Virtual Nonprofits – Nuts and Bolts – storing company emails

In a previous blog I wrote about setting up a company CC gmail account, using filters to forward to multiple participants. Every board member adds it to the CC line on company emails, so every board member gets a copy of everything and we have a record of most company communications. We experienced overwhelming “TMI” […]

The Virtual NonProfit – State filings

by Ada Radius May 6, 2016This is Part III of an open-ended series on running a virtual nonprofit, the Nuts and Bolts. New Media Arts is a very small U.S. nonprofit corporation, tax exempt under IRC 501(c)(3). We’re a library and arts organization that has no physical offices. Our services are available all over the […]

Virtual Nonprofit – Nuts & Bolts – Preventing Fraud

by Ada RadiusApril 14, 2016This is part II of an open-ended series on running a virtual nonprofit. Nuts and bolts. It’s not the fun creative stuff, but if you don’t get it right your nonprofit can’t grow, or will die. All of the board members should have a working knowledge of nuts and bolts – […]

Virtual Nonprofits – Nuts and Bolts – Forwarding to Multiple Recipients in Gmail.

by Ada RadiusApril 7, 2016 This is an open-ended series to share things we’ve discovered about running a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates entirely online and in virtual worlds.One of New Media Arts’ challenges is online communications. We have six board members, who, in a nonprofit, are the bosses – legally and personally responsible for the […]

Avatar Design for Virtual World Theater

Avatar Design for Virtual World Theaterby Ada Radius Feb 2016Avatar design for virtual theater is aimed primarily toward expressiveness. It’s also important that our actors be able to change avatars and costumes quickly, attach props and use them easily, and move their avatars appropriately.Another important consideration is server and viewer resources. Every vertex and pixel […]

2015 SHUTIN: Housebound is not home alone.

The web is pages. Virtual worlds are people. Voluntarily housebound? Yes. By choice. Oh, I walk outside on occasion, when the weather is nice. And I go out once in a while for medical attention. And I chat from time to time with the people in old folks home where I live. But those people […]

Virtual Worlds, OpenSim, Grids & Hypergrid

What is a Virtual World? A virtual world is a computer-simulated three dimensional environment populated by multiple users.  Each user is usually represented by an avatar, which is usually a graphic representation of a human, a creature or robot.  The multiple users can generally communicate with each other, usually in normal voice (wearing a headset with earphones and […]

2015 I am much too old to be doing this!

Another housebound video from Lauren’s Place. The video is not housebound. The performer is. The performance is comedy, but the video shows that no one is housebound is a virtual world.

2015 Notes on aging

National Center for Creative Aging Wisdom Seeker (SL) Ok–First, the Ageless Mind Project has just officially become a 501c3. We are going to be working with the National Center for Creative Aging on their new Caregivers Initiative. We want to bring it into SL. If you are interested in participating, contact me, [09:54] Wisdomseeker: Second, […]

2015 SHUTIN: A sobering experience, even for a teetotaler.

Originally posted by Thinkerer Selby Evans Reposted Archive by Admin Article Author: Sytske There was this question, what use is the Antique Pattern Library? We, New Media Arts, have our charitable purpose, where it’s worded to perfection of course, but what about the actual good it is? How do people profit from having that resource […]