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Second Life Grid Survey

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Database of Second Life Regions (Second Life Grid Survey http://t.co/g0AE6N2HVd #mscidel)

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OSgrid begins rebuilding

OSgrid begins rebuilding | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
OSgrid has begun the rebuilding process, grid administrators announced today, even as the latest attempt to recover data starts to approach the finish line. Around 3 terabytes of data has been recovered as of this...
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Offbeat (Second Life): Can a familiar environment help boost spatial presence?

Offbeat (Second Life): Can a familiar environment help boost spatial presence? | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
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Can a familiar environment help boost spatial presence?

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Expanding a Kid's Ideas About 'Home' - CityLab

Expanding a Kid's Ideas About 'Home' - CityLab | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Four households around the world reveal unique yet familiar domestic experiences in an immersive new app.
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Pixelation nation: Here’s a review of the early history of video game graphics

Pixelation nation: Here’s a review of the early history of video game graphics | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
This new video from Ahoy reviews the early history of video game graphics from Pong in 1972 through the genesis of home consoles and full color, sprite-based graphics in the '80s.
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Creating interactive augmented reality work with Layar - Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts

Creating interactive augmented reality work with Layar - Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

"Layar is a system that allows you to turn flat 2 dimensional images into augmented reality versions in a really simple way. If you have existing displays you can simply add in video, audio or social media links to it. Follow the link to their site for more info on their system. Once the digital copy is created you simply view it through their app and the image comes to life."


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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

One student speaks up about his experience of video games in the classroom. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]


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Training in the virtual world - Phys.Org

Training in the virtual world - Phys.Org | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
3D visualization software makes it possible for users to immerse themselves in a virtual model of a facility. In-depth training sessions prepare technicians for future challenges.
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Tangle finds partner for new open grid - Hypergrid Business

Tangle finds partner for new open grid - Hypergrid Business | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
With OSgrid down for three months and no news from its managers about when it is expected to come back up, other grids have been stepping up to serve its users.

Most recently, Tangle Grid launched the open Tangle OS grid at the beginning of October.

That grid is now being replaced with a brand new grid, the Atek Grid, which will be a free-to-connect grid open to both people running regions at home and third-party hosting providers.

However, Atek will be a commercial grid, with a for-profit component, premium memberships, and in-world currency. It will be hypergrid-enabled, however.

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What will the future of the internet look like? - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog)

What will the future of the internet look like? - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog) | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
The internet has infiltrated almost every corner of society, transforming our lives in the process. Over the coming decades, networked innovations will extend this change to the physical world.
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MozVR

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fWe are the Mozilla Research VR team. MozVR is our open lab, a VR website about VR websites, where we share experiments and code.

 

mozvr is a virtual reality website

You will need a VR-enabled build of Firefox for Mac or PC, and an Oculus Rift headset. Support for additional devices coming soon. MozVR will also work with VR-enabled builds of Chromium. Once you have your VR-enabled browser and Rift, check our quick Read Me for configuration tips. On your first run, pressing "Enter VR" will prompt you to grant Fullscreen permission. Grant it and check the "Remember" option, if one is present. You will then be able to experience MozVR.


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When 20000 geeks in skinny jeans can't be wrong - Irish Independent

When 20000 geeks in skinny jeans can't be wrong - Irish Independent | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Walking around Trinity graduate Paddy Cosgrave's wildly successful technology conference Web Summit, which brought 22,000 people to Dublin this week, was a lesson in futurology.
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Gamification | Curtin University Library

Gamification | Curtin University Library | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
News and information about gamification and its application in libraries and education.

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Next Galaxy Opening Gateway to Virtual Reality Metaverse with Launch of ... - Consumer Electronics Net

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Galaxy Corp. (OTCBB: NXGA), a leading developer of innovative content solutions and fully immersive??
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Second Life avatars to speak - The Age

Second Life avatars to speak - The Age | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
The "avatars" or animated proxies for members of the popular virtual world Second Life will get even more realistic with the addition of voices of their own, a technology firm announced Tuesday.
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The Psychology of Immersion in Video Games

The Psychology of Immersion in Video Games | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Along with “OMGDUDESOAWESOME” one of the words that gamers like to toss around when describing their favorite titles is “immersive.”1 But what exactly does that mean? And what makes a game immersive? Ask 5 people and you’ll probably get 10 opinions, but psychologists have been studying immersion in various kinds of media for decades so they could probably shed some light on those questions.

Except they don’t call it “immersion.” Instead, they call it “presence,” which, admittedly, isn’t as cool. Regardless, researchers have identified several kinds of presence in regards to how we perceive media but it’s spatial presence that I think comes closest to what gamers think of as “immersion.”

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All OpenSim stats up in November

All OpenSim stats up in November | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
The total number of regions, registered users and active users all hit new record highs this month. The total land area on OpenSim’s public grids rose by the equivalent of 567  standard regions to 52,747, the...
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2014 EiED Summit Kicks off November 24 - Animation World Network

2014 EiED Summit Kicks off November 24 - Animation World Network | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Vienna, Austria -- The Immersive Education Initiative announced that the  4th Eu
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Virtual Reality Fails Its Way to Success - New York Times

Virtual Reality Fails Its Way to Success - New York Times | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
For decades, V.R. was a complete flop. But now with the nausea-free Oculus Rift, it may be a total win.
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Serious Games International blog: Welcome to the world of virtual worlds and ... - Coventry Telegraph

Serious Games International blog: Welcome to the world of virtual worlds and ... - Coventry Telegraph | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Mick McLaughlin says on how a Coventry company is at the forefront of world-class solutions in the corporate simulation and 3D immersive environments
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How a Creepy Avatar Is Helping Create More Realistic Games - PC Magazine

How a Creepy Avatar Is Helping Create More Realistic Games - PC Magazine | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Game makers are teaming up with academics in order to create the most realistic gaming experience possible.
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Quiz: Should your grid merge with another grid? - Hypergrid Business

Quiz: Should your grid merge with another grid? - Hypergrid Business | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Seems that there’s a mania for mergers going on. Next Reality and SkyLife Grid merged with AviWorlds. 3D Grid merged with Metropolis. And now Lost World grid is merging with AviWorlds, too. Is there a merger in your grid’s future?

Take this quiz to find out!

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Life lessons...from video games: Karl Kapp at TEDxNavesink - YouTube

Often video games are considered to be a waste of time or a frivolous activity. However, there is another side to video games--they can help us in real life....

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Virtual reality is back - The Stanford Daily

Virtual reality is back - The Stanford Daily | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
The Oculus Rift is a headset viewing device that is currently in development by a small company rece...
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Trove | A Voxel MMO Adventure from Trion Worlds

Trove | A Voxel MMO Adventure from Trion Worlds | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Trove is a voxel RPG set in a massive universe of online worlds. Adventure, explore, and create in endless realms where discovery is always around the corner!

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This Glove Will Let You Touch and Feel Virtual Reality Worlds - Gizmodo UK

This Glove Will Let You Touch and Feel Virtual Reality Worlds - Gizmodo UK | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
A new glove created by Dexta Robotics is designed to complement headsets like the Oculus Rift, as it lets you feel and touch objects in the virtual reality world.
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This area of electronics becomes more and more weird! :)

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