a brief induction - please stop drowning me
Welcome to Second Life!
What I expect;
When the opportunity arose to participate in an online class called virtual realities, I hadn't really got a clue what to expect. I chose this module because I was quite intrigued by having an option to participate in an online class, which I felt was quite modern and very interesting.
I initially thought we would participate in Skype conference video calls with lectures analysing the pros and cons of social media sites like Facebook and Instagram- what you post on Facebook vs what you do in reality, assessing the lives of you tube sensations and bloggers who've made careers out of their hobbies.
Our first class; 4th of October
|The DIT room|
I went exploring near the DIT college building and found myself at a house, I found this light and thought that if I stood on it the door might open at the same time... I teleport-ed my friend but unfortunately the door still didn't open. I then realised it was a lift, to which I got excited and ran off the top of the building, almost drowning my little girl in the sea.
|meme & silicee exploring the building.|
|Let us in!|
At this point I realised it's not us vs computer, there are other human beings playing this game. The ''private property'' alerts started happening. Its not as free roaming as one would think.
|Drinking a cup of tea in SL and RL.|
I explored places through teleportation and found myself in different environments. I was invited to local groups but chose not to get involved as of yet. I then learned that if you right click, it will give you options to do other actions. Here I am, interior design student in a beautiful lake house.
|Lake trip on a swan|
This is when the birth of modernpositive came alive.