BURN2 2011 Spring Event March 18th-20th

The BURN2 Spring Event will run from Friday, March 18, 2011 until Sunday, March 20, 2011.

BURN2 was created after Linden Lab abandoned the annual Burning Life festival.

Here is a list of some of the more notable events for the first day

BURN2 2011 Sprint Friday Events Schedule:



11:00 am Introduction
5:00 pm DMV Flower Power Races
7:00 pm Myst Dancers
8:00 pm Lamplighters
9:00 pm Trebuchet Fling

See the full list of events.

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2011 Conference March 17-19th & HD Video

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2011

The fourth annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference will be held from Thursday, March 17, 2011 until Saturday, March 19, 2011.

The VWBPE focuses on education and learning in virtual environments. The theme of this year is “You are Here”. Registration is free. The event will cover over 20 sims in the virtual world of Second Life and include workshops, presentations, and more.

Check out the below video promo for the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference. The video is about 1 minute long.

VWBPE 2011 Conference Video:

Q Linden Left the Lab Friday March 4th

So many of the Lindens have left Linden Lab that almost none of the original employees are left. Q Linden had his last day on Friday, March 4, 2011. Q Linden was a team leader for Viewer 2 Project SnowStorm team.

Q Linden started at Linden Lab in July of 2007. It is sad to see yet another well known member of the community leave.

Hopefully the Viewer 2 Evolution Group will find a way to continue on with out him.

Second Life Virtual Fashion Video

Second Life Fashion Show

The below is a video machinima created in the virutal world of Second Life. It includes some really cool Virtual Fashion.

The video is about 4 minutes long. The video features the designs of Guarded Cross, Donna Flora, HOX, finesmit, SYS, Violator, Mea Culpa, and more. The videographer was Miss Soliel and the fashion show was directed by Ananya Mai. Check it out below.

Second Life Virtual Fashion Video:

Second Life Updates Rolling Out

Second Life Updates

Linden Lab is working on some updates for the Second Life platform. Below is a list of the improvements that have been made and will shortly be launched to improve the virtual world of Second Life.

Second Life Improvements:

1. Reduced lag to entire sim caused by teleporting

2. Textures loading faster via HTTP Textures moving most assets to Amazon S3 platform along with a caching service. 2011 will see an improved content delivery network

3. New Chat Service in development that will use XMPP in 2011.

4. Increase in Group Limits from 25 to 40.

5. Many Viewer 2 improvements.

6. Code now deployed on weekly basis using Agile.

7. Display names

8. Mesh Import

Calendar of Events for Burn2 in Second Life Starting October 16th

Burn2 Second Life

We have written before about the Burn 2 festival which is the new name of the recently Linden Lab abandoned Burning Life.

The event is scheduled to run from October 16, 2010 until October 24, 2010. This is the 8th year of the virtual festival although under new ownership and name.

Below is the Calendar of Events:

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