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FreeWee's Lab: the magic of sound, light, physics and colour - LEA 27 - Second Life

FreeWee's Lab: the magic of sound, light, physics and colour - LEA 27 - Second Life | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

In conjunction with her time at the UWA in the physical world, FreeWee has been granted the use of a LEA Artist in Residence region, where she has established FreeWee’s Laboratory v.8.0: Music, Myth, Magic, Light, Shadows, Physics, a unique combination of workshop, study space, laboratory and gallery focused on helping her demonstrate the potential of virtual worlds to students at the UWA.


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Can Minecraft teach geology? - Daily Genius

Can Minecraft teach geology? - Daily Genius | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

The role of gaming in education is a continuing debate and any parent who spends evening and weekends trying to prise their children away from the blocky world of Minecraft and into a real one involving mealtimes, families and fresh air are looking for some guidance to tell them to crank down or power up on the whole Minecraft ‘thing’.

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RELEASE: OSgrid OpenSim v0.8.1.7e8bad0 Release available for download

RELEASE: OSgrid OpenSim v0.8.1.7e8bad0 Release available for download | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

This software allows you to run your own region connected to OSGrid, providing you can host it. We use the official OpenSimulator server software, and have customised it for easy use on OSGrid.

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Pesquisa indica que mulheres são quase metade dos gamers brasileiros - IDG Now!

Pesquisa indica que mulheres são quase metade dos gamers brasileiros - IDG Now! | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Estudo traça perfil do consumidor de games no Brasil e indica mudanças no comportamento gamer brasileiro
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OpenSim active users pass 25,000 milestone

OpenSim active users pass 25,000 milestone | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
This was another record-breaking month for OpenSim, with new highs in regions, users, and active users on the 303 active worlds.
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13 firms join Open Source Virtual Reality

13 firms join Open Source Virtual Reality | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Press release: Open Source Virtual Reality platform gains traction with 13 new partners
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Second Life: In The Hall of the Centaurs, a Masterwork by Acclaimed SL Architect Havit Neox

Second Life: In The Hall of the Centaurs, a Masterwork by Acclaimed SL Architect Havit Neox | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Eddi Haskell is all over the premiere of The Hall of the Centaurs, which as he puts it, is by Havit Neox, "one of Second Life's most famous architects, [who] builds fanciful structures and entire cities that employ a wide range of architectural effects. His latest creation, In The Hall of the Centaurs at Second Life's famous Verdigris City, is another jewel in his crown... Make sure to walk and teleport to all levels to see hidden rooms which such as one with a rotating Unisphere that appears to have swarms of bees rising at its base."
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Virtual reality’s secret third front

Virtual reality’s secret third front | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
When it comes to virtual reality, there are two fronts, two main technical directions that the technology is evolving in that everyone is talking about. But there’s also a third front, that hasn’t been getting as much attention, but which has the potential of being truly revolutionizing.
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Kitely Market to Support High Fidelity | Virtual World Blog

Kitely Market to Support High Fidelity | Virtual World Blog | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Kitely Market was designed from the beginning to be a multi-platform marketplace. To that end, a year ago we announced our content liberation front initiative for helping Second Life content creators prepare their content for sale to buyers outside of Second Life. At that time Kitely Market only worked inside the Kitely grid, but a few months later we expanded its scope significantly by allowing sales to avatars on any Hypergrid-enabled OpenSim grid. Today we’re announcing our intention to expand the scope of Kitely Market even further: Kitely Market will support delivery to the next-generation virtual worlds platform High Fidelity, once that system becomes mature enough to accept deliveries.
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Teaching with technology, for a new generation

Teaching with technology, for a new generation | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
From the “Teaching Machine” to the promise of twenty-first-century learning technology

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 18, 8:34 AM

Thanks to Harvard Magazine.

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Virtual reality a new frontier for religions

Virtual reality a new frontier for religions | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Virtual reality technology is going to radically change what it means to attend church in the next fifty years — and maybe much sooner.
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OpenSim users pledge $900 to improve vehicles

OpenSim users pledge $900 to improve vehicles | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Members of the OpenSim Virtual Google Plus community have pledged $900 to improve vehicle scripting by fixing bugs with the way llLookAt and llMoveTo commands are implemented in OpenSim.
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SL Marketplace: Free Rigged Mesh Strapless Bridal Corset Dress Full Perm!

SL Marketplace: Free Rigged Mesh Strapless Bridal Corset Dress Full Perm! | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
This outfit received the most "Likes" on my Facebook page for Free January Gift. Every month people who follow my Facebook page vote for the Free M...
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"Small Worlds" by Cica Ghost at Second Life

"Small Worlds" by Cica Ghost at Second Life | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Small Worlds by Cica Ghost, a delightful collection of miniatures she has created, based in part on some of her recent sim-wide installations. Framed in cases on small pedestals, each of the small worlds — Little Lake, House on the Hill, Little Village, and then one for each of the four seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn — depicts in exquisite detail a little scene: curious landscapes, some with Dr. Suess-like houses and some without, and with animated elements ranging from balloons to cats to snow to ducks in water.
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Zuckerberg: Realidad virtual será el próximo gran contenido compartido

Zuckerberg: Realidad virtual será el próximo gran contenido compartido | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
El creador de Facebook aseguró que la próxima red que alcance el millardo de usuarios lo hará en menos tiempo

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Tools of Engagement:  "Tools of Engagement: Gamification, Storytelli…

Using game elements to create interactive, engaging instruction doesn't have to mean investing hours and hours into the development of a full-scale Halo-type g…
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Parallel World - From Japan to SL - Second life

Parallel World - From Japan to SL - Second life | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
--- Looking at the SL world map, I found strange continents. A, B, and C are made of several hundred SI...

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A look at some Japanese names of Linden Homes islands in Second Life.

Linden Homes are ready-to-move-in homes in themed communities that are available only to premium account members.

More about these houses at: 

http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Linden-Homes/ta-p/700103

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New grid uses Bitcoin for payments, gambling

New grid uses Bitcoin for payments, gambling | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
In the past, several grid owners have discussed using Bitcoin, the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency, for in-world payments but, until now, no grid has done so — Bitcoins are typically too volatile to be used within a grid. Instead, most grids that accept Bitcoins for payments use them as an alternative to PayPal or other payment options for currency purchases.
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How to Live Stream/Record Second Life Footage in Steam

How to Live Stream/Record Second Life Footage in Steam | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
This is a super useful-looking and crazily exhaustive tutorial for streaming/recording Second Life in Steam from Ai Austin. The record function should be great for recording Let's Play-style Second Life videos (and I'd love to see more of those, as long as they're not yet more lame troll vids), and the stream feature lets you squirt your Second Life experience to another display
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Virtual reality breathes life into immersive storytelling

Virtual reality breathes life into immersive storytelling | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
The plot of Project Syria is unfolding around bombing in the war struck modern day Aleppo. The first part of the narrative puts the viewer in the street in Aleppo where they see a girl singing when a mortar shell hits.
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This Video Can Help Get More Content to the Metaverse | Virtual World Blog

This Video Can Help Get More Content to the Metaverse | Virtual World Blog | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Kitely Market is an advanced marketplace for virtual goods. Currently Kitely Market serves all Hypergrid-enabled OpenSim grids
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Why Social Virtual Reality is Worth Celebrating - Road to VR

Why Social Virtual Reality is Worth Celebrating - Road to VR | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
When I opened my eyes I suddenly found myself in an art gallery that had been transformed into a full-blown party with thumping music, bright red helium balloons pulling at the furniture, and a menagerie of life forms, humanoid and fantastical, chatting and flitting about. This guest article comes from Chris Madsen who has been… Read the full article …
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Google pledges $3 mil for grad program at Singularity University

Google pledges $3 mil for grad program at Singularity University | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Google becomes a title sponsor of Singularity University (SU) to support SU Graduate Studies Program (GSP)
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Microsoft's 'Mixed Reality' HoloLens Garners Mixed Reviews, Incredible Potential Diminished by Small Field of View - Road to Virtual Reality

Microsoft's 'Mixed Reality' HoloLens Garners Mixed Reviews, Incredible Potential Diminished by Small Field of View - Road to Virtual Reality | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Unfortunately no cameras or phones were allowed inside the press’ special hands-on meeting with Microsoft HoloLens after the device’s announcement on Wednesday, so we can’t show you a single picture of the only verifiably working model of the new augmented reality headset. We do however have some first-hand accounts from the lucky few allowed into Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington… Read the full article …

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Leaf On The Wind: real solidarity in the virtual world #SecondLife

Leaf On The Wind: real solidarity in the virtual world #SecondLife | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Leaf on the Wind is a fundraising event that will be held to benefit Amy in hopes of helping her make a wish come true of visiting London.  The creators behind Leaf on the Wind want to thank any and all of you that send Amy well wishes and words of support, and for those of you that offer to donate to this worthy cause.


ABOUT AMY:

Amy, also known as Scarlet Chandrayaan (owner of Alouette) in Second Life, is one tough young lady.   At the young age of 26 Amy was planning the big move interstate with her boyfriend ready to start a fresh new life together when she received the news no one ever wants to hear.  Cancer that she had fought off once before has returned and this time it’s worse.  The doctors have given her 2 years at the most if she just continues on with life as it is at the moment and makes the most of the time she has left.  There are a few options open to her, but none a sure fire cure all.  No one wants to be dealt this blow, whether young or having lived a long life, but Amy is soldiering on with a smile on her face ready to battle this with whatever options she can.  We’re all hoping she can fight this once more and live a long life.


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