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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.

History

Basilica of San Francesco di Assisi: http://slurl.com/secondlife/san%20francesco%20assisi/246/109/65

Chateau de Versailles: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Versailles%20City/123/198/28

Chichen Itza, Mexico, Archeological Site: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Visit%20Mexico/198/70/39

The Independent State of Caledon – a 19th Century steampunk themed estate: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caledon/190/190/23

International Spaceflight Museum: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spaceport%20Alpha/50/81/24

KIVA – Indian Resource & Learning Center: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Native%20Lands/29/155/24

Land of Lincoln: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Land%20of%20Lincoln/134/120/22 also see web page at http://infoisland.org/2007/10/24/land-of-lincoln-in-second-life/

Mary’s Grove Plantation – 1860’s South: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Land%20of%20Lincoln/178/64/22

Renaissance Island: 16th century Elizabethan England during the Renaissance

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Renaissance%20Island/35/90/27

Roma – Ancient Rome: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ROMA/128/128/128

San Diego State University’s “Meet the Immigrants” role playing web quest (primary & middle school level): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Meadowbrook/221/96/24 also see web page at: http://www.lubbockisd.org/webquests/MeetImmigrants/

Sistine Chapel Re-creation (Vassar Island): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vassar/165/91/24

Steam Locomotive Preservation Museum: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Baedal/164/173/75

Temple of Isis – an immersive replica of the real life Temple of Isis of Ancient Egypt: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Themiskyra/74/240/37

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