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Naked Scientists at Second Life this weekend

Via the Nature Network blog Science in the Metaverse:

“The popular BBC Radio show ”http://www.thenakedscientists.com/“>The Naked Scientists will be broadcasting live into the virtual world ”http://secondlife.com/“>Second Life starting this Sunday, 2 March at 18.00 GMT (10:00 AM PST). They have an island with a nice mansion and lots of comfortable chairs where you can listen to the show with other science enthusiasts and discuss whatever comes to mind. It’s in the middle of the sim named ‘SciLands’. If you already have a Second Life account, ”http://slurl.com/secondlife/SciLands/104/125/25">here’s a direct link to their mansion."

The background to the event is told by Dave Taylor at Knowlege Transfer Innovations:

……“last November I contacted Dr Chris [of The Naked Scientists] and asked him if he would be interested in having a studio audience in the SciLands. By happy coincidence Chris had been thinking along the same lines and so the idea of Naked Scientists in Second Life was born. This weekend Gordon Clark and I headed to Cambridge while colleagues in Second Life tested the audio link. The resulting podcast included an interview with us both. I described the ISM’s tour of the planets and our joint nuclear experiments with University of Denver while Gordon spoke about his recent trip through a biological sim. You can ”http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/podcast-transcript/transcript/2008.02.24/“>read the transcript or download the podcast here. During the show I said that innovations often come out of different disciplines meeting and having corridor discussions.”

Joanna Scott, Nature Publishing Group’s expert on Second Life, is usually at Second Nature (Nature’s island on Second Life) between 4 and 5 p.m. GMT (8 – 9 a.m. SLT) , so please log in and join her then if you’d like to tell us what you are doing in Second Life, and what you think Nature Publishing Group might do there that would be useful for you. She looks forward to meeting you.

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    Michael said:

    I attended; it was really quite neat!

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