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Virtual Worlds - Kitely is a Keen Replacement For Second Life | GeekMom | Wired.com

Virtual Worlds - Kitely is a Keen Replacement For Second Life | GeekMom | Wired.com | Language Learning in Second Life | Scoop.it

While originally based on OpenSim technology for virtual worlds, Kitely has added their own optimizations which makes their user experience low lag. (Something that is the bane of every avatar in Second Life’s existence)

Kitely also takes a unique approach to pricing. Recognizing that while Second Life might be free to play – that’s only because the content creators and landowners are footing that bill for everyone with the large fees they pay monthly for basically, the privilege of entertaining and providing content for everyone with free accounts.

Kitely’s basic account includes a free island, that’s right a free virtual world of your own. This is a feature that is unbelievable to me when compared to Second Life’s $300.00 a month fee for owning the same amount of pixel property on their servers.


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Wow!  This might be worth looking into for those on tight, tight budgets.

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Lisbon 1755

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City and Spectacle: a vision of pre-earthquake Lisbon aims to virtual recreate the city of Lisbon before the 1755 earthquake, using Second Life® technology.

An object that is simultaneously pedagogical and recreational is to be given form by means of a three-dimensional interactive virtual reality that is grounded on a comprehensive study of urban phenomena from a historical and sociological perspective. This project stands out for its experimental and innovative character in the national context that gives both the general and specialized public an overall and detailed picture of an urban reality that has disappeared. The team brings together researchers in the area of Art History, specializing in the history of the city, urbanism, architecture and the landscape; specialists in the creation of virtual realities and experts in the application of IT resources to research and the dissemination of history.


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Hackberry Hall : Haunted House

Hackberry Hall : Haunted House | Language Learning in Second Life | Scoop.it

I recently took a stroll - okay, a SCREAMING RUN - through the very haunted Hackberry Hall.

 

Hackberry Hall is a dark-looking, but magnificent, 3-story mansion full of ghostly skeletons, shattering mirrors, and other things that go bump in the night.


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A Teacher’s Guide To Using Virtual Worlds In Education | Edudemic

A Teacher’s Guide To Using Virtual Worlds In Education | Edudemic | Language Learning in Second Life | Scoop.it

Nice! My VWBPE presentation got a mention on the Edudemic website. Thanks, Jeff Dunn! http://edudemic.com/2012/04/a-teachers-guide-to-using-virtual-worlds-in-education/


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Second Life meets Jibe (Unity) .. Parallel Virtual Worlds?

«This is a brief 5 min screen recording of the experience at the Toolsjam meeting tonight (in Second Life) ... apologies for rambling on a little ... but hopefully it does give a feel of what we achieved.
... which was ... to be in Second Life (using the S.L. client/viewer) and at the same time being in Jibe which is running on the Unity platform ... and was working in a web browser. http://reactiongrid.com/»;


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join.me – Free Screen Sharing and Online Meetings

Free, simple, fast online meetings. Share your screen instantly with anyone.
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Blended Experience: Fireworks in Virtual Worlds Online Class by Dr. Doris Molero

Blended Experience: Fireworks in Virtual Worlds Online Class by Dr. Doris Molero | Language Learning in Second Life | Scoop.it

EFL Graphic Design students at University level taking face to face classes, work on final projects to design a campaign for a local festivity. To finally set a virtual world exhibition to present their products.


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New World Notes: Tokyo University Developing Real Time, Open Source Kinect-to-Second Life Software

New World Notes: Tokyo University Developing Real Time, Open Source Kinect-to-Second Life Software | Language Learning in Second Life | Scoop.it
SLKinect 2 is a pretty cool open source project being developed by folks at Network System Laboratory of Tokyo University to connect real world motion captured by a Kinect to avatar movement in Second Life and OpenSim.
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Princeton University Press Blog » Ethnography and Virtual Worlds is virtually everywhere

Princeton University Press Blog » Ethnography and Virtual Worlds is virtually everywhere | Language Learning in Second Life | Scoop.it

As our existence and interactions have grown increasingly virtual, the arena has rapidly evolved into a new frontier for human life, with many of the complexities, cultural nuances and and social problems of the ‘real’ world. Several years ago, anthropologist Tom Boellstorff, arguably the first anthropologist to study this realm in its rich complexity, published his breakthrough fieldwork in Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human. Now he has coauthored, along with Bonnie Nardi, Celia Pearce, and T.L. Taylor, Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method, the first ever guidebook for conducting ethnography in virtual worlds, and the book is getting a ton of attention in the blogosphere.


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Lisbon 1755

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City and Spectacle: a vision of pre-earthquake Lisbon aims to virtual recreate the city of Lisbon before the 1755 earthquake, using Second Life® technology.

An object that is simultaneously pedagogical and recreational is to be given form by means of a three-dimensional interactive virtual reality that is grounded on a comprehensive study of urban phenomena from a historical and sociological perspective. This project stands out for its experimental and innovative character in the national context that gives both the general and specialized public an overall and detailed picture of an urban reality that has disappeared. The team brings together researchers in the area of Art History, specializing in the history of the city, urbanism, architecture and the landscape; specialists in the creation of virtual realities and experts in the application of IT resources to research and the dissemination of history.


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‘The Mistery of Lighthouse’ di Kicca Igaly

‘The Mistery of Lighthouse’ di Kicca Igaly | Language Learning in Second Life | Scoop.it
by Loredana Loring
. Il Mistero del Faro è il titolo della suggestiva installazione di Kicca Igaly esposta nella Art Gallery di Maryva Mayo, che si potrà visitare fino all’8 settembre 2012: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hugo/190/185/23....

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Second Life: Mirrors and Reflections

Useful for machinima. The mirrors in the video are made from the water surface found in any region. To turn it into a mirror, you need to do some tweaking to it.


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Freebies and cheapies in SL: Shadow and light at Paris... une nuit à Paris

Freebies and cheapies in SL: Shadow and light at Paris... une nuit à Paris | Language Learning in Second Life | Scoop.it

free hair (the red one), free shoes, free skin, free bag, free dress, free nail, free ring  

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Virtual Vagabond - Adventures in the Second Life virtual world

Virtual Vagabond - Adventures in the Second Life virtual world | Language Learning in Second Life | Scoop.it

Wonderful little things to use in a class... :)


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FULL PERM Treasure Hunt System V2 by Aley

FULL PERM Treasure Hunt System V2 by Aley | Language Learning in Second Life | Scoop.it

Find it in the upper middle vendor from the creative genius of ALEY! Placed on #21 of 29 right now. (Linked if you click the pic here)
Or, if you know where my bones hang around, on the bench where i offer you a humbug ;-)

You get it boxed. The box includes the chest, the server, instructions and 2 scripts (to allow or deny others to drop items into the server).
Like on LEA11 ("The Sea of Aley" - and now the "More Sea of Aley" - Exhibition the chests give out random items from the server and a 4 hour break is embedded (you can change that anyway cause all scripts are fullperm too). Cause its all email-based you can place the server/chests anywhere on the grid....

Have fun!

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Graphics Phoenix: Free postcards: I love you in 4 different languages

Graphics Phoenix: Free postcards: I love you in 4 different languages | Language Learning in Second Life | Scoop.it
Free postcards: I love you in 4 different languages. C'è chi non ama san Valentino e quindi il "TI AMO" lo dice tutti i giorni, senza bisogno di cioccolatini o di un mazzo di fiori per ricordare che questo sentimento è sempre vivo.
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Guida introduttiva a Second Life - Second Life

Guida introduttiva a Second Life - Second Life | Language Learning in Second Life | Scoop.it
Indice Registrazione e installazione di Second Life Primi passi nel mondo virtuale Nozioni di base Trovare cose interessanti da vedere e da fare Fare di più Andare avanti     In other...
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Virtual Cinema: A talk by Dr. Jenna Ng - ArtsWIRE - University of ...

Virtual Cinema: A talk by Dr. Jenna Ng - ArtsWIRE - University of ... | Language Learning in Second Life | Scoop.it
Using the rendering game engines in video games or social virtual worlds, machinima presents recorded images of objects made within the 3D graphical environments of those media, effectively creating machinima as what I ...
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