What is Second Life?
Second Life is a free-form virtual world created by Linden Labs. Residents, as users are called, can pursue a wide variety of social interactions, entertainment, or commerce activities. Access to Second Life is free as the company operates under a mixed economic model where fees on currency conversations in and order of the system, fees for increased quota, and fees for landholding subsidise the world.
Increasingly, the education community has been turning to Second Life for its ability to facilitate rich interactions between spatially diverse individuals and its ability to democratize the dissemination of knowledge and education.
The Ensemble Project’s presence in Second Life is meant to provide not only a point of access to diverse collections on computing, but to provide a forum for the community of people interested in computing.