Second Life (SL) Projects

Some of the bigger SL projects with which I was involved (or started):

I was also involved with, or did, many other projects in SL:

SciLands Logo

Co-founded and acted as a senator in the SciLands, a group of people and organizations doing science-related projects who wanted to be geographically close to each other in SL.

Coded a Holo-Emitter System for SL (which operates similar to the holo-emitters in Star Trek).

Aspects of Appearance

Designed, coded and built interactive exhibits about color vision deficiency for the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL). [More Details]

University of Denver Project

Created a set of science exhibits for the University of Denver (DU). [More Details]

NIST Project

Prototyped some SL exhibits for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

SciLands Orientation

Designed and built two custom SL Orientation Experiences. [More Details]


Made some items for the SL Marketplace.


  • Terraformed, landscaped, and added buildings to the UK Future Focus sim (associated with a UK think tank named Futurefocus, and later futurefocus@dti).
  • Volunteered with the Foundation for Rich Content (FFRC), an SL group which solicited donations and then used the proceeds to fund grants for people to make art and other nice things (“rich content”) for the SL public.
  • Planned and promoted many SL events, particularly science-related events.
  • Wrote a blog for Nature Network about science-related projects and events going on in Second Life, titled “Science in the Metaverse.” That blog is now gone from the live internet, but it might still be somewhere in the Wayback Machine.
  • Helped with the (now-defunct) NASA CoLab / Space CoLab project in Second Life, both in-world and on their blog.
  • Recorded and edited the audio of many MICA Popular Talks. MICA was the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics. Some of those talks were mirrored on the APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) website and forums.
  • Created a list of SL guides, directories and search engines.