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CyberCultures - ASB/SBS/SOC 205 -West campus: Political Science, Human Rights, Activism

Enjoy this guide to the world of CyberCulture. You find links to information sources relevant to the course and an introduction to the multi-user virtual environment, Second Life.

How to...

How to... Use SLURLs to Teleport:

Start by opening up the SL program in a separate window or on your browser.  (FILE - NEW WINDOW or NEW TAB)

Login to your SL user account.

Click back to this CyberCultures guide in your browser.

Select a SLURL (to the right), and click on it.

A new tab will open called “Slurl – location-based linking in Second Life.”  Click on the orange TELEPORT NOW button.  (You’ll get a pop-up stating that an external application must be launched.”)  Click LAUNCH APPLICATION

Click back to the Second Life page; the SL grid map will appear show your newly selected location; click the blue TELEPORT button at the bottom.  Your avatar will be transported to your newly selected SLURL.


Let there be light!!!

TIP:  If it’s dark in your SL region and you need more light, from the drop-down menu at the upper left of your screen, choose WORLD – FORCE SUN – NOON.  Be aware, however, that some builds in Second Life look their best at midnight.

Political Science, etc.

Activism

AIDS Quilt
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Madhupak/123/93/62

Autism Liberation Front
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Porcupine/27/175/107

Better World Island
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Better%20World/176/245/21

Teleport to these sims from the hub where you land.

  • Camp Darfur
  • Baghdad Streets

Larry Craig Center for Republican Family Values
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pini/15/127/31

RootsCamp on Progressive Island
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Progressive%20Island/188/49/27

Witness.org on Commonwealth Island:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Commonwealth%20Island/155/170/22
WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations

Government

Capitol Hill South
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Capitol%20Hill%202/152/162/22
Research current and controversial issues, read related legislation, discover the Democratic or Republican party proposal, and debate the issue in an open forum.

Capitol Hill North
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Capitol%20Hill%201/90/11/29
Includes information about Congress and provides an open forum for discussion.

Democracy Island Telehub
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Democracy%20Island/156/174/26
Promoting civic participation and engagement.

Election 2008

Republican Party Headquarters
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cosentino/203/29/23

Barrack Obama
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Silicon%20Island/60/232/47

Hillary Clinton

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Platon/170/103/23

PBS NOW - Videos on Election Issues
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kowari/77/151/99

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