The first episode of Lab Chat had its live recording today – and there were about 197 people present on the four regions! We were delighted to have such a large attendance (especially when you consider that one of the four regions was limited to stage crew and Lindens).
You can see images from the recording on our new Flickr group – if you have images to share, please join and add your pictures to the pool!
And if you missed the show, you will be able to see it shortly on the web, here on the Lab Chat website, on the Second Life You Tube channel and at other addresses we will share. We are hoping to have it ready for broadcast by Tuesday.
We’ll be adding a transcript of the show too, and beginning our archives of questions and answers – so keep watching this site!
Lab Chat premieres today, Thursday 19th November at 10.30am.
We’ll be asking Ebbe Linden, CEO of Linden Lab, a selection of your questions, chosen by the Lab Chat team.
You can come to the Live recording of the show at the LEA Theater on LEA 2,3, and 4 (the LEA1 part of the theater will be closed as it’s being used to for the set and tech teams that are needed for the recording).
We had a great many great questions from you all for the first episode of Lab Chat – so thank you all for contributing!
Sadly, there won’t be time to ask all your questions on the show, so we have selected a number of questions that the Team thought were important, relating to Second Life, the Marketplace and Sansar.
If your question wasn’t asked this time, you can:
Come to the show and, if there’s time at the end of the set questions, submit your question in text chat – we hope to get to a few of them!
Ask your question gain, next time we call for questions
We are planning to have an archive of answered questions on this site, organised in topics, so you’ll be able to see how questions were answered or – if you want to ask a question for the first time – whether a similar question has been asked and answered before.
How will I know if my question is being asked on the show?
There’ll be several ways to know if your question is asked (and answered).
If your question is selected, you’ll be invited to appear on the show and ask your question in person (that will be a pretty big clue!).
You can come to the Live Show which will be held in the LEA Theatre on Thursday 19th November at 10.30 am SLT.
You’ll be able to watch the show later on the Second Life You Tube channel and on AviewTV.com (and probably several other channels – we’ll let you know on our website at https://labchatsl.wordpress.com/)
There will also be transcripts of the shows on the website.
As explained above, we will be making an archive of answered questions. This is partly so that you can see the answers, and partly so that people don’t ask the same questions every time!
The first show will be this Thursday, 19th November at 10.30am at the LEA Theater.
Lab Chat launches November 19th – with Ebbe Linden answering your questions!
We are delighted to announce the first episode of a new show – Lab Chat (recorded in front of a live audience and then broadcast on numerous streams including Second Life’s You Tube channel, AviewTV and SLArtist).
The first broadcast will be at 10.30am SLT in the LEA Theatre with seating available on LEA2, 3 and 4.
Remember how, at SL12B, Ebbe Linden, the CEO of Linden Lab, after talking to residents in an event hosted by Frau Jo Yardley and Saffia Widdershins (you can see it here), said that he would love to do this again, hopefully regularly?
Since then, a group of us have been talking about ways we could make this happen. We’ve been a little inspired by the BBC TV series Question Time, where politicians answer questions posed by members of the public, and then respond to points made (by each other and audience members). Jo Yardley first suggested it here on her blog.
The questions to feature on the show will be chosen by the Lab Chat team (who are all residents). Don’t worry if your question isn’t chosen – as you may have a chance to ask it in the open session at the end (if there is time).
People whose questions are chosen will be invited to appear on the stage. They will be able to put their questions directly to Ebbe, in voice if they wish (or their questions will be read if they don’t use Voice/Skype).
The audience will be in the other three regions of the theater. Voice relays mean that what is said will be audible on all four regions. There are also a set of text chat relays so that all text should be visible on all regions. If there’s time, questions asked in text chat will also be put to Ebbe.
We will also have a voice-to-text service to let people know what is being said in voice, and there will be a full transcription published later to accompany the video. Highlights will be broadcast on the Drax Radio Files show.
We’re really excited about this – and we hope you will be too!