Tuesday, January 31, 2017

***2017 EDU: TKR: Working together apart: Collaboration and teamwork in virtual worlds

Working together apart: 
Collaboration and teamwork in virtual worlds
We can collaborate and work in teams in in virtual worlds.  Here I have collected some articles about teamwork, group functioning, and the special aspects of collaboration in virtual worlds.
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We are used to working with other people in the world of work (after we get out of school).    In the past that meant getting people together in a room.  In the virtual world, we can get together in a virtual room.  That kind of collaboration is cheaper, faster, better, if we know how to do it.  But we never got Collaboration 101 in college.  It wasn't offered, although a few places, used  like engineering and business, and computer science taught it as part of the standard practice in their fields.
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Virtual worlds are naturally suited to collaboration and practice in collaboration skills. Here are some articles about how to develop and use these skills.  

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French Lai Poetry Workshop-Tue, 1/31, 7pm SLT

This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents the French Lai, which is a 13th century French poetry form. It has 9 lines and two rhyme schemes and deals with tales of adventure and romance.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

2017 OSHG: How will web-worlds from OpenSim start? The reception room model

How will web-worlds from OpenSim start? 
The reception room model
Updated 2/4/2017
A path is emerging that will probably lead to the appearance of some OpenSim worlds on the web in the form of miniworlds.  These will be limited in capability, objects, and size.  These will be rather like reception rooms where people can see what we have to offer and can talk with some of us about why they would want to go to the trouble of coming into the metaverse.  
  • This is virtual worlds lite-- very lite.
  • It is for those people still back in the old, flat, browser world. 
  • Millions of people there, but you don't see any of them on a webpage.
  • Easy to get to a page, but you are mostly a passive observer. 
  • Those browser people don't know that we can add doors to other worlds.
  • Those web-worlds will be very limited from the viewpoint of hypergridders,
  • But look at it it from the viewpoint of people who think the browser world is flat.  
  • The OSHG project.
  • Web-worlds, progress and possibilities: Summary
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Sunday, January 29, 2017

2017 EDU: TECH: Augmented reality sandbox. The sand is real, the water is augmented

Augmented reality sandbox.  
The sand is real, the water is augmented  
Video of a sandbox equipped with a Kinect 3D camera and a projector to project a real-time colored topographic map with contour lines onto the sand surface. The sandbox lets virtual water flow over the surface using a GPU-based simulation of the Saint-Venant set of shallow water equations.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

2017 PEOPLE: SEE: PROMO: A Kitely Metaverse Tour - Pandora IV. Video by WWandrer

A Kitely Metaverse Tour - Pandora IV. 
Video by WWandrer
We tour a snow-covered island in Kitely, OpenSimulator.  And Wwanderer made a video.  In virtual worlds we have, not just a photographic memory, but a videographic memory, too.    And we can project our videpgraphic memory around the world on social media. 

Watch on YouTube

Go there

  • Web page
  • HG address:
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:Pandora IV
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map.  Click Find, TP
  • Firestorm hop (use in Kitely):
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Pandora IV/220/96/22
  • Metaverse Tours
  • Facebook:  After Hours
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Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 TKR: EDU: The key to remembering is to pay attention to what you want to remember. Can you remember that?

The key to remembering is to pay attention 
to what you want to remember.
Can you remember that? 
Yeah.  It really is that simple.  Well,  once you know what you want to remember, there are some tricks to make sure you remember details. But you can't use them unless you know what you need to use them for.    

  • Yes.  It really is that simple. 
  • But it is hard to remember to do it when you need to do it,
  • What you need is habits to make that memory system work for you.
  • The habits are easy, too.  
  • You just have to remember to do them at the right time.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2017 EDU: WRITE: Virtual Library and Tacoma Little Theatre Continue Partnership

Virtual Library and Tacoma Little Theatre
Continue Partnership to 

Enhance Audience Opportunity
Explore: The World of John Steinbeck: the third collaboration between Tacoma Little Theatre (a 98 year-old theatre company) and Seanchai Library (an 8 year-old online spoken word library), expanding opportunities for audience members and educators to delve into the thoughts behind the play. 
                        
The Kitely Grid & TacomaWA – Tacoma Little Theatre's latest production:  John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.  And the pixels click to life for the newest partnership between Tacoma Little Theatre and Seanchai Library with the opening of Explore: The World of John Steinbeck.   
  • Go there (On the Hypergrid), Hypergrid address:
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:EXPLORESeanchai
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map, click Find, TP
  • In Kitely, use the Firestorm hop:
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/EXPLORESeanchai/477/216/21
  • Put the hop in the nav bar of Firestorm, enter.
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Pantoum Poetry Workshop - Tue 1/24, 7pm SLT

The Short Poetry Workshop this week revisits the 6th Century Malaysian form - the Pantoum, which is a series of quatrains with repeated lines. It can be rhymed or unrhymed but must make use of repeated refrains from one quatrain to the next. So join us to learn, write and share your Pantoum.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

2017 SEE: VIDEO: Seanchai library: Space and history. A video by Wwanderer

Seanchai library: Space and history.  
A video by Wwanderer
Metaverse Tours visited two regions of the Seanchai library in Kitely: Space World and Explore.  Explore was about the Great Gatsby and the 1920's. Here's a video by Wwanderer about these worlds.

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  • Firestorm hop (works in Kitely).  
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/156/126/28
  • Paste the hop into the address bar of Firestorm, enter.
  • Hypergrid address of Seanchai library in Kitely
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:EXPLORESeanchai
  • Paste HG address into the Find bar of the World Map, click Find, TP.
  • These and other worlds a offered by walkin tp's 
  • You may have to join a group to get access to some worlds.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

2017 OSHG: TECH: WebGL, WebGL frameworks, and BabylonJS. Virtual world terms for the future

WebGL, WebGL frameworks, and BabylonJS.  
Virtual world terms for the future
Updated 2/4/2017
Babylon.js is being used to put virtual worlds in a browser.  Here are are web resources to get up to speed on Babylon.js.
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