Saturday, October 31, 2015

2015 PROMO: WRITE: You want promotion, get a blogger-promoter

You want promotion, get a blogger-promoter
Event managers, mall owners, grid operators, and fashion creators should consider getting the help of an associated blogger for the promotional value that could bring. Here are ways to use the help from an associated blogger-promoter.
  • Promotion from Virtual Worlds. Summary
  • Blogs and media in Virtual Worlds.   Possible publicity outlets
  • Special Events:Invite a blogger into the planning group. 
  • Malls: Get a blogger for all contents.  
  • Grids: Get a blogger or 2 for the projects of your customers
  • Fashion creators:  Get a blogger to report on your creations
  • Compensate with promotional space for the blog, posters, etc.
  • Every successful blogger knows promotion.  
  • Get consulting on promotion from the blogger.  Compensate!
  • Why blogger-promoter?  Blogs promote and bloggers know promotion.
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    Friday, October 30, 2015

    2015 EVENTS: Upcoming: Opportunities and events, Oct 30, 2015

    EVENTS: Upcoming: Opportunities and events, 
    Oct 30 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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      Wednesday, October 28, 2015

      2015 ART: P2P: ART in HATS and HATS in ART, for the American Diabetes Association, 11/4-14/2015

      ART in HATS and HATS in ART, 
      for the American Diabetes Association, 11/4-14/2015
      Good hats are art to wear
      The Art in Hats and Hats in Art event is a charity benefit based on the view that hats are art and should be treated that way. The charity is American Diabetes Association in Second Life.  The event is an exhibition of hats viewed as objects of art.

      ART in HATS and HATS in ART is back 

      • for another year of fun, whimsy, artistic expression and entertainment! 
      • Contests open to the public with prizes, 
      • A variety of entertainment, and art
      • The most exciting display of hats in Second Life 
      • Hats and images are to be sold or are given as freebies. 
      • One of a kind pieces to be sold in a live auction for charity.

      For More information

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        Tuesday, October 27, 2015

        2015 EDU: PEOPLE: VWBPE Call for papers, Meet 3/9-12/2016. Proposals due by 1/17/2016

        Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 
        Call for papers, Meet 3/9-12/2016 
        Proposals due by 1/17/2016
        Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference is calling for proposals about papers to be presented at the meeting March 9 to 12, 2016.  Proposals may relate to academic settings (traditional or corporate), developers, designers, tool providers, creative works, or immersive experiences.     
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        Bout-Rimes Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 10/27, 7 pm SLT

        This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents the Bout-Rimes. In this popular 17th Century French poetry parlor game, you’ll be given the rhymed endings of a poem, and you’ll create your own poem using those words. We’ll have a selection of poems with rhymed ending words, but feel free to bring any rhymed poem.

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          Monday, October 26, 2015

          2015 EDU: STECH: Language learning in an immersive world. Maybe this is the way to do it.

          Language learning in an immersive world.  
          Maybe this is the way to do it.  
          Spanish Language instruction on the Hypergrid.  College level course offered on a sim. The sim is actively used to teach a Spanish class at Glendale Community College in Arizona.  It is also open for use by anyone on the Hypergrid.  It may be used for self instruction, as an instructional environment for classes, as a source of ideas for other instructors of Spanish, or as a demonstration of methods for others seeking support for 3D language instruction
           
          Arrival point 
          Click image to enlarge

          Escape is your destination for learning Spanish in the virtual world. Here you´ll find a rich, immersive 3D environment to ready to explore. With over 60 targeted vocabulary and grammar topics, Escape will lead you on the path to your Spanish educational goals.

          Hypergrid address

          • Put the line below in your World Map, next to Find.  Click FindTP
          • login.digiworldz.com:8002:escape 
          • In digiworlds, use World Map to find Escape sim
          • Escape web site

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            Sunday, October 25, 2015

            2015 VID: MUSIC: STAGE: The Drax Files: Paradise Lost. "We have forgotten how to play"

            The Drax Files: Paradise Lost.  
            "We have forgotten how to play"
            In John Milton's "Paradise Lost", underscored by Mozart's Requiem in D Minor and enacted with avatars in 43 roles, the global audience becomes part of the story in real time as well: they are inside the ever-changing sets, experience the flood, Eve's tempting, God's wrath, they laugh, they cry and dance with the protagonists while they themselves change costumes, magically, from angels to devils and back to their true avatar identities. 

            "We have forgotten how to play, how to have fun!" says Canary Beck and elaborates on why the Metaverse is the place to do just that: "Second Life is like merging Photoshop with a Holodeck" she says and her partner Harvey Crabsticks adds: "...it is a playground to experiment, where all the elements are programmable!"
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              Saturday, October 24, 2015

              2015 PEOPLE: ART: Hobo Reserved Sandbox on Kitely. Hobo Island in SL up for sale

              Hobo Reserved Sandbox on Kitely.  
               Hobo Island in SL up for sale.
              I will be moving more of my activities out of SL.  It is time to begin planning on what will happen to Hobo Island in SL.  I will soon end my support for Hobo Island.  Here I offer some possibilities involving Hobo Island in SL and hobo activities on the Hypergrid.
              Hobo Reserved Sandbox
              on Kitely

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              Hobo Island in Second Life has been around for a long time. I have been supporting it for much of that time.  Partly because of the problems with the TOS and partly because of the shift of LL development to Sansara, I have been moving my activities to the Hypergrid (Kitely). Now I need to think about putting Hobo Island up for sale.  I am setting no date, but I am first offering Hobo Island to someone representing the Hobo Castaways (at no profit to me).  If there are no takers, I will offer it to the general public on a do-what-you-please basis.  If there are still no takers, I will abandon the land.  I will set up a hobo place in Kitely if enough people come to Hypergrid.
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              The tier for Hobo Island is $300/month
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                Friday, October 23, 2015

                2015 PEOPLE: BIZ: Kitely Merchant Fair open now

                Kitely Merchant Fair open now
                The Kitely Merchant Fair for 2015 was organized by Ozwell Wayfarer to promote the merchants selling on the Kitely Market.   The fair covers an area of four of the old style sims of Second Life. 

                Go there:

                • Hypergrid address
                • gird.kitely.com:8002:Kitely Hypergrid Merchant Fair
                • Firestorm hop: paste the line below into the nav bar of Firestorm,  Enter
                • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Kitely Hypergrid Merchant Fair/246/245/28
                • (hops only work in the local grid)
                • Kitely Merchant Fair on the web
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                  Wednesday, October 21, 2015

                  2015 HOBBY: Fighter. Bullet Physics. Top Gun

                  Fighter.  Bullet Physics.  Top Gun
                  Flying a hot fighter in OpenSim.  Using (and demonstrating) Bullet physics.  Open sim can provive you the space you need to exercise a hot job like the F14 Phantom, without sim border crossings.  And provide that at a price you can afford.


                  This JET F14 Phantom is for sale in AVIWORLDS grid. The only one! No other grid has this! Scripter straight from SL has done what many said could not be done in BULLET physics. A 400 region size VAR region named DOR.
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                    OSCC15 - Call for Proposals

                    The OpenSim Community Conference 2015 has now been scheduled for 5th December with the call for proposals open until the end of October

                    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

                    2015 HG: HELP: The Hypergrid WIP Show: How to with NPC, Nara Malone. Storytelling of the future

                    The Hypergrid WIP Show: 
                    How to with NPC, Nara Malone
                    Storytelling of the future
                    Non-player Characters (NPCs) are duplicates of "real" avatars in virtual worlds.  They are cost-free, always available body-doubles of avatars you might want on your stage or picture or video shoot.  NPCs can execute animations just as well as the avatar; and they can do it on cue.  This video report describes and illustrates how they can be controlled by a simple notecard script (no complex scripting language here, just detailed actions).  

                    Go there

                    Put the line below in your World Map next to Find.  Click Find. TP
                    world.narasnook.com:8900
                    At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
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                      Clogyrnach Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 10/20, 7pm SLT

                      This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents the Welsh form Clogyrnach. It is a 6 line poem with 32 syllables with a rhyme scheme of aabbbaa. So whether you like rhyming or syllables, join us to learn, write and share your Clogyrnach (or come just to find out how to pronounce it.) 

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                      Monday, October 19, 2015

                      2015 ART: PEOPLE: Burn2, October 17-25, 2015. Carnival of Mirrors

                      Burn2, October 17-25, 2015. Carnival of Mirrors
                      BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, and the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups, and the only Regional to burn the Man!

                      Go there

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                        Sunday, October 18, 2015

                        2015 FUTURE: HELP: PROMO: Metaverse in your browser? How close are we? WEBGL?

                        Metaverse in your browser?  
                        How close are we?  WEBGL? 
                        Updated 12/6/15
                        • We can show Metaverse on your browser now, but you can't interact.
                        • You can get full service, but it costs
                        • My ideal for Metaverse growth: the presence viewer
                        • A Dimension Beyond (coming soon)
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                          Saturday, October 17, 2015

                          2015 VIDEO: REACH: UWA MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible

                          The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VIII:
                          Pursue Impossible - by Jackson Redstar

                          Pursue Impossible.Jackson Redstar's 'Reach'  video tells the tale of a young singer who is inspired to put his life on the line for his country and how he never gives up on his dreams when things go wrong

                          A young aspiring singer's life is interrupted by the terrible events in New York on 9/11 and he enlists in the Marines to serve his country.
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                          Friday, October 16, 2015

                          2015 BIZ: PEOPLE: Kitely Merchant Fair 2015!!! Oct . 18-Nov 1, 2015

                          Kitely Merchant Fair 2015!!! Opens Oct . 18
                          Hypergrid Safari got us to a preview of the Kitely Merchant Fair.  Headed up by Ozwell Wayfarerthe fair covers an area of four of the old style sims of Second Life.  It may have as many as 40 merchants displaying their products, all of which are probably listed in Kitely Market.  I got enough pictures for an advance report.

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