Saturday, December 3, 2016

***2016 STAGE: BALLET PIXELLE PRESENTS "THE NUT" TEN YEAR anniversary.

BALLET PIXELLE PRESENTS "THE NUT" 
TEN YEAR anniversary
Ballet in virtual worlds.

  • Ballet Pixelle® will present its its version of the Nutcracker 
  • ("The Nut") for the eighth year this holiday season.
  • Starting on Sunday, December 4, 2016. 
  • Performances are Wednesdays and Sundays at 5:00 pm SLT 
  • through December  in the Ballet Pixelle Theatre
  • SLurl below: click to go or drag to viewer screen 
  • http://slurl.com/secondlife/Quat/38/24/107
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Friday, December 2, 2016

2016 PROMO: PEOPLE: Can we promote hypergrid activities too much? Does it become spam?

Can we promote hypergrid activities too much?  
Does it become spam?  
Promotion can become spam.  More easily, it can become wasted effort.  Look for ways to spread your promotion. But just because you see the same announcement several times, that does not mean people not following virtual worlds are seeing that.  And those are the people we want to get the word to. 

  • I see lots of hypergrid notices.  I often see the same event promoted 3 or 4 times.
  • It is not spam to me.  I like to see those notices.
  • The reason I see those notices is that I ask for notices in lots of G+ communities.
  • I usually open one of these notices and pass it on to my profile stream.  
  • And from my profile stream maybe to elsewhere, preferably in the outworld.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

***2016 PEOPLE: TECH: Konk Combat Game Builder, with NPC interactions. The Metaverse Tour investigates

Konk Combat Game Builder, with NPC interactions. 
The Metaverse Tour investigates
In virtual worlds, you don't just play games.  You can build games to suit you.  Here is a report on game builder software that supports many common features of combat games: health and healing,  morality, fighting, etc.  And you can play the game by yourself or with your friends.  You can modify the theme--make it educational, if you want. 


  • Watch on YouTube 
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  • Go to Konk Combat Game Builder:  HG Address:
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:konk Role Play Sims 2
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map, click FindTP
  • Web address:  http://opensimworld.com/hop/75529-konk-Role-Play-Sims-2 
  • In Kitely, use the World Map to find and go to the sim: konk Role Play Sims 2
  • Buy the Game Builder system:  
  • Buy it: Konk Combat and Role PlayGame Builder System V1.5
  • Web site
  • Don't think of this just as a game of combat.  
  • Think how it could be used for other objectives such as education.  
  • Here, I speculate a bit.  All study is a quest.   
  • And some education is based on game principles such as challenge and winning the increments.  
  • Note: I speculate here about how a game like this could be designed for instruction.
  • The game system cited in this report might require major changes to function this way. 

Skills and settings for touring the HG


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Monday, November 28, 2016

2016 EDU: Digital Learning with Simon Nelson. Social, collaborative, self-managed learning

Digital Learning with Simon Nelson. 
Social, collaborative, self-managed learning
Digital Learning with Simon Nelson, chief executive of FutureLearn.  Simon Nelson explores how increasing access to education, delivered online in a flexible way, can help towards addressing some of the world’s future needs.


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Sunday, November 27, 2016

2016 OSHG: Imagining the browser-viewer: A wormhole connecting the WWW to the virtual worlds

Imagining the browser-viewer: 
A wormhole connecting the WWW to the virtual worlds.  
Most people think of the World Wide Web as the internet.  So if we want most people to try our virtual worlds, we need to make an easy connection from the WWW to our place.   The browser-viewer can do that.  

This is now

  • You are browsing the internet.  
  • Oh, yes, there is lots more to the internet than you can see on your browser.
  • But your browser brings it to you.  
  • You see an article about some event that interests you.
  • Musical performance, presentation on how to cook a turkey, theatrical presentation of Shakespeare.
  • If it is on video, you just click the player to see it.  
  • If it is on a virtual world, you need to get into a virtual world to see it.  
  • Those of use in virtual worlds think that is easy.
  • Normal people find it intimidating, difficult, and a lot more trouble than it is worth.

This will be then (I hope)

  • You see an article about some event that interests you.
  • If it is on a virtual world you see an invitation:
  • "Type the name you want to use, pick the avatar you want, click enter."
  • Shazam! You avatar is there and someone is welcoming you.  
  • "Hi there [your name].  Glad you could come.  Have a seat.  Just click on a chair as you would with a button ona web page."
  • That welcome probably comes in voice and in text.  As does the rest of the start stuff.
  • "If you have any questions, just type them and we can see them. "
  • "Later we can work it out so you can talk to us if you have a headset with a microphone."
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Next WIP show TODAY

  • Next WIP show: Sun. Nov.27, Noon SLT 
  • 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: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

***2016 SEE: PEOPLE: HGSafari: Week 118: Kroatan Halloween Hunt

HGSafari: Week 118:  Kroatan Halloween Hunt

The Kroatan Halloween Hunt. The spooky fun takes place in the sinister Hospital on an island... look for the Writing Pads, to get gifts and clues.

The HG Safari arrives for the hunt
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  • Yes, we have bicycles in virtual worlds.  
  • About the only thing we don't have is the flu
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  • HG Safari starts from the clubhouse: hg.francogrid.org:80:hgsafari
  • Kroatan hunt HG address:  kroatan.de.8002:silent meadow
  • Put HG address into Find bar on World map.  Click Find, TP
  • For tips on how to play the game, read here 
  • Scroll down for English, even if Google translates it for you 
  • Backstory by Malon Wyngard: Halloween Hunt 2016 – Prequel English

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Friday, November 25, 2016

2016 HELP: HG: LagBusters for OpenSimulator

LagBusters for OpenSimulator
A collection of recommendations for keeping down lag in OpenSim. This will be updated as I find more recommendations.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

2016 OSHG: NEW: Grid Greeters: Help newcomers find occupied places. Kitely example

Grid Greeters:  
Help newcomers find occupied places.  Kitely example
You can show new people where they can find other people if your grid has that information on a web page.  Here are the how-to details.  Commercial grids may want to be sure they present that information.
Kitely Explore Worlds page 
floating above my head
  • Put the Explore Worlds page on a prim
  • Wear it on the center of your avatar
  • Edit it to put it above your head and facing as you want.
  • Give it a name you can easily type in the inventory search bar.  
  • To wear it, right click on the name and choose wear.
  • You can wear it where you can't rez it.  
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Bout-Rimes Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 11/22, 7 pm SLT

This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents the Bout-Rimes. In this popular 17th Century French poetry parlor game, you’ll be given the rhymed endings of a poem, and you’ll create your own poem using those words. We’ll have a selection of poems with rhymed ending words, but feel free to bring any rhymed poem. 

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Monday, November 21, 2016

2016 PEOPLE: SEE: Metaverse tour visits Winter's Magic and the Winter Freebies Region by Selea Core

Metaverse tour Nov. 19 Winter's Magic 
and the Winter Freebies Region by Selea Core
Ice skating, winter marvels, ice sculptures, lots of winter freebies. Coats optional. 

Ice skating rink at Winter's Magic
Metaverse Tour

Go there

  • HG address:
  • seleacore.com:8002:Winter's Magic
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the world viewer, click Find, TP
  • Selea's Winter's magic web site
  • This site will not be available after Dec. 2016
  • But it may be saved as an OAR file to return next winter
  • Metaverse Tour

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

2016 PEOPLE: PLACES: HG Safari, week 119 Nara Nook, the writers colony on the hypergrid

HG Safari, week 119 Nara Nook
the writers colony on the hypergrid.

HG Safari gathers weekly to visit virtual places on the hypergrid.   This week, we visited the writers colony on Nara Nook.    A place where writers get together to talk about writing, the Future of Fiction, and to work on the development of immersive fiction.

We gathered at Nara Nook
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  • Most of the people came as characters from books. 
  • So look closely at the pictures and see who you can recognize. 
  • I came as Thinkerer Melville, a character appearing in many pictures in my blog.
  • HG Safari blog

Go there on the Hypergrid

  • Put  the HG address in the World Map in the Find bar, Click Find.  TP
  • HG Address: world.narasnook.com:8900:greyville
  • Once in greyville, use the World Map to findStorybookland
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