Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2017 MODL: Toys to play with on OpenSim: train engines, balloons to pop, rockets for role play

Toys to play with on OpenSim: 
train engines, balloons to pop, rockets for role play
We have elaborate toys in virtual worlds, but they don't clutter the closet.   Here are videos about three.  This is the kind of content we might use in our upcoming Web Report.  

Learn English suggestion
It would be great if one popped when someone typed the correct word in chat. Or the balloons could even ask a question to be answered, and then maybe give a prize, or just a congratulatory message in chat. Perhaps a scoreboard.   LEO Network


  • The learning plan offers tasks demonstrating achievements of a learning objective. 
  • Success on a task bursts 1 to 5 balloons depending on task difficulty.
  • A learner has a column on the scoreboard.  Each pop creates a balloon in the column.
  • The balloons pile up.  Filling the column to the top is a win.  
  • In competitive play, all learners have a place on the scoreboard.
  • They compete to win early.  But everyone who learns is a winner.
More after the break

Metaverse events, recent and upcoming 

Twitterverse Short Poetry Workshop, Tue 9/26, 7pm SLT

This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents Twitterverse, which is a short poem of 140 characters or less – just like a Tweet.  So come down to the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Twitterverse.  East Cookie, Cookie (185, 121, 23)

Live capture videos from the WIP show on Kitely

  • The WIP show meets on the 4th Sunday of the month at 12 pm California time.   
  • We meet on the Cookie II world in Kitely, HG address:
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
  • I capture some of the presentations for video distribution as here.

  • Watch on YouTube
  • Asterion has enough trains to make a train museum
  • But not all have been imported to OpenSim yet

  • Rocket by Mike(1)
  • A rocket as imagined in the last century.
  • Not for a historical rocket museum.
  • But for role-play about fictional rockets of the last century.



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Entertainment in virtual worlds

Videos from 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.
  • 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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