Saturday, October 1, 2016

2016 OSHG: Virtual world on a browser. Demo now. Coming in Halcyon

Virtual world on a browser
Demo now.  Coming in Halcyon
Here is a sample of what the virtual world will be like when we have a viewer in a browser. And some ways things might change with that capability.
Screen capture from Chrome browser

Demo

  • Try a browser-based virtual world*
  • Go there, select an avatar, give  a name, and enter the world.
  • Use keystrokes to move your avatar W,A,S,D, or arrow keys
  • Walk around -- there are some info signs 
  • Type C to open chat, Esc to close it.  
  • Marcus Milne (the brains behind this) may drop in and chat with you.
  • But to try chat, bring a friend.  No voice, but you can use Skype.
  • Not much to see here, but imagine that it led to your place.
  • Or to the place run by your community.
  • *This is sometimes off line--If you find that, try again the next day.
  • If you register, you can do a little building in this world. 

Coming in Halcyon

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  • (More after the break, scroll down!)
  • Where is Arcadia?
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Metaverse events, current and upcoming

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For Newcomers (what we tell them)

  • Come into our virtual world.
  • Look around, chat (text or voice) with some on the natives.  
  • Check out a community doing something you are interested in.
  • Ask where you can find out about events.
  • Come to a dance, show, play-reading, class, or meeting.
  • If you want to change your avatar or build things you will need to load a viewer.

For Oldtimers

  • Your virtual world is in a big computer.  
  • You couldn't take it anywhere to show your friends.
  • Until now.  But now you can run it on your laptop.  
  • You can connect that to a big screen TV.  
  • You can show people the place you built in your virtual world.
  • Give them a ride on your train.
  • Get back at them for all those pictures they showed you of their trip to Italy.
  • Or take your world to your classroom
  • Or visit your virtual world on your commute
  • The people at your party can even chat with your friends in the virtual world.
  • Maybe you can even get some friends to come in and visit you. 
  • After all, everybody has a browser.
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  • Sure, you have to start up your main viewer to build. 
  • But for common social activities, your friends are as near as you browser.

Easily available in a browser (already in use for other purposes)

  • Typed local chat
  • Voice local chat
  • Music stream
  • Teleport
  • Friends list, instant messages
  • Groups, group messages

Lesser versions of the hypergrid with browser enty

  • *You can visit any grid that does not ask for credentials.
  • *You can visit any grid that accepts credentials you already have (G+, Facebook).
  • **You could bring your own avatar if stored by a 3rd party like Punkoffice.
  • **You could bring objects with the technology of Kitely market. 
  • *Value-added services that grids might offer.
  • **Marketable services.

Possible modes to handle more avs on a simulator with browser entry

  • Buddy mode:  You see what your a friend sees.  
  • Onlooker mode:  You don't have an avatar, but.can zoom and cam around.
  • In both modes, you can chat, talk, and listen to the audio stream.

Community promotion with browser entry


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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. Oct 9, Noon SLT 
    • 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 

            Radio in the virtual world

            Metaverse beginner help

              Schools in virtual worlds

              • I publish 5 or 6 days a week, skipping 1 or 2 days in midweek
              • For more on topics like this, follow Selby Evans in Google+ 
              • What do we do in Virtual Worlds? 
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              • Put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms 
              • Annotated screen shots made with Jing
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