Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2015 MUSIC: VIDEO: Yellow Submarine: a walk in Pepperland

Yellow Submarine: a walk in Pepperland
Pepperland in a 3D virtual world.  Pepperland in Littlefield grid is based on the 1968 ground breaking animated cartoon, 'Yellow Submarine'.  This two sim region recreates scenes from the 1968 musical fantasy Yellow Submarine, an animated film based on the songs of the Beatles.  The video here shows some of those scenes.  

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Vers Beaucoup Short Poetry Workshop-Tue, 6/30, 7pm SLT 

This week the Short Poetry Workshop features a new poetry form– the Vers Beaucoup which is a form with 4 stanzas and with a rhyming word scheme.


Monday, June 29, 2015

2015 EDU: Micrographia in the virtual world. A museum on your desk.

Micrographia in the virtual world. 
A museum on your desk.
Micrographia is a historically significant book by Robert Hooke, detailing the then thirty-year-old Hooke's observations through various lenses. Published in January 1665, the first major publication of the Royal Society, it was the first scientific best-seller, inspiring a wide public interest in the new science of microscopy. It is also notable for coining the biological term cell.  This display is a virtual museum telling about the book.  
Arrive on the desk
  • Micrographia, the virtual museum
  • HG addess: Paste in world map next to Find. Click Find, Teleport.
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:Micrographia
  • In Kitely, paste the hop below into the Nav bar of Firestorm, Enter
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Micrographia/23/103/620
  • Thanks to Metaverse Tours for featuring this museum world.
  • By Brian J Ford
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

2015 VIRTUAL: In virtual reality, you don't just look. You are there in the world with other people

In virtual reality, you don't just look.  
You are there in the world with other people.
Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this talk, he shows some of his collaborations with musicians including Kanye West and Arcade Fire, and describes his latest, mind-bending experiments with virtual reality.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

2015 EVENTS: OFFERS: Upcoming: Opportunities and events in virtual worlds, June 26, 2015

Upcoming: Opportunities and events, June 26, 2015
Updated 7/4/2015
Twice a month I gather and post information and links about upcoming opportunities and events in SL or HG. Just the ones that I think will interest my readers.  I update the post if I get new information.  If your event is not listed, mention it in the comments section of this blog. 
  • Opportunities
  • Upcoming  Events
  • Regular events
  • Google+ communities and other groups
  • Calendars
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

2015 HELP: Radio for your place - Radio for the metaverse. Anyone for podcasts?

Radio for your place - Radio for the metaverse.  
Anyone for podcasts?
Updated 10/17/2017
Virtual worlds can carry streaming audio from the internet.  You can stream audio to your place.  Live music.  DJ managed music.  Internet radio.  Theme targeted music.  Audio dramas.  Voice-over narrations for the site.

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  • Hobo Radio, scripted
  • Philco Cathedral-style radio  Popular in the 1930's
  • Script by Ferd Frederix  
  • Free copy in the Thinkerer box at the Hobo Sandbox 
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/125/357/22
  • Group members can use it if deeded to group.
  • Never deed your only copy to a group.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

2015 PEOPLE: SEE: ART: SL12B opens, the 12th anniversary of Second Life

SL12B opensSL12B opens, 
the 12th anniversary of Second Life.
This year’s theme for the SL12B Community Celebration is “What Dreams May Come.”  Yes, virtual worlds are "the stuff dreams are made of".  Not wishes (not horses).  But imagination.   The stories in the head.   Stories made, not real, but digital.  Stories made visible, walkable, shared.  Here are some examples. 
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  • Morlita Quan! 2PM Pacific (SLT) Wed., June 24th! 
  • Wizards Retreat on Cookie II of Kitely Grid
  • HyperGrid teleport: grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

2015 PEOPLE: STAGE: Entertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ community

Entertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ community
Since the Hypergrid is growing and the prospects for music and other entertainment on the Hypergrid may be growing, this community is needed to let everyone interested in entertainment on the Hypergrid to share information and ideas. I hope this place becomes one of the go-to places to find out what is happening in entertainment in virtual worlds. 

  • Musicians, agents, event and venue managers, fans, bloggers 
  • Promote upcoming events, calendars, CDs, web sites. Talk with fans 
  • Agents: recruit clients, promote your clients, look for venues.
  • Event and venue managers: Promote events, venues, calendars, call for performers
  • Radio steamers: Think of your radio stream as different kind of venue.
  • Fans: Tell about events you attended, post pictures, link to your posts 
  • Bloggers: Promote your articles about events. 
  • Everyone: find out what is happening in Hypergrid entertainment
  • Entertainment on the Hypergrid

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Prose Poetry Short Poetry Workshop-Tue-6/23, 7pm SLT 

This week the Short Poetry Workshop revisits Prose Poetry. A controversial subject in the literary world since the early 1800s Prose Poetry can be written in prose style, or take the shape of many styles. Popular poets such as Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Robert Bly, Edgar Allen Poe, T.S. Elliot, e.e. cummings, wrote Prose Poetry. Join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Prose poem.







  • Morlita Quan! 2 PM Pacific (SLT) Wed., June 24th! 
  • Wizards Retreat on Cookie II of Kitely Grid
  • HyperGrid teleport: grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II

Monday, June 22, 2015

2015 PEOPLE: COMEDY: VIDEO: Jamie Jordan at Lauren's Place

Jamie Jordan at Lauren's Place
Mobility limited, housebound, paraplegic, crippled--cringe terms, all of them.  We don't want to think of those terms.   Housebound seems so limiting.  Or it used to seem so limiting.  That was before the internet.  Before email, before Skype, before virtual worlds.   The worlds of the internet are as near as your computer. Your friends are in your headphones.  And listening to your microphone.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

2015 EDU: TKR: Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

2015 EDU: PEOPLE: Murassic Park. Be your own dinosaur

Murassic Park.  Be your own dinosaur
Paleontology, ecology--come alive! If you are going to play the role of T. Rex, you have to find out how T. Rex made a living.  Is this an accurate depiction?   Can you make a video about T. Rex making a kill? 


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Thursday, June 18, 2015

2015 EDU: TKR: Learning how to learn | Barbara Oakley | TEDxOaklandUniversity

Learning how to learn | Barbara Oakley | 
TEDxOaklandUniversity
Sure you know how to learn.  That's how you got through school.  Was it hard?  Did you notice the "brains" who seemed to learn everything easily?  Did you wonder how they did that?  Do you still have to learn things?  Do you wish you knew the secret that would make your learning easy?   The secret lies in a collection of skills and habits that fit what you have to learn to the way your brain works. Here are a few for you to try out. They may fit you.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

2015 EDU: Simvalley offered free land, 1024 sqm, and free sim for a while. Now Closed.

Simvalley offered free land, 1024 sqm,  
free sim for a while.   Now closed
Updated 6/25/2016
Educators: If you are looking into the Hypergrid as a place to try using virtual worlds for instruction,  Simvalley is an educator-friendly grid that offers free land and good entry level on-boarding for incoming students.   
Arrival point
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  • Paste the line below into your world map next to the Find button, Find. Enter
  • sv.simvalley.nl:8002 
  • (I get script warning errors at the arrival point and ignore them.)  
  • Problems may be due to server location in Europe and low bandwidth
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  • Every new citizen gets 1024 sqm. free land (for now)
  • Educators can rent a sim (65,000 sqm / 15,000 prims) till 1-1-2016 for FREE!
  • Owned by BUSINESS INSPIRE
  • Web site: Simvalley
  • These pages are sometimes unavailable (time out error).
  • Problems may be due to server location in Europe and low bandwidth.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2015 SEE: Hobo Amusement Park on the Hypergrid

Hobo Amusement Park on the Hypergrid
Updated 7/24/2015
  • This park was originally built in Second Life.  
  • It now is in Digiworldz
  • The cost of a sim in Second Life is $300/month
  • The cost of this sim in Digiworldz is probably less than $25/month USD
  • And it has four times the area
  • Hobo Amusement Park--and why
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To get there via Hypergrid (I find it a little complicated):

  • Paste the line below into World Map, next to Find.  Click Find, TP
  • login.digiworldz.com:8002
  • At Digiworldz , type Hobo Park into world map next to Find.  Click FindTP

Monday, June 15, 2015

2015 BIZ: Ann Tre Prenyour on Kitely pricing

Ann Tre Prenyour on Kitely pricing
"That Kitely pricing plan leaves an opening for my kind of work," Ann remarked.  Ann lives in my head and comments whenever she sees an opening.  I usually just steal her ideas, but now she wants a byline. 
  • Ann: That Kitely pricing plan leaves an opening for my kind of work
  • Selby:  And you're going to tell me about it?
  • Ann:  I shouldn't have to tell you about it.  You already wrote about it in your article.
  • New Price Structure for Kitely. A really sweet spot
  • Selby: You can tell it better than I can.
  • Ann: True.  And I will.  After the break.
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    • Roxy Roller: Next Show: Tues 6/16, 11 am Pacific time
    • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
    • 11 am Matthew Broyles; Noon, Joe Rizzo
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    Sunday, June 14, 2015

    2015 HG: PEOPLE: BIZ: WIP Show, works in progress on the Hypergrid June 3, 2015

    WIP SHOW Show and Tell of Works In Progress 
    June 3, 2015

    Hypergridders have lots of work in progress.  The WIP show is a place where we can get together and show it.  Show what we are doing, tell a little about it.   Maybe get the presentation on video, as here.  Maybe ask other creators for advice, scripts, or content. Certainly find out what other creators are working on. Creative collaboration, we call it. 

    • Hobo Sandbox on Cookie II
    • Go to Kitely grid: 
    • Paste the line below in the World Map next to Find.  Find, Teleport
    • grid.kitely.com:8002
    • On Kitely paste the line below in the Nav bar of Firestorm, Enter
    • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/141/366/22
    • Or find Cookie in the world map.

    Friday, June 12, 2015

    2015 EVENTS: OFFERS: Upcoming: Opportunities and events, June 12, 2015

    Upcoming: Opportunities and events, June 12, 2015
    I find out about a lot more things than I can report on in my daily blogs. So twice a month I will gather and post information and links about upcoming opportunities and events in SL or HG. Just the ones that I think will interest my readers.  
    • Opportunities
    • Upcoming  Events
    • Regular events
    • Google+ communities and other groups
    • Calendars
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      • Hypergrid WIP Show  Next show: June 14, noon PacificTime
      • Roxy Roller: Next Show: Tues 6/16, 11 am Pacific time
      • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
      • 11 am Matthew Broyles; Noon, Joe Rizzo

      Thursday, June 11, 2015

      2015 EDU: PEOPLE: WRITE: Decades Festival, a celebration of Historical education

      Decades Festival, a celebration of Historical education 
      The Decades Festival, a celebration of Historical education and RP in virtual worlds, will start on Valhalla Island in Second Life at 12:01 am on June 27.  What follows will be 24 hours of learning and fun!  
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        • Hypergate WIP Show  Next show: June 14, noon PacificTime
        • Roxy Roller: Next Show: Tues 6/16, 11 am Pacific time
        • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
        • 11 am Matthew Broyles; Noon, Joe Rizzo


        Wednesday, June 10, 2015

        2015 HELP: HG: New Price Structure for Kitely. A really sweet spot

        New Price Structure for Kitely.  A really sweet spot
        "We intend to be the market leader in value for money (price/performance in regards to multiple criteria, including the hardware resources we provide each world, the virtual world architecture we use, add-value features, customer support, ease-of-use, etc.)"--Kitely


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          • Hypergate WIP Show  Next show: June 14, noon PacificTime
          • Roxy Roller: Next Show: Tues 6/16, 11 am Pacific time
          • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
          • 11 am Matthew Broyles; Noon, Joe Rizzo

          Tuesday, June 9, 2015

          2012 VIDEO: EDU: Battle of the Ironclads

          Battle of the Ironclads
          A video of the Iron Clad Battle in Antiquity yesterday. Thank you Captain Cosette for letting us share it. Jacon Cortes

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          Epistolary Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 6/9, 7pm SLT 

          This week the Short Poetry Workshop features a new poetry form-the Epistolary poem. These poems are quite literally poems that read as letters. The themes may be moral and philosophical, intimate or sentimental. Early poems date back to Ovid in 18AD.

            • Hypergate WIP Show  Next show: June 14, noon PacificTime
            • Roxy Roller: Next Show: Tues 6/16, 11 am Pacific time
            • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
            • 11 am Matthew Broyles; Noon, Joe Rizzo
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            Monday, June 8, 2015

            2015 EDU: Professional Library and Education Groups in Virtual worlds. By Beth Ghostraven

            Professional Library/Education Groups in virtual Worlds.
            Invited article by Beth Ghostraven
            List and contact information for  Professional Library and Education Groups in virtual worlds.  If you know of any other groups that should be listed, please add them in the comments section of this article. 

            Meeting of VWER
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              • Hypergate WIP Show  Next show: June 14, noon PacificTime
              • Roxy Roller: Next Show: Tues 6/16, 11 am Pacific time
              • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
              • 11 am Matthew Broyles; Noon, Joe Rizzo
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              Sunday, June 7, 2015

              2914 TKR: About being one. Search Inside Yourself.

              About being one. Search Inside Yourself.  
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              Google's Jolly Good Fellow reveals how to calm your mind on demand and return it to a natural state of happiness, deepen self-awareness in a way that fosters self-confidence, harness empathy and compassion into outstanding leadership, and build highly productive collaborations based on trust and transparent communication. Chade Meng Tan shows how to grow inner joy while succeeding at your work.
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                • Hypergate WIP Show  Next show: June 14, noon PacificTime
                • Roxy Roller: Next Show: Tues 6/16, 11 am Pacific time
                • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
                • 11 am Matthew Broyles; Noon, Joe Rizzo
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                Friday, June 5, 2015

                2015 PEOPLE: HOBBIES: Starfleet Astraios, in the Gamma quadrant. Roleplaying

                Starfleet Astraios, in the Gamma quadrant.
                Roleplaying in the world of 'Star Trek'
                "Starfleet Astraios" is an outpost of United Federation Starfleet, which is based on hypergrid-enabled 3rd Rock Grid. Roleplaying 'Star Trek' in the Gamma Quadrant with avatars, ships, stations, uniforms, Starfleet Academy, and more!  Roleplaying in a Virtual World gives you the ability to be immersed in the scenes and settings. You can have an avatar to fit the character and the avatar can be in  a virtual landscape created to support imagination, storytelling and roleplaying.

                • HG address: Paste the line below in the World Map, 
                • next to Find, click Find, Click Teleport when found.
                • grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002:Starfleet Astraios
                • Blog: Starfleet Asterios
                People are welcome to pop by anytime,or attend one of our weekly events to meet people and have a tour: Saturdays 0800 Raktajino Hour; Tuesdays 1200 Starfleet Boogie. We invite you to come and take a look, attend an event, observe a roleplay, or join right in!--FCapt Poison Toocool, (Colony Commander, Astraios, Commanding Officer, SS Astraios)
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                  • Hypergate WIP Show  Next show: June 5, noon PacificTime
                  • Roxy Roller: Next Show: Tues 6/16, 11 am Pacific time
                  • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
                  • 11 am Matthew Broyles; Noon, Joe Rizzo