Slide 1: Looking to the Future of Live Performance in Second Life™ with Colossus Linden Grace McDunnough slide crafter & moderator Slide 2: “We absolutely have to make it easier for musicians and other performers to perform meaningfully in Second Life. We’ve looked at the challenges extensively and have a good idea of what we need to do but we won’t be able to get to it in 2009. We see live performance as a “killer app” in Second Life.” - Mark Kingdon, M Linden 2009 live performancein Second Life is diverse : live performancein Second Life is diverse dance musicians djs vocalists magic comedy theater story-telling poetry performance art Slide 4: performers venue ownersevent plannersaudiencelistenersfanslinden lab“yet to be any of the above” everyone
has concerns Slide 5: so we asked Slide 6: what’s working?
what needs to be fixed?
what should be added?
what should change? rank these 5 concerns : rank these 5 concerns group limits
content sales Slide 8: what did we learn? Data disclaimer: This is a VERY small sample set of data (< 200) and most responses appear to be from the live musician community.
Although there are some shared concerns, we will kindly ask that Linden Lab re-run this exercise to be sure to address the diversity of live performance interests. Slide 9: we love … diversity of venues, performances & performersseparation of streaming servers from SLease of access to perform and/or attend voice (when it works)connecting with peoplethe experience! Slide 10: break our hearts. however, laggrid instabilitypoor communicationsgroup limitationslow awarenessand lack of promotion how the 5 ranked : how the 5 ranked communications
content sales ~ 20% gap Slide 12: everyone needs robust & reliable communication
group chat and notices are currently just not working
groups are an integral part of the world experience, group limitations need to be lifted
web-based systems circumvent group limits, but do not help with in world group systems for land, etc. Is this the party to whom I am speaking? Slide 13: finding what you want matters – a lot
events need to include refined categories (genres) and improved search by: artist, genre, venue, time
venue owners need to post more than 5 events a day
event listings are a confusing mess and there are no means of control “Remember that failure is an event, not a person”
– Zig Ziglar Slide 14: but you know all of that. what about that killer app thing? Slide 15: connect events & people promoteexperience we all win! + = Slide 16: promote live performance in SL (use your LL powers of good to expose ALL residents to live events)connect the SL events system with social sites (let me create a facebook or myspace event and have it show up in the SL events)include an “add to my calendar” capability (let me add an SL event to my yahoo, google or ical calendar)create an SL LIVE feed for live performance events(set up a twitter/facebook/myspace account for live events)create performer and venue profiles on XSTREET(set up a special section on XSTREET for live performance)create VURLS = “viewable URL”(e.g. let me have a sneak peek at the event via the web) Slide 17: thankyou! cc photo credits http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexsenna/2175754862/
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