Friday, August 1, 2014

2015 EVENTS: OPENSIM: Happenings on the Hypergrid

Happenings on the Hypergrid
Updated 1/12/2015

See also:  HYPEvents
Scroll down for News and notes (including articles about new TOS)
This post is being used to create a  published events calendar combining grid-wide calendars for Hypergrid-enabled grids.    I will make a Browser-on-Prim (BOP)  poster to display the calendar.   That object (free to copy) will be available near the center of Cookie II in Kitely a day or so after this publication.  
In a recent post,The calendars of the Hypergrid, I suggested combing Google calendars maintained by grids on the Hypergrid.  Since we can easily move from one grid to another, we need to know what is happening in any of the grids we can visit.  And grid owners need to tell the public what is happening on their grids.
A combined event calendar will offer more choices and thus attract more viewers.   If the combined calendar becomes crowded, we can break up the listing into communities, such as writing and education.  

I have two grid-level Google calendars with substantial activity now.  Since they are both rather busy, they are worth combining and publishing.   If other Google calendars for other grids are available on the web, please send me links in the comments section below.
For your calendar entries to work well on the combined calendar:
  • Put the grid name in the event listing.
  • Put the hypergrid address in the description.
  • Give instructions on how to get to the location coordinates.
  • Don't fill in Google's location field until Google understands virtual worlds.

Calendars in the current combination

To be added 

Related-another calendar development by Maria Korolov

  • How to add your calendar to Hyperica
  • Maria's calendar may prove to be a better system.
  • But it will take more maintenance effort.  
  • And may not so easily display inworld.   
  • Others are also pursuing calendars for Opensim or Hypergrid
  • I expect we will get together on this.  
  • Use the comments section of this blog for suggestions.

News and Notes

Events in the virtual worlds  

Kitely updates to OpenSim 0.8

  • Varregions will not be available.  For now, Kitely will stick to its own megaregions.
  • ODE physics will be the default, but you can set your region to Bullet Sim if you choose.

Contests and dated proposals

  • The first-ever hypergrid fashion expo begins this Saturday on Tangle Grid and will last through August 3.
  • To hypergrid teleport to the event, paste isle into Map-Search. If jumping from a grid running an older version of OpenSim, you can also jump to one of two way points — an 8500, 8500 location at Station 1 and a 4500, 4500 location at Station 2
The theme is 'TRANSCENDING BORDERS.' Artists & filmmakers can interpret the theme as they see fit. Whether transcending borders between time and space, past and present, one nation and another, one language and another, a culture or civilisation or any other of the innumerable borders that present themselves as we navigate our lives. You the artist... You the machinimatogrpher...You decide.
Entries Close at Midnight SLT 31st October 2014. Winner will be announced in December 2014.   First entries 

Newcomer Help in Virtual Worlds. 



Video-Machinima in virtual worlds

No comments:

Post a Comment