Saturday, June 24, 2017

2017 OSHG: WRITE: Web-worlds as a place for storytelling

Web-worlds as places for storytelling 
Storytelling is popular is virtual worlds.  It requires mostly talk, scenery and possibly music.  All these can easily be provided in a web-world, where the access is much easier.   
Mos Eisley Cantina 
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  • There are stories here at Mos Eisley.  We all remember one.
  • There are many more.  That old wizard, Obi-Won Kenobi has hundreds.
  • Can we go there again?  With less violence and more stories. 
  • Yes, we can go there through the virtual world portal in Kitely
  • Seanchai Library
  • But soon there may be an even easier route.  
  • We could go there through a portal in a browser.
  • We could even hear stories read:  StoryLink radio
  • We might meet other people who are as interested in stories as we are.
  • We could talk with them, chat about the stories.
  • Talk about new plots and characters we would like to see.
  • Yeah, I said soon
  • Meanwhile, here is a web-world you can visit now.
  • Selby's nonprofit web-world.
  • You can log in as a guest, no registering.  See how easy it is.
  • Not Mos Eisley Cantina.  Just a little place to chat.  
  • I will be there almost every weekday at 10-10:30 AM California time.  
  • Soon I hope to show you instructions on how to start on your own web-world.
  • Some of my friends have imported parts of an OAR file into a web-world.
  • So importing the scenery is possible, but not yet easy.
  • A web-world is a small 3D virtual world that runs in a browser
  • Like a web page, except you are there in the form of an avatar.
  • You avatar can walk and talk in this web-world.  
  • If there are other people there, you can talk to them.
  • If there are stories to be told, the world can be the world of the stories.
  • The avatars can be dressed to fit the stories.  
  • They can even look like the characters in the stories.
  • We could listen to stories from someone there.
  • Or listen to stories from the web: StoryLink radio
  • We could tell stories. We could participate in stories.

How do you participate in a story?

  • Instead of one reader, you get a different person to read for each character.
  • People choose the character they prefer.  They may dress as that character.
  • That is how we sometimes do it in the big virtual worlds.
  • You can also do this with a playscript.  

How do you imagine stories?

Storytelling in the virtual worlds



News and Notes

The Hypergrid WIP Show

  • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress. 
  • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
  • Selby may capture video of presentations in voice, for posting on YouTube.
  • The WIP show normally meets on 2 Sundays a month at 12 pm California time.
  • The show meets at the Pandora location on the second Sunday 
  • But will not meet in the summer.
  • And at Cookie II on the fourth Sunday.  
  • To keep up with the WIP meetings, join the Kitely group, Work in progress.

Next WIP meeting

    • Sunday June 25, noon SLT (California) time
    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • II 
    • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
    • hop:// II/68/369/22
    • Suspended for Summer: Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)
    • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
    • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
    • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora

            Previous Articles from the WIP show 

            HG links-- depending on your interests 

            Communities in the virtual worlds

            Radio in the virtual worlds

            Metaverse beginner help



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