 September 2007, the day we had the ‘Broken Wing’ event): 855, up from 95 on the day before!

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Our PR Newswire press release of 12 September 2007 (see: http://www.sluniverse.com/aw/Story.aspx?StoryID=96) was also displayed on all in-world PR Newswire kiosks around the Second Life Grid, including kiosks at the central plaza in Midnight City, Aqua, Kula 1, Hawthorne, Lukanida, Slackstreet, Isles of Intrigue2, Fusion Bay, Text 100 Island, Ruby–Ivanova, and many other locations.

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Promoting our SIM: A copy of our historical STDs posters kiosk and SIM landmark/URL giver is now on permanent display at Healthinfo Island (95, 152, 21). Many thanks to SL:Carolina Keats.

Latest stats: Our Technorati blog authority is now 16 (up from 5 at the beginning of August 2007). Our in-world public Group launched on 10 August 2007 now has 57 Members as at 13 September 2007, up from 25 Members on 12 August 2007 — figures include three admin members (the core project team), and, as at 13 September 2007 (end of the day, SLT time), our SIM received more than 590 unique visitors/avatars (all time) since our initial launch on 12 July 2007, up from about 210 unique visitors on 11 August 2007 (12 Jul 07 – 11 Aug 07) — the corresponding figures with repeat visitors would be much higher. The total visitor-minutes spent on our land during the past 33 days (12 Aug 07 – 13 Sep 07, owner minutes excluded) was >3000 minutes (that is >50 hours!), including >850 minutes on 12 September 2007 alone (the day we had the ‘Broken Wing’ Event).

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Our public Group in Second Life: 57 Members as at 13 September 2007.

For the latest news and resources about Second Life in Medicine and Health, please visit http://healthcybermap.org/sl.htm

Broken Wing: live seminar at UOP Sexual Health SIM in Second Life

September 8, 2007

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In-world listing of the Broken Wing Event – 12 September 2007 @ 8:00 PM UK Time. Out-world Broken Wing event info:
https://secure-web1.secondlife.com/events/event.php?
id=839049&date=1189580400
 — http://www.sluniverse.com/aw/Story.aspx?StoryID=96

Next Wednesday, 12 September 2007, at 12:00 noon SLT/PDT (= 08:00 PM UK Time), SL:Beacon Becloud, will be delivering a live seminar at the University of Plymouth Sexual Health SIM about their new ‘Broken Wing, Learning to Fly’ project in Second Life. The project provides in-world services for all RL victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, with two certified counsellors, support groups, and even free in-world housing for those victims (housing is offered at the Narnia SIM).

The project is unique of its kind in SL, as the previous SL project/ display entitled ‘Silent Witness/Broken Silence’ and targeting victims of domestic violence is no longer active –
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=8641115756819649936

Landmarks:
University of Plymouth Sexual Health SIM
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Education%20UK/33/63/22
(the event will take place in our open-air seminar area)

Broken Wing – Narnia
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Narnia/160/220/23