If you're in the Toronto area, you might consider visiting the Vector Game + Art Convergence Festival tomorrow, Saturday, February 22, for a workshop entitled Creating and Collaborating with Sound in Second Life, to be held from 1 to 5 pm at Bento Miso (862 Richmond Street West). The workshop will be led by Tina M. Pearson, an internationally recognized Canadian composer and former editor of the journal Musicworks. In Second Life, she's known as Humming Pera and is one of the leaders of the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse. "The workshop will touch on connection spaces between virtual, dream and other worlds, mixed reality and hybrid performance practice, and making soundart in the contexts and cultures of social networking and game art. The virtual world of Second Life will be explored as a conceptual space, an instrument, a venue and a collaborative interface that gives a framework for inquiries into identity, belonging, perception, perspective, and other themes concerning the extension of mind and body into and through technology."