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Machinima, how about adding some life to your blog!

Movies

Yes. I am going to talk about machinima, or: short online videos you can produce when in Second Life. Social Media as a whole is a very visual world. Pictures win from text, videos win from pictures. This does not, by all means, imply you need to stop writing on your blog, not at all! Blogs still need written text, if you want them to be found in search engines and picked up by the Google bots, as fellow contributor Becky has pointed out in this excellent post on this subject.

But have you ever considered making short – lets say 1 minute – videos to show off what you are blogging about as an extra in a post?
Not only will this look awesome on your blog, but also : when published on YouTube and tagged the right, smart way it will help you getting audience and traffic  because YouTube is the second largest search engine on the internet (after Google).
If you are still in doubt about the power of Social Media, here is a good video on the Social Media Revolution (bonus is the awesome music!)

Now, before you zone out, or run away screaming,  thinking : zOMG I cannot make videos! Do not panic. You can. You really can.
I have been playing around all weekend, with free software and I am sure I will make Second Life videos in the future, to enhance the content of my blog-posts. How cool is it,  to not only show awesome images, but also a short video?

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Painting big pictures with small stories – what the VR tech industry can learn from Second Life residents

Katya Valeska:

Check out this post from our own Canary Beck. <3

Originally posted on Canary Beck:

Left to Right: Robert Morgan, game writer, narrative designer and voice director; Dan O'Hara, Senior Lecturer in English, New College of the Humanities, London; Zillah Watson, Editor, BBC Research &amp; Development and Luciana Haill, a 'neurofeedback' artist. Left to Right: Robert Morgan, game writer, narrative designer and voice director; Dan O’Hara, Senior Lecturer in English, New College of the Humanities, London; Zillah Watson, Editor, BBC Research & Development and Luciana Haill, a ‘neurofeedback’ artist. Photo by @rowlsmanthorpe (Rowland Manthorpe)

London Technology Week kicked off yesterday, and today I attended a panel presentation called “Ready Player Two? Bringing virtual reality dreams to life“. Generally, the speakers talked about the possibilities of virtual reality from their perspectives: entertainment, philosophical, journalistic, and artistic.

One of the presenters talked about how virtual reality might affect gamers and game narrative. Another talked about the possible ethical considerations of interacting with others in virtual worlds. Another talked about newscasters reading the news in 3-dimensional space.

Really? is this the cutting edge of virtual reality that we should be getting excited about?

I left somewhat underwhelmed, despite the free wine, the discussion being about something…

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