Sunday, January 25, 2015

2015 OPENSIM: VIDEO: Adam Time: Roxy Roller Party & SecondLife Lights Tour

Adam Time:  Roxy Roller Party & SecondLife Lights Tour
Around the virtual worlds with Adam Time.  Roving reporter, entertainment news

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  • Today we look at The Party Spot Roxy Roller's Place 
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:Thyilea 
  • Scofi Robson rocked the sim
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

2015 VIDEO: AMP: Private dancer. Non-player Character (NPC) No avateers were used in this video.

NPC Private dancer. Non-player Character 
No avateers were used in this video.
  • Demonstration of what you can do with the NPC Creator script

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The NPCs in OpenSim are so valuable for video production that I would now be moving to OpenSim if I had not already moved video production out of SL because of the Terms-of-Service issue. Selby Evans

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2015 MUSIC: Nashville Music Academy. Free singing and performance instruction

Nashville Music Academy.  
Free singing and performance instruction.
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Entrance, Nashville Music Academy
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 STAGE: WRITE: EDU: "The Great Gatsby" Explore. Stage and Virtual World

"The Great Gatsby" Explore 
Stage and Virtual World
  • Or is the stage another virtual world?
Orientation Center 
  • Hypergrid address: Copy paste the boldface line below
  • into the address bar of Firestorm, press return.
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:EXPLORESeanchai
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  • If you are new to virtual worlds, follow the red arrows on the floor
  • You walk forward with up arrow on your keyboard.  
  • Turn with the left and right arrows.
  • To zoom or look around:  
  • hold down the Alt key, hold down the right mouse button, move the mouse.
  • Watch what happens.  
  • Getting started (for newcomers)  
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  • If you are not new to virtual worlds, look around the Orientation Center.  
  • There is other information there and maybe some free avatars 
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Monday, January 19, 2015

2014 EDU: BIZ: Teaching how-to in virtual worlds: Compensation models

Teaching how-to in virtual worlds: 
Where is the compensation?
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  • People in virtual worlds like to help new people learn.
  • You can build a hobby on that.
  • If you want to build a business, you need a more durable model.
  • People may want to teach, but they have to earn a living. 
  • Unless they are independently wealthy, they will favor something that pays.
  • Schools teach classes in virtual worlds. Teachers are paid by the schools
  • Can people get paid for teaching the skills needed in virtual worlds?
  • Here I start a series on possible answers to that question

Possibillities


  • Self-study instructional packages for sandbox (or private land) use.
  • DIY kits with enhanced instructions.
  • DIY kits with live instruction as needed.
  • Instructional builds with fee-for-access.
  • Instructional group with membership fee
  • Non-credit course from instructional institution.
  • For-credit course from instructional institution.



Sunday, January 18, 2015

2014 TKR: Matthew Taylor introduces the Power to Create.

Matthew Taylor introduces the Power to Create. 
In his 2014 Chief Executive's lecture, Matthew Taylor explores new RSA thinking on how we can empower people to choose to pursue creative lives, and to contribute to enabling others to do so as well.

In his 2014 Chief Executive's lecture, Matthew Taylor explores new RSA thinking on how we can empower people to choose to pursue creative lives, and to contribute to enabling others to do so as well.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

2015 PEOPLE: WRITE: Bloggers: Google+ Communities get you leads and get you reads

Google+ Communities 
get you leads and get you reads  
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  • Pick a topic you blog about often.
  • If you are already on Google+, put cursor over the Home button.
  • Click the Communities button.
  • Click All communities button (top middle).
  • Type in that topic. Pick a community.
  • You probably just found a bunch of potential readers.
  • You may have found some things you will want to write about.  
  • You can probably join the group and post in it if you don't spam.
  • You can probably get emails about new posts if you want.
  • You can create and grow your own community around your blog.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

2014 BIZ: PEOPLE: Unconventional thinking about conventional conventions in the virtual worlds

Unconventional thinking about 
conventional conventions in the virtual worlds
In the olden days, big cities had huge convention halls.  To fill them, people traveled for hours to the big cities and stayed in hotels there.  Then, some convention decided that conventions were not about travel and convention halls. They were about bringing people together to share what they knew.  In the age of the internet, you don't need an airplane to do that 
Modern convention hall
  • To think outside the box, first find the box

Why do we have conventions? 

To bring people with similar or related interests together in the same place at the same time--valuable for stimulating interaction

To get people to organize their thoughts for a presentation.  That gets better organized thinking and gets that organized thinking to other interested people right away.

  • Why do we have conventions over a weekend?
  • Can we spread our conventions out over a longer time? 
  • Can we use internet services to get more efficient use out of conventions?
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 ART: Shattered, virtual sculpture in real bronze: The art of Toysoldier Thor

Shattered, virtual sculpture in real bronze:  
The art of Toysoldier Thor
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  • Make an art object in a virtual world.
  • Use a 3d printer to duplicate the art object in real wax.
  • The rest is old tech: 
  • Make a cast of the wax duplicate.
  • Use the cast to make a bronze statue.  (Lost wax)
  • ToysoldierThor has done it!
  • You can buy a first run, limited edition bronze cast.
  • Cutting-edge art.  Art of the digital age.  
  • Maybe it is an investment in the future of digital art.   
  • If digital art becomes popular, the investment may pay off well.
  • This may be the first bronze from Second Life
  • Toy invites art lovers of the virtual worlds to join him 
  • on this first casting by pre-ordering one of the limited editions.
  • Toysoldier Thor's First Real-Life Bronze Casting
  • of SecondLife® Mesh Sculpture - "SHATTERED"
  • Yes, I did order one myself.
  • And he has enough pre-orders that the cost has dropped a bit.  
  • There is a limit on the number to be cast in the first run.  
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  • By George he's done it!
  • We knew it could be done!
  • And now he's done it!
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