"Today, after more than a century of electric technology, we have extended our central nervous system itself in a global embrace, abolishing both space and time as far as our planet is concerned."
[McLuhan], Understanding Media, 1964.
The Second Life® - "your world of your imagination" - was created in order to provide enormous creative freedom. The "Fathers" of the Second Life® choose to mirror the real world in many important aspects - to establish a place that is familiar, comfortable and fully saturated with one`s right to choose.
But before I will introduce You - Dear Reader- to the rest of this page let's talk about one obvious fact. Technology - honestly, I have always been in trouble to find one, unique definition for it.
Look around - yes You, Dear Reader - look around and I am sure that You see the same examples of the permanent artifacts which have served our social utility as I do - phones, ipods, computers ... Face the Truth.
And here we are ... in the synthetic world of the Second Life®!
I have much more to say in regard to new media technology and I will share it with You (I promise), but predominately I want to ask You about one small thing. Psyched up?
Open Your eyes to new medium for interpersonal communication which creates the opportunity for birth of digital lives :) Only then You will be able to understand my passion and devotion for exploration of the Second Life®.
Schedule of Day
I have many things to do when I am login in.
And I really like to hear this awesome and refreshing sound of up-coming IM!
But - I spend more and more time working offline, thus please forgive me if I do not respond right away.
First, I am coordinator and co-owner of the [Polish Community] project which its foundation has found in voluntary help for all Polish Residents in the Second Life®.
From March 28, 2009, Polish Community has entered to international program of the Community Gateway. Our mission and goals have been accelerated even more, and we are honored to serve in building Polish community in the Second Life® world.
Credits of gratitude and recognitions are directed to the hands of many - I am privileged to work with the greatest Team ever - Polish Community :)
Secondly, I help Second Life's® Residents and mentor them to get on the track how they can immerse with this synthetic world.
Every single day is delightful proof, how far human creativity has come. In addition, what is the most beautiful and appealing about this world, is that we all exist in collaborative - electronic environments, where our prediction and cognition have never before been so powerful in mapping ours hidden dreams and goals.
I am always open and ready to help You in-world.
Just send me IM or email and I will be happy to answer your questions.
In-World: Malwina Dollinger
Finally, I love to share my knowledge and experience about media with other Residents!
Thus, together with Magnus Balczo and Villemo Inglewood we have started to translate Torley's Linden Video Tutorials into Polish language!
Check out our [Polish Community] YouTube Channel.
More specific I am able to help with:
- support/knowledge portal questions
- problems with avatar (appearance/inventory)
- logistic problems/questions
- grid developing
- security/problems with griefers/spammers
- experience with building communities and organization of events (music/social)
- translation and direct help for Polish speaking Residents
- coordination and participation on JIRA (debugging)
- machinima (post production and post synchronization)
- Polish Community CEO
- Polish Arena CEO
-  / Community Gateway Program
-  / Community Translation Project
--> coordination and developing of Polish translation of viewer (since 1.22)
-  / JIRA
-  / Chttp Dev
-  / Open Grid Protocol / Gridnauts
-  / RegApi
-  / SL Certification Developers
- Second Life Mentor
- Second Life Linguist
- Educators in SL
- SL - Development
- SL - International
I am interested in educational aspects of the Second Life® and social assumptions and consciously accepted beliefs about transgressed structure of cybernetics.
Presentations and lectures about the Second Life® in Second Life®
- The art of flying in collaborative virtual environments (CVEs): Second Life®
(Sztuka latania we wspólnocie środowiska elektronicznego: Second Life (CVEs)) (February 25, 2008)
- In search of Vitruvian Man: synthetic world of avatar
(W poszukiwaniu witruwiańskiego człowieka: syntetyczny świat awatarów) (March 31, 2008)
- Cogito ergo Second Life®: Descartes entangled in magic circles of synthetic worlds
(Cogito ergo Second Life®: czyli Kartezjusz uwikłany w magiczne kręgi elektronicznych światów) (April 21, 2008)
- Law and intellectual property in electronic worlds: new face of the courts?
(Prawo i własność intelektualna w elektronicznych środowiskach: nowa twarz wymiaru sprawiedliwości?) (April 28, 2008)
- Reconstruction of image in age of new media
(Rekonstrukcja obrazu w epoce mediów elektronicznych) (May 19, 2008)
- The paradigm of the artificial intelligence (AI) - attempt of classification
(Paradygmant sztucznej inteligencji (AI) - próba klasyfikacji) (November 10, 2008)
- The gnoseology of art of flying in Second Life®
(Gnoseologia sztuki latania we wspólnocie środowiska elektronicznego Second Life®) (Academic Presentation, Poland, November 5, 2008)
- E-globalization: world on the screen
(E-globalizacja: świat na monitorze) (December 22, 2008)
Tabula Rasa of Exploration
Despite sad fact that I do not have so much time for pure exploration of Second Life® as I would like to have sometimes, I love love love landscaping, exterior design and machinima!
When time for reflection arrives ... my Second Life® world celebrates subjectivity, bricolage and eclecticism.
Echo of Chantal Mouffe's "Radical Democracy: Modern or Postmodern" [from . ed. Andrew Ross (Minneapolis: University of Minesota Press, 1988), p.44] can be heard:
[ A Declaration of the Rights of Avatars ]
Collective Knowledge: according to [Pierre Lévy], the sum total of information held individually by the members of a knowledge community that can be accessed in repsosne to a specific question.
[Henry Jenkins, Convergence culture where old and new media collide. New York: New York UP, 2006. 281-82. Print.]
Effective mobilization of "public opinion" is possible only through strategies of amalgamation.
[Jim Collins, "Television and Postmodernism", Film and Theory: An Anthology , Robert Stam and Toby Miller eds., Oxford: Blackwell, 2000, 763]
Semiotics asks how meaning is created, rather than what the meaning is ... Words have no positive value.
[Seiter, Ellen. “Semiotics, Structuralism, and Television”, Channels of Discourse, Reassembled. Ed. , Robert C. Allen, Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1992.]
I celebrate also Environment Settings - especially in regard to light and movment of sun.
Machinima and how windlight might be useful while recording :D
Quick look on Polish Community :)
You can visit our regions by clicking ---> [HERE!]
I hope to see You in-world someday :D
Other Ways To Met
If You wish to met me in other metaverses I try to catch Your attention at:
[MY TWITER PAGE!] --> just apologize, I am still pretty fresh to this network :D
[AVATARS UNITED!] --> pretty awesome when it comes to unite ^^
[MEETINGS MEETINGS MEETINGS ABOUT METAVERSE IN RL UNIVERSE!] --> well... self-explanatory