Friday, January 19, 2018

2018 WRITE: Build an effective community blog for 3D virtual worlds

Build an effective community blog for 3D virtual worlds
Some suggestions on building a blog to help grow and maintain a 3D virtual world community.

What would you use a community blog for? 

  • Promote the community to the outworld, get new members.
  • Keep community members informed about happenings.
  • Support communication among members.
  • Answer questions for members, find out about new concerns.
  • Share promotional copy and graphics. 
  • Support collaboration among members.
  • Post/distribute news of interest to members.
  • Keep a record of previous events, pictures, and videos, for future use.
  • Hypergrid Writer's Community
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 THERAPY: Therapeutic applications in virtual reality

Therapeutic applications in virtual worlds.
Social VR (virtual worlds) is increasingly being used to create therapeutic or helpful environments in connection with psychological problems.   Here I have collected some publicly available examples to suggest the possibilities.



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Monday, January 15, 2018

2018 WW: EDU: Cybalounge tutorial: Web senders to open web pages

Cybalounge tutorial: 
Web senders to open web pages
Cybalounge: How to make a sign that opens another browser page, allowing your web-world to provide any information that is available on the web.
Settings to make the object 
a web-sender
  • A web-sender is an object that, on click, opens a specific web-page in the browser. 
  • In virtual worlds, web-senders are used to open pages with requested information.
  • In an educational or library context, a web-sender would open informative pages.
  • This kind of event assignment probably works with any object. 
  • But is most likely to be used with a texture or a HTML page prim.
  • HTML page prim: Put the web in your web-world

Web-worlds



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Sunday, January 14, 2018

2018 WW: PEOPLE: Jamie and Selby talk more about web-worldz, a new step in social media

Jamie and Selby talk more about web-worldz, 
a new step in social media
Web-worlds are 3D social virtual worlds that run in a browser.  They run in any computer or tablet that will run Chrome (the recommended browser).  Here Jamie and I talk about a professionally built world as we look around in that world.  Yes, talk.  I told you it was social.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

2018 EDU: Rockcliffe University Consortium on Avacon grid: Central library and digital smarts

Rockcliffe University Consortium (RUC) on Avacon grid: 
Central library and digital smarts
The Central Library of RUC has excellent resources for learning about education in the social virtual worlds. Here I focus specifically on the coverage of digital literacy (in academic speak) or street smarts on the digital highway (in vernacular).  
RUC Central Library in Avacon
  • What does a library do in a virtual world?
  • It does  modernized version of what libraries used to do in the old worlds
  • It takes you to content that you want to enjoy or otherwise use.
  • HG address
  • grid.avacon.org:8002:Rockcliffe Library
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the world map. Click Find, Click TP 
  • The arrival point was in a canyon when I was there  You can fly out.  
  • They may have changed it by now.
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Friday, January 12, 2018

2017 VIDEO: ART: The River of Forgetting - A Randt & Hoisan Production

The River of Forgetting - 
A Randt & Hoisan Production
Video and poetry:  collaborative art in virtual worlds.  Made possible by the social nature of virtual worlds (social VR)  that brings together people of shared interests around the world


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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2018 HG: IMA: Virtual Worlds Fair: Events Venue

Virtual Worlds Fair Events Venue and Kiosk
Presenting plans to promote events in Hypergrid worlds.  The Event Venue will present available entertainment and support services for entertainers on the Hypergrid.  The Kiosk displays seven ways to learn about events on the Hypergrid. It will be prominent at the Event Venue and available for anyone to take and display.  
Kiosk for Events in Hypergrid
Click the hat for notecard

VWF event kiosk

VWF events venue

  • Objective:  Help people find, and visit Hypergrid events they like.
  • Symbiotic objective: Promote entertainment on the Hypergrid.

Background

    Visit the OSCC fairgounds:

    • HG address:
    • cc.opensimulator.org:8002:OSCC Expo Zone 2
    • Put the HG address in the Find bar of your world map.  Click FindTP
    • Hypergrid Chamber of Commerce

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    Monday, January 8, 2018

    2018 WW: PEOPLE: Drag and Drop avatars in Cybalounge

    Drag and Drop avatars in Cybalounge
    CybaLOUNGE  is a virtual world that runs in a browser on most computers and many tablets.  Cybalounge needs no installation, no plug-ins, no firewall bypass.  Users can import their own things and build their own world in it.  Visitors can enter with no registration.  Registered users get their own free world to experiment with.  In the video shown here, I demonstrate the use of Drag and Drop for importing avatars from the inventory on my computer.

    Web-worlds


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      Sunday, January 7, 2018

      2018 WW: PEOPLE: What can you do in a professionally built web-world? Let's visit one and see

      What can you do in a professionally built web-world?  
      Let's visit one and see
      Web-worlds are 3D social virtual worlds that run in a browser.  They need no special software and will run in any computer or tablet that will run Chrome (the recommended browser).  They will run in Chromebooks.  Here I talk with a friend about a professionally built world as we look around in that world.  Yes, talk.  I told you it was social.


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      Saturday, January 6, 2018

      2018 EDU: Rockcliffe University Consortium on Avacon grid: open education

      Rockcliffe University Consortium on Avacon grid
      open education
      Rockcliffe University Consortium (RUC) has opened up a version of its well-known library in OpenSimulator on the Avacon grid.  Here I give an overview of the open education part.  
      Entry point (intended?)
      Click image to enlarge
      • HG address:
      • grid.avacon.org:8002:Rockcliffe Library
      • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map.  Click Find, TP
      • The arrival point is in a canyon.  You can fly out.  
      • They will probably change it soon.

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