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Digital Literacy – What is it and what part do virtual worlds play in it? - Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable

Digital Literacy – What is it and what part do virtual worlds play in it? - Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Meeting weekly for over four years....

Transcript of the Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable October 18, 2012

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New World Notes: The Congress: A Movie With Great Ideas About Virtuality Which Actually Needed a Stronger Story

New World Notes: The Congress: A Movie With Great Ideas About Virtuality Which Actually Needed a Stronger Story | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
So last weekend I saw The Congress, which as I wrote a few months ago, is about an actress named Robin Wright (played by Robin Wright) who becomes an avatar so she can save her son's life. And well, it...
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Singularity Viewer: New Release (1.8.6)

Singularity Viewer: New Release (1.8.6) | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Singularity Viewer is a client program for Second Life.
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How to Chose the right PC Hardware for Second Life

How to Chose the right PC Hardware for Second Life | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

we take a close look at the computer hardware behind SL and what you need to make the experience the best, information is submitted by a trained computer technician that has a diploma in Information Technology.

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Linden Endowment for the Arts: LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES (August 2014): Lagu Indigo & Stardove Spirit's 'Spirit Within'

Linden Endowment for the Arts: LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES (August 2014): Lagu Indigo & Stardove Spirit's 'Spirit Within' | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

This month sees the dawn of fresh names in the virtual art world, with Lagu Indigo and Stardove Spirit taking the lead for the August round of the 4th cycle of the LEA Full SIM Art series at LEA 6. A full list of the LEA Full SIM offering since inception in 2011 can be found HERE.  Anyone interested in applying for either Dec 2014 or Jan 2015, please contact Jayjay Zifanwe with your interest and preferred month.

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OSgrid down, Zetamex offers early migration to ZetaWorlds - Hypergrid Business

OSgrid down, Zetamex offers early migration to ZetaWorlds - Hypergrid Business | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Update: OSgrid was still down Wednesday morning, but with a new status update: “The techs are working on the server attempting to get the RAID [asset storage] rebuilt, they have not said how long this might take.”

OSgrid went down unexpectedly yesterday with no communication other than a terse Twitter announcement yesterday, followed by an update earlier today that the part of the grid’s RAID storage that handles assets has been lost.

There was no information about how long the downtime was expected to last.

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Hypergrid Safari - The evolution of exploration across the interconnected Metaverse

Hypergrid Safari - The evolution of exploration across the interconnected Metaverse | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

The Hypergrid Safari is a new group that runs weekly tours across Opensim.

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Virtual reality therapy helps veterans, children

Virtual reality therapy helps veterans, children | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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New Login screen on Second Life Release 3.7.14.292660

New Login screen on Second Life Release 3.7.14.292660 | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Linden Lab has revamped the Second Life viewer login screen this week to make it more simple and cleaner for new users apparently. To see the new changes download and install the latest release via the Second Life Release/3.7.14.292660 release notes page.

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New to Kitely? New to Opensim? Start at the U.

New to Kitely?  New to Opensim? Start at the U. | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
New to Kitely?  New to Opensim? Start at the U.-If you are entering Kitely, set up your account:  FIRESTORM: Logging on to Kitely or another gridLook around Kitely welcome center a little if you like
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Dark Dharma haunted mansion is a photogenic as well as Oculus Rift ready destination

Dark Dharma haunted mansion is a photogenic as well as Oculus Rift ready destination | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Dark Dharma haunted mansion is a photogenic as well as Oculus Rift ready destination. In many ways I’m going further back in time with this one, the building apparently dates from the Victorian age! Hey this is what makes virtual reality not that real at all.  I could imagine myself getting fully immersed here, looking through windows, around corners, holding my breath in case I awake something dark and mysterious. Imagining how this would look via the Oculus Rift is of course the cheap solution!

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Prize-Winning Animation Lets You Fly Through 17th Century London

Prize-Winning Animation Lets You Fly Through 17th Century London | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Six students from De Montfort University have created a stellar 3D representation of 17th century London, as it existed before The Great Fire of 1666. The three-minute video provides a realistic animation of Tudor London, and particularly a section called Pudding Lane where the fire started.
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What is Gamification? - YouTube

In this video, John Broadbent talks about gamification as it relates to internet marketing and to organizations. Gamification is a Motivation Technique Gamif...

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MAYA : a 360 transmedia motion comic.

MAYA : a 360 transmedia motion comic. | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

 

An immersive 360° Motion Novel for the Oculus Rift and VR devices.

 

 


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Talla Adam's curator insight, July 29, 7:01 AM

I like this story and I hope Clyde DeSouza does well developing it as an Interactive comic in virtual reality. I covered it on my blog @ http://metaverse-traveller.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/walking-with-avatars-in-virtual-reality.html back last year because I felt Opensim could serve as a studio for Machinima works and MAYA would make a great Interactive video. So, yes, I would like to see an Opensim venue and avatars used in the making because OS can support Oculus Rift and, well, Opensim is the VW platform we support here not Unity3D which Clyde has chosen for his rendering engine. However, I do think the Indiegogo  funding campaign is worth supporting.

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The Drax Files: Virtual Health Adventures

“Second Life is the perfect place for amputees to overcome emotional trauma by sharing stories and realizing they are not alone!” says Sandra L. Winkler, ass...
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Second Life CPU list meet system requirements for Second Life

Second Life CPU list meet system requirements for Second Life | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
List of Processors that can play Second Life and meet the minimum CPU system requirement for Second Life
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John “Pathfinder” Lester - Augmented Mind: The Evolution of Learning Tools from Language to Immersive Reality

John “Pathfinder” Lester - Augmented Mind: The Evolution of Learning Tools from Language to Immersive Reality | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

The 1st International Conference on e-Learning, e-Education and Online Training is being held September 18-20 in Bethesda, Maryland.  This conference will assess a wide range of progressive ideas for the future of e-Learning, focusing on the idea of technology as a means to education rather than an end in itself.  The conference organizers have lined up a wonderful range of interdisciplinary speakers and are planning to attract a wide group of heterogeneous scholars and practitioners.

I’ll be attending the entire conference, and I’m honored to be giving the opening keynote presentation.   Here’s what I’ll be talking about:

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SL Go's Fitted Second Life Mesh Display Problem Fixed

SL Go's Fitted Second Life Mesh Display Problem Fixed | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
The SL Go streaming service for using mobile devices and low end laptops with Second Life had a problem with displaying fitted mesh in SL (as Iris reported here), but SL Go creator Onlive has fixed the problem, Senior Product...
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Second Life - Introducing Experience Keys - YouTube

Learn more at: http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Tools-and-Technology/Seeking-Creators-for-the-Experience-Keys-Beta/ba-p/2764864. Second Life has long been ...
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New Kitely Market Homepage and Increased Idle Timeout | Virtual World Blog

New Kitely Market Homepage and Increased Idle Timeout | Virtual World Blog | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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A Second Life Public Service Announcement: Here's Why Free L$ Cheats Don't Work

A Second Life Public Service Announcement: Here's Why Free L$ Cheats Don't Work | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

It is absolutelynot possible to cheat your way to free L$ like you can in most other games, and here's why: (...) Second Life is a little different from most MMOs though, in a way that makes cheating in a few thousand spare L$ even less possible. In Second Life, most of the currency in play is being exchanged and not outright created. In World of Warcraft, doing a quest will create money which you can then spend (or "sink") to balance things out. When you buy L$ in Second Life you're actually buying them from another player who is selling theirs, through an automatic middleman aptly named Currency Linden. L$ are still added to the system and there are still sinks to balance that out, but the vast majority of the transactions are pure exchange. That doesn't leave much room for you to hack a few extra zeros on the end of your balance.

Unless you're stealing those zeros from someone else.

That's the thing about these hacks: (...)They're designed to get your login information so that you can be someone else's source of L$.

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Two ideas for better search for OpenSim - Hypergrid Business

Two ideas for better search for OpenSim - Hypergrid Business | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Everybody talks about the fact that we need better search functionality in OpenSim, but there are few solutions out there.

Why today’s automated searches don’t work...


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I had to comment since a I have a search engine too and Maria Korolov mentioned it in the article. See the article on Hypergrid Business to read the full comment...

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Virtual Inspiration: Return to a radiant dawn

Virtual Inspiration: Return to a radiant dawn | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

My first visit to Dawn of Radiance, Silvermoon Fairey’s marvellous homestead region, was back in November 2013. Back then, the region was in the grip of winter. Roll forward eight months, and the region is not only basking in summer colours, it has once again been beautifully remodelled, and from the high rocky buffs to the riverside grasslands, it  offers a veritable smörgåsbord of visual delights for those who visit.

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Exploring Oculus Rift Locations In SL Without The OR

Exploring Oculus Rift Locations In SL Without The OR | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 2, 12:07 AM

Sigh. I still haven´t done OR in SL. Don´t want to dig the OR out of the suitcases until I get to the new location! 

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Zombie-Infested Virtual World Reveals Our Ethical Blind Spots

Zombie-Infested Virtual World Reveals Our Ethical Blind Spots | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Players of an online survival game expressed guilt for killing, but less so for non-lethal actions that would result in a character’s death.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 31, 9:53 AM

Gotta check out DayZ when I have some time. 

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David W. Deeds: Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds (in Schools)

David W. Deeds' presentation for Moodle MOOC Virtual Conference 2014 (MMVC14)! Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds (in Schools) uses the what does/doesn't…

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