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CyberCultures - ASB/SBS/SOC 205 -West campus

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.


Basilica of San Francesco di Assisi:

Chateau de Versailles:

Chichen Itza, Mexico, Archeological Site:

The Independent State of Caledon – a 19th Century steampunk themed estate:

International Spaceflight Museum:

KIVA – Indian Resource & Learning Center:

Land of Lincoln: also see web page at

Mary’s Grove Plantation – 1860’s South:

Renaissance Island: 16th century Elizabethan England during the Renaissance

Roma – Ancient Rome:

San Diego State University’s “Meet the Immigrants” role playing web quest (primary & middle school level): also see web page at:

Sistine Chapel Re-creation (Vassar Island):

Steam Locomotive Preservation Museum:

Temple of Isis – an immersive replica of the real life Temple of Isis of Ancient Egypt:

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