Machinima Festival and NTC Video Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Machinima, derived from the words ???machine??? Combining aspects of animation, game development, puppetry, graffiti, fan fiction, and improvisational theater into a moving image art form, machinima represents the latest frontier of digital popular culture. The Museum of the Moving Image is hosting the 2006 Machinima Festival this weekend in NYC. Although I could participate via Second Life. Need more inspiration to create video or machinima for social change?

Second Life and Alzheimer's Exhibit Coming to Second Life

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is so much happening in Second Life with nonprofits, educational institutions, museums, and libraries that it is hard to keep up. The amazing Wayne MacPhail has been helping the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and Second Life Library 2.0 curator Shadow Fugazi put together a photo exhibition in Second Life. Evonne is also a machinima producer and you view some of her work here. Machinima are movies filmed inside virtual worlds like Second Life.

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Jumping into Art in Second Life

Museum 2.0

When people talk about museum projects in Second Life and other virtual worlds, I'm often disappointed by the short-sightedness of the vision. So much energy is put into recreating physical spaces and their real-world limitations rather than experimenting with ways that virtual worlds create opportunity to do things that are impossible in real museums. It's a machinima (video) by Robbie Dingo, a 3D recreation of Van Gogh's Starry Night.

NPTechTag Roundup: Election Debriefs and Wikis in Your Kitchen!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

15th including a session on using Machinima to create political and social change videos. The library community has a large presence on Second Life at Information Island which is where the TechSoup SL Virtual Office is located. Podcasting The ABCs of Podcasting from PND covers how Web sites of public radio stations, museums, and other education-oriented nonprofits are turning to podcasting as an increasingly popular and inexpensive way of delivering audio programming.

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