Tuesday, August 29, 2017

2017 IMA: TECH: IMA takes on Kokua as a dedicated Open Simulator viewer

IMA takes on Kokua as a dedicated 
Open Simulator viewer (OSV)
The previous lead programmer for the viewer Kokua is retiring and asking for volunteers  to take over the project.  Infinite Metaverse Alliance is forking the code to take over the OpenSim part.  (Kokua was already being split to provide an dedicated OpenSim viewer.)  The dedicated OSim viewer can be modified to fit the needs and interests of the OSim community.

Kokua background

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    Metaverse events, current and upcoming

    Ekphrastic Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 8/29, 7pm SLT

    This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents Ekphrastic poetry, which is the art of writing poetry based on a work of art, and this workshop we’ll focus on sculpture. We’ll provide you with sculptures to inspire your poems. So join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Ekphrastic poems. East Cookie, Cookie (185, 121, 23)

    Previous viewer-related suggestions from this blog

    Look at the instructions for logging into a grid

    After they solve this puzzle what happens?

    • They arrive at the grid welcome center and ask "What do I do now?"
    • An educator brought in students this way (in SL).
    • 50% of the students had problems getting to his educational sim.
    • In some OpenSim grids, he could have brought students directly to his sim.

      Imaginary grid oriented viewer and entry plan

      • Download offered directly from the grid registration site.
      • Can't we have a Firestorm APP? Apps work with the mass market
      • Firestorm has made good progress in making Firestorm easy to install.
      • Select an initial interest on registration.  
      • The grid has an install script that customizes the viewer:
      • Login set to that grid.
      • Arrive at location fitting initial interest or educational need.
      • Voice on as default
      • Click/walk on as default 
      • Double-click teleport on as default
      • Going places in the metaverse: ClickNWalk, Dble-click TP should be default
      • New people are automatically in a welcome group for the grid on arrival. 
      • New arrivals automatically get beginner information, landmarks and contacts.
      • New arrivals automatically get information relevant to their interests.

      Why would a commercial grid want to go to this trouble?

      • Product differentiation
      • User lock-in
      • Going to another grid is harder if they have not solved the entry maze.
      • Easy entry as a marketing tool.
      • "EZ, the grid even your grandmother could use."
      • "Computer science is not a prerequisite for classes on EZ Grid"




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      News and Notes

      HG links-- depending on your interests 

      Communities in the virtual worlds

      Radio in the virtual worlds

      Metaverse beginner help

      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.
      • We can go to your place if there is time.

      Next WIP meeting

        • Sunday September 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
        • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
        • In Kitely, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. 
        • Suspended for Summer: Pandora 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

                Previous Articles from the WIP show 


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