Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2015 ART: Handcrafted products/gifts from the virtual world: 3d printing makes virtual worlds a new art medium

Handcrafted art/gifts from the virtual world: 
3d printing makes virtual worlds a new art medium
Creators in virtual worlds: You can bring your creations out into the old world. Even people who don't have a computer can see it.  Even old people will agree that it is real.  Some people will buy these as art work. 
Art piece printed in 3d:
Interlaced Tetrahedra

This may have started something:
Now Wizard Gynoid has produced art work in colored sandstone. The art piece was first created and displayed in a virtual world.  You can buy it at Shapeways
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Monday, March 2, 2015

2015 STAGE: Avatar Repertory Theater seeks actors (M & F)

 Avatar Repertory Theater seeks voice actors (M & F)
Avatar Repertory Theater is searching for male and female voice actors to join the longest-running live theater company in the metaverse! 
"The theatre is the only institution in this world which has been dying for four thousand years and has never succumbed. It requires tough and devoted people to keep it alive. " John Steinbeck

You'll need:

  • Some acting experience.
  • A working knowledge of avatar control, Inventory, Appearance, using animations.
  • Reasonable quality headphones and microphone (we will help you if you don't know what to get). 
  • See below for information and instructions
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

2015 TKR: Small Changes to Make a Big Difference

Small Changes to Make a Big Difference
In this excerpt from the event, Small Changes to Make a Big Difference, Steve Martin reveals the small changes that make the biggest impact when persuading others; and to consider how we make best use of this knowledge to create positive change across organisations and industries.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

2015 PEOPLE: Crowdfunding OpenSim development. It works.

Crowdfunding OpenSim development.  It  works.
In OpenSim:  A scripting function was generally unusable because of a serious bug.  Talla Adam, in Opensim Virtualproposed a crowdfunding solution:  Donors would collectively pledge money to create a bounty of $2000 (USD), to be paid to the person developing a solution to this problem.

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What  happened?

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

2015 ART: VIDEO: Hobo Island Rebuild

Hobo Island Rebuild  
A video of the new Hobo Island, recently rebuilt. 

Ride the cart


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2015 HELP: HYPERGRID: Kitely: A simple way to move the landing point from center

A simple way to move the landing point from center
Kitely world pages and hypergrid landing points default to 128,128,nn.  You can put the welcome site at that point.  But you may want another place.  Here is a simple way to move it. 

  • Kitely web pages and hypergrid arrivals default to 128,128,z
  • If you want it elsewhere, try this:
  • Create a parcel to includes both the 128,128,z and your choice.
  • Use About Land - Options Tab to reset the landing point in the parcel 
  • The tools are Landing point and Teleport routing 
  • This only creates a force landing spot in the parcel you use.
  • People can TP freely to other parts of your world 
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Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 ART: MUSIC: Mar 3 11 am--1 pm PST. Cookie II welcomes Wizards Retreat, Roxy Geller, and music

Mar 3 11 am--1 pm PST.  
Cookie II welcomes Wizards Retreat:
Roxy Geller, and music 
  • NMA & The Sun & Moon Group Presents!
  • Tuesday, Mar 3. at Wizards Retreat on Cookie II, Kitely Grid
  • Matthew Broyles 11AM PST The Matthew Show Returns!
  • Joe Rizzo 12PM A Man, A Guitar & sometimes a looper!

To reach Wizards Retreat on Cookie II:

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

2015 ART: VIDEO: Bill Bailey Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Art by Arcadia Asylum

Bill Bailey Sweet Emma and 
Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Art by Arcadia Asylum
Combining existing music with a video made in a virtual world is becoming an art.  The art lies in selecting the scene and creating the video to match the music.  

The Hobo Pawn Shop, the Bodega Supermarket, and lots of other things in this vide are the work of Arcadia Asylum,  available free in many places in Second Life and in OpenSim. This work is always free from legitimate distributors.
Music  "Bill Bailey" by 
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Friday, February 20, 2015

2015 WRITE: Virtual Outworlding, this blog, just passed 5 million hits

Virtual Outworlding, this blog,
just passed 5 million hits
So it is time to thank my readers.  And the people who put my blog posters on their land.  And the people who pass on the links to my articles in Google+ and Facebook.  And the people who use my curation features to research something about virtual worlds.  BTW, the count has been going for nearly 5 years, so the blog is averaging over a million hits a year.
Objective: The goal of this blog is to show people what they need to know to get the best out of virtual worlds and to suggest lines of creative thinking on how to exploit the potential of virtual worlds.
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