Friday, April 29, 2016

2016 EVENTS: HYPERGRID: Upcoming: Opportunities and events, Apr. 29, 2016

EVENTS: Hypergrid: Upcoming: 
Opportunities and events,  Apr. 29, 2016     
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: HYPEvents
  • Regular events
  • Google+ communities and other groups
  • Calendars
  • Time conversion: put time/time zone into Google search to get your time 
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        Tuesday, April 26, 2016

        2016 BIZ: P2P: Virtual Tour Guides for the virtual worlds

        Virtual Tour Guides for the virtual worlds.
        Virtual Tour guides work on the web to help people get full enjoyment of their tour of real tourist attractions.  Maybe they could add virtual world replicas of the most important parts of the tour as a feature differentiating their service.  In advance of the tour, they could show people around the places they would visit. In retrospect, their customers could revisit in the virtual world the places that most interested them.  
        Belem Tower
        • Belem Tower, Lisbon, a major landmark.
        • In a virtual world you can walk around in a tower.
        • Or in a museum, art gallery, garden, canyon or mountain.
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        • Who would pay for a guided tout through virtual worlds?  
        • Not just any worlds.  The center of Paris.  
        • Or Rome, Midtown Manhattan, the 2016 Olympic village.  
        • And not by just any guide, but by someone who lives in the real place.
        • Someone who can give a personal perspective of the place

        Who indeed?

        • Someone who is going there.
        • Someone who is thinking about going there.
        • Someone who has been there.
        • A French language class (for Paris).
        • An Italian language class (for Rome).
        • Classes in English and other languages (for Manhattan)
        • Agencies selling tourist trips to those places
        • Chambers of commerce in those places.
        • People with mobility limitations.
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        Roll-a-Poem Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 4/26, 7pm SLT 

        This week the Short Poetry Workshop will be doing a fun group poem called Roll-a-Poem. Each poet rolls the “die” to get the number of words they will use for their line in the poem.

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              Monday, April 25, 2016

              2015 PEOPLE: HG: BIZ: Digital Lisbon by Carlos Loff. Maybe visit real Lisbon this year?

              Digital Lisbon by Carlos Loff.   
              Maybe visit real Lisbon this year?
              The HG Safari visited Digital Lisbon on April 20. Here are some pictures of the entry areas.
              The HG Safari begins to arrive 
              at Digital Lisbon
              • Go there: 
              • Paste HG address in your World Map, next to Find.  Click Find, TP when found
              • HG Address:  login.loffvirtualworlds.com:8002:Lisbon Utopia
              • Use HG, no need to register.
              • Lisbon 
              • Lisbon for tourists
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                    Sunday, April 24, 2016

                    2016 NEW: HG: Can't we have a Firestorm APP? Apps work with the mass market. HGProjects

                    Can't we have a Firestorm APP? 
                    Apps work with the mass market.  

                    The process for installing a virtual world viewer is more complicated than it needs to be and too complicated for a mass market.  The process of installing an app on a cell phone is simpler and works for a mass market.  Yet both processes are the same: download the software and install it.  The complexity is left over from the days when only technical people use PC's.  Time to change.

                    I see that in Widows 10 I have apps on my PC.  I used to have programs on my PC and apps on my smart phone.  The main difference I noticed was in ease of installation.  With apps, I simply go to the place that offers the download and click on what I want.  The software downloads, installs and puts a button on the cellphone screen.   I can come back later and click on the the button to use the app.  I have the impression that large numbers of people install apps on their smart phones and tablets.
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                    Installing a program on a PC calls for the same operations as installing an app.   But it is a lot more complicated because of traditions left over from the days when only tech people used PC's.  If we want to get OpenSim to the masses, we need to make installing the software easier. 
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                          Saturday, April 23, 2016

                          2016 EDU: PEOPLE: VWBPE16 Videos, Journal of Virtual Studies report and call for papers for Summer 2016

                          VWBPE16  Videos, Journal of Virtual Studies report 
                          and call for papers for Summer 2016

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                          JoVS Call for Papers on the Theme of Cyclicality
                          Call for Papers Closes June 2016, Expected Publication Summer 2016
                          Ouroboros: Next Journal Theme is Cyclicality
                          Our world is changing. The way we lead demonstrates our ability to look back, move forward, and be guided by the constant need to reinvent ourselves and our profession. How does our research demonstrate this type of cyclicality and self-discovery? In what way has this theme guided our practice and made it better?
                          The Journal of Virtual Studies calls for papers that demonstrate the cyclicality of working in virtual spaces. Send us your research, practical application, perspectives, cultural narratives, and reviews of work that demonstrate some aspect of cyclicality in any type of virtual space: reflection and identity, process, trends, best practice, renewal, reinvention. More detailed information is available in the current issue of JoVS.

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                                Friday, April 22, 2016

                                2016 HG: PEOPLE: OpenSim Treasure Hunt by Tangle Grid. HGProjects

                                OpenSim Treasure Hunt by Tangle Grid.  HGProjects
                                A goal of the HGProjects is to get people to explore the hypergrid.   Tangle Grid's treasure hunts do that effectively.   Especially with a second hunt and wide interest.  This article tells users how to take part in the hunt.   

                                • Maria's notice: Multi-grid treasure hunt starts April 15
                                • STARTS - Apr-15-2016 04:00:00 - 
                                • ENDS - May-15-2016 04:00:00
                                • Join In At Any Time
                                • 24 grids participating
                                • 106 regions participating.
                                • Scores and regions you missed.
                                • (Hypergrid regions are like sims in Second LIfe, but may be larger in size)

                                How to hunt


                                • Login to your home grid
                                • Go to the OpenSim Treasure Hunt website 
                                • Click on the menu tab "Grids/Hints"
                                • Click on the hints for the grid you want to go to first--probably your home grid. 
                                • Another page will come up with a list of all the hunt regions on that grid.
                                • Hold your mouse over the HINT button - It will give you a hint for finding the hunt item.
                                • Once you have that then click on the right "JUMP" for your viewer. (Firestorm is HOP)
                                • If this does not work for you, try these options:
                                • On your home grid, open World Map and enter the region name in the search bar next to Find.  Click Find. If the place is found, click Teleport
                                • To go to a place on a different grid, use OpenSimWorld
                                • Find the hunt item from your hint and click on it.
                                • You are now registered and you can move on to the next hunt item.
                                • Go back to the OpenSim Treasure Hunt website, repeat what you have just done.
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                                Tuesday, April 19, 2016

                                2016 BIZ: Kitely Market now allows revenue splitting. Ann Tree Prenyour comments

                                Kitely Market now allows revenue splitting


                                Revenue Splits. Kitely added a new feature to Kitely Market recently: Revenue Splits enable merchants to share the revenue that they get from selling a product with other merchants who contributed to the creation or marketing of that product.

                                Revenue splits

                                Who cares about revenue splits?

                                • Content creators who want an easy way to sell on Kitely market.
                                • Content creators who would rather build than sell.
                                • Marketers who would rather sell than build.
                                • Shoppers who would like to buy from a large selection. 
                                • Market managers who want to increase inventory.
                                • Ann Tree Prenyour, who wants to see virtual world marketing get modern. 

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                                BlackJack (21) Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 4/19,7pm SLT 


                                This week the Short Poetry Workshop revisits BlackJack (21), a poetry form which has two different forms to choose from – long and short. So join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share BlackJack. Short Poetry Workshop - East Cookie,

                                Short Poetry Workshop meets every Tuesday at 7 pm SLT


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                                      Monday, April 18, 2016

                                      2016 ART: Salvador Dali and the Future of StoryTelling(R). Dreams of Dalí

                                      Salvador Dali and the Future of Story Telling(R). 
                                      Dreams of Dalí   
                                      The old flat art hangs on a wall.  Three dimensional art needs a video or a virtual world.  It occupies space and time. You can't see it all in a glance.   You would probably like to see it on a big wall screen.  But the possibilities are only limited by imagination.  

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                                      Dreams of Dalí is a virtual reality experience that invites viewers inside Salvador Dali’s 1935 painting, “Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s ‘Angelus'”.
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                                            Sunday, April 17, 2016

                                            2016 PEOPLE: ART: PROMO: SL13B: 13 years of the virtual worlds community. Call for participants. “The Shared Adventure.”

                                            SL13B:  13 years of the virtual worlds community.  
                                            Call for participants.   The Shared Adventure.”
                                            The virtual worlds community begins planning for a celebration of its 13th year with the theme of  “The Shared Adventure.”   It now calls for participants:  performers, exhibitorsDJsbuildersvolunteers.  The event starts on Sunday, June 19, noon Second Life (California) time.  The language makes clear that this is about all virtual worlds.

                                            Last year I floated 

                                            among the sun's nearest neighbors
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                                            • The adventure begins with a call for participants 
                                            •  performersexhibitorsDJsbuildersvolunteers
                                            • who will share in the preparation of exhibits and other work 
                                            • to build the celebration area into a virtual fairground.  
                                            • The adventure continues as the celebration area opens on:
                                            • Sunday, June 19, noon Second Life (California) time. 
                                            • The celebration area remains open through July 3.
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                                                  Saturday, April 16, 2016

                                                  2016 WRITE: PEOPLE: Writers group for creative collaboration. How does this plan sound?

                                                  Writers group for creative collaboration.  
                                                  How does this plan sound?
                                                  I am starting a creative collaboration writers group on the Hypergrid.   The initial activity of this group will be a regular meeting, probably weekly, in which we do cold reads of dialogs written by members of the group.  The products of this group may be published in blog(s) and considered by New Media Arts for production as short plays.  A preliminary plan is presented here.  Comments welcome.

                                                  Writers group creative collaboration

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                                                  • We will read mainly dialog, in stage play or video form.  
                                                  • We will read the dialog as a cold (unrehearsed) read.
                                                  • with other writers volunteering as actors.
                                                  • This form of reading lets you hear how others will read your dialog 
                                                  • And how they interpret it on first read.
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