Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 ART: Music, Myth, Magic, Light, Shadows, Physics. FreeWee Ling LEA27

Music, Myth, Magic, Light, Shadows, Physics.  
FreeWee Ling   LEA27
This sim is being used by FreeWee Ling for numerous different projects over the next few months. Installations and objects and land forms are likely to change a lot. The primary function of the work here is to support my 2015 Endeavour Executive Fellowship - a grant provided by the Australia Department of Education for professional development.


Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 HYPERGRID: Opensimworld. Destination guide for the Hypergrid. BeatThis list

Opensimworld.  Destination guide for the Hypergrid. 
HG BeatThis List
Updated 6/9/2015
Search the HG for the places you are interested in seeing.   Find those that are currently most popular. See whether a region is currently online.  TP to the region of your choice, whether you are on that grid or not. Just the services you need to use the hypergrid. And just what you need to promote traffic to your place.
Click image to enlarge

Who cares about this?

  • Newcomers to HG who want to find places of interest.
  • Store owners who want traffic to their stores.
  • Venue managers who want audience at their events.
  • Anyone who wants to bring Hypergrid traffic to their region.
  • Anyone who wants the Hypergrid to attract more people.
  • Bloggers who want to give easy directions to the places they write about.
  • (Support your local blogger.)
  • Firestorm viewer: The main target viewer because it is the main HG viewer

Sunday, March 29, 2015

2015 VIDEO: Fry's Toothsome delight--behind the scenes

Fry's Toothsome delight--behind the scenes
This is a short story about creating virtual world for my previous Fry 's Toothsome Delight interpretation. You will see in 3 minutes what takes several days in real time. 


Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 EDU: VWBPE Post conference explorations, March 27 - April 11

VWBPE Post conference explorations, 
March 27 - April 11

Five educational teams host virtual tours to explore what they and their students have been creating.   Details.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

2015 EVENTS: Whole Brain Health Calendar

Whole Brain Health Calendar

This post is being used to create a published events calendar for the Whole Brain Health project in Second Life

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

2015 ART: STAGE: ED: Creative activity in the metaverse. Call for scholarly papers

Creative activity in the metaverse.  
Call for scholarly papers
Call for papers:  Metaverse Creativity: Building, Performing, Learning and Authorship in Online 3D Worlds is a refereed journal focusing on the examination of creativity in user-defined online virtual worlds such as Second Life®. 

Scholarly Journal seeks papers:  

The focus of this journal is an examination of the prolific creative activity in the metaverse – from art, design and architecture to research and education to play and entertainment.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

2015 EVENTS: PROMO: New Media Arts Event calendar

New Media Arts Event calendar
Updated 7/4/2015

This post is used to create a published events calendar for New Media Arts Inc.  After publication,  I will make a 1 prim poster to display it.  Note that this calendar carries events other than those sponsored by New Media Arts Inc.   Thus, other venues may also be interested in displaying it on their land.  A multi-source calendar carries more information, gets wider distribution, and offers more benefit to the public.

If you'd like to donate to the cause, you can do that right here 
 Click to support New Media Art's general fund.
If you shop at Amazon, you can sign up at Amazon Smile, and they'll donate a small fraction of each of each payment to NMA:

Monday, March 23, 2015

2015 ART: HYPERGRID: Art of the Metaverse. Museo del Metaverso.

Museo del Metaverso.  The art of the Metaverse
Art aggregator:  Museo affords artists an opportunity to display their works in a place with enough content to attract a wide audience. Gives artists and art lovers a place for gatherings about art.  Offers a demonstration of the growing interest in art on the Hypergrid.

  • Each pod-like enclosure contains the work of one participating artist.
  • Each artist has an enclosed display volume. 
  • All artists share in the publicity generated by the Museo
  • The Museo houses the work installations of more than 40 artists.
  • Hypergrid address: craft-world.org:8002:mdm
  • Paste the address into the World Map search bar, press enter 
  • Web page (English):  Museo del Metaverso 
  • Curation: Click on Artisti in the top menu.  See bios of the artists.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

2015 EDU: VWBPE Posters. Part 2. Helper groups in Second Life

Helper groups in Second Life
Some of the helper groups in Second Life put up great poster builds to tell people about the help they offer. Here they are. These builds will be available at least till the end of March, maybe longer. I have added location links to the actual helper places ins SL. Those places will remain after VWBPE15 ends.
New Citizens Inc.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

2015 STAGE: Chekhov Vaudeville Shorts. ART Plays Around. Friday Mar 20th. at 5 pm SLT

Chekhov Vaudeville Shorts. ART Plays Around
Friday, Mar 20th. at 5 pm SLT
 AVATAR REPERTORY THEATER PRESENTS three of Anton Chekhov's vaudeville shorts
  • SWAN SONG: MadameThespian Underhill, Ada Radius
  • A TRAGEDIAN IN SPITE OF HIMSELF: Kayden Oconnell, Sam Brautigan
  • THE ANNIVERSARY: Sam Brautigan, Sodovan Torok, MadameThespian Underhill, Ada Radius, Kayden Oconnell 
  • SETS by Ada Radius, featuring the artwork of Aley. All pieces free to copy.
  • Adapted for virtual theater by Judith Adele (Ada Radius)
 When did you go to the theater and get invited to take home a copy of the scenery?

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.
  • Support the theater of the web.
  • Encourage movie making for the masses.
  • Preserve our antique pattern heritage.
Support theater and video in virtual worlds when you shop at Amazon: Avatar Repertory Theater, New Media Arts


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2015 HELP: HOBBY: Blender Tutorial Making a Racing Track for a Car Game (design from Scalectrix Track Designer)

Blender Tutorial Making a Racing Track for a Car Game 
(design from Scalectrix Track Designer)
This tutorial shows how to make a race track for a car racing game but the techniques could be used to model tracks and roads for any purpose.

By ianscott888 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2015 HELP: Make an off-sim scene: Demo. You only need basic building

Make an off-sim scene: Demo. 
You only need basic building.
You have seen those off-sim scenes.  You may have even bought one to put off-shore of your property.  If you have a scene that you made or have mod rights to, you can put it just off-shore of your sim.  Here is how. 

The Frigate Argos

The ship is off the sim  

The secret is in the white box

  • The edge of the land marks the edge of the sim.
  • But the object includes the white box beside me.
  • Normally, I would make the white box transparent.  
  • Details below the break. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

2017 BIZ: VIRTUAL: Augmented Reality Sandbox, the video. Terraforming by hand.

Augmented Reality Sandbox, the video. 
Terraforming by hand
Updated 1/29/2017
Wow! You want one of these. You won't know why until you watch these kids play with it. Then you will use the usual virtual worlds slogan: "I had forgotten how much fun it is to play!"


Sunday, March 15, 2015

2015 ART: VIDEO: Imogen and the pigeons. Bryn Oh

Imogen and the pigeons
Bryn Oh 

Imogen and the pigeons was an immersive virtual environment supported by the Ontario Arts Council and shown in the virtual world of second life as well as at the 17th Biennial de Cerveira in Portugual. I have done a series of blog posts explaining the story of Imogen and the pigeons.. you can find the start of them at the link below if you are interested. It is the story of a recorded mind editing her memories in order to bring back her lost daughter Kumiko.  Bryn Oh

Friday, March 13, 2015

2015 EDU: VWBPE: Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education--Kevin Feenan. Mar. 18-21.

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education
--Kevin Feenan   Mar. 18-21.
VWBPE15  is the definitive event bringing together educators/trainers, practitioners, administrators and policy makers from around the world to present, discuss and review ongoing developments in the field of 3D virtualization, its applications, and opportunities.

Over 3,300 people from 45 countries attended the last conference. There were 80 presentations in three days including keynote addresses by Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab and Philip Rosedale, Second Life creator and CEO of High Fidelity.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

2017 EDU: HYPERGRID: Hypergrid education community: Instruction on offer

Hypergrid education community: 
Instruction offered
Updated 1/12/2017
This article offers a vehicle for gathering and organizing learning opportunities on the Hypergrid.  It is paired with a Google+ community in which people can post information about instructional offerings.  When offerings are adequately described, I will copy them into this article, where they will be easier to find.   
Creator instruction logo 
thanks to Chic Aeon

Community categories: 

  • Virtual worlds, beginners
  • Virtual worlds, intermediate
  • Virtual worlds, Content creation
  • Virtual worlds, scripting
  • Outworld instruction, academic credit
  • Outworld instruction, certificate
  • Outworld instruction, CE credit
  • Instruction wanted
  • Instructional aggregator
  • Discussion

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

2014 ART: PEOPLE: Remember Myst? Time Vault by Paislee Myrtle.

Remember Myst? 
Time Vault by Paislee Myrtle.  
'Devokan storybuilders take inspiration from the library in the original Myst Island, the shock players felt when opening book after book, and seeing the destruction wrought by fire. What worlds and wonders were lost as a result? Is it possible to rediscover them? Our aim is to build immersive environments that all will enjoy exploring, with surprises that delight and intrigue along the way. Everyone is welcome.'

  • Watch on YouTube
  • Myst
  • Uru 
  • For more information: Time Vault World Page 
  • Hypergrid address:  grid.kitely.com:8002:Time Vault
  • Firestorm hop:  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Time Vault/137/100/22
  • Time Vault is an archive of past worlds in the collective Devokan history.
To find the other areas in Kitely related to Myst/Uru  (more than a dozen), search for Devokan on the Kitely Explore Worlds page.
Our thanks go to Cyan Worlds for the original inspiration, the Myst series of adventure/puzzle games, including Myst Online: Uru. -- Paislee Myrtle

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2014 EDU: HG: Community hub for STEM education. Abyss Observatory. HG BeatThis list

Community hub for STEM education.  
Abyss Observatory.  
HG BeatThis list
Great place for educators to start exploring the hypergrid.   A hub with teleports to relevant locations on the hypergrid, including resource materials for creators, major grids, and educational places.  If you are wondering what the hypergrid has to offer for educators, look here.
  • Click a sign. You probably get a map.  
  • If it shows the location, click Teleport
  • Note that they are not using walk-in teleports.
  • I wonder whether walk-in teleports are reliable enough yet.
  • This site makes my HG BeatThis list for Education hub 

Monday, March 9, 2015

2015 HELP: EDU: Basic Blender Mesh Live Instruction. Free classes, workshops, self-instruction

Blender Mesh Live Instruction.  
Free classes, workshops, self-instruction
Ruby O'Degee offers live basic lessons in Blender.  The complete series of 8 units will be taught over a month, two related units a week.  There are also self-managed learning modules.
  • Classes limited to 9 participants on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Check the scheduleA School for Building Immersion Stories
  • HG address:  grid.kitely.com:8002:Waymarker 88221
  • Paste HG address in search bar of world map.  Click Find. TP when found
  • Firestorm hop: hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Waymarker 88221/232/157/23
  • Paste hop in navigation bar of Firestorm.  Enter.  (Works in Kitely)
  • Web page: Waymarker 88221 
  • Class will use voice.
Blender is a professional, free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games. --Wikipedia

Sunday, March 8, 2015

2015 VIDEO: PEOPLE: Absinthe, a virtual super model. The Drax Files

Absinthe, a virtual super model.  The Drax Files
But there is so much more underneath this playful engagement with avatar dolls: exploration of identity, ethnicity, class and embracing the creative impulse in all of us, those are just a few themes that run alongside Absinthe’s story.



Friday, March 6, 2015

2015 ART: Metamorphosis, Esher's Reptiles and the Quarry Hill School of Mines & Industries

Metamorphosis,  Esher's Reptiles and 
the Quarry Hill School of Mines & Industries
Metamorphosis is full sim art installation inspired by Esher's Reptiles. The School of Mines and Industries is a group in Second Life established by Steadman Kondor in 2014.  Mission: To support education and the arts in Second Life.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

2015 STAGE: Postponed "THROW BACK THE ROCKET MAN" presented by A. R. T. Friday Mar 6. at 5 pm SLT

presented by A. R. T. (Avatar Repertory Theater)
Friday Mar 6. at 5 pm SLT 
Free:   Avatar Repertory Theater presents "THROW BACK THE ROCKET MAN", adapted from the novella by Iain McCracken from his collection "Dreams and Snippets". Presented live in voice. 
"THROW BACK THE ROCKET MAN", adapted from the novella by Iain McCracken from his collection "Dreams and Snippets".  
Tom’s gaze drifted upward into the sky, and a deep sadness covered his face.
“Tell me something, Jacob. Do you think there are people out there?”
  • Adapted for virtual theater by Judith Adele (Ada Radius)
  • ACTORS:Sam Brautigan, Iain McCracken and Ada Radius
  • SETS by Ada Radius, featuring the artwork of Aley (Arcadia Asylum)
  • All pieces free to copy.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

2015 NEW: Multilingual mentors at New Resident Services mentors (Second Life).

Multilingual mentors at New Resident Services mentors 
(Second Life)
When you start in a virtual world, you have lots of questions.  You need answers in a language you speak fluently.  Second Life has people speaking lots of languages.  Here is how New Resident Services  matches needs with resources.
Help in many languages
  • Join the group: New Resident Services group
  • You can join at this location:
  • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lawst%20Paradise/119/27/22
  • (SLurl--paste in the top bar of your viewer, enter) 
  • Once in the group, open group chat and 
  • type your request in your preferred language.
  • Give the English name of the language if you can.
  • If someone online speaks that language, they will answer.
  • If not, someone online will try to find help in the language you need.
  • Or they will send your request to the volunteers for that language.
  • A volunteer will get to you as soon as possible.
  • Translation is available on this blog.
  • Hypergrid is also multilingual