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Generating Instructions in Virtual Environments - The GIVE Challenge

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Homepage of the Challenge on Generating Instructions in Virtual Environments (GIVE) (Generating Instructions in Virtual Environments - The GIVE Challenge http://t.co/MdpHZ66wxv)...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 8, 2013 8:00 AM

Interesting stuff. Wish I'd heard of this before.

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Second Life Creator Philip Rosedale Is Building a Virtual World Where Your Avatar Mirrors Your Facial Expressions | MIT Technology Review

Second Life Creator Philip Rosedale Is Building a Virtual World Where Your Avatar Mirrors Your Facial Expressions | MIT Technology Review | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
The inventor of Second Life has spent 15 years chasing the dream of living in virtual space. Can his new company finally give virtual worlds mass-market appeal?

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Adult Metaverse heating up this summer

The Adult Metaverse community on Google Plus was the fastest-growing OpenSim community over the last two months, gaining 121 new members for a new total of 866 users. OpenSim Virtual was in second place, with 108 new...
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Download Higher Education in Virtual Worlds Teaching and Learning in Second Life International Pers

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Inside NASA's Version of the Holodeck - PC Magazine

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Space travel can be lonely, but Dr. Jacquelyn Morie wants to help change that with virtual reality.
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Second Life - The Largest-Ever 3D Virtual World Created By Users

Visit http://www.secondlife.com for more information. All footage in this video is original content created by Second Life users. Special thanks to Draxtor Despres ...
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These 'Minecraft' worlds will teach you about UK geology - Engadget - Engadget

These 'Minecraft' worlds will teach you about UK geology - Engadget - Engadget | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Go beneath the surface with these 'Minecraft' models that recreate the underlying geology of various UK locations.
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The Secret of Immersive Game Worlds

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In games that are all about immersion and believability of their worlds, what should we focus on during the creation of these worlds? Let’s start with a disclaimer: what I write about below is merely a hypothesis.

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The author proposes a simple rule to distinguish games that are truly immersive: "The convincing, immersive game world needs to be indifferent to the player and the player needs to feel like an intruder."

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BEST FutureIdeas NOW castAR Physical world with the virtual worlds; 3D holographic like projection

Next Future Terrifying Technology in New World "New Technology" "Best Technology" USA "amazing technology" "daily news" "how to" "friendly technology" ...
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Controlling virtual reality | Analysis | Develop - Develop

Controlling virtual reality | Analysis | Develop - Develop | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Analysis of issues affecting the global game development industry
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Virtual world offers support, 'second life' to those with disabilities - Healio

Virtual world offers support, 'second life' to those with disabilities - Healio | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
TUCSON, Ariz.— Researchers believe delivering evidence-based support and education in a virtual environment could offer a comfortable transition for new amputees into functional society, as well as an accessible outlet for those who want to connect.Nova...
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Second Life Maker Linden Lab Wants to Build the WordPress of Virtual Reality ... - Variety

Second Life Maker Linden Lab Wants to Build the WordPress of Virtual Reality ... - Variety | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
The company behind Second Life is betting on a second chance. Linden Lab, which pioneered the idea of virtual worlds with Second Life in 2003, is getting ready to jump on the virtual reality bandwa...
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Create your Android Avatar

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The all-new Androidify app, available free from the Google Play Store, lets you take the little green Android mascot and turn it into yourself, your family, your friends… anyone! Then, share them as animated emoticons, GIFs & pics.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 24, 6:44 AM

This is a nice website to create yourself as an Android. Works on mobile too.

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Kitely Market delivers to 96 grids

Kitely Market delivers to 96 grids | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
The Kitely Market has successfully delivered purchases to customers on 96 different grids, including both hypergrid-enabled grids and closed grids. “Our marketplace’s reach is continuing to grow,” Kitely CEO Ilan Tocher told Hypergrid Business....
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Creating the Virtual Realm: A guide to designing virtual reality experiences ... - The Drum

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In our last article we discussed the impact of the explosion of virtual reality (VR) and its potential as we look ahead.Since then,&nbsp...
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OSgrid celebrates 8th birthday, non-profit statusHypergrid Business

OSgrid has received legal recognition as a non-profit, the grid’s administrators announced earlier this month, just in time for the grid’s 8th birthday celebrations this weekend.

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The Immersive Worlds Handbook by Scott Lukas [PDF]

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Scott Lukas, famed industry expert on designing themed spaces, brings you a book that...

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Scott Lukas, famed industry expert on designing themed spaces, brings you a book that focuses on the imaginative world of themed, immersive and consumer spaces. Whether or not you are involved in designing a theme park, cultural museum, shop, or other entertainment space, you will benefit from the insider tips, experiences, and techniques highlighted in this practical guide. Make your themed spaces come to life and become true, immersive worlds. The book features informative sidebars addressing possible design issues and current trends; case studies and interviews with real-world designers, and further reading suggestions. The book also includes a companion website, as well as exercises that accompany each chapter, lavish photos, illustrations, and tables.

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Second Life, a Multi-User Virtual Environment Computer Game, as an Additional Tool in Teaching of the Hawaiian Language


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16 awe-inspiring immersive websites - Econsultancy (blog)

16 awe-inspiring immersive websites
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Others are fully immersive experiences, where you have to devote significant time to explore the highly detailed worlds on offer.
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