Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Classes at HealthInfo Island : "Foundations of Life Awareness"

Foundations of Life Awareness
May 1st for all
May 4th for women
11am SLT
Facilitated by Zotarah Shepherd
Would you like to raise the bar for your first life, find deeper meaning or explore those things you wish you knew when you were younger? Would you like to prepare a foundation for a more fulfilling life? This class is an introduction of concepts about life. The classes are interactive and participatory. We will learn from each other. We will use the magic of SL to illustrate ideas and share. Teachers feel free to borrow my ideas for your classes in SL. I also welcome your collaboration. We will explore SL and online resources, which may prove especially valuable to newbies. You might find this class a short review, then a gestalt of familiar theories with practical applications.
Please IM me (Zotarah Shepherd) if you want more information.
Times and days may be arranged for this class through the HealthInfo Island Library. If you are interested, I hope you will join the collective process.

The Mountains at HealthInfo Island are wonderful, peaceful and a place of silence.
This announcement will also be published at:
  • infoisland.org
  • as advert in SL under classifieds
  • as SL Event on the website of SL ánd in-world
  • a display on healthInfo Island
  • or to relevant Support Groups?
  • or in the Metaverse Messenger
  • ...

Monday, April 23, 2007

Things to do: help needed

  • plan coverage HealthInfo Island: organise volunteers to cover all kinds of work, but mostly presence!
  • advertise in and outside Sl about what we do, create traffic
  • prepare for Celebration One Year Second Life Libraries AND OPENING HEALTHINFO ISLAND on 19th and 20th MAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • make display of the Virtual Neurological Education Center VNEC:

    Virtual Neurological Education Centre (Medical)

    Check this out! VNEC - Virtual Neurological Education Centre (Medical) http://www.vnec.co.uk - A Virtual Experience
  • publish new classes of Zotarah:

Australia meets Netherlands

Archivist Christi Janus meets with Namro and Isa Goodman at HealthInfo Island

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Come and have a look at the boots at the Dreams Fair 2007

Here is a map of the Fair ground of the Dreams Fair 2007

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Today at Dreams Fair 2007: Scripting classes

Scripting class taught by Deevyde Maelstrom in Classroom 2.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Brigadoon Explorers booth at Dreams Fair 2007

Check What is Asperger's Syndrome?... http://www.aspergers.org/what_is_aspergers_syndrome.htm ...and how is it different from autism? http://www.autismspeaks.org/whatisit/aspergers.php Myths about Asperger's Syndrome http://www.aspergers.org/myths_about_aspergers_syndrome.htm Online self-assessment surveys for Asperger's Syndrome http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.12/aqtest.html http://www.rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php The Brigadoon Explorers Gathering Place in Dreams Asperger's Syndrome web sites http://www.aspergers.com/index.htm http://www.aspiesforfreedom.com/index.php http://www.grasp.org/ http://www.wrongplanet.net/

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BrainTalk Communities at Dreams Fair 2007

The Online Patient Support Groups for Neurology Check out their booth at the fair and have a look at trhe website: www.braintalk.org

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Today and the rest of the week at the fair: T 17 - = 7-9 am - Tringo with Josie on Dreams East 9-10:30 am - Building Basics (New World Artists/Vlad Bjornson) = 2-3 pm - Filmaniacs Reunion (coffee and chat) - SHIHI Laa/Corrado Butoh = 6-7 pm - Spaceman Opus Concert 7-9 pm - Bardic Circle Meeting / Elf Circle/Forcythia Wishbringer W 18 - 7 am- 12 pm - update Wednesday - Lindens = 12-2 pm - Basic Scripting Class - Brainiacs/Deevyde Maelstrom 5-6 pm - Tong Ren Therapy Talk - Support for Healing/TongRen Writer = 6-7 pm - Micala Lumier Concert Th 19 - = 7-9 am - Tringo with Josi

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Isa Goodman and his Guardian on HealthINfo Island

The Guardian looks after him, and tells him who is around. Saves screenspace when building.

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Dreams Community Fair 2007

Dreams Community Fair 2007 had started!

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Postcard from Second Life

Check this out!

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Good Samaritan meeting

Preps for the Good Samaritan Group Gathering 2007, May 1st to May 6th, Display, Exhibits and Educational Classes. May 5th to May 6th, Presentations, Product Demo, Fashion Show(possible) and Music Features

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Medical Librarians from UMHSL

Three at once! Three medical ibrarians from University of Michigan Health Sciences in Second Life on healthInfo ISland and their director wants them to work on ideas of how we can help people with medical info. in second life.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Zotarah Shepherd on Tour at HealthInfo ISland

Check this out! The new Tour vessel can cover all places and can be fully adjusted with texts and movements!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007


This year, the Fair has two functions: 1. To highlight some of the activities in Second Life that may be of interest but not visible to the general population. 2. To act as a fundraiser for the American Stroke Association Stroke Connection Magazine. The magazine is sent to stroke survivors and their families to help them understand the abrupt life changes that stroke brings. Often, it is provided without cost. Dreams is the activity base and support group for a group of stroke survivors in SL as well as people who are interested in Asperger Syndrome and Autism. What is involved? * We will have booths and tents available to groups to show off their organizations. * Each group

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Mystery Manor Renovation!

Mystery Manor is currently undergoing a renovation which will include a new building and genre theme rooms. To fully represent the many types of mysteries, horror will no longer be included at this location. An upcoming reopening for the new Mystery Manor will be announced shortly. For more information, IM Max Batra or Dulcie Mills.

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Reader’s Garden Book Discussion scheduled for Friday...

Melissa Perreault will host a book discussion on The Road by Cormac McCarthy on Friday, April 13th at 5pm SLT, in the Reader’s Garden. We hope that you will be able to join Melissa and the members of her Virtual Book Group for the discussion. The Reader’s Garden is located in Cybrary City II (38, 244, 22). For more information contact Minerva Enoch or Melissa Perreault. Join the Book Discussion Circle group in Second Life to receive notices of book discussions and other literary events at the Reader’s Garden. For more information contact Minerva Enoch or Alphonsus Peck.

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Check this out!

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Autism : from darkness to light

Autism Awareness in Second Life. Check out HealthInfo Island as well for a great display.

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Bernard (Bernie) Mnemonic

By Brielle Coronet
When Bernie Mnemonic enrolled in an English class at the University Center of Missouri (UCM), he never could have foreseen the journey he would be making into the virtual world of Second Life. Much like taking the scenic route on a drive in real life, Bernie found himself off the beaten path.
Although he was in school earning credits towards his Medical Technology degree, the English class was required study. Unexpectedly, this particular English professor decided to experiment with teaching in Second Life, and in doing so, Bernie’s life intersected with fate.
A hospital lab tech in real life, Bernie enjoyed this new way of learning. But then, life threw his family a curveball—Bernie’s three year old grandchild Donavynn became ill. It started gradually, with loss of appetite, tiredness, and eventually acute bruising. Finally, in February 2006, Bernie’s grandson got the diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).
ALL is one of the most common cancer types in children, with the peak age range of 3-5 years old, although it can occur in adolescents, and even adults. Fortunately, over 95% of children with ALL enjoy remission. Treatment usually involves an intensive, multi-drug regimen.
But, Bernie was in the right place at the right time. Some may call it fate or destiny, but Bernie definitely regards it as divine intervention. It was his professor who told Bernie about Health Info Island. There, he met with Carolina Keats who listened to Bernie, and together they set up meetings to further explore his ideas.
You see, as devastating as this diagnosis was, Bernie was not one to sit idly on the sidelines. He decided to become proactive. Bernie and his real life daughter, Dophin’s Writer began investigating Second Life, visiting such sites as Rachelville, and Info Island. What they saw impressed them, and they realized that their real life catalyst could yield a positive outcome. They saw potential for helping other parents of children dealing with major health problems, including cancer.
According to Bernie, there is alot of “potential for comprehensive, reliable health information with an interactive component” for other patients and families in Second Life. Indeed, Bernie and his daughter both envision a child friendly area with quality consumer health level information for parents.
Pushing the idea to its limits, Bernie also hopes to invite child avatars to accompany their parents to the site so that the children can, for a moment, feel free from illness. He also would like to include an information arena for children and their parents to learn about the procedures and treatments they will be experiencing.
As Bernie puts it, he dreams “of a place of hope as well as knowledge…a place to learn but also a place to escape and have fun.”
We dream that with him.

Monday, April 09, 2007

New Tours at HealthInfo Island!

A brand new Tour guide can take around HealthInfo Island and show you all the nice spots. It will tell you what you can find on the Island. Just hop op, it's fun!
Check this out!

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Second Life healthcare advocate interviewed for ‘Who’s On Second?’

“In this episode of Who’s On Second? I talk with Stacy Stone (Goodwillstacy Stindberg). Stacy lives with Stacy’s transformation into a Second Life healthcare advocate began when she was 12 and was bitten in the face by a dog. The jaw injury that resulted in facial pain and a series of operations that left her with titanium jaw joints and a powerful desire to be an informed health consumer. Stacy is now a 25-year-old self-taught online marketing expert, writer and entrepreneur. She’s brought that expertise into Second Life on HealthInfo Island where she wants to make it easier for other patient advocate groups to nurture their niches in the 3D space. Hope you enjoy the show”

You can listen to this episode of Who’s On Second? here:

or visit the show’s homepage at

please subscribe at:

And, please, check out my new podcast on Web 2.0 - Online Tools for the 21st Century at
There’ll be a new show every Thursday.

Giving Zotarah Shepherd a Mountains Tour!

The Mountains at HealthInfo Island are wonderful, peaceful and a place of silence. Ideal for special meetings. And maybe even classes about life skills and self esteem in the near future!

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Watch our moves!

Expect to see a change in the landscape very soon, as HealthInfo Island relocates! We're not cutting ties with InfoIsland, but expanding our partnership possibilities by moving farther out. UMPC will be an immediate neighbor, and another large Canadian science and medicine concern will be another. This leaves us two sides free for new, health-related neighbors. With the growing presence of healthcare in SL, we'd like to encourage the growth of nonprofit, support-oriented sims in the neighborhood.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Staff meeting SL LIbrary turnout is very good!

visit http://infoisland.org too to know more about this event and all other events1

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Staff Meeting Infoisland.org

Taking place NOW! Agenda for staff meeting April 1 Award news Machinima/videos Renaissance island Reading Garden Eduisland II Vendorville Archivists NMC One year celebration brainstorming website brainstorming

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Second Life Library prize winner!

Kitty Phillip: as you may have hear we have been recognized the ALA with their Library of the Furure award to be present in June in Washington!

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Take a hangglider from UPMC Island!

Check this out! On the University Pittsburgh Medical center Island you can pick up a handglider and float all over the place ...... It could be some kind of therapy to get over your fear of hights, or maybe not. Maybe it's just fun;-)

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