Sunday, September 10, 2017

2017 WW: IMA: What is Cybalounge? Where is it going?

What is Cybalounge?  Where is it going?
Developer's vision of Cybalounge by Dieter Heyne.  

Web-worlds in use

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Metaverse events, current and upcoming 


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    Cybalounge vision by Dieter Heyne, IT-Consulting

    CybaLOUNGE is a 3D virtual world running entirely in your browser.

    Our aim is to provide a three-dimensional metaverse platform for recreational, educational and business/collaboration purposes. To achieve this we will share the tools to create all kinds of content by users for users. We expect cybaLOUNGE to grow day by day, offering new experiences all the time.

    cybaLOUNGE will consist of locations created, owned and managed by users, where you may perform many various activities, like listening to music, playing interactive games, dancing or just talking with friends. The possibilities are nearly infinite … only YOUR imagination is the limit … locations may be customized in many ways … even allowing to develop new features for specific locations.

    We are really excited to see this metaverse expanding with all your help. New functionality and new tools will be added regularly in order to support everyone creating content:

    - locations, e.g. clubs, recreational areas, office spaces, interactive environments

    - assets, like furniture, game accessories, whole buildings

    - avatars (shapes, skins and clothing)

    - animations … make avatars move

    Create your avatar, enter cybaLOUNGE and have a great time. This new virtual world was made for you … and for you … and of course for you, too … the only limitation is your imagination … simply join and enjoy!

    A public beta is now live ... additional features and content will be added on a regular basis 

    Is CybaLounge inhabited?

    CybaLounge is inhabited sometimes.   You are most likely to find it inhabited from noon to 12:30 Central time (US) on weekdays.  I (Selby Evans) am there regularly at that time to chat with visitors and explain how we can use Cybalounge in educational and public service projects.  To visit CybaLOUNGE, go to the web page, click on guest, pick an avatar, enter a nickname, and enter.  No registration, no password.  
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    Wait a bit before you try to move.  Things may have to finish loading.  If you still can't move, there was a load problem.  Press the reload button (circular arrow, upper left)

    To walk forward, press the up arrow key.  To walk fast, hold down the shift key when you press the forward arrow.  To turn to the side, press a side-pointing arrow key.

    Click on the mic button to talk in voice.  If you bring a friend, the two of you can talk.  If you don't want to talk, you can use the typed chat bar.  

    Several of us are building worlds in Cybalounge.  Eight or more of these are public.  To visit the public worlds, click the pointed pushpin (bottom line), look through the list of worlds, and click Enter to visit one.   

    Don't try to move immediately.  Things have to load before you can move.  

    Selby's world has tutorials for building

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    • They are the same tutorials as in this blog.  
    • But a small group could walk along the path and share info.  
    • Or I might walk with a group and answer questions.  
    • That's how a web-world can be used to teach or to pass on information
    • There are other ways to go through a series of tutorials.
    • You can open some in your browser and ask questions.  
    • Since I am also in your browser, I can still hear you and talk to you.  

    You can have a web-world yourself--free

    Building in Cybalounge

    Tutorials on building in Cybalounge

      Imaginary use cases

       What's happening with the web-worlds?

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      License

      • Original text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domain
      • Use as you please with attribution: link to the original.
      • All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.
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      Entertainment in virtual worlds

      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. 
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        • 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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