Joyce Bettencourt is an artist, content creator & evangelist of online social media who believes in it's power to raise social awareness, foster community, and spark creative collaboration through mediums like blogging, podcasting, video/machinima & virtual worlds.
She is the Web 2.0 specialist for Global Kids, which runs online digital media initiatives to prepare urban youth in becoming global citizens and community leaders. They have a presence in the online virtual world Second Life, where they use Teen Second Life as a tool for education, game development and issue advocacy, and partner with outside organizations such as the Field Museum, UNICEF, and the U.S. Holocaust Museum to bring their work to teens. She also developed and is chief editor of their widely read youth media-focused blog holymeatballs.org.
Joyce is also the co-founder and Creative Director of The Vesuvius Group, LLC (thevesuviusgroup.com), which is a collective of idea conceptualizers and techy-creatives working together online and within virtual worlds such as Second Life, on collaborative projects that try to make a difference within the world at large.
"Revy Rezillo. The evening Trebor told me of Revy's passing in RL, a felt a very large part of my heart die as well. I was inconsolable. The one bright spot in my life had now been extinguished. We shared a connection that I doubt either of us…"
"Hi Frederick! I've posted information for the first meeting to plan the Live Performance Track for the upcoming convention. Hope you can make it! Right now we are in the early stages of planning so we don't know, yet who all is coming.…"