Kajira in Second Life and some thoughts on the "I"

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I found this EXCELLENT blog post today in New World Notes titled Night Moves: Why Would a Real Life Woman Want to Be a Second Life Slave? 3 Reasons From 3 Gorean Women. It’s based on interviews taken by Nightflower, who writes on love and relationships in . . . →

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FSL: Finally, a title!

Click here for an explanation of the FSL ([tag]Fashion in Second Life[/tag]) project

It’s been some time now that I am reading, researching and writing my dissertation – I would say about a year, give or take a few weeks of total exhaustion and complete denial.

One of the most important convictions I have when . . . →

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FSL: Why are RL companies unsuccessful in SL?

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I hope you all remember this. [tag]American Apparel[/tag], a Real Life (RL) company, opened a shop in [tag]Second Life[/tag] (SL) in a blaze of publicity. Want to see what’s going on today?

American Apparel in SL

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FSL: The literature review that never ends

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It’s all my own fault really. I wanted to research a cutting edge subject – and what shouts *new* more loudly than [tag]Second Life[/tag]?

The problem is that about a month and a half before my deadline I am still reading (while . . . →

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FSL: Is Second Life an MMORPG?

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Here is a question that the literature itself forces on the researcher. As with any ‘new’ plateau of research, its boundaries are initially confusing – perhaps even contested.

The most fundamental starting point is that SL is avatar based – a common . . . →

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FSL: Conference time

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I am fortunate enough to be included in an upcoming [tag]DIME[/tag] (Dynamics of Institutions & Markets in Europe) – CIO ([tag]Creative Industries Observatory[/tag]) and [tag]Birkbeck[/tag] Conference on The [tag]Creative Industries[/tag] and Intellectual Property.

I will be presenting an introductory version of (what . . . →

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FSL: Some notes and the FIRST life concept

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Well, it’s all GO GO GO with the Fashion in Second Life project and as you would guess everything else in my life is just hectic. It never rains eh?

Having said that a lot of progress has been made. I spoke . . . →

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FSL: A presentation on the project

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Well – not really. I am giving a presentation in class on Fashion in Second Life and I am basically setting out the concept behind the project, what is Second Life, how fashion designers work on it and what are the research . . . →

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FSL: Diary Notes for 6th Feb. 08

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Things have been quiet.

I need to finalise a questionnaire for designers today or tomorrow.

I will attempt to contact Linden Labs today and see if they keep statistics and if they can give me popularity (according to footfall?) of fashion shops. . . . →

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FSL: Diary Notes for 30th Jan. 08

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1) Created an SL Avatar named SofiaGk Weatherwax 2) Wrote text for approaching SL fashion designers. 3) Searched for SL fashion events 4) Visited some SL fashion shops and shopping centres

Interesting Links 1) SL Community: Fashion 2) Linden LifeStyles 3) Now, . . . →

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