Thursday, December 8, 2016

2016 EDU: WRITE: THE DICKENS PROJECT 2016 Opens December 10th

THE DICKENS PROJECT 2016
Opens December 10th
Water Haven, Second Life – The 2016 Edition of Seanchai Library's annual celebration of English literary giant Charles Dickens, The Dickens Project, will open in Second Life on Saturday, December 10th with over 20 hours of live events of all kinds, spanning eight days, to benefit Team Diabetes in Second Life

This year's Project is sponsored by Kultivate Magazine and will take place on Kultivate's headquarter region, Water Haven.
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Metaverse events, current and upcoming

OSCC  OpenSimulator Community Conference Dec. 10-11,2016

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  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Sunday Dec. 11, 2 pm California time
  • Video of previous presentation in a virtual world
  • Hypergrid address: grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
  • Put the hypergrid address in the Find box of World Map.  Click Find, TP
  • Find the walk-through teleporter to the ART theater parcel
  • Please come to Cookie II in advance of the show if you possibly can
  • so that you will already have visual assets cached in your viewer.
  • Please take a seat as soon as you arrive (right click on a seat, choose sit) 
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2016 PEOPLE: WINTER SHOWCASE & ART SHOW IN SUPPORT OF TEAM DIABETES OF SECOND LIFE

2016 WINTER SHOWCASE & ART SHOW 
IN SUPPORT OF TEAM DIABETES OF SECOND LIFE
Team Diabetes of Second Life is proud to present for the second year in a row, the 2016 Winter Showcase and Art Show! 
Team Diabetes of Second Life is proud to present for the second year in a row, the 2016 Winter Showcase and Art Show! This event will take place from December 8 to December 18 and will include ten days of live djs, performers, tribute concerts, 2D & 3D art; contests, two hunts, photos with Santa, ice skating, ice fishing, fundraising and more!
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

2016 EDU: HG: Metaverse Libraries group holds board meeting in Kitely

Metaverse Libraries group holds board meeting in Kitely.
What is a library in a virtual world?  Perhaps a place to help people find information on the internet. Or to find communities where they can get information.  Or perhaps to find out how they can learn on their own.  Metaverse Libraries group is organizing to explore the possibilities. 
The Virtual Community Resources Network

Purpose of Metaverse Libraries

  • To connect virtual world communities for learning (librarians, educators and students- example VCARA and other groups)
  • To explore what a virtual world library is or what it could be.in 5/10 years.

Go there (on Kitely)

  • Search for librarians, join the group Librarians in Kitely
  • Put the Firestorm hop in the Kitely address (top) bar, enter
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Metaverse Libraries/111/149/42
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Monday, December 5, 2016

***2016 PROMO: OSHG: Digiworldz intro promotes OpenSim. When HG grids promote their virtual worlds, they promote the hypergrid.

Digiworldz intro promotes OpenSim.   
When HG grids promote their offerings, 
they promote the hypergrid.
Commercial grids using OpenSim have good reason to promote their virtual worlds to the public.  Videos are easily seen by anyone with a browser.  People already in virtual worlds can see what commercial grids can offer.  And people wondering about virtual worlds can see what we do in virtual worlds.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

2016 ART: VIDEO: Virtual Surreality? Moving surrealism? Is what you image real? Are you really imagining?

Virtual Surreality?  Moving surrealism?  
Is what you imagine real?  Are you really imagining? 
"Gravity is a Mistake."   A surreal title for a surreal video.  Never send to know if it is really art.  It is surreal for you. 

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

***2016 STAGE: BALLET PIXELLE PRESENTS "THE NUT" TEN YEAR anniversary.

BALLET PIXELLE PRESENTS "THE NUT" 
TEN YEAR anniversary
Ballet in virtual worlds.

  • Ballet Pixelle® will present its its version of the Nutcracker 
  • ("The Nut") for the tenth year this holiday season.
  • Starting on Sunday, December 4, 2016. 
  • Performances are Wednesdays and Sundays at 5:00 pm SLT 
  • through December  in the Ballet Pixelle Theatre
  • SLurl below: click to go or drag to viewer screen 
  • http://slurl.com/secondlife/Quat/38/24/107
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Friday, December 2, 2016

2016 PROMO: PEOPLE: Can we promote hypergrid activities too much? Does it become spam?

Can we promote hypergrid activities too much?  
Does it become spam?  
Promotion can become spam.  More easily, it can become wasted effort.  Look for ways to spread your promotion. But just because you see the same announcement several times, that does not mean people not following virtual worlds are seeing that.  And those are the people we want to get the word to. 

  • I see lots of hypergrid notices.  I often see the same event promoted 3 or 4 times.
  • It is not spam to me.  I like to see those notices.
  • The reason I see those notices is that I ask for notices in lots of G+ communities.
  • I usually open one of these notices and pass it on to my profile stream.  
  • And from my profile stream maybe to elsewhere, preferably in the outworld.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

***2016 PEOPLE: TECH: Konk Combat Game Builder, with NPC interactions. The Metaverse Tour investigates

Konk Combat Game Builder, with NPC interactions. 
The Metaverse Tour investigates
In virtual worlds, you don't just play games.  You can build games to suit you.  Here is a report on game builder software that supports many common features of combat games: health and healing,  morality, fighting, etc.  And you can play the game by yourself or with your friends.  You can modify the theme--make it educational, if you want. 


  • Watch on YouTube 
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  • Go to Konk Combat Game Builder:  HG Address:
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:konk Role Play Sims 2
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map, click FindTP
  • Web address:  http://opensimworld.com/hop/75529-konk-Role-Play-Sims-2 
  • In Kitely, use the World Map to find and go to the sim: konk Role Play Sims 2
  • Buy the Game Builder system:  
  • Buy it: Konk Combat and Role PlayGame Builder System V1.5
  • Web site
  • Don't think of this just as a game of combat.  
  • Think how it could be used for other objectives such as education.  
  • Here, I speculate a bit.  All study is a quest.   
  • And some education is based on game principles such as challenge and winning the increments.  
  • Note: I speculate here about how a game like this could be designed for instruction.
  • The game system cited in this report might require major changes to function this way. 

Skills and settings for touring the HG


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Monday, November 28, 2016

2016 EDU: Digital Learning with Simon Nelson. Social, collaborative, self-managed learning

Digital Learning with Simon Nelson. 
Social, collaborative, self-managed learning
Digital Learning with Simon Nelson, chief executive of FutureLearn.  Simon Nelson explores how increasing access to education, delivered online in a flexible way, can help towards addressing some of the world’s future needs.


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Sunday, November 27, 2016

2016 OSHG: Imagining the browser-viewer: A wormhole connecting the WWW to the virtual worlds

Imagining the browser-viewer: 
A wormhole connecting the WWW to the virtual worlds.  
Most people think of the World Wide Web as the internet.  So if we want most people to try our virtual worlds, we need to make an easy connection from the WWW to our place.   The browser-viewer can do that.  

This is now

  • You are browsing the internet.  
  • Oh, yes, there is lots more to the internet than you can see on your browser.
  • But your browser brings it to you.  
  • You see an article about some event that interests you.
  • Musical performance, presentation on how to cook a turkey, theatrical presentation of Shakespeare.
  • If it is on video, you just click the player to see it.  
  • If it is on a virtual world, you need to get into a virtual world to see it.  
  • Those of use in virtual worlds think that is easy.
  • Normal people find it intimidating, difficult, and a lot more trouble than it is worth.

This will be then (I hope)

  • You see an article about some event that interests you.
  • If it is on a virtual world you see an invitation:
  • "Type the name you want to use, pick the avatar you want, click enter."
  • Shazam! You avatar is there and someone is welcoming you.  
  • "Hi there [your name].  Glad you could come.  Have a seat.  Just click on a chair as you would with a button ona web page."
  • That welcome probably comes in voice and in text.  As does the rest of the start stuff.
  • "If you have any questions, just type them and we can see them. "
  • "Later we can work it out so you can talk to us if you have a headset with a microphone."
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Next WIP show TODAY

  • Next WIP show: Sun. Nov.27, Noon SLT 
  • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
  • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
  • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

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