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There are a lot virtual Makers out there (we have a virtual edition of MAKE) – but sometimes it’s a bit hard to explain these new 3D virtual worlds, so – here’s a Google TechTalk from March 1, 2006 – A “Glimpse Inside a Metaverse: The Virtual World of Second Life” – Second Life, an online world with a growing population of subscribers (or “residents”); currently, the community has well over 140,000 residents from 91 countries. By providing residents with robust building and scripting tools, Linden Lab enables them to create a vast array of in-world objects, installations and programs. Since its early stages, Linden Lab has allowed its residents to retain full IP rights over their own creations, thereby insuring that their contributions to the community remain truly their own.” Link.

Pictured here, MAKE in the virtual world – SLurl.

Related:
Second Life stats – Link.
DIY Virtual reality gear – Link.
More how-tos and hackery in the virtual world – Link.