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A collection of information and resources revolving around online virtual worlds, multiplayer game spaces, augmented reality, the singularity and the metaverse-at-large.
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$15 DIY Virtual Reality Headset!

Surprising reactions to Google Cardboard Buy the cut-out for $10 - http://amzn.to/VagXd0 Build your own for about $15 - https://developers.google.com/cardboard/ Had a great time testing out...
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Samsung and Oculus partner to create Gear VR, a virtual reality headset that uses the Note 4 (hands-on)

Samsung and Oculus partner to create Gear VR, a virtual reality headset that uses the Note 4 (hands-on) | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Facebook's Oculus VR is creating the Rift. Sony's PlayStation is creating Project Morpheus. Google is... well, Cardboard exists. And now Samsung's
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Top 20 uses of Virtual Worlds in Education - InformED

Top 20 uses of Virtual Worlds in Education - InformED | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
  Editor's Note: This is part two of Using Virtual Worlds to educate. You can find part 1 here. You probably never thought you could attend
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ABS, metal and food 3D printer soon on Kickstarter | Inside3DP

ABS, metal and food 3D printer soon on Kickstarter | Inside3DP | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
MakerMex's MM1 modular $999 desktop 3D printer is capable of printing in ceramic, chocolate, rubber, ABS and PLA plastics, clay, conductive metal and more.
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How much does "IRL" information matter in a virtual space?

How much does "IRL" information matter in a virtual space? | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
When you meet someone in a video game or virtual world and start to form a friendship, what level of real world information do you expect? The classic age/sex/location? Career or school level? Phot...
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Bitcoin, Oculus Rift and Virtual Worlds - VIRTUALVillage Media

Bitcoin, Oculus Rift and Virtual Worlds - VIRTUALVillage Media | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
VIRTUALVillage Media offers digital media, integrated marketing, creative design, management consulting, event marketing & information technology.
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Buy Google Cardboard VR Toolkit

Buy Google Cardboard VR Toolkit | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Protect your Product Feed with the Google Cardboard VR Toolkit from DODOcase. The Product Feed case is handcrafted in San Francisco using traditional bookbinding techniques.
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Evernote’s Savvy Plan to Join the Wearables Race | Design | WIRED

Evernote’s Savvy Plan to Join the Wearables Race | Design | WIRED | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
The app’s developers are placing more importance on gleaning meaning from its millions of data points to serve up useful, contextualized information.
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Virtual World Design

Virtual World Design | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Learn How to Create Immersive Virtual Environments

Written by an award-winning designer with 20 years of experience designing virtual environments for televis…
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MakerBot's New Home at Home Depot

MakerBot's New Home at Home Depot | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
MakerBot hopes to bring 3D printing mainstream with announcing a partnership with Home Depot to sell and demonstrate MakerBot Replicators in twelve select stores in the U.S.
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AM Radio: The Banksy of Second Life

AM Radio: The Banksy of Second Life | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
We track down Second Life's most famous anonymous artist, AM Radio.
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"Asked if he has any advice for the new generation of virtual artists, Berg had this to share: "[W]elcome new mediums, but don't let yourself be guided by them... Wyeth's paintings were never about watercolor, or wheat fields. It was about the expression and the way of seeing the world, and using a dry brush technique that conveyed the quiet, thoughtful mind behind it. Calvin and Hobbes surely wasn't about the newspapers' color print process capable of printing those beautiful half page spreads, but was about Bill Watterson's understanding of the medium, audience, and himself." And therefore, this: "Avoid showcasing a particular technological capability," Berg says, "but instead, build experiences that remind us how human we are and have always been.""

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Sharon Bakar's comment, July 10, 10:33 PM
Thanks so much for posting this. i really miss AM Radio's work, and it's lovely to read about the artist behind the avatar.
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Why I Cancelled My Oculus Rift VR And You Should Too

Why I Cancelled My Oculus Rift VR And You Should Too | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Because google cardboard proved it can do a better work cheaper and better.
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Tan Le - Emotiv: Brain computer interface technology

Tan Le - Emotiv: Brain computer interface technology | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
En #CPCO7 recordando el 2011: Tan Le - Emotiv: Brain computer interface technology
http://t.co/TilQaBKOg6
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Microsoft buys Minecraft video game maker for $2.5 billion.

Microsoft buys Minecraft video game maker for $2.5 billion. | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Microsoft has announced plans to buy Minecraft -- and its maker, Mojang -- for $2.5 billion.
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The Headset Revolution will be a blizzard of conflicting realities—if it happens, that is

The Headset Revolution will be a blizzard of conflicting realities—if it happens, that is | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Artists and journalists will use virtual reality to transform perception—and virtual reality will transform everything. Jason Louv stares into the Rift between promise and product.
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Using Virtual Worlds To Educate [PART 1] - InformED

Using Virtual Worlds To Educate [PART 1] - InformED | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Editor?s Note: This is part one of Using Virtual Worlds to educate. You can?find part 2 here. It may sound like Science Fiction, but gone are the da
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Virtual worlds can be as fulfilling as real life

Virtual worlds can be as fulfilling as real life | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Step aside Olympians – the new sporting pursuit of choice may soon be professional gaming. Electronic sports (or esports) are now mainstream, drawing more than a million viewers in large tournaments and…

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 11, 9:40 AM

MORE fulfilling, I say! ;)

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, September 11, 10:11 PM

This is fascinating! "We’re creating online spaces that make people feel more comfortable, and potentially even helping them to navigate social environments they previously feared." Online gaming is helping shy individuals find OFFline friends and sometimes even improving cognitive abilities!


Do you game? I'm not into it much personally but dabble so I know what's going on in the world :0) Can you tell me what I should be playing or doing to catch this bug? (or what to avoid!)

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Check out IBM's proposal for an internet of things architecture using Bitcoin's block chain tech

Check out IBM's proposal for an internet of things architecture using Bitcoin's block chain tech | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Combine Bitcoin’s block chain technology, BitTorrent and a secure messaging protocol called telehash and you get a distributed infrastructure that some IBM researchers think would be ideal for the internet of things.
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OpenSimulator Community Conference Announces Principal Scientist at Oculus VR as Keynote Speaker | Opensimulator Community Conference 2014

OpenSimulator Community Conference Announces Principal Scientist at Oculus VR as Keynote Speaker | Opensimulator Community Conference 2014 | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
The OpenSimulator Community Conference is pleased to announce Dr. Steve LaValle, principal scientist at Oculus VR and professor of Computer Science at the
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Hands-On with Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Kit - YouTube

Hands-On with Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Kit - YouTube | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Google surprised everyone at its I/O conference by giving out Cardboard, a cardboard-craft kit to make virtual reality goggles when paired with a Nexus 5 sma...
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Zet Avril's curator insight, July 22, 9:49 PM

Realidad virtual para las masas...

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Education in SL: A Q&A session with Ebbe Altberg and Peter Gray

Education in SL: A Q&A session with Ebbe Altberg and Peter Gray | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
On Monday July 7th, Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg and the Lab's Director of Global Communications, Peter Gray, met with members of the education community to answer questions on the future of educati...
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3-D Printing - QuickTake

3-D Printing - QuickTake | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Spitting out miracles, stamping out runny ketchup and separating hype from hope: the future of 3-D printing.
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Will We See Games and Software with Cross-VR Headset Compatibility?

Will We See Games and Software with Cross-VR Headset Compatibility? | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
Will it be difficult for virtual reality developers to support multiple VR headsets from a single application?

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Google Cardboard 3D VR DIY Kit

Google Cardboard 3D VR DIY Kit | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
The most funny gadget in Google I/O! Seriously it's better than Oculus rift 1 compared side by side.
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Inworld Review - Special Report: The Future Of Second Life

Inworld Review - Special Report: The Future Of Second Life | metaverse musings | Scoop.it
On Demand Jessica Lyon hosts a chat with Pete and Oz Linden. INWORLD CHAT [05:58] North Reisende (northlander): hahahaha [05:58] Drop Dead Cinder (cin...
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