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About: My work mostly involves Virtual Patients, having been involved in the PREVIEW project to bring virtual patients into Second Life and contributed to the development of the PIVOTE system. I am also involved in the eViP and mEducator projects which are working to share virtual patient and other learning resources.

Job title or role title Technical Developer

What topics are on your radar? Virtual Patients, Virtual Worlds, Second Life, Content sharing

11 September 2009

Spreading virtuality - Hi Richard, sorry for the delay in posting a reply. My suggestion, based on how the PIVOTE system works, would be that the interactions themselves be written using in-world LSL scripting (so for instance, if an object was to be touched, this interaction and event would be coded in LSL script). However, within this LSL event, you can then bring in content from a web server using the HTTP request and response functionality that LSL scripting provides. This way all your data/content and the processing of this can then be handled on the web using whatever web tools and languages that you choose. I hope that helps!

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9 September 2009

Added Lesley Gourlay (friend)


8 September 2009

Added Pat Lockley (friend) and Pat Lockley (want-to-meet)


7 September 2009

Spreading virtuality - Here are the slides for presentation 0171 (possibly subject to modifications before Wednesday!) .

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Rose Heaney - Hi Rose, Yes, it would be good to meet in person as I've met Maisy on so many occasions in SL! Luke

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Added Kevin Donovan (want-to-meet), Trevor Barker (want-to-meet), Cathy Tombs (friend), Martin Hawksey (want-to-meet), and Rose Heaney (want-to-meet)


28 August 2009
27 August 2009

Signed up to attend Spreading virtuality


Luke's Network

Lesley Gourlay
Lesley Gourlay (mutual) friend
Pat Lockley
Pat Lockley (mutual) friend, want-to-meet
Rose Heaney
Rose Heaney want-to-meet
Martin Hawksey
Martin Hawksey (mutual) want-to-meet
Cathy Tombs
Cathy Tombs (mutual) friend
Trevor Barker
Trevor Barker want-to-meet


Rose Heaney:

Hi Luke

Would be good to chat re: VPs et al.

Around from tomorrow am.


Trevor Barker:

Hi Luke. Looking forward to meeting you at ALTC. I have to be in court on Tuesday, so I won't be there until Wednesday. I am looking to hearing about your work.


Kevin Donovan:

Hi, Luke
I'm chairing your session. (See CrowdVine.)
Just to remind you and Trevor:
Before the conference
Presenters are encouraged to note and read the abstracts or full texts of the other papers that will be presented in their session. Try to identify common or contrasting ideas between your paper and the other papers in the session. These common themes may well appear in questions from the chair and audience, and it is well to be prepared for them.
Session chairs will email you before the conference asking for materials for your session (e.g. slides, any changed presenters or institutional affiliations, as well as any introductory material that may be helpful).
Your chair may also request a (UK to UK) telephone conversation with you. Please accommodate that if at all possible.
You may also wish to supply the session chair with one or more potential follow-up questions for your presentation, but there is no guarantee that any of these questions will be asked by the chair if no other questions are forthcoming from the audience. The chair may use other questions of his or her own in order to start questions and encourage discussion.
Presenters must make sure that any slides to be used are taken to the conference in an electronic form, e.g on a USB memory stick. We recommend that slides are held both on a memory stick and on a backup provided by a web-accessible email account. (Please note that taking slides to the conference is not the responsibility of the session chair.)
Practice your presentation as many times as needed, with any slides you will be using, in front of colleagues. Doing this makes for a much smoother presentation.

Kevin Donovan:

Hi, Luke
I'm chairing your Wednesday afternoon session.
I'm away in France at present but looking forward to catching up soon.
Best wishes
Kevin Donovan