[spectre] *Correction* Futuresonic in Second Life today

Drew Hemment drew at futuresonic.com
Thu Apr 24 13:21:39 CEST 2008

Correction: the Futuresonic Conference discussion in Second Life  
today will take place 6pm BST (GMT+1).
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Futuresonic Conference in Second Life

The last meeting is today, Thurs 24 April 6pm BST (GMT+1) - Final  
chance to take part in pre-conference taster events exploring the  
conference theme Social Futures.



Second Life Invite


We would like to invite you to take part in the last pre-conference  
online discussion in Second Life, which is today Thurs 24 at 6pm BST  
*Please note this is BST not GMT.

Second Life discussion
Thurs 24 April, 6pm BST (GMT+1)


Futuresonic Conference in Second Life


Announcing online discussions in Second Life each Thursday during April.


Pre-conference taster events exploring the conference theme Social  
Futures: Online, Mobile and Unplugged Social Networking. Open to  
anyone to take part.

Digital culture burns bright with a vision of being not in isolation  
but in groups, placing the relations between people first. Beyond the  
hype lies ever greater isolation and conformity. Join us as we go in  
search of the social.

A chance to meet other conference participants and explore the  
conference themes online before social networking goes 'unplugged'.  
Futuresonic 2008 will 'unplug' social networking in order to take the  
new social spaces apart, see how they work, and put them together in  
new ways.

Futuresonic Online
SYLGRUT Centre, Second Life
Thurs 24th April, 6pm BST (GMT+1)

They involve an introduction to the core themes of the conference,  
and will address more specific issues within the conference as well  
as linked to the Social Networking Unplugged art exhibition.

Can all visitors to the discussion please use open chat rather than  
voice or instant messaging in order for us log the discussions and  
debates for our archive.


For those of you who already have an avatar and some experience in  
Second Life you can find the Futuresonic discussion by teleporting to  
the SYLGRUT Centre (Capel: 40, 6, 21) or taking the following SLurl  


If you are new to Second Life there a re a number of simple steps  
that need to be taken in order to set yourselves up and enter the  
Futuresonic discussion at the SYLGRUT Centre...

1. Firstly you will need to download and install the latest version  
of Second Life from http://secondlife.com/support/downloads.php

2. Then you will need to register an avatar at https://secure- 

3. You can now open Second Life, enter your avatar name and password  
and make your first visit. Second Life will automatically provide  
first time users with a tutorial dialogue which is very useful, but  
if you prefer to go directly to the SYLGRUT Centre and find the  
Futuresonic exhibition and discussion you can open the following  
SLurl web page and click on the "teleport now" link.


If you require any further information there are clear instructions  
and support pages on the Second Life web site...



Futuresonic Conference 2008: The Social Technologies Summit
Thur 1 May & Fri 2 May with supporting events 30 Apr & 3 May
Contact Theatre, Manchester


Futuresonic 2008
Urban Festival of Art, Music and Ideas
1 - 5 May Bank Holiday
Manchester, UK



Presented by ::

FutureEverything CIC, an Arts Council England North West RFO  
(Regularly Funded Organisation)

Presented in association with ::

Institute of Advanced Studies and ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster  
University. Part of a series of activities by Lancaster University on  
Social Arts and Technologies.

Supported by ::

FutureEverything, Arts Council England, Manchester City Council,  
Lancaster University, ImaginationLancaster, Institute of Advanced  
Studies, Piccadilly Partnership, Unity Radio, Contact, Art Attack, Cube.

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