Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 STAGE: WRITE: EDU: "The Great Gatsby" Explore. Stage and Virtual World

"The Great Gatsby" Explore 
Stage and Virtual World
  • Or is the stage another virtual world?
Orientation Center 
  • Hypergrid address: Copy paste the boldface line below
  • into the address bar of Firestorm, press return.
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:EXPLORESeanchai
  • If you are new to virtual worlds, follow the red arrows on the floor
  • You walk forward with up arrow on your keyboard.  
  • Turn with the left and right arrows.
  • To zoom or look around:  
  • hold down the Alt key, hold down the right mouse button, move the mouse.
  • Watch what happens.  
  • Getting started (for newcomers)  
  • If you are not new to virtual worlds, look around the Orientation Center.  
  • There is other information there and maybe some free avatars 

The Tacoma Little Theater 
presents the play
Resources from Seanchai Library
The Fitzgerald Gallery
  • Firestorm hop: in Kitely, copy paste the line below 
  • into the Firestorm address bar, press enter.
  • hop://osgrid.kitely.com:8002/EXPLORESeanchai/189/38/22
Click the posters
Tacoma Little Theater is partnering with Seanchai Library, an organization specializing in spoken word presentations of literature in immersive virtual environments, to create a computer simulation based on The Great Gatsby. This simulation will be accessible to the general public via the internet, and will feature interactive links to resource materials on the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the influences reflected in the featured work. It will also spotlight Tacoma Little Theater  itself, showcasing its 97 year history of building community through creating theater.
EXPLORE Gatsby, is a three dimensional guide to information meant to add to the experience of attending and enjoying the play. Created in the virtual platform known as Kitely, EXPLORE will feature an interactive environment based on the novel, and will offer live presentations of the source literature that Tacoma Little Theater patrons, and fans of the novel from all over the world can enjoy through their home computers.

Seanchai LIbrary


News and Notes


Lauren's Place


Puente Short Poetry Workshop 1/20, 7pm SLT

This week the Short Poetry Workshop introduces a new form called the Puente, which means “bridge” in Spanish. The Puente is a 3 stanza poem with the middle stanza having only one line which acts as a bridge (puente) between the first and third stanza. Join us at the Short Poetry Library to find learn, write and share your Puente. East Cookie, Cookie


Virtual Learning Series Jan/Feb Classes

In Kitely, with Firestorm, use the Firestorm Hop
hop://osgrid.kitely.com:8002/Hypergrid Academy/173/129/22
HG: Paste HG address into World map, use TP
grid.kitely.com:8002:Hypergrid Academy 

January 22 1:00pm  Creating Communities in Virtual Worlds

A Virtual Learning Series open discussion on community creation in virtual worlds.

January 29 1:00pm  Photoshop Clothing Creation

A Virtual Learning Series class on basic clothing creation in Photoshop. Free shirt and sock templates will be included.

February 5  1:00pm  Introduction to Roleplaying

An introduction to basic roleplaying skills and character creation in virtual worlds.

February 12 1:00pm  Education Roundtable

A roundtable panel on education in virtual worlds. Guest panelists!


Newcomer Help in Virtual Worlds



How to handle a Hypergrid address 

From any Hypergrid-enabled grid, paste the address into the address bar of Firestorm and press enter. Or paste it into the world map search bar of any viewer, search, and click Teleport when the destination is found. If it doesn't work, don't give up. Try again in couple of minutes.  Sometimes the first try fails (probably times out).  And try again a few hours later. Some hypergrid destinations are offline part of the day. 


Video-Machinima in virtual worlds

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