Kent Quirk Part Of Massi Digi Institute Working Group

EDIT – Prokofy Neva has pointed out to me that Kent Quirk no longer works for Linden Lab and the information in this post regarding that information is therefore inaccurate, but I won’t ninja edit the post!

Gamasutra brings us news that Kent Quirk will be part of a working group that will help to promote academia and business opportunities for the Massachushetts Digital Games Inistitute. According to Gamasutra Kent Quirk will be joined on the working group by Vivox Inc. Co founder Monty Sharma and Sanrio Digitals VP of Publishing and business, Robert Ferrari. Vivox of course are the guys responsible for voice services in Second Life.

The Institute will teach students about game development and also create intellectual property that can be licensed to help bring in revenue.

Wait wait wait! Who the heck is Kent Quirk? He’s Linden Lab’s director of Software Engineering.

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Why not Try and see things from a different angle?

I’m a hetrosexual male, I need to make this clear before I go further with this post. However I’ve always found Shirley Bassey to be a great singer and in all honesty, she has a song that I feel is appropriate for Second Life users.

The thing is Second Life doesn’t advertise itself well, whenever I come to my own blog I see adverts for IMVU, I’d be much happier seeing adverts for Second Life.

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Nebula Art Gallery Closing May 14th

The Nebula Art Gallery is going to close on May 14th. Where? I hear you ask … I asked the same question and it’s on my bloody land! Curator and artist Skye Donardson informed me last night that she’d be ending her rental on May 14th and then told me she had an art gallery, at which point I berated her for not telling me, called her names, poked her with sticks and then agreed to blog about it. What makes this worse is that my headquarters are based in this sim!

I should also point out that Skye is a sometimes commenter at The Alphaville Herald … so be nice! Indeed I’ve exchanged almost as many pleasantries with Skye on herald blog posts as I have inworld, she’s in the no trouble at all renter category.

So I popped to the gallery for a look, first of all this is on moderate land and there are one or two moderate themes, so if the sight of a willy is going to alarm you, don’t come here! However there are some nice displays of art here and some interesting concepts.

Nebula Art Gallery Wall

So I asked Skye to let me know what’s going on there and she sent me a notecard.

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Talk to us, like Lovers do

Jezebel Bailey has taken up the Relay For Life baton from me, whereas I covered Fantasy Faire 2011, our Jezebel is covering the Relay For Life Home & Garden expo and to that end has already put the spotlight on two of the sponsors, Stonewood Homes & Interiors and Shameless Bits. I thought I’d inform you of this as an example of communication, because communication remains an issue with Linden Lab, most notably the blog, but also information that doesn’t get blogged.

Blog updates have been discussed by Tateru Nino, in a blog post that saw the strange appearance of the ghost of John Howard Galt, who has a strange view on communications to say the least.

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RFL Home & Garden Expo Sponser Spotlight — Shameless Bits

Shameless Bits Expo Ad
Shameless Bits Dolphin Display

Shameless Bits!!

Bringing romance into SL at affordable prices. With loving beach and outdoor furniture which helps to set the mood for those romantic moments! You can find everything to make your outdoors (and even indoors) as romantic as can be!

They also have a pretty extensive landscaping section as well, including “Kissing Trees”, that let you kiss and dance and cuddle on the branches, try one out.

There is also a pretty great Midnight Mania board. All new releases go in it (a Lite version of course). They try to have new releases twice a week, and the full version of those items can be purchased 1/2 off until the board changes.

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MIDNIGHT MANIA:
There is a new item for the store twice a week. The new release are put into the Midnight Mania Board. It’s a lite version of the new release (usually 2-5 animations – the full version usually has around 50-100 animations). There’s always something pretty nice on the board, come slap it as you’re looking around!
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