Monday, October 31, 2016

2016 PEOPLE: SEE: Glimpses of Hypergrid Work-in-Progress (WIP) show

 Glimpses of Hypergrid Work-in-Progress (WIP) show  
Virtual worlds are about people, not just things.  We (people) make things for ourselves and for our friends (also people).  We give things away or sell things--to people.  Here are a couple of examples. 
WIP Show starts with the Cowardly Lion
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The hypergrid Work-in-Progress show on Cookie II in Kitely

  • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
  • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
  • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

The Hypergrid WIP Show

The Hypergrid WIP Show is a one hour show of works in progress or recently completed. Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, promotion, entertainment-- whatever you are working on. Shows are held twice a month, on the second and fourth Sundays at noon Pacific time (USA).

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Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog and elsewhere.
  • Next WIP show: Sun. Nov.14, Noon SLT 
  • Narasnook  location (second Sunday of the month)
  • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
  • world.narasnook.com:8900
  • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
  • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora


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Sunday, October 30, 2016

2016 EDU: The History collection in Kitely. A collection of OpenSim virtual worlds with some historical relevance

The History collection in Kitely.  
OpenSim virtual worlds with historical relevance
Serene Jewell recently organized a history month in Kitely.  One part of that was a history hub with walkin teleports to worlds with a historical connection.  The worlds and the history hub may persist indefinitely, so they may continue to be resources to educators and others interested in history. Here is a summary of what is available as the history month ends. 
Ishtar Gate

Go there

  • Firestorm hop:  on Kitely, put the hop in the Firestorm Nav (top) bar, enter 
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/History Hub/123/130/22
  • HG address: grid.kitely.com:8002:History Hub
  • Put the HG address in the World Map Find bar. Click Find, TP
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

2016 OSHG: STECH: Foundation for the future of the OpenSim community

Foundation for the future of the OpenSim Community 
Updated 11/26/2016
MOSES, a US Army group that uses OpenSimulator software, has called for a foundation to plan and support the development of the OpenSim community.  Here (not speaking for Moses) I suggest some things that such a foundation might do or support for the benefit of the entire OS community.  Perhaps MOSES is mainly thinking of software, but I have in mind a much wider range of activities.

Background

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        Full disclosure

        • NMA does not have the personnel to function as such a foundation on its own.
        • NMA would be interested in working with other organizations or people on this.
        • I am in conversations with MOSES people about their plans.
        • I am CEO of New Media Arts, but in my blog articles I am speaking only for myself.
        • After the break: Possible services of a Foundation for the OpenSim Community
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        Friday, October 28, 2016

        2016 EDU: PEOPLE: At Spanish Language Learning at Escape--El Dia de Los Muertos. Nov. 2 at 5 PM Pacific.

        At Spanish Language Learning at Escape
        El Dia de Los Muertos --event notice. Nov. 2 at 5 PM Pacific.


        November 2 at 5 PM Pacific
        At Spanish Language Learning at Escape


        we are celebrating the Mexican holiday of DΓ­a de Muertos with a cultural exhibit, trivia game with prizes and fiesta. The exhibit and game are available now in the Casa de Cultura and the party will be Wednesday, November 2 at 5 PM Pacific/SLT. There will be Mexican music and dancing in the cemetery. All are welcome! 

        Go there

        • HG address:  login.digiworldz.com:8002:escape
        • On HG, put address in Find bar of World Map.  Click Find, TP
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        Tuesday, October 25, 2016

        2016 WRITE: VIDEO: ART: "Unmindful." The 19th video collaboration between filmmaker Natascha Randt and poet/creator Karima Hoisan

        "Unmindful."  The 19th video collaboration 
        between filmmaker Natascha Randt 
        and poet/creator Karima Hoisan
        Poetry in multimedia presentation, with video shot in a virtual world and music in accompaniment.   "Unmindful" is the 19th machinima collaboration between filmmaker Natascha Randt and poet/creator Karima Hoisan. Filmed on Kitely-Virtual Worlds on Demand, on the world,, "Unmindful" built by Karima Hoisan and scripter Dale Innis.

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        Go there

        • On the web: Unmindful--Virtual World web page
        • In Kitely, paste Firestorm hop in Nav (top) bar of viewer, enter
        • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Babble Arts Center/859/890/22
        • HG address: grid.kitely.com:8002:Unmindful
        • On HG, put address in Find bar of World Map.  Click Find, TP
        • NMA entry path  Low tech instructions for entering virtual worlds
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        Roll-a-Poem Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 10/25, 7pm SLT

        This week the Short Poetry Workshop will be doing a fun group poem called Roll-a-Poem. Each poet rolls the “die” to get the number of words they will use for their line in the poem. So come down to the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share. 

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        Monday, October 24, 2016

        2016 SEE: PEOPLE: Araucana, exiles of the galaxy, HG safari. Sight-seeing on the Hypergrid

        Araucana, exiles of the galaxy,  HG safari. 
        Sight-seeing on the Hypergrid
        Science fiction fans are naturally attracted to user-built virtual worlds, partly because they are interested in future tech and partly because, as users, they can build worlds to display their interests.  In Arucana, a fan with wide interests brings together a pantheon of science fiction themes.   HG Safari visited there and here is what we found.
        On a planet visited by Araucana
        a sign explains
        Click image to enlarge

        Go there


        • HG address:  hg.osgrid.org:80:Araucana
        • On HG, put address in Find bar of World Map.  Click Find, TP
        • On OSGrid, TP to Araucana
        • I was not able to get there the first time I tried, so it pays to keep trying.

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        Sunday, October 23, 2016

        2016 OSHG: Exploratory project by NMA: Future of Open-Source Virtual Worlds

        Exploratory project by NMA: 
        Future of Open-Source Virtual Worlds
        New Media Arts is seeking to organize a group of OpenSim community members willing and able to represent all interested stakeholders in the community.  Here it offers a web-page for people to volunteer efforts in particular areas.  If credible plans are developed, NMA will seek ways of funding projects based on those plans.   
        NMA has approved $1000 for a project to organize a group that will prepare credible plans for the future of open-source virtual worlds as they expand to serve a much wider audience. Such plans would form the basis for an effort to get nonprofit funds to support more rapid development of open source virtual worlds. 

        Related

        HGProjects and the OSHG initiative. A lot of progress. Summary, Fall 2016
        New Media Arts plans to support the development of OpenSimulator/Hypergrid HGProjects


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        Saturday, October 22, 2016

        2016 HOBBY: HG: Railway on the Hypergrid. Video

        Railway on the Hypergrid
        Railways are scarce in OpenSim, apparently because of problems with the physics engine.  A few people seem to be finding solutions.  Here is a video of the work of one of these people.

        Go there

        • Metropolis grid, HG address:  hypergrid.org:8002
        • Put the HG address into the world map, Find bar. Click Find, TP
        • Go to Steam city via world map.
        • (If it does not find it the first time, try again)
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        Friday, October 21, 2016

        2016 OSHG: Viewer in Browser (VIB): Imaginary use case: communities

        Viewer in Browser, Imaginary use case: communities
        OpenSim does not have a viewer in the browser (VIB) yet, but people are working on that.  2 demos show that it is possible with worlds that function like a limited version of OpenSim.  Assuming it can be done, what would we do with it?  Here is a bit of speculation about how communities might use it to foster their growth.

        Demos

        Community use (early)

        • Community webpage markets community
        • Community webpage offers entry.
        • Web page offers avatar choices fitting the community.
        • Viewer in browser (VIB) entry is to main community world.
        • Community has activities there as much as possible.
        • Or has walkin TPs to other places.
        • Web page gives complete instructions on what to do after entry. 
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        Tuesday, October 18, 2016

        2016 WRITE: HG: Hogwarts Forever: Roleplay in virtual worlds is writing in draft. Does writing create magic?

        Hogwarts Forever: 
        Roleplay in virtual worlds is writing in draft.  
        Does writing create magic?
        Metaverse tours visited Hogwarts in the virtual world of Kitely.  I got a few pictures.  Of course you know about virtual worlds.  Fiction is about virtual worlds.  Movies are about virtual worlds.  3D software like OpenSimulator is about virtual worlds.  The thing I like about OpenSimulator software is that I can visit those virtual worlds with my friends.
        The owl is a messenger 
        Click image to enlarge


        Go there

        • On the web
        • In Kitely, paste Firestorm hop in Nav (top) bar of viewer, enter
        • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Hogwarts Forever/110/35/51
        • HG address:  grid.kitely.com:8002:Hogwarts Forever
        • On HG, put address in Find bar of World Map.  Click Find, TP

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