Wednesday, July 1, 2015

2015 HELP: WRITE: How to make dancing cows and other tales of the NPCs

How to make dancing cows 
and other tales of the NPCs
In the first tutorial Nara Malone shows how easy it is to set up an NPC (Non Player Character). In the second tutorial Nara shows how easy it is to set up an NPC (Non Player Character) pet which will follow you around.  In the third tutorial Nara shows how easy it is to change an NPC (Non Player Character) dance partner in the Paramour Clubmaster Dance Machine.

In this first tutorial Nara shows how easy it is to set up an NPC (Non Player Character).
  • The 'Easy NPC Kit' can be obtained from Nara's Nook Learning Lab:
  • HG address: Put line below in World Map, next to Find.  Click Find, TP
  • world.narasnook.com:8900:Pandora
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2015 MUSIC: VIDEO: Yellow Submarine: a walk in Pepperland

Yellow Submarine: a walk in Pepperland
Pepperland in a 3D virtual world.  Pepperland in Littlefield grid is based on the 1968 ground breaking animated cartoon, 'Yellow Submarine'.  This two sim region recreates scenes from the 1968 musical fantasy Yellow Submarine, an animated film based on the songs of the Beatles.  The video here shows some of those scenes.  

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Vers Beaucoup Short Poetry Workshop-Tue, 6/30, 7pm SLT 

This week the Short Poetry Workshop features a new poetry form– the Vers Beaucoup which is a form with 4 stanzas and with a rhyming word scheme.


Monday, June 29, 2015

2015 EDU: Micrographia in the virtual world. A museum on your desk.

Micrographia in the virtual world. 
A museum on your desk.
Micrographia is a historically significant book by Robert Hooke, detailing the then thirty-year-old Hooke's observations through various lenses. Published in January 1665, the first major publication of the Royal Society, it was the first scientific best-seller, inspiring a wide public interest in the new science of microscopy. It is also notable for coining the biological term cell.  This display is a virtual museum telling about the book.  
Arrive on the desk
  • Micrographia, the virtual museum
  • HG addess: Paste in world map next to Find. Click Find, Teleport.
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:Micrographia
  • In Kitely, paste the hop below into the Nav bar of Firestorm, Enter
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Micrographia/23/103/620
  • Thanks to Metaverse Tours for featuring this museum world.
  • By Brian J Ford
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

2015 VIRTUAL: In virtual reality, you don't just look. You are there in the world with other people

In virtual reality, you don't just look.  
You are there in the world with other people.
Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this talk, he shows some of his collaborations with musicians including Kanye West and Arcade Fire, and describes his latest, mind-bending experiments with virtual reality.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

2015 EVENTS: OFFERS: Upcoming: Opportunities and events in virtual worlds, June 26, 2015

Upcoming: Opportunities and events, June 26, 2015
Updated 7/1/2015
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.  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, June 25, 2015

2015 HELP: Radio for your place - Radio for the metaverse. Anyone for podcasts?

Radio for your place - Radio for the metaverse.  
Anyone for podcasts?
Virtual worlds can carry streaming audio from the internet.  You can stream audio to your place.  Live music.  DJ managed music.  Internet radio.  Theme targeted music.  Audio dramas.  Voice-over narrations for the site.

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  • Hobo Radio, scripted
  • Philco Cathedral-style radio  Popular in the 1930's
  • Script by Ferd Frederix  
  • Free copy in the Thinkerer box at the Hobo Sandbox 
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/125/357/22
  • Group members can use it if deeded to group.
  • Never deed your only copy to a group.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

2015 PEOPLE: SEE: ART: SL12B opens, the 12th anniversary of Second Life

SL12B opensSL12B opens, 
the 12th anniversary of Second Life.
This year’s theme for the SL12B Community Celebration is “What Dreams May Come.”  Yes, virtual worlds are "the stuff dreams are made of".  Not wishes (not horses).  But imagination.   The stories in the head.   Stories made, not real, but digital.  Stories made visible, walkable, shared.  Here are some examples. 
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  • Morlita Quan! 2PM Pacific (SLT) Wed., June 24th! 
  • Wizards Retreat on Cookie II of Kitely Grid
  • HyperGrid teleport: grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

2015 PEOPLE: STAGE: Entertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ community

Entertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ community
Since the Hypergrid is growing and the prospects for music and other entertainment on the Hypergrid may be growing, this community is needed to let everyone interested in entertainment on the Hypergrid to share information and ideas. I hope this place becomes one of the go-to places to find out what is happening in entertainment in virtual worlds. 

  • Musicians, agents, event and venue managers, fans, bloggers 
  • Promote upcoming events, calendars, CDs, web sites. Talk with fans 
  • Agents: recruit clients, promote your clients, look for venues.
  • Event and venue managers: Promote events, venues, calendars, call for performers
  • Radio steamers: Think of your radio stream as different kind of venue.
  • Fans: Tell about events you attended, post pictures, link to your posts 
  • Bloggers: Promote your articles about events. 
  • Everyone: find out what is happening in Hypergrid entertainment
  • Entertainment on the Hypergrid

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Prose Poetry Short Poetry Workshop-Tue-6/23, 7pm SLT 

This week the Short Poetry Workshop revisits Prose Poetry. A controversial subject in the literary world since the early 1800s Prose Poetry can be written in prose style, or take the shape of many styles. Popular poets such as Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Robert Bly, Edgar Allen Poe, T.S. Elliot, e.e. cummings, wrote Prose Poetry. Join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Prose poem.







  • Morlita Quan! 2 PM Pacific (SLT) Wed., June 24th! 
  • Wizards Retreat on Cookie II of Kitely Grid
  • HyperGrid teleport: grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II

Monday, June 22, 2015

2015 PEOPLE: COMEDY: VIDEO: Jamie Jordan at Lauren's Place

Jamie Jordan at Lauren's Place
Mobility limited, housebound, paraplegic, crippled--cringe terms, all of them.  We don't want to think of those terms.   Housebound seems so limiting.  Or it used to seem so limiting.  That was before the internet.  Before email, before Skype, before virtual worlds.   The worlds of the internet are as near as your computer. Your friends are in your headphones.  And listening to your microphone.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

2015 EDU: TKR: Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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