Tuesday, August 21, 2018

2018 PEOPLE: HG: IMA: HYPERGRIDABLE grids open 24/7: Interactive spreadsheet for Hypergridders.


HYPERGRIDABLE grids open 24/7:    
Interactive spreadsheet for Hypergridders. 

Infinite Metaverse Alliance offers an interactive spreadsheet of grids on the hypergrid.  To use it interactively, you copy it to your own machine and work with your copy.
Meeting at IMA Alpha



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Monday, August 20, 2018

2018 WW: WRITE: Tutorial: How to put an interactive story in a 3D web page on 3DWebWorldz



Tutorial:  Put an interactive story
in a 3D web page on 3DWebWorldz

Our current plan for a writer's workshop lends itself to easy extension into interactive storytelling.  Here I provide a tutorial for setting up either of these in 3DWebWorldz.
Starting view in the werewolf scene
  • The little info boxes tell the beginning of a story (still under construction).

Two Web worlds in public beta

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  • An interactive story is told in the form of short pieces, each with a bit of the story.
  • In a virtual place, such as Myst, the scene tells a lot of the story.
  • The placement and appearance of the story pieces may also tell part of the story.
  • An interactive story needs a way to put pieces around the scene.
  • This article shows how to put notes around a scene in 3DWebWorldz.

Social 3D


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Sunday, August 19, 2018

2018 WW: Social communication in 3DWebWorldz: text chat, contact groups, friends, events


Social communication in 3DWebWorldz:
text chat, contact groups, friends, events


Support for social activities in 3DWebWorldz:  Contact groups (for when you don't know anybody), find people inworld, make frends, use voice, find events.
Communicator in 3DWebWorldz
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Communication 


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Saturday, August 18, 2018

2017\8 IMA: PROMO: In user-built virtual worlds: we can play, work, create, collaborate, and share with other people


User-built virtual worlds: where we can play, work, create, collaborate, and share with other people


User-built virtual worlds are a form of virtual reality with standard user controls developed in Second Life and extended to OpenSimulator. The standard user controls let users move from one virtual world to another without having to learn new control methods. Users build worlds to suit their purposes: Education, art, entertainment, storytelling, games, sailing, racing, model railroading. 

User-built

  • We get or make avatars to represent us in the virtual worlds.
  • We can build things to make our virtual world look the way we want.
  • We can write scripts to make our things do what we want them to do.
  • Or we can buy things already built and scripted and put them in our places.
  • It is much like furnishing a home.  And we can have virtual homes if we want.
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Friday, August 17, 2018

2018 EVENTS: PEOPLE: The grid of the things as they are: Opensim.life grid. It's all about people


The grid of the things
as they are:
Opensim.life grid. 
It's all about people


 OpenSim.life Welcome
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

2018 TKR: EDU: The Knowledge Illusion with Steven Sloman

The Knowledge Illusion with Steven Sloman
How have we achieved so much despite understanding so little? Whilst individuals know very little, the collective mind knows a lot. Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Sloman explains how we survive and thrive despite our mental shortcomings, because we live in a rich community of knowledge. The key to our intelligence lies in the people and things around us.



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Monday, August 13, 2018

2017 LIBR: This blog is curated: How to use search to find things. Digital smarts


This blog is curated: 
How to use search 
to find things

Digital smarts include knowing how to find things easily and knowing how to make it easy for others to find things in your publications (blogs or scholarly articles).  Here are some tips.
Key word list 


Note search-in-site bar, upper left
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  • Some of these features may not be offered except in Blogger
  • Search on page:  Ctrl f,  put search term in bar, upper middle.
  • Works in Chrome, may work in other browsers.
  • List important terms at the top of an article to show readers what to search for.

Help your readers search your blog

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

2018 EDU: WW: PEOPLE: Social 3D and all that other stuff (VR, Virtual Worlds, etc)


Social 3D and 
all that other stuff 
(VR, Virtual Worlds, etc.)

Updated 8/17/2018
Computer simulated virtual environments are becoming easily available at low cost. They have long been available in computer games, but those are of interest only to gamers, mostly young.  Adults are more interested in social activities, either directly productive (business, education), or for entertainment (music, stage performances, travel).

Another sample of social 3D

  • Visit a virtual train station (on your desktop).
  • Click on the screen to go 3D.  
  • The little half-circle at the bottom of your screen represents you. 
  • If there are other people there, they may appear as a box with a picture.
  • In social 3D people are usually represented as avatars.
  • (Registered users can provide a picture.) 
  • Move your cursor sideways to look around
  • Press the keyboard up-arrow to move forward
  • If you see something interesting, hover the little red circle on it.
  • It may do something if it sees you looking at it.
  • Press Esc to get back to old 2D controls.
  • 3D WEBSITES A2Z

VR: virtual reality

Virtual reality (VRis an interactive computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment, that incorporates mainly auditory and visual, but also other types of sensory feedback like haptic. -- Wikipedia
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