Women in S.T.E.A.M: Keynote Address by Lyr Lobo, Feb 11, 2018

Here is the keynote address for the International Women in S.T.E.A.M. day in Second Life.  It was given by Lyr Lobo (aka Dr. Cynthia Calongne), and was entitled “A Journey into the Unknown: Women in STEAM”.  Introduction by Thuja Hynes (Tooyaa).

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science – Sunday, February 11, 2018

Whole Brain Health on Inspiration Island in Second Life is hosting a day of activities to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

Our aim is to address the challenges for females undertaking S.T.E.A.M. study and careers, and to present forward-looking and proactive options.

You can learn about the worldwide events on this website:
http://www.un.org/en/events/women-and-girls-in-science-day/index.shtml

Inspiration Island activities:

10:30am – Keynote Address – Lyr Lobo
A Journey into the Unknown: Women in STEAM
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/129/33/703
Join us as we reflect on the past, examine the present and gaze into the future of Women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, the Arts, and mathematics (STEAM). What might be possible? Using a trivia game presentation style, Lyr Lobo, aka Dr. Cynthia Calongne, welcomes active participation in the chat log and will blend the speaker notes with trivia questions for everyone to enjoy!

11:00am – Interactive exhibits at the Women in S.T.E.A.M.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/129/33/703
Thuja Hynes leads a tour of her Women in S.T.E.A.M. center, originally constructed at Science Circle and now hosted by Inspiration Island. Among the attractions are profiles of notable individuals, interactive exhibits such as Rate Your STEAM-ability and Share Your STEAM Heroes, and displays discussing the challenges as well as opportunities for females in education and careers.

11:30am – Tour of Nutrition Resource Center –
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/81/117/701
StarLight will be giving a tour of the Nutrition Resource Center which provide links to healthy nutritional resources for those who seek to improve their health by changing their nutritional eating habits. It serves as a bridge between sl and rl by providing a jumping off point towards educating people about health and nutrition. Receive a gift and learn about our upcoming Nutrition support group.

12:00pm – Exploration of Brodmann’s Brain with OsanGar
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/209/173/34
OsanGar will review the cortical cytoarchitecture based on Brodmann Areas, followed by immersion into the brain and explanation of the region localization based on coordinates in the cortex planetarium. An interactive pose stand gives local chat about the resulting activations and what they mean. Q&A and special gift!

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“Shakespeare’s Women” Saturday, October 21st 1-2:30pm Pacific Time

Marly Milena (Niela Miller in RL) invites you to come and enjoy a special performance on Saturday, October 21  from 1:00 to 2:30pm Pacific Time in Second Life, at the Octagon Globe Theater on Inspiration Island.

LOCATION: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/34/89/23

Marly is the founder of the Octagon, and her programs are devoted to combining arts processes with self-exploration and interactive participation.

This is not a usual theatre performance but, rather, an exploration of the connection between the character, the person presenting the character. the art they have created as an energy depiction of the character, and the audience’s responses to questions from Marly, who will be facilitating a discussion about the relationship between Shakespeare’s women and contemporary parallels. Four women will be doing monologues from four different plays.

The event will conclude with an Elizabethan dance which is open to all. We will provide the music and animations for you to use.

You will need to be able to hear voice and sounds. Please come early to check your voice. Do not bring animations or adornments that could cause lag. Elizabethan dress encouraged but optional.  Contact Katsii Tennen with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

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Visit the Health Hacienda on Inspiration Island!

Enjoy this brief video created to show off Lady Brielle’s Health Hacienda on Inspiration Island!

To read more about it on our website, go to https://virtualinspirationisland.org/locations/health-literacy-area.

To visit the Health Hacienda in Second Life, go to http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/62/230/701.

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“That’s the Spirit: Telling the Story I Want to BE”

Hephaistos Semyorka (Heph) and Hermes Paravane hosted a program at Inspiration Island called “That’s the Spirit: Telling the Story I Want to BE” on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9am to 10:30am SLT.  It was held in the fairgrounds area, near the meetup tent.

We know that our brains are designed to strive to make any story we tell ourselves a reality in our lives. Yet, we are rarely aware of the power of the “story” we tell ourselves each day. I can tell a story about myself that is energizing, healing and inspiriting; or I can tell a story that may keep me in a spiritually cloudy frame of mind and heart. Your own simple but powerful story can do even more than positive affirmations can, because it is grounded in your deepest values and inspired by your highest dreams, the ones that belong only to you. It is also important to remember that the story we tell other people about ourselves, even casually, helps them to understand how to help to us in creating the life we really want. Learn how to discover and foster the story that, every day, will feed your spirit and change your life in harmony with the pattern you are meant to live.

Hephaistos Semyorka and Hermes Paravane are real-life artists, writers and experienced executive and life coaches who have spent decades helping people recognize and follow their life paths. Real life work and life partners, they met at the Center for Creative Leadership, where both served as Faculty and program directors for the Center’s European campus in Brussels. In 2001 they founded Kairios, which in ancient Greek means “being in the right place, at the right time” – like the archer whose arrow must unerringly find the heart of a moving target, or the skillful weaver who creates a strong and useful fabric by sending the shuttle flying between the rapidly shifting interplay of warp and weft. Heph and Hermes work to educate coaches, educators, consultants and facilitators in values-based, non-judgmental, deeply creative practices for self-discovery and relationship.

To contact Heph inworld, message Hephaistos Semyorka.

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Video from SLMOOC 2017

Here is a video of Inspiration Island’s presentation at SLMOOC17, filmed by Maggie Larimore:

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Enjoy this engaging video from our recent ‘Improvisations: Musicians and Artists’ program

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