Friday, September 29, 2017

2017 WW: EDU: Video visits to virtual worlds on the web: Cybalounge

Video visits to virtual worlds on the web
A tour of web-based virtual world CYBALOUNGE with the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group on Sept 17, 2017. Creator of CYBALOUNGE explains it as a "gateway to virtual worlds" for those who do not want the steep learning curve of downloading software platforms.

  • Nothing to download: access in your browser.
  • No registration: enter as guest.
  • Guests can walk around (arrow keys), talk* to people, visit places.  
  • *Chrome works for talking most of the time.  Other browsers may work.  
  • We can import content from OpenSim.
More after the break

Metaverse events, recent and upcoming 


Using Cybalounge to create a talk show for education or libraries as shown for the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group tour on 9/17/2017.


The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improving learning, teaching, and research. ACRL serves librarians in all types of academic libraries at the community college, college, and university level and also serves librarians that work in comprehensive and specialized research libraries.


Web-worlds in use



Building in Cybalounge

Tutorials on building in Cybalounge

    Use cases 

     What's happening with the web-worlds?



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      Entertainment in virtual worlds

      Videos from virtual worlds

      News and Notes

      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
        • 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.
        • 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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