Tuesday, August 9, 2016

2016 EDU: Kitely history month. The henge and the necropolis

Kitely history month. The henge and the necropolis
Many builds shown in the Kitely History Month event are intended to stay much longer and serve more general educational purposes.  So if you see this later than August, 2016, don't assume you have missed them.  Check to see if they are still there. 
Layout of the stone circle

Go there


  • Firestorm hop:  on Kitely, put the hop in the Firestorm Nav (top) bar, enter 
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/EIC at UWE/31/66/25
  • HG address: grid.kitely.com:8002:EIC at UWE
  • Put the HG address in the World Map Find bar. Click Find, TP

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  • (More after the break)
  • Where is Arcadia?
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Tripada Gayatri Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 8/9, 7pm SLT

This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents Tripada Gayatri, which is a three-line mantra-poem of 24 syllables. Ngagpa Writer, guest host for this workshop, will teach us all about this Sanskrit form, so join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Tripada Gayatri.

Metaverse events, current and upcoming


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Information posters
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Web page poster
About the layout
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The Obelisk

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The Necropolis

The developer is an amateur historian who aims to use immersive environments to explore and visualise historical contexts with a particular bias towards the impact of infectious disease.
A Tree of Life 

Go there

  • Firestorm hop:  on Kitely, put the hop in the Firestorm Nav (top) bar, enter 
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Necropolis/120/51/39
  • HG address: grid.kitely.com:8002:Necropolis
  • Put the HG address in the World Map Find bar. Click Find, TP

Necropolis (City of the Dead) is an early work-in-progress that encompasses two areas:

(Notes by the builder)

    You arrive inworld at a location called Root which is at the base of A Tree of Life depicting the evolution of bacteria and our more immediate ancestors, the eukaryotes. It ends with the Second Cholera Pandemic, a story to be continued in week 4.
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Bacteria and Archea
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A display space for open-licensed (CC-BY) historical mesh items, chiefly tombs, drawn from the neolithic period and also from Etruria and provided by third parties as (photogrammetry-based) 3D scans on Sketchfab.
- Content providers are acknowledged in situ apart from the undermentioned.
- The calibrated Tree of Life is based on a paper by Battistuzzi et al. (2004), i.e. quite old but still interesting for what it tries to achieve.
- The Archaea/Eukarya branch is not calibrated and primarily included to illustrate one current hypothesis for the origin of the eukaryotes. This makes use of archaea that had developed some eukaryotic features, the Lokiarchaeota, as hosts for an endosymbiotic bacterium that evolves into the contemporary mitochondrion.
- The table of eons and eras and associated evolutionary events are taken from Wikipedia:
Data for the cholera-related burials at the Liverpool Necropolis on Low Hill are taken from the 
OnLine Parish Clerk Project 
The most interesting observation appears to be that Liverpool suffered three outbreaks of cholera in successive years whereas most cities reportedly had one or two at most.
- The Liverpool Necropolis was designed by John Foster Jnr who, with his father, played a major role in determining the visual look of an increasingly prosperous city, notably by referencing the glories of ancient Greece. The building no longer exists and the cemetery is now a public park.
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Most of the statuary derives from public domain scans made in part as a consequence of Liverpool Biennial 2016 by http://threedscans.com/ . The ubiquitous displayboard is CC-BY Nebadon Izumi and lightly modified by yours truly.
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Neolithic house
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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. Aug 28, 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 


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