Alyssa LaRoche

Alyssa LaRoche

Infobox Celebrity
name = Alyssa LaRoche


caption =
birth_date = December 5, 1979
birth_place = Manchester, New Hampshire
death_date =
death_place =
occupation = Entrepreneur, Machinimaker, Fashion designer, Journalist, Scenographer, Author
salary =
networth =
spouse =
children =
website = [http://aimeeweber.com/ Aimee Weber Studio Inc.]
footnotes =

Alyssa LaRoche (born 1979, Manchester, New Hampshire) is the owner of Aimee Weber Studio Inc., and the person in control of the Second Life Resident Aimee Weber, for which her company is named for. LaRoche is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in English and a minor in Computer Science.Fact|date=February 2007

Activities as Aimee Weber

Aside from her activities in Second Life, LaRoche's 3D design experience includes Bryce 3D and Maya.Cite web
url=http://aimeeweber.com/Team.html
title=Aimee Weber Studio Inc.- The Team
publisher=Aimee Weber Studio Inc.
accessdate=2007-01-07|
]

* LaRoche joined Second Life on January 30, 2004Cite web
url=http://world.secondlife.com/resident/f6e5649c-b7c2-4e22-adeb-a16bb0cce90e
title=Aimee Weber
publisher=Linden Lab
accessdate=2008-01-13
]
* Under the name Aimee Weber, LaRoche has guest-hosted, and been interviewed on the Second Life-centric podcast SecondCast.Cite web
url=http://www.secondcast.com/?cat=35
title=SecondCast- Archive for 'Aimee Weber' Category
publisher=SecondCast
date=October 8, 2006
accessdate=2007-01-07|
]
* LaRoche also owns and manages the Second Life island 'Midnight City'.Fact|date=October 2007
* LaRoche produced what has been referred to as the first use of Machinima for educational useCite web
url=http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2006/03/her_worlds_her_.html
title=Her Worlds, Her Imagination
author=Au, Wagner James
publisher=New World Notes
date=March 10, 2006
accessdate=2007-01-07|
] when she produced a virtual tour of the solar system.Cite web
url=http://aimeeweber.com/Portfolio/SolarSystem.html
title=Aimee Weber's Tour of the Solar System
publisher=Aimee Weber Studio Inc.
accessdate=2007-01-07|
]
* LaRoche was the lead author on "Creating Your World: The Official Guide to Advancted Content Creation for Second Life"Cite web
url=http://www.amazon.com/Creating-Your-World-Official-Advanced/dp/0470171146
title=Creating Your World: The Official Guide to Advancted Content Creation for Second Life
publisher=Amazon.com
accessdate=2008-01-13
]
* In November 2007, LaRoche was granted a trademark to "Aimee Weber"Cite web
url=http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=77110299
title=Latest Status Info
publisher=United States Patent and Trademark Office
accessdate=2008-01-13
]

*PREEN*

Prior to forming her company, LaRoche created the in-world fashion brand "*PREEN*",Fact|date=October 2007 described as a "punk ballerina" style. *PREEN* consists of 5 virtual locations with no physical stores currently, although LaRoche has stated that she would love to sell Aimee Weber branded clothing "as a novelty".

Stores

* Hawthorn
* Midnight City
* Aqua
* Dublin
* Amsterdam

*PREEN*'s advertising has a focus on humor, featuring posters around the themes of "*PREEN* Girls Steal"" and "*PREEN* Girls Poop""- the latter featuring LaRoche's avatar "Aimee Weber" seated on a toilet.

Second Life Relay For Life 2006

* LaRoche was the project manager for building Second Life Relay For Life 2006 (SLRFL '06)
* The construction team consisted of roughly 35 Residents.Fact|date=February 2007
* Construction started in April 2006.Fact|date=February 2007
* Consisting of 12 regions, "SLRFL '06" was the largest centralized project in the history of Second Life.Fact|date=February 2007

Aimee Weber Studio Inc.

Incorporated in September 2006Fact|date=October 2007, Aimee Weber Studio Inc. has a team of 5 permanent staff members, all of whom are Second Life Residents:
*Aimee Weber - President
*Alpha Fluffball - Business Services
*Catherine Omega - Technical Services
*Toxius Stephanopolis - Avatar Specialist
*Kiari LaFay - Animation Specialist

Clients

Aimee Weber Studio Inc. has provided services for several real-world business, including National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationCite web
url=http://aimeeweber.com/Portfolio/NOAA.html
title=Aimee Weber Studio Inc. - Portfolio - NOAA
publisher=Aimee Weber Studio Inc.
accessdate=2007-01-07|
] , United NationsCite web
url=http://aimeeweber.com/Portfolio/StandUp.html
title=Aimee Weber Studio Inc. - Portfolio - Stand Up Against Poverty
publisher=Aimee Weber Studio Inc.
accessdate=2007-01-07|
] , American Cancer SocietyCite web
url=http://aimeeweber.com/Portfolio/SLRelayforLife.html
title=Aimee Weber Studio Inc. - Portfilio - SL Relay for Life
publisher=Aimee Weber Studio Inc.
accessdate=2007-01-07|
] , American ApparelCite web
url=http://aimeeweber.com/Portfolio/AmericanApparel.html
title=Aimee Weber Studio Inc. - Portfolio - American Apparel
publisher=Aimee Weber Studio Inc.
accessdate=2007-01-07|
] , Warner Bros.Cite web
url=http://aimeeweber.com/Portfolio/Regina.html
title=Aimee Weber Studio Inc. - Portfolio - Regina Spektor Audio Kiosk
publisher=Aimee Weber Studio Inc.
accessdate=2007-01-07|
] , NBCCite web
url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rita-j-king/breaking-news-nbc-to-mak_b_35155.html
title=Breaking News: NBC to Make Virtual Debut in Second Life Tonight!
author=King, Rita J.
publisher=The Huffington Post
date=November 29, 2006
accessdate=2007-01-07|
] and Save the Children.Cite web
url=http://www.nfp2.co.uk/2006/12/05/scf-yak-shack/
title=Save the Children offers yak a Second Life
author=Bridger, Steve
publisher= [http://www.nfp2.co.uk/ Not-for-profit 2.0]
date=December 5, 2006
accessdate=2007-01-07|
]

See also

*Resident (Second Life)
*Businesses and organizations in Second Life

External links

* [http://aimeeweber.com/ Aimee Weber Studio Inc. Website]
* [http://slrfl.org/ Second Life Relay for Life website]

References


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