Related to Science in Second Life
Websites of Science-Related Organizations in SL
News Articles, Presentations, and Blog Posts about Science in SL
- Cosmic Variance blog, "A New World Overture" about virtual worlds and science by Professor George Djorgovski of CalTech (a guest post on the Cosmic Variance blog), Nov. 3, 2008.
- “Exploring the past through the future: a case
study of Second Life for archaeology education” presented by Dr. Ming
Nie at the Online Educa 2008 Conference in Berlin on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. Paper and presentation.
- Global Kids' "Science Through Second Life" project. Beginning in January 2008, two dozen freshmen at Global Kids' high school, the High School for Global Citizenship (HSGC) take part in a daily class using the Second Life Teen Grid to learn the life and physical sciences. For more information, do a search at the Global Kids website. There's also an ABC News video interview about it, and a Massively.com article about it. Also see this video
- (June 6, 2008) Girlstart, a nonprofit aimed at empowering girls to learn about math and science, will be bringing the girls to work in Teen Second Life with the help of an AMD Foundation grant. More info
- International Virtual Association of Surgeons Conference in Second Life on April 22, 2008. Link
- Paper: Bourke, P.D., "Evaluating Second Life as a Tool for Collaborative Scientific Visualisation," Computer Games and Allied Technology, Singapore, April 28-30, 2008.
- Paper: Gauthier, Adrienne J., "Astronomy in Second Life: A User's Perspective," CAPjournal, Issue 1, October 2007, Pages 32-34, published by the IAU.
- Article: "Scientists Get a 2nd Life" by Terra Questi (pen name), Science News, May 9, 2008.
- A slide presentation titled "Science in Second Life" by marfita on ZOHO Show.
- Article on Discovery Space website: 10 Spacey Places in Second Life
- A blog by Dr. P. Decelles (Simone Gateaux in SL) named "Second Life Biology"
- Buried Treasure blog, "Editorial: Virtual Conferences in Second Life", Jan. 18, 2009.
- "The Reality of Second Life" by Sandra Porter, October 2008.
- New World Notes blog, "IEEE Opens Robotics Lab in Second Life", Feb. 12, 2009.
- Virtual Worlds News, "UC Irvine Gets $3M [from NSF] to Study Virtual Worlds and Games for Work", Feb. 9, 2009.
- Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) blog - PlayOn - Exploring the Social Dimensions of Virtual Worlds
- Monolith - A tool for Molecular Visualization in Second Life
- "How Online Communities and Flawed Reasoning Sound a Death Knell for Qualitative Methods [in Some Social Sciences]"
- Frontier Spaceportblog
- July 31 & Aug. 1, 2007: Discussing the Accelerating Expansion of the Universe with Dr. Robert A. Knop, Jr.
- What is Science Commons? - A discussion with John Wilbanks, Vice President of Science Commons, on July 24, 2007
- The Music of Proteins - A presentation by Dr. Mary Anne Clark, a Professor of Biology at Texas Wesleyan Universityon June 12, 2007
- "Virtual Worlds May Be the Future Setting of Scientific Collaboration " - an article by Lisa Zyga at PHYSORG.com on Aug. 4, 2009
- "Everyone Likes Penguins " - an article in Rez Libris by Verde Otaared about a special exhibition on penguins at the Science Center parcel on Info Island. Published circa Aug. 6, 2009
- "International Year of Astronomy in Second Life " - Article by Apollo Manga at Examiner.com, published Aug. 10, 2009.
- "Genome Island: A Virtual Science Environment in Second Life " - Article in Innovate - Journal of Online Education, Volume 5, Issue 6, August/September 2009 by Mary Anne Clark.
- Ideas for Educational Exhibit Builders in Second Life - notes and images from a presentation given by Patio Plasma (of The Exploratorium) at the 2009 SLCC (Second Life Community Convention) in San Francisco.
- Article in Linux Insider that covers several scientific research activities in SL: Part 1 and Part 2
- Editorial - "A better world for science? " - Nature Materials 8, 917 (1 December 2009) | doi:10.1038/nmat2582
- Commentary - "Getting real about our virtual future" - Nature Materials 8, 919-921 (1 December 2009) | doi:10.1038/nmat2580 - a free, extended early draft of this commentary is available
- A way to enter LaTeX (the math typesetting markup language) and have it show up in SL as proper equations: SLaTeX
- Claudia Linden on the Official Second Life Blog, "Prototyping Real World Museum Exhibits in Second Life at The Tech", February 5, 2010
- Presentation about The Neil A. Armstrong Library and Archives at the Virtual Worlds Best
Practices in Education (VWBPE) Conference 2010: “That’s One Small Step for a Virtual World Library, One Giant Leap for Education!” Presenter: Archivist Llewellyn. Slides plus audio, mixed into a slidecast
- SciLands Panel at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) Conference on March 12, 2010. Introduced by Ina Centaur. Panelists were Greyark Hightower, Frecka Salsman, Clowey Greenwood, and Max Chatnoir (SL names). All slides plus audio, mixed into a slidecast - Audio Recording only - Clowey Greenwood's Slides - Video of Frecka's presentation
- "My tour of science-related places in Second Life" - Article in Tech Startups by Boonsri Dickinson on May 4, 2010.
- "Announcing the Winner of the 2010 Linden Prize" - Official blog post from Linden Lab, announcing that The Tech Virtual (project) won the 2010 Linden Prize. The Tech Virtual is a place in SL where people can prototype science exhibits and exhibitions for real museums. June 1, 2010.
- "Craving a Cure" article in Scientific American, October 2010, p. 32.
- "NASA's Moon World moves to OpenSim" - article by Maria Korolov in Hypergrid Business, Oct. 12, 2010.
- "Learning Science and Math in a Virtual World" - article in R&D Magazine, Feb. 24, 2011 - More Info
- "Science Thrives in Virtual Worlds" - article in the MSNBC blog Cosmic Log by Alan Boyle, March 25, 2011.
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