Thursday, September 3, 2015

2015 GAMES: HG: Opensim games: Vollyball, Bowling, Hocky

Opensim games on Kitely market: 
Vollyball, Bowling, Hocky
Ricardo Sorciere makes games for opensim and is now offering them on the Kitely Market.  This article reports on a few of his offerings.


  • Watch on YouTube
  • Kitely Market:  Playable Volleyball Game in opensim.  
  • Modify, Export.  Uses Bullet physics.
  • Export (on the Kitely Market) means that you can carry it to other grids in OpenSim.  
  • Kitely market delivers to grids on the Hypergrid and to some others.
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      Wednesday, September 2, 2015

      2015 PEOPLE: ART: WIP August 23, A conversation about being creative

      WIP August 23, A conversation about being creative
      WIP sessions are informal meetings among content creators in the hypergrid.  We get together and show the group things we are working on.  Sometimes others have helpful information, Sometimes we are just glad to keep informed about projects.  Usually pictures are posted on the WIP G+ Group and elsewhere. Sometimes, as in this case, the project descriptions are captured in video and posted on Virtual Outworlding 

      The Hypergrid WIP Show

      The Hypergrid WIP show is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog.  
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      The current schedule for the show is every other Sunday at 12 pm California time, starting Sept. 6, 2015.  
      • HG address: Put the line below in the world map, next to Find. Click Find.  TP.
      • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
      • In Kitely: put the line below in the Firestorm nav bar, enter
      • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/77/373/22
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          Tuesday, September 1, 2015

          2015 EDU: Virtual epidemiology investigation, Stephen Gasior on REDgrid

          Virtual epidemiology investigation
          Stephen Gasior on REDgrid
          A recreation in a virtual world of a world-famous investigation.  The battle of the theories, the collection of data, the emergence of scientific investigation, the credibility of evidence, the beginning of discoveries that made big cities possible.
          • HG address: Paste the line below into the world map, next to Find.  Click Find, TP
          • redgrid.bsu.edu:9000:VirtualSnow 
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          Genre-Jailhouse Poetry Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 9/1, 7pm SLT - 

          This week at the Short Poetry Workshop Arabella Nemeth is guest host as she presents the Genre-Scared Straight-Jailhouse Poetry. We’ll focus on expanding our poetry with the emotions, language and lingo.

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            Monday, August 31, 2015

            2015 COMEDY: VIDEO: PEOPLE: At Lauren's place: Life's Best Quotes

            At Lauren's place: Life's Best Quotes
            Thinkerer (Selby Evans) delivers comedy lines from the intermet.

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                Sunday, August 30, 2015

                2015 TKR: Knowledge is Beautiful

                Knowledge is Beautiful 
                Data journalist, designer and founder of the blog sensation 'Information is Beautiful' (http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/) David McCandless visited the RSA to demonstrate how visualized information can help us comprehend, navigate and find meaning in a complex world.


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                    Friday, August 28, 2015

                    2015 EVENTS: Upcoming: Opportunities and events, Aug. 28, 2015

                    EVENTS: Upcoming: Opportunities and events on HG.
                    Aug. 28, 2015  
                    Twice a month I gather and post information and links about upcoming opportunities and events in SL or HG. Just the ones that I think will interest my readers.  I update the post if I get new information.  If your event is not listed, mention it in the comments section of this blog. 
                    • Opportunities
                    • Upcoming  Events
                    • Regular events
                    • Google+ communities and other groups
                    • Calendars
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                        Thursday, August 27, 2015

                        2015 WRITE: The Whitechapel atrocities, investigation continues. Timeline violation or fiction?

                        The Whitechapel atrocities, investigation continues. 
                        Timeline violation or fiction?
                        A story from history.  With no ending from history.  Some of the scene rendered here. More to show.  A call for detectives.  Interactive fiction, storybuilding Of interest to writers, historians, journalism teachers, educators, and mystery fans. 
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                            Wednesday, August 26, 2015

                            2015 MULTIMEDIA: ART: The art of multimedia in the metaverse

                            The art of multimedia in the metaverse
                            Virtual worlds are made by people, and for people.  With a little skill, you can make the world you want to show. You control the sounds, the sights, the colors, the movements, the whole environment.  If you can make music, you can also make the visuals.  Just as Disney could do in Fantasia, but without the cost.    Multimedia art in the metaverse is the art of putting these things together to create  a new art in the new medium of virtual worlds.
                             Torben Asp, Second Life, July 2013 

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                                Previous videos of Torben Asp at work

                                Sound in art

                                Art that produces sounds, possibly interactively

                                Musical art

                                Art that incorporates musical accompaniment, possibly animated in time with the music

                                Poetry in art  Art created to accompany a poetry reading


                                Multimedia art

                                Art that relies on sound, video effects, particle effects, animation, etc. in combination to produce an overall impression in the observer.

                                Interactive art

                                Art that responds to the actions of the observer
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                                Mathematical art, Fractals, etc.

                                Art videos



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                                • The Hypergrid Safari visited Cookie II on Wednesday. 
                                • Morlita Quan! 2 PM Pacific (SLT) Wed., June 24th! 
                                • Visual effects by Fuschia Nightfire
                                • Wizards Retreat on Cookie II on Kitely Grid
                                • HyperGrid teleport: grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
                                • Event managed by Roxy Gellar
                                • Event and Cookie II sponsored by New Media Arts
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                                  HG WIP Show Sun, Sept. 6

                                  The Hypergrid WIP Show

                                  The Hypergrid WIP Show is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog. 
                                  • HG address: Put the line below in the world map, next to Find. Click Find.  TP.
                                  • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
                                  • In Kitely: put the line below in the Firestorm nav bar, enter
                                  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/77/373/22
                                  • Upcoming WIPs: Sept. 6, 20

                                  Previous Articles from the WIP show 

                                    PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE: UWA 3D Art & Film Challenges 2015,

                                    The University of Western Australia (UWA) has launched 'PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE, the 6th UWA Grand Art Challenge and MachinimUWA VIII with a starting prize pool in excess of L$560,000.   Deadline: Midnight SLT, 31st October 201

                                    SciFi Film Festival

                                    • Deadline for Late Submissions: Midnight – 29 August 2015

                                    Summer of Arts submissions open on Metropolis

                                    Entertainment on the Hypergrid

                                    Depending on your interests

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                                    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

                                    2015 PEOPLE: EDU: Learning for life. Learning for living.

                                    Learning for life.  Learning for living
                                    Life-long learning.  No legal requirement.  And when you are retired, you get paid for staying alive.  You don't have to know anything.  But if you get comfortable with not learning anything new, maybe you won't know anything but the past.  But you may not be comfortable with just the past.  That is called curiosity.  Here are some ways to treat it.  
                                    Empty?
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                                    Voluntarily housebound?  Yes.  By choice.  Oh, I walk outside on occasion, when the weather is nice.  And I go out once in a while for medical attention.  And I chat from time to time with the people in old folks home where I live.    Most of my friends are online in the virtual worlds where I also live.  They are younger.
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                                      GeoPoetry Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 8/25, 7pm SLT - 

                                      This week at the Short Poetry Workshop we’re doing GeoPoem which is a short poem based on a geographic location anywhere in the world, specified by latitude and longitude coordinates ("lat-long"). A GeoPoem has two stanzas of 6 lines. The digits in the lat-long determine the count for each line. So join us at the Short Poetry Library as we travel the world through poetry.

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                                      Monday, August 24, 2015

                                      2015 EDU: PEOPLE: Living in the New Digital Learning Age

                                      Living in the New Digital Learning Age

                                      Are you a confident creator?  Are you among the held back?   Are you a safety firster?  It matters for your future.  Think how things were in 2001.  Have you handled any changes?  Did you cope with them?  Did you master and use them?  Will there be any changes in the next 15 years?  How will you deal with them?   

                                      The new digital learning age has three main groups who experience technological change in different ways: the confident creators, the held back and the safety firsters. Anthony Painter, Director of Policy and Strategy at the RSA, discusses the attributes of each group and how a ‘cities of learning’ initiative could help more people benefit from the new digital learning age. 
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                                        HG WIP Show Sun. Sept 6, 20
                                        PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE: UWA 3D Art & Film Challenges 2015,
                                        SciFi Film FestivalSummer of Arts submissions open on Metropolis
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