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Second Life: Political Science, Human Rights, Activism

A researcher's guide to the online virtual world of 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.


AIDS Quilt

Autism Liberation Front

Better World Island

Teleport to these sims from the hub where you land.

  • Camp Darfur
  • Baghdad Streets

Larry Craig Center for Republican Family Values

RootsCamp on Progressive Island

Witness.org on Commonwealth Island:
WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations


Capitol Hill South
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
Includes information about Congress and provides an open forum for discussion.

Democracy Island Telehub
Promoting civic participation and engagement.

Election 2008

Republican Party Headquarters

Barrack Obama

Hillary Clinton


PBS NOW - Videos on Election Issues

Hours and Locations