If you’re not going to DC…

Everyone who can should be in DC this weekend reminding Congress that we voted against this war! But if you can’t go, come see us on Progressive Island! We’ve got a bunch of activities planned including a rally at Capitol Hill which will be filmed! Here’s the latest: Posters for Peace. Gallery exhibition with free …

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RootsCampSL today!

Well we didn’t meet two weeks ago because Second Life’s update took everything offlien for a few hours more than expected. Last week I was traveling and my co-organizer was to tired from RootsCampDC to pull it together. Now this week SL has another upgrade running over time, but it might be done any moment …

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RootsCampSL is over, long live RootsCampSL

So during the week of Novemeber 8 to 14 I blogged my head off about RootsCamp in Second Life. By the end of running the whole thing I was a bit exhausted and have been remiss in writing about what a great success it was, and how the community we developed is not going away! …

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In the homestretch

Today at RootsCampSL was really great and just as interesting as I had expected. I’m really tired and trying to conserve energy so I won’t write much. We had nearly every seat filled for Rik Riel and In Kenzo‘s session about political activism in Second life, and it generated lots of great discussion and ideas …

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RootsCampSL can’t be stopped

This weekend featured a couple of excellent sessions. Saturday we had a presentation from the founder of the CODE PINK group in Second Life (below left) and Sunday two expert machinima makers (below right) talked about how that emerging art is being used for social justice (links at the end of this post). In next …

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Fun stuff at RootsCampSL this weekend

RootsCampSL Day Three update, and weekend preview… Yesterday I led a session on basic building in Second Life which also included a great discussion about what kinds of activities and “builds” in SL are effective politically. One my favorite RootsCamp moments so far happened, when I told everyone how to manipulate objects and invited them …

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Second Life newbie? It’s OK at RootsCampSL.

Day two of RootsCampSL was very interesting. We discussed some specific cliffhanger races like the Virginia Senate battle and some very competitive congressional seats in North Carolina (even touching on the Durham DA race which was the political fallout of the Duke rape case prosecution). We also talked about whether the Democratic Party is or …

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RootsCampSL – off to a great start

The first day of RootsCampSL was awesome! We had about 15 people (with very little notice, this is a lot) including prominent SL blogger Rik Riel, prominent nonprofit blogger Beth Kanter, and Aldon Hynes who worked on the Howard Dean and Ned Lamont Campaigns. (I can’t decide if I should share their Second Life names …

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RootscampSL update

The first Rootscamp in a series of fabulous events starts in less than 5 hours. We’ve got a schedule up on the wiki now where you can propose topics and speakers. Please add yourselves and any other folks you’d like to hear from. Events run from today until Tuesday. Here’s a picture of my avatar …

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