Tuesday, September 27, 2016

2016 EDU: Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2017. March 29 – April 1, 2017. Theme : Legacy Call for proposals

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2017.
March 29 – April 1, 2017.  Theme : Legacy
Call for proposals 
The VWBPE Conference is a virtual conference in simulated environments. Participants experience the conference in a virtual reality setting, including conference rooms, theatres, exposition halls, meeting spaces, and other types of venues.  The conference is free. The cost of the conference is covered by sponsorship and donations.
VWBPE 2016 entrance


The following tracks or topics are available

  • K-12 Best Practices
  • Higher Education/College Best Practices
  • Games and Simulations
  • Tools and Products
  • Advocacy
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Contemporary Zen Poetry Workshop,Tue 9/27,7pm SLT

This week the Short Poetry Workshop explores Contemporary Zen Poetry with guest host Ngagpa Writer. Contemporary Zen Poetry breaks away from the rigid structure of traditional Zen Poetry and has no set form or meter. Short and probably NOT so much to the point, contemporary Zen Poetry explores the inner consciousness of the poet.
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Monday, September 26, 2016

2016 OSHG: PEOPLE: Preliminary objectives for subcommittees. Invited post by Don Smith and Selby Evans. HGProjects

OSHG: Preliminary objectives for subcommittees.
Invited post by Don Smith and Selby Evans.
HGProjects 
As part of the planning for the OSHG Development Committee, the organizing committee is preparing subcommittee objectives for the main committees we think will be needed.  The Development Committee will handle its own committees once it is organized.

  • The mission statement, subcommittee list, and subcommittee objectives here 
  • will be revised by the OSHG Development Committee in the future.
  • If you want to be on a committee, contact Don Smith in Kitely or
  • Indicate your interest in comments to this blog, with your contact info.
  • You can be on more than one committee. 
  • We are designing this committee structure to be suitable for 501C3 support.
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

2016 HG: OpenSimulator Community Conference 2016: Call for proposals.

Call for proposals. OSCC 2016
OpenSimulator Community Conference 2016
The OpenSimulator Community Conference 2016 Call for Proposals is now open! The OpenSimulator Community Conference 2016 wants everyone to know what is exciting about our favorite social 3D platform. We are looking for those individuals or groups on the forefront who are shaping the Metaverse, hosting exciting activities, and changing the game to bring the WOWNESS. This year’s conference will focus on the visions for the future and the evolution of the platform
  • OpenSimulator Community Conference 2016 
  • September 12, 2016 – Announcement of the Call for Proposals! 
  • October 9, 2016 – Proposals are due by 11:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time)
  • Web page 
  • Go there via Hypergrid (I registered last year and can still get in)
  • HG address:  cc.opensimulator.org:8002
  • Paste the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map.  Click Find, TP

Last Year

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

2016 HG: PEOPLE: AvatarFEST 2016. Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016. An OpenSim Hypergrid event

AvatarFEST 2016.  Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016.   
An OpenSim Hypergrid event
AvatarFEST 2015 was a festival from Friday, November 13th to Monday November 16th – four days of exiting exhibitions of OpenSim creations and great performances of wonderful artists.  This year may be even better.

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Go there

  • Hypergrid address:  avatarfest.net:6000
  • Put the HG address in the World Map, next to Find, click FindTP 


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Friday, September 23, 2016

2016 OSHG: OpenSim - What it will take to get into prime time? By Steve LaVigne. HGProjects

OpenSim - What it will take to get into prime time?  
Invited post by Steve LaVigne,  CFO A Dimension Beyond, Inc.
As part of the OSHG initiative, I am posting articles by members of the Organization Committee and potential members of the OpenSim Development Committee.  All articles are open for comment.  The intent for these committees is that they represent the interests of the whole OpenSim community.
  • Steve LaVigne is Halcyon-Moses Liaison on the OSHG Organization Committee.
  • Steve Franklin is the av name for Steve LaVigne
  • Emphasis (bold) by Selby Evans.
  • The views expressed are those of Steve LaVigne.

Multiple ways to use OpenSim

  • Keep in mind that there are multiple ways to use OpenSim
  • As in SL: Register on a grid, load a viewer, enter and look around
  • As in SL: Rent land if you want
  • Hypergrid: Enter a hypergrid-connected grid, go to other such grids
  • Run your own grid on a grid host: INDEPENDING HOSTING
  • Run a grid on your own computer: Sim-on-a-stick

Editor's note

  • When I (Selby Evans) publish other people's work, I shift from author to editor.
  • I will only change the layout a bit, add hyperlinks, and make minor changes for clarity.  
  • I post the article because I think some of my readers will be interested in it.
  • The views expressed are not necessarily mine.  
  • You can reply to the author in comments on the article.  
  • No captcha, no sign in, no delay in you reply promptly.

Contents

  • 1. Hardware issues:
  • 2. Software issues:
  • 3. People and attitude Issues:
  • 4. Avatar issues.
  • 5. OpenSim needs to be monetizable!
  • 6. OpenSim and the handicapped.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

2016 PROMO: Virtual Worlders are violating the time line. We must expect problems with time and place.

Virtual Worlders are violating the time line.  
We must expect problems with time and place.
Virtual Worlders have moved into the 21st century.  For the most part the old world remains in the 20th century.    The residents of the metaverse live in a different world.  A different space-time field.  We move around in our virtual world in seconds.  We pay practically nothing for our travel.  To make a 10 am meeting, we leave at three minutes to ten.  Back in the last century, people watched that kind of thing on Star Trek and thought it was fiction.  
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Back then, people thought it was science fiction when doors slid open as people approached them.  That door trick actually reached the old world back toward the end of the last century (probably with a boost from Star Trek), so even the old people nowadays would run into the entry door of the grocery store if it did not open for them.  
  • Imagination is not the opposite of reality.  Imagination is the future of reality. 

Take away notes

  • There are 24 time zones.  9 pm. happens 24 times every day.  
  • If you want new worlders to come to your party, give them a way to know the time.
  • There are 200-300 grids on the hypergrid.  
  •  If you don't give the HG address of your grid, people can't HG to your place.
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Take Five Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 9/20,7PM SLT

This week at the Short Poetry Workshop we’re doing Take Five. Everyone is given 5 words to use in a poem. Use any poetry form including free verse. The group will then chose 5 more words to use in the next poem. It’s great fun to see how everyone writes different styles using the same 5 words. So join us this week to learn, write and share your Take Five. 

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Monday, September 19, 2016

2016 EDU: Poster walks for history month in Kitely A collection of history resources in KItely.

Poster walks for history month in Kitely  
A collection of history resources in virtual worlds
Web pages can be displayed in virtual worlds like Second Life or OpenSimulator.  Such displays can offer a convenient way to aggregate and present web-sourced information.  This article shows this concept with an aggregation of history-based sites in a virtual world, Kitely.   
History web-walks assembling
  • Use a web walk for presentation in a virtual world,
  • Posters remain available for people who want to go back.
  • Contents are on the web for later review or citation.
  • People can take copies of the walk for later use with other people.
  • People can display a web walk anywhere by wearing it.
  • Hypertext presentation for 3D worlds: Web-walks
  • A place for a learning community.  Or even a class.  
  • A class?  Is a class a learning community?
  • Education-related articles in this blog

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

2016 WRITE: The state of writing. Writing community in the virtual worlds. Invited article by Jane Watson

The state of writing.  
Writing community in the virtual worlds. 
An invited article by Jane Watson
Virtual worlds have a number of writing communities.  Here is one such community led by Australian writer Jane Watson and located in the OpenSim world of Kitely.  
The Muse Visitor Center
Click image to enlarge

Go there

  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/The State of Writing/562/598/23
  • In Kitely, put Firestorm Hop into the Nav (top) bar of the viewer*
  • Hypergrid address: grid.kitely.com:8002:The State of Writing
  • Put the hypergrid address in the Find box of World Map.  Click Find, TP
  • Web address: https://www.kitely.com/virtual-world/Arton-Tripsa/The-State-of-Writing
  • *Same instructions apply to other Hops given below.
Arton Tripsa 
  • Hindustan Contessa
  • A novel by Jane Watson
  • ISBN: 0 330 36361 1
  • Picador - Pan Macmillan Australia
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