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Places & Times
- Meeting Time: Thursdays, 7:00 EDT
- Meeting Place: Berkman Island in SL
- Group Wiki page: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/cyberone/wiki/Thursday_1900_EST
- Bridget Smith (Frappe Lapointe)
- Brien Walton (Blaise Syaka)
- Esmond Kane (Pere Utu)
- William James (USA Brody)
- Yvette Wohn (Yvette Kumsung)
Assignment: Interview a SL personality
Due Monday (Oct 9) at 10:55 EST (Assignment in Moodle)
Anyone know if this is a group Assignment?
Yes. Sign up for an Interviewee here
Also see Topics and Thesis discussion here
- The integration of Voice in SL can result in varying degrees of discrimination against the residents, and this project will address issues regarding the impact of Voice on the social network.
- Ceding development to 3rd party voice tools and developers, cedes control over the content and introduces the risk of censorship and limits on expression. Linden must develop voice in-house with the same participatory, optional limitations used in the existing modes of expression.
- Linden must NOT impose their Western morality on the implementation of Voice in SL. Voice is a multi-cultural, international and liberating technology which must be implemented within the cultural and moral confines of the home country. This development is best left to 3rd parties in a similar manner to the existing cultural grids.
- Voice is a boundary shattering introduction to Second Life. Anyone who can speak and use a joystick has as much a right to participate in SL as the texting, literate, educated minority. Linden must not only encourage the rapid, accelerated development of Voice but also the development of translation engines in SL to embrace the developing world and encourage communication across borders and cultures.