Mashup mayhem dead ahead


A quick note to advertise my eager participation in next week’s NMC online Symposium on Mashups. The NMC knows how to do an online event up right, and my own interest in the topic is well-established. Looking forward to lots of learning and more than a few laughs. If you haven’t registered, I hope you will. Alan Levine has already blogged a bit about the sessions, and speaking for myself I can’t wait to see what Jim Groom and Tom Woodward have cooked up, and I’m certain that Cole Camplese will have heaps of insightful ideas for me to apply here at UBC.

As for what I have planned… at this point it’s shaping up as perhaps the most full-on immersive descent into madness that I have ever dared attempt. I’m not saying that this will be the craziest presentation I’ve ever done… I’m saying it might be the craziest thing I’ve ever done. I’ve dabbled with pretending to be a DJ for sessions in the past, but the special affordances of Second Life open up some new and tantalizing possibilities for wish fulfillment. I’m a total n00b when it comes to SL, but I laid out a set of outlandish requests to Alan and Rachel Smith that would make my virtual dreams come true, and damned if they haven’t already provided me with most of what I requested. The image at the top of this post is a screenshot of today’s run-through… Does the presence of the beat-up school bus and the old television sets offer you any hints for my planned finale?

About Brian

I am a Strategist and Discoordinator with UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. My main blogging space is Abject Learning, and I sporadically update a short bio with publications and presentations over there as well...
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4 Responses to Mashup mayhem dead ahead

  1. Jim says:

    Wow, how cool is that. You actually make Second Life look interesting, how do you do it Lamb!

  2. Nick Noakes says:

    So that’s the reason Alan asked me for the School Bus for! Looking forward to your presentation Brian! 🙂

  3. Cole says:

    This looks great! May be my first really meaningful trek into SL! Can’t wait.

  4. Raymond Yee says:

    Hi Brian,

    I hope that your session goes really well, and that the symposium as a whole results in lots of people jazzed about mashups.


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