Monday, March 31, 2014

2013 TKR: Frans Johansson: The Secret Truth About Executing Great Ideas

Frans Johansson: The Secret Truth 
About Executing Great Ideas
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Actions DO speak louder than words (or tactics, or strategic planning). At the 99% Conference, Frans Johansson illustrates why groundbreaking innovators generate and execute far more ideas than their counterparts.

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Frans Johansson: The Secret Truth About Executing Great Ideas 
from 99U on Vimeo.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

2014 ART: PEOPLE: Some views of BURN2 2014 Burnal Equinox (closes today)

BURN2 2014 Burnal Equinox (closes today)
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Burnal Equinox pic 2014 resized.jpg
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Entry point
Click on a balloon sign, 
Rez a balloon
Right click on the rezzed balloon
Click sit (or ride)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

2014 ART: PEOPLE: BURN2 2014 Burnal Equinox: CHANGHIGH SISTERS Noon Saturday

 BURN2 2014 Burnal Equinox now in progress
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Click image to enlarge
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  • CHANGHIGH SISTERS FIRESHOW of LIGHT, LIFE and LOVE
  • Mar. 29, 12 pm (noon) SLT
  • Performance on 
  • rotating trapezes
  • high wire 
  • rolling balls
  • walking elephants 

Friday, March 28, 2014

2014 STAGE: Friday, March 28 @ A.R.T. Rep Theater: WORLD THEATER DAY!

WORLD THEATER DAY!
Friday, March 28 @ A.R.T. Rep Theater
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  • CELEBRATING WORLD THEATER DAY!
  • Friday, March 28TH at 5pm SLT
  • Avatar Repertory Theater – Plays Around
We couldn't make it around the world in 60 minutes, so we picked some favorites to celebrate with: 
  • Ibsen
  • Strindberg
  • Shaw
  • Wilde
  • Moliere
  • Garcia Lorca
Join Corwyn Allen, Breyda Adored, Kayden Oconnell, Rowan Shamroy, and Caledonia Skytower for selected tragedy and comedy.  Oh the drama of it all!
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Presented in Voice, free to all residents of Second Life.  Donations accepted.

Links

Avatar Repertory Theater is a project of New Media Arts, Inc.a nonprofit organization tax exempt under IRC 501(c)(3).  You may be able to deduct contributions on your tax return, depending on your tax  circumstances.
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Support theater and video in virtual worlds when you shop at Amazon: Avatar Repertory Theater, New Media Arts
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New Media Arts Inc
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

2014 OPENSIM: BIZ: Prefab sims (OARs) become a feature of Opensim

Prefab sims (OARs) become a feature of Opensim
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In Opensim, you can download and upload an entire sim (256x256).  You can buy, sell, give away, archive, copy to another grid, duplicate in other grids.  You can start in a virtual world with  the world you want. 
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Free universal Campus
  • In Opensim, you can save your sim to a backup (OAR) file.
  • If you have the right permissions and your grid allows it.
  • You can  post that file on the web free for anyone to copy
  • As you might do if the work was done on a grant.
  • You can post that file on the web for sale.
  • Though you may not have protection from copiers. 
  • Unless you use Copyright: Court: terrains can be copyrighted
  • Anyone who has the file can load it onto another grid.
  • If the grid allows that kind of upload.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2014 STAGE: Avatar Repertory Theater needs a few good men

Avatar Repertory Theater needs a few good men.
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Invited post by Corwyn Allen
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Avatar Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) is a troupe of 20 or so actors, writers, graphic artists, pro­gram­mers, musicians, sound eng­ineers and pro­duction ad­ministrators. We perform in virtual reality platforms such as Second Life®.  Live virtual theater and machinima are our vehicles, using live talk, prerecorded music and sound effects, and live avatars, costumes, sets and animations, all primarily created by troupe members.

Avatar Repertory Theater is looking for new male voice actors who:

  • can act
  • have a  good vocal range
  • have a reasonably good mic, computer and internet connection. 
  • can handle blocking
  • can handle props, gestures and animations all at the same time.
  • can keep an organized inventory.
  • can work in Second Life
Please check out our website for more details. http://www.avatarrepertorytheater.org/audition
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If you have questions you can send IM's to Corwyn Allen or MadameThespian Underhill in Second Life.  
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We are looking for dedicated actors committed to presenting live theater across the Metaverse. 
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If you don't know who we are, please come to our regular Friday night performances of A.R.T. Plays Around, at 5pm SLT. Landmark below. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2016 VIDEO: SUMMARY: Resources for video production in virtual worlds

Resources for video production in virtual worlds
Updated 7/21/2016
  • Screen Capture
  • Edit/format
  • Audio
  • Production
  • Writing
  • Facilities, support, uses
  • Sets, props, outfits
  • Video production assistance and services 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

2014 PROMO: VIDEO: COMEDY: Welcome Lauren and Friends live

Welcome Lauren and Friends live
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Catch Lauren at "Lauren's Place" every Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific time 
on Cookie Island:

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Friday, March 21, 2014

2014 OPENSIM: BIZ: HGProjects. Kitely markets to the Hypergrid

Kitely markets to the Hypergrid
Updated 12/7/2012
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The Kitely Hypergrid market is now open.   From the Kitely Market, creators can now sell to any grid on the Hypergrid if they want to.     People can now buy for any avatar on the Hypergrid and have the product delivered to that avatar in that avatar's grid.   That includes privately operated grids using Sim-on- a-Stick.
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There will be a minor problem on grids still using versions of OpenSim older than 0.7.6 Release.  In those grids, the initial report will be: "Can't find item to give. Nothing given." 
Actually, the older versions of OpenSim fail to find the delivered item because of a bug.  The work-around is: Log off and log back on.  The long term solution is to update the grid.

Previous articles: 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 EDU: PEOPLE: VWBPE Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) Conference: April 9-13 2014

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) Conference: April 9-13 2014
Updated May 25, 2015
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Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a global grass-roots community event which focuses on education in immersive virtual environments. This open conference is organized by educators, for educators, toto showcase the learning that takes place in this community of practice

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2014 HELP: OPENSIM: Firestorm profiles, web profiles, and Opensim. A note of caution.

Firestorm profiles, web profiles, and Opensim  
A note of caution.
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  • Profiles are a bit tricky on Firestorm in Opensim.
  • If you tell Firestorm to use web profiles,
  • It will use profiles that were created in Second Life.
  • That may be what you want.  
  • Or it may be something you definitely don't want.
  • Here are some examples of how things can go wrong:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

2014 BIZ: OPENSIM: Kitely Hypergrid Market working well in private beta.

Kitely Hypergrid Market working well in private beta. 
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Kitely Hypergrid Market is still in private beta, but the performance seems to be good.  Two big problems have been resolved.  Maybe it is not too early for content creators to look into using Kitely Market as a market to the Hypergrid.   My guess is that it will be operational in about 10 days or less.

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The Kitely market is in full scale operation.  You can find it here: Kitely Market.  The part that is in private beta is delivery to the Hypergrid.  When Hypergrid delivery goes operational, products currently on the market should be deliverable to the Hypergrid.  

Monday, March 17, 2014

2014 VIDEO: COMEDY: Sandbox News Shots from Be My Guest

Sandbox News Shots from Be My Guest
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The folks at Be My Guest invite us to enjoy this comedy sketch they created for the March show. 
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Watch on YouTube
  • Voices:
  • Breyda Adored
  • Sean Imler
  • Corky Myrtle
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  • Art Direction:
  • Jot Zenovka
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  • Writing, Editing, Direction:
  • Corky Myrtle

Be My Guest is a web-based variety show designed to introduce talented artists, musicians, and comics to new audiences. You can find out more at: 

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

2014 EVENTS: ART: The Deezuls’ Artist Program Gallery Reception for Ohsoleomio Sunday, Mar.16th, 1:00 p.m. SLT

The Deezuls’ Artist Program:
Gallery Reception for Ohsoleomio
Sunday, Mar.16th, 1:00 p.m. SLT

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Orion and Lisa Deezul, creators of the innovative brands Crazy Mad, Easy Rock Music, Jupiter, Swerve and Greedy Bunny announce a special gallery reception featuring Deezuls’ latest artist, Ohsoleomio .  Join us Sunday, March 16th at 1:00 p.m. SLT, for a special viewing of Ohsoleomio’s collection of beautiful abstract paintings in the atrium at Deezuls.
Ohsoleomio's work is a mix of bright, bold opaque strokes full of energy and soft, quiet, watery translucent hues.  “My work is mostly intuitive and when I paint, I get lost in the layers of the journey, most times not knowing the destination.  I love the excitement of the unexpected, and to the contrary, I love the comfort and security of the expected as well, hence, the diversity in my pieces”, Ohsoleomio explains.  For this exhibit, some of Ohsoleomio’s favorite pieces are displayed.

Friday, March 14, 2014

STAGE: ART plays around on stage: Fri. Mar. 14, 5 PM SLT Farce.

Avatar Repertory Theater – Plays Around: Farce
 Fri. Mar. 14, 5 PM SLT 
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Avatar Repertory Theater – Plays Around

Thursday, March 13, 2014

2014 ART: PEOPLE: Hotter than air. BURN2 2014 Burnal Equinox 3/28-30/14. #burn2

Hotter than air.  BURN2 2014 Burnal Equinox. 
3/28-30/14
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When: Opens in Second Life March 28TH 12PM SLT
Where: Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-%20Deep%20Hole/224/92/25
Closes:  March 30th
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BURN2 is the virtual extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It spreads Burning Culture and the Burning Man Ten Principles (http://burn2.org/ten­principles) all year round. BURN2 is one Burning Man regional, out of more than 100 first world Regional groups.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 PROMO: OPENSIM: Kitely Community Destination board by Isis Ophelia

Kitely Community Destination board by Isis Ophelia
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Isis Ophelia made a useful community destination board designed to let people display pictures of their venues and give landmarks. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

2014 HELP: SL go! Now you CAN take it with you.

SL on the move!  
Now you CAN take it with you.  
  • No viewer to download
  • Just install an Android app
  • Low cost alternative: Lumiya 

Follow-up

  • The SL Go beta with new pricing:
  • Monthly unlimited-use subscription for $9.95 (USD) / £6.95 (GBP). 
  • No contract and no commitment.
  • Reduced hourly rate: $1 / £0.70 per hour.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

2014 MUSIC: PEOPLE: Mutant Diaries: Unzipping my Genes

"The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes,"  
a funny, feisty and frank solo musical
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A mutant tells the story of finding out she has the wrong mutation of the BRCA1 gene and how she dealt with it, medically and emotionally.

What to do when life hands you a lemon.

Eva Moon is a professional stage performer and writer.  She also has the bad variant  of the BRCA1 gene.  This show, "The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes, is her professional response.
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Below, the promo:
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No point in my pretending to give it an unbiased review.  Of course I think it is good.  I have been enjoying Eva's musical comedy performances in Second Life for years.  This DVD is up to her usual standards.  
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More importantly, she tells you what she learned about dealing with disaster.  Or maybe it was what she learned about herself.   
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 Buy the DVD here.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

2014 PROMO: OPENSIM: Virtual Worlds: A practice field for social media and public relations people.

Virtual Worlds: A practice field for 
social media and public relations people 
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Opensim worlds cannot depend on a large inworld population. They have reach out to the larger population of people on the web.  Social media sites can offer a big audience at low cost--to people who know how to use them.
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Social media/public relations 

Social Media Specialist.  This job title is not yet recognized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (US), but it probably will be soon.    I searched Google for that term and got over 6 million hits (some as Public Relations Specialist).   Courses and certification are being offered by universities such as SMU.
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In RL work, the Bureau of Labor Statistics prices such work at about $26. to  $55  (USD) per hour, but that is for established professionals with a documented track record.  Big companies may have a Social Media Manager.   Preparation for that line of work is offered, for example,  by Saint Leo University.
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There may be some people in virtual worlds who will take on the job for a modest fee.  It would provide good practice, an opportunity to build a contact list (in Linkedin), and perhaps an occasion for building a blog audience.  Tasks like this in virtual worlds might be useful for: 
  • People in courses for social media/public relations skills and certification.  
  • People considering a career in such fields.
  • People wanting to boost their experience and credentials in such fields.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

2014 STAGE: Ballet Pixelle Live in Japan

Ballet Pixelle Live in Japan
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Ballet Pixelle on stage

Ballet Pixelle Live in JapanInvited post by Inarra Saarinen

Ballet Pixelle performed live in Japan on February 14, 2014.  The troupe participated in TPAM.  TPAM is an international platform for performing arts professionals that includes participants who share interest in and passion for creation, promotion, development, dissemination, exchange, critique, and study of contemporary performing arts.