virtual guide dog aids blind usrs to navigate SL via stereo snd, helpful txt to speech msgs #npsl #n2y4 

Susan fr TechSoup (SL: Glitteractica Cookie) & Jeska fr Linden Lab (SL: Jeska Linden) during the mixed reality health panel #npsl #n2y4

packed room both in Real Life & Second Life at mixed reality health panel #npslexpo #n2y4

Health Panel Expo mixed reality panel-Cecelia/FasterCures on patient engagemt & Second Life=part of cure process #npsl #n2y4

Cecilia from FasterCures speaking on patient engagement & Second Life as part of the cure process – part of the mixed reality panel during the NPSL Health Panel Expo  The avatar on the left is Cecelia and the live stream is from the room in the NetSquared conference. Susan Tenby (SL: Glitteractica Cookie) is introducing her on the mic.

twilight walk along the Danube Canal

Posted from: Obere Donaustraße 77, Austria

The Czech countryside is beautiful and the dropzone is like a little village set amidst some hills. Can’t wait to jump here tomorrow.

Just arrived to Skydive Klatovy after a long but pretty drive up from Vienna. Klatovy is about 1 1/2 hrs south of Prague, and during the months of April-May and August, the Pink Skyvan is there, which means party time skydive style.
The dropzone is so cute and charming — like a little village set amidst the rolling hills, with lots of room to land. It’s gorgeous here and so quiet. Not so sure how my New York-mode will adjust to all this quiet and green-ness, but so far, so good. 🙂

UPDATE: for more pics, check out my Flickr set: Pink Skyvan in Klatovy

Cabula6’s Crash Course: a wonderful twist

My friends at Cabula6 presented a performance with a twist: the audience was invited ‘onstage’ at TanzQuartier Wien to cook recipes culled from the folks at the Macondo refugee community, then the Macondo folks came in to a huge surprise & we all had dinner together, with performance interludes featuring scenes about the ‘slippery search for home’
Jeremy & Claudia from Cabula6 have kept this a secret for weeks, saying only that it’s a surprise while exchanging stealthy glances with their cast & crew. They’ve been living in the Macondo for the past 6 months, getting to know the community inside-out & realizing projects like this & the Macondo Bus Stop/Living Maps project, among many others.
An absolutely wonderful night with delicious convos & cuisine, calling forth ideas & questions of “home” while making us all feel at home like one large family gathering for a feast.
Kudos to Cabula6 🙂

More pics in my Cabula6: Crash Course flickr set

First time driving a Smart car. Cute lil thing but hardly any pickup. Gr8 mileage tho-drove ~100 mi & only spent 6 euro in diesel

Check out the paint job on this bird. It’s a Dornier Do28-G92 & can climb to 13,000 ft in under 10 mins. Zoooom!

Posted from: Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Here are the kids talking abt growing up Muslim in America & the Netherlands & interesting discussion abt what ‘white’ means

Posted from: NY, USATeens from Huygens College in Ansterdam and Academy of Urban Planning in Bushwick, talk abt deconstructing stereotypes.