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Linden Labs invites first group of creators to new Sansar platform | Hypergrid Business

Linden Labs invites first group of creators to new Sansar platform | Hypergrid Business | Machinimania | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life, today announced that a small number of creators have been exclusively invited to be the first to help test its new platform for virtual experiences, codenamed Project Sansar...


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Codename: Project Sansar.


“We want to lower the barrier of entry for VR experience creation,” said Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab


In the coming months, Linden Lab will welcome additional creators and content partners to Project Sansar as new features are added to the platform and testing expands.

Linden Lab is also currently recruiting talented engineers to join the team developing Project Sansar. More information about working for Linden Lab, current positions, and applications can be found at lindenlab.com/careers.


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Talla Adam's curator insight, August 19, 2015 1:18 PM

This is a Press Release from Linden Lab but there is an interesting discussion going on in the comments about the future of virtual worlds and our beloved Opensim.

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Virtual characters help build real stories - Hypergrid Business

Virtual characters help build real stories - Hypergrid Business | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Virtual worlds are providing a new and exciting, interactive landscape for writers. One such place is Nara's Nook, an OpenSim grid on which which authors gather weekly to discuss their projects and to share or promote published work...


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How to put your own face on your avatar - Hypergrid Business

How to put your own face on your avatar - Hypergrid Business | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Last week, I wrote about how I updated my avatar look and copied my shape across grids. I updated my skin, as well, to more closely resemble my actual face without being too creepy....


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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.

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Picture Book

Picture Book | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Picture Book is a fantastical world that expands like the universe everyday. There are obstacles, good folks and not so nice shadow players to meet along the path. Any story Ruby cares about includes conflict. Picture Book is a hero journey and explorers are given the opportunity to write their own journey stories while they visit.

 

Ann Dickerson is the builder of Picture Book in Kitely Grid which is a story telling world. Ann's avatar (typist) is called Ruby O'Degree which she describes as a fictive author and storybuilder in the tradition of characters developed for telling stories such as Sherlock Holmes, Marco Polo, and Cynthia Rawlings.


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Cool concept and very fascinating -

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Talla Adam's curator insight, July 28, 2014 2:05 PM

I visited Picture Book and I must say I loved it but it is still a work in progress. Well worth seeing though and another example of the way in which authors, story tellers and adventure creators are turning to the low cost Opensim worlds to express their undoubted talents in the arts.

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Virtual World Blog | Kitely

Virtual World Blog | Kitely | Machinimania | Scoop.it

We updated Kitely today with several improvements, including an enhanced version of OpenSim 0.8; experimental support for BulletSim; and better in-world search. We contributed some of our patches to OpenSim core so other grids will be able to benefit from them as well...


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Talla Adam's curator insight, July 28, 2014 11:23 AM

Kitely dose a great job with frequent updates and improvements to the core Opensim code. They also contribute many fixes back to core ofr the benefit of the whole Open Simulator community across many grids.

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Is Second Life About to Become a Ghost World?

Is Second Life About to Become a Ghost World? | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Second Life, one of the most hyped virtual worlds in history, is heading towards ghost town status. Intrepid tech reporter Wagner James Au broke the story over the weekend, noting that Second Life makers Linden Lab are at work on a top-secret new virtual world.

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"The next generation virtual world will go far beyond what is possible with Second Life, and we don't want to constrain our development by setting backward compatibility with Second Life as an absolute requirement from the start. "

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Firefox to bring virtual reality to the web - Hypergrid Business

Firefox to bring virtual reality to the web - Hypergrid Business | Machinimania | Scoop.it

"In particular, that means support for WebGL — which was used most recently by the Cloud Party virtual world to create a Second Life-style immersive experience right in a Web browser, no download required.
The end result should make it easier to create Web-based virtual world browsers without worrying about making it work with particular equipment." wrote Maria Korolov.


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Great -

The end result should make it easier to create Web-based virtual world browsers without worrying about making it work with particular equipment.

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Greyville – A Writer’s Colony In OpenSim Part Of The Hypergrid Stories Project » Ciaran Laval

Greyville – A Writer’s Colony In OpenSim Part Of The Hypergrid Stories Project » Ciaran Laval | Machinimania | Scoop.it

With many thanks to Talla Adam who is a member of the Opensim Virtual Community on Google+ I have discovered a writer’s colony in OpenSim. I had never been to OpenSim before so the first thing I had to do was to figure out how to get there.


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The welcome centre has a very useful notecard, which is so useful that it basically writes this blog for me! Now the first thing to note is that this is a work in progress. Nara Malone is the brains behind this.


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New World Notes: Japanese-Themed Hosoi Ichiba Sims Leave SL for Kitely

New World Notes: Japanese-Themed Hosoi Ichiba Sims Leave SL for Kitely | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Hosoi Ichiba, a Japanese-themed SL market which supported six very beautiful sims, has entirely left Second Life, moving to the OpenSim-based Kitely.

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The sims had attracted a community of some 150-200 SLers, owner Amiryu Hosoi tells me, "All very active in samurai, geisha and villagers roles", but the collapsing real world economy made it difficult for Hosoi to maintain those islands.

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Talla Adam's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:27 PM

 

One wonders if the steadly loss of Second Life private regions - the main source of Linden Lab income - which has seen over 1500 gone this year alone is now starting to be matched by a steadly loss of content creators seeking other virtual platforms on which to do business. Not all are leaving Second Life however but many are looking outward in the wake of the recent Linden TOS scandle. Hosoi Ichiba has already been doing successful business on the Kitely Virtual Market Place and will re-build their SL region on the Kitely grid accoding to the article.

Asil's comment, November 9, 2013 6:18 PM
Very sad news. Those were really beautiful SIMs.
CherryNetwork's curator insight, February 18, 2014 8:39 PM

An awesome addition to the Kitely community...

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