Tuesday, July 12, 2016

2016 HG: NEW: BIZ: Starting in a virtual world need not be a puzzle game. Imaginary grid-starter viewer. HGProjects

Starting in a virtual world need not be a puzzle game.    
Imaginary grid-starter viewer.   HGProjects  
A grid-level starter viewer offered by a grid could make it easier for newcomers to get started in virtual worlds by providing needed or useful defaults.  It would also give grid operators a special feature that would work in their interest. Here are some suggestions for designing a HG friendly viewer based on Firestorm.  

Who would care about making it easier for newcomers to start in virtual worlds?

  • Grid owners
  • Content creators 
  • Entertainers
  • Event producers
  • Educators
  • Many communities

Does it really have to be complicated?

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  • (More after the break)
  • Where is Arcadia?
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Fold It Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 7/12, 7pm SLT

This week the Short Poetry Workshop will be doing a fun group poem called Fold-It. Each person participates in creating a poem by writing one verse and passing it to their neighbor. Except- you only get to see the one line written prior to yours. You won’t know what the poem is about until it’s done! So join us to learn, write and share the Fold-It poem.

Metaverse events, current and upcoming

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    Look at the instructions for logging into a grid

    After they solve this puzzle what happens?


    • They arrive at the grid welcome center and ask "What do I do now?"
    • An educator brought in students this way (in SL).
    • 50% of the students had problems getting to his educational sim.
    • In some hypergrids, he could have brought students directly to his sim.
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    Imaginary grid oriented viewer and entry plan

    Is it too much effort to manage a specially modified version of Firestorm?

    Maybe, but most of these features are probably controlled in a separate user-managed file that can persist when a new version of Firestorm is installed.  Others, such as the grid group are based on data supplied to Firestorm by the grid.  Only the initial installation would need to be managed by the grid's special setup file.  Subsequent updates could be handled from Firestorm's own site. 

    Why would a grid want to go to this trouble?

    • Product differentiation
    • User lock-in
    • Going to another grid is harder if they have not solved the entry maze.
    • Easy entry as a marketing tool.
    • "EZ, the grid even your grandmother could use."
    • "Computer science is not a prerequisite for classes on EZ Grid"
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    News and Notes

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      The Hypergrid WIP Show

      The Hypergrid WIP 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 and elsewhere.

      Next WIP show 

      • Next WIP show: Sun. July 24, Noon SLT 
      • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
      • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
      • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
      • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
      • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22
      • Narasnook  location (second Sunday of the month)
      • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
      • world.narasnook.com:8900
      • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
      • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
      • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
      • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
      • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
      • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
      • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

        Previous Articles from the WIP show 

        HG links-- depending on your interests 

        Metaverse beginner help

        Schools in virtual worlds

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