Category Archives: seed money

Seed Money: USD 2mil Funding Virtual-World Innovations – itsReal

The MacArthur foundation is accepting applications until Oct. 15 in two categories: one for “entrepreneurs and builders of new digital environments for informal learning,” with prizes of $250,000 and $100,000; the other for “communicators in connecting, mobilizing, circulating or translating new ideas around digital media and learning,” with prizes from $30,000 to $75,000. Winners are to be announced in January. 

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation continues to pour money into explorations of digital media and virtual worlds — and we’re not talking Linden dollars here.

The giant Chicago philanthropy is creating prizes totaling US$2 million to recognize innovation in digital media and learning. It also is funding a series of programs at the Second Life Community convention, to be held Aug. 24-26 in Chicago. (For the uninitiated, Linden dollars are the currency of that online virtual world known as Second Life.)

MacArthur said the new awards are part of the five-year, $50 million program it announced last fall to explore the influence of digital technologies on young people’s learning, play and civic participation.

Read More: TechNewsWorld 

1 Comment

Filed under 3d internet, business online networking, community, competition, digiital industries, digital content, employers, employment, entertainment, Events, executive, funding, government, ICT, imagine, itsreal, life, magazine, marketing, opportunities, PR, Public Relations, second life, secondlife.com, seed money, singapore, singapore events, SL, SL Technology, tech, virtual banking, virtual commerce, virtual life, virtual products, virtual recruit