Saturday, June 25, 2016

2016 BIZ: HG: Can a new grid get started on the HG now? Comments by Ann Tree Prenyour

Can a new grid get started on the HG now?  
Comments by Ann Tree Prenyour


  • I saw a query about a fairly new grid struggling to get started.
  • Content creators won't go there because not enough residents.
  • Residents won't go there because not enough content.  
  • A common startup problem in a new form. 
  • I had a chat with Ann Tree Prenyour about that.
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    • Q: What happened to the Friday event notices you were carrying twice a month?
    • A: They weren't drawing enough interest and alternative sources came online.  I am now running a short  form daily near the top of this blog. A more comprehensive collection is in  Selby's daily news collection.

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    Friday, June 24, 2016

    2016 ART: WRITE: All my boats. Installation art, poetic art by Karima Hoisan

    All my boats. Installation art, poetic art 
    by Karima Hoisan.   
    Images from the installation and poetic art of Karima Hoisan.  And some background about installation art and poetic art.

    Go there

    • In Kitely: put the Firestorm Hop in the Nav bar (top of FS viewer), enter.
    • FS Hop: hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/All My Boats/186/138/22
    • On Hypergrid, put HG address in Find bar of the world map, click Find, TP
    • HG address:  grid.kitely.com:8002:All My Boats

    Installation art (virtual)

    Art created in a large virtual space.  The art may use the changing views produced as the observer moves through the space and the changing shadows with sun angle.  Virtual installation could be used to show how a real installation would look if built. 

    Installation art (physical)

    Installation art is an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that often are site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space. Generally, the term is applied to interior spaces, whereas exterior interventions are often called public art, land art or intervention art; however, the boundaries between these terms overlap.
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      • Q: What happened to the Friday event notices you were carrying twice a month?
      • A: They weren't drawing enough interest and alternative sources came online.  I am now running a short  form daily near the top of this blog. A more comprehensive collection is in  Selby's daily news collection.

      Metaverse events, current and upcoming

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            Thursday, June 23, 2016

            2016 TECH: A 360 degree video demo showing the use of virtual reality for video production.

            A 360 degree video demo showing 
            the use of virtual reality for video production.
            The 360 degree video is opening to the mass market, now that YouTube will play it.   Here is a demo of what it is like.  


            • Watch on YouTube
            • For best viewing, activate full screen and use the WASD keys to control camera view.
            • If the 360 view does not work properly in your viewer, Watch on YouTube
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              • Q: What happened to the Friday event notices you were carrying twice a month?
              • A: They weren't drawing enough interest and alternative sources came online.  I am now running a short  form daily near the top of this blog. A more comprehensive collection is in  Selby's daily news collection.

              Metaverse events, current and upcoming

              Tuesday, June 21, 2016

              2016 PEOPLE: ART: SL13B in full swing

              SL13B in full swing
              The  celebration of the 13 anniversary of Second Life is reported in this article.
              Arrival
              Click image to enlarge

              Go there

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                  Matariki: Pleiades Short Poetry Workshop, Tue 6/21, 7pm SLT

                  Tēnā koutou: This week the Short Poetry Workshop celebrates the Māori New Year – Matariki. The Matariki star cluster is known as Pleiades in the Northern Hemisphere. Guest host Ngagpa Writer will introduce the Pleiades which is a 7-line poem. Each line starts with the same first letter of the title word.

                  Location link: click to go or drag to the Viewer screen:

                    • Q: What happened to the Friday event notices you were carrying twice a month?
                    • A: They weren't drawing enough interest and alternative sources came online.  I am now running a short  form daily near the top of this blog. A more comprehensive collection is in  Selby's daily news collection.

                    Metaverse events, current and upcoming




                    Monday, June 20, 2016

                    ***2016 EDU: Studio X, the future of Air Force education Integrated Learning Environment with virtual world capabilities

                    Studio X, the future of Air Force education   
                    Integrated Learning Environment 
                    with virtual world capabilities 
                    The Integrated Learning Environment (ILE) is open source, Air Force owned, and consists of  a curriculum delivery  platform, a collaboration platform, and a virtual world capability.  The ILE is operational since January, 2016.   The video here reports on the concept and initial plans.   

                    Go there via hypergrid

                    • HG address:  http://soc.austudiox.com/
                    • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map. Click Find, TP
                    • This location presently (June, 2016) has an auditorium.
                    • It may be of interest now only for events.  
                    • In the future it may serve as part of the collaboration platform. 
                    • As in the Global Learning Forum, in which this video was presented.
                    • STUDIOX Global Learning Forum
                    • The Air University
                    • The Air University SOC StudioX Portal
                    • Studio X, the future of AF education, eXperience learning wherever and whenever.
                    • The key to whenever and wherever is distance learning.
                    • A virtual world capability offers experience learning where appropriate.
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                      • Q: What happened to the Friday event notices you were carrying twice a month?
                      • A: They weren't drawing enough interest and alternative sources came online.  I am now running a short  form daily near the top of this blog. A more comprehensive collection is in  Selby's daily news collection.

                      Metaverse events, current and upcoming


                      Sunday, June 19, 2016

                      PROMO: WRITE: HYPERGRID: Send G+ communities your blog links. Tell a community about your article

                      Send G+ communities your blog links.  
                      Tell a community about your article
                      If you blog, you have a target audience.  G+ communities may be gathering your audience for you.  Here are some G+ communities I have found useful in promoting articles about virtual worlds.

                      Posting to G+ communities

                      • I post to my G+ profile stream, then go to the profile and share. 
                      • I can share with G+ communities and to my circles.
                      • Some blogging software supports auto-posting, which may be a bit easier.
                      • I use Feedly to follow these communities and link to other posts sometimes
                      • I use my profile stream to collect links. 
                      • I go to my profile stream and send links to groups that might be interested.
                      • Links to my articles and links to other articles.
                      • I don't send every link to every group that might be interested.
                      • Just one or two groups per link.   If anyone wants more links, 
                      • they can look on my profile stream.

                      Search on page

                      • You can search this or any webpage for words of phrases,
                      • In Chrome, press Ctrl f to open the search bar (upper right).
                      • Other viewers probably offer this service, too, maybe with the same Ctrl f.
                      • You can use this on the list of G+ communities, too.
                      • If you don't find the community you want, maybe you should create it.
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                        • Q: What happened to the Friday event notices you were carrying twice a month?
                        • A: They weren't drawing enough interest and alternative sources came online.  I am now running a short  form daily near the top of this blog. A more comprehensive collection is in  Selby's daily news collection.

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                              Saturday, June 18, 2016

                              2016 PEOPLE: Connecting in Kitely. And why communities are important. Invited article by Freda Frostbite

                              Connecting in Kitely.
                              And why communities are important.

                              Invited article by Freda Frostbite (stephanie mesler)
                              Freda Frostbite (stephanie mesler tells us why she likes to be in virtual worlds.
                               Rainbow ribbon.JPG
                              Freda Frostbite
                              Virtual Worlds are full of pretty places, interesting builds, remarkable creativity. They have the power to dazzle but bedazzlement is temporary. Even beauty gets boring after awhile. If there is nothing more than cool stuff to look at, then there is not enough to anchor us in our metaversical lives. We are quick to logout and, sometimes, never return. In the end, it is the same thing that keeps us connected to our solid world communities that keeps us connected in virtual worlds too; it is the experiences we share with other people and the bonds we forge with them that keep us coming back.
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                                • Q: What happened to the Friday event notices you were carrying twice a month?
                                • A: They weren't drawing enough interest and alternative sources came online.  I am now running a short  form daily near the top of this blog. A more comprehensive collection is in  Selby's daily news collection.

                                Metaverse events, current and upcoming

                                Friday, June 17, 2016

                                2016 BIZ: PEOPLE: Land for rent in Kitely on a rural residential sim. Ann Tree Prenyour comments

                                Land for rent in Kitely on a rural residential sim. 
                                Ann Tree Prenyour comments
                                Ann Tree Prenyour has been bugging me to write an article about land rentals on the hypergrid, so I was glad to find a rental offering by Ozwell Wayfarer.   Here I give a brief report of the offer and then a transcript of my discussion with Ann.  

                                Go there

                                • Worlds End Estates - Oakwood: Kitely Page
                                • Firestorm hop--in Kitely, put the hop in the Nav bar of the viewer, enter
                                • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Worlds End Estates - Oakwoods/208/229/26
                                • HG address: grid.kitely.com:8002:Worlds End Estates - Oakwoods
                                • Put the HG address in the find bar of the World Map.  Click Find, TP
                                • Ozwell Wayfarer
                                • "Spaces for 10 homes, starting from $1USD/300KC/month!"
                                • "Fees payable in Kitely Credits s or USD+10% to cover PayPal fees."
                                • "Come see our great prices and generous prim allowances!"
                                • "A rural-themed residential sim."

                                Ann Tree Prenyour

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                                  • Q: What happened to the Friday event notices you were carrying twice a month?
                                  • A: They weren't drawing enough interest and alternative sources came online.  I am now running a short  form daily near the top of this blog. A more comprehensive collection is in  Selby's daily news collection.

                                  Metaverse events, current and upcoming

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                                        Tuesday, June 14, 2016

                                        2016 PEOPLE: HG: Help for nonprofits in virtual worlds. Articles from NMA blog. Summary 1

                                        Help for nonprofits in virtual worlds.  
                                        Articles from New Media Arts blog.
                                        Summary 1
                                        New Media Arts is publishing a series of articles based on its experience as a nonprofit organization operating on the internet (as a library) and in virtual worlds (as a theatrical group and video producer).  Here is a summary of the first few articles.  

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                                          Tan Renga Short Poetry Workshop, Tues 6/14,7pm SLT

                                          This week the Short Poetry Workshop continues the Japanese poetry forms with the Tan Renga, (short linked elegance), which is a form similar to a Tanka, (5 lines 5,7,5, 7,7) but written by two people. Tan Renga led to longer poems called Renga. We’ll work together as a group in this workshop. 

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                                          • Q: What happened to the Friday event notices you were carrying twice a month?
                                          • A: They weren't drawing enough interest and alternative sources came online.  I am now running a short  form daily near the top of this blog. A more comprehensive collection is in  Selby's daily news collection.

                                          Metaverse events, current and upcoming



                                          Monday, June 13, 2016

                                          2016 PROMO: HG: Hypergridders: Are you getting full use of your G+ profile?

                                          Hypergridders: 
                                          Are you getting full use of your G+ profile?
                                          In the multigrid worlds of the hypergrid, you need a grid-independent address.   Your G+ profile will do.   If you have projects, skills, products, or anything you want to tell people about, you need a place to start the telling.  That is your G+ profile.  But you don't get full use of the profile until you get people to see what is on it. Here are some suggestions on how to do that.
                                          You have a profile on your home grid.  But people have to go to your home grid.  Do they even remember what is your home grid?  The can send you an IM if you are on their friends list.  Otherwise, how can they contact you?  One good way is your Google+ profile.

                                          Who cares about using their G+ profile?

                                          • Bloggers: collect leads and promote your blog.
                                          • Content creators:  promote your products and talk to your customers
                                          • Performers:  promote your work, talk with fans and venues.
                                          • Community developers: recruit to the community.
                                          • Land Developers: talk to customers, promote offers
                                          • Everyone: Promote your name and brand.
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                                          • Q: What happened to the Friday event notices you were carrying twice a month?
                                          • A: They weren't drawing enough interest and alternative sources came online.  I am now running a short  form daily near the top of this blog. A more comprehensive collection is in  Selby's daily news collection

                                          Metaverse events, current and upcoming