Friday, September 25, 2009

The Orange Island Project Comes to an End

The Orange Island project comes to an end

Parting with friends is never easy, no matter where and how you met them. The Orange Island project has reached its final stage: on the 29th of September 2009, we’ll be holding our final event, and move to new horizons, after two years of events in and around virtual worlds.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our closing event on Tuesday 29th September, to share our (and your) findings about virtual worlds… and beyond. We invite you to join us at 11 am SLT on Orange Island’s Lower Plaza Auditorium for a casual, open meeting with the team behind Orange Island and some insightful guests. We hope to see you there!

To follow up on the event, we’ll also release a document that sums up some of our findings, which we’ll share with you on this website the first week of October. Stay tuned!

The Orange Island Team

Together we did more

When Orange entered Second Life in October 2007, most RL brands and companies were leaving the platform. We set out to find out more, learning by doing, inspired and guided by the many talented, creative, innovative folks we met in and around SL. We thought we’d help them connect, share and collaborate, in a place that could also be their own. And so, Orange Island was born.

Orange Island was an experimental project aimed at getting a better understanding of virtual worlds. We wanted to learn about users and their cultures, content creation and collaboration, and the challenges of immersive, real-time social environments. Two years later, it’s safe to say that together we really did more. You and us played, explored, talked and created, we shared our passions and made many meaningful encounters. Because, as you know so well, there is no such thing as virtual memories – only real experiences.

We hope you too are proud of what we achieved together. Thank you for creating Orange Island with us.

The Orange Island Team
Fab Outlander / Eric Arkright / Sarn Aska / Nick Rhodes / Yesterday Demain / Natty Foggarty / Jade Lily

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