Friday, 10 August 2007

Orb - an in-world student magazine - feedback required

I just noticed this posting to the SLED list which seems worth repeating here - partly as a way to get some volunteers and partly to highlight what appears to be an interesting UK SL activity.

My name is Jennifer Young, and I'm a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. I've been using SL to create an online student magazine which is hosted inside a virtual literary festival. The magazine, Orb, is staffed by UH students. The publishing remit is to publish the best creative writing by UK university students.

The magazine will launch on October 23 with a streaming performance by UK performance poet Patience Agbabi.

We are in the final stages of design, and we're looking for users to provide feedback. Would you be willing to spend a few minutes walking around our site and giving us some feedback? There are post boxes on the site, or you can email me at The SL address is:

Just to make you aware, the pieces of creative writing that are up are still in draft mode and are acting as place holders. Before the magazine launch in October, the authors will record audio and provide visuals to accompany their work. At the moment it's just text with the student editors' voiceovers.

Thank you for your assistance -

Best wishes,

(in SL: jmy Writer)

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