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The trouble with being virtual - The Space Review

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The trouble with being virtual
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Of course, what “virtual” means in these cases is that participation is remote, and electronically facilitated.
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See the final part of Designing Worlds special discussion of Linden Lab's new platform - on the web!

See the final part of Designing Worlds special discussion of Linden Lab's new platform - on the web! | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we have the second and final part of a discussion of Second Life’s continued viability and the ways in which Linden Lab might attract existing communi...
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Scientists use a wireless Oculus Rift to replicate Star Trek holodeck

Scientists use a wireless Oculus Rift to replicate Star Trek holodeck | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have created a 'holodeck' (pictured). The Star-Trek inspired technology allows users to walk in a virtual room.
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Inworld Special: The Future Of Second Life

Jessica Lyon hosts a chat with Pete and Oz Linden.
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Education in SL: A Q&A session with Ebbe Altberg and Peter Gray

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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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New World Notes: Midday Get Away: Whatever You Do, Don't Miss ...

New World Notes: Midday Get Away: Whatever You Do, Don't Miss ... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Janine "Iris Ophelia" Hawkins' ongoing review of gaming and virtual world style When I went poking around on YouTube for new Second Life machinima to share, I really wasn't expecting to come across this little gem.
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Lab announces skill gaming coming soon to Second Life | Living in ...

Lab announces skill gaming coming soon to Second Life | Living in ... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Linden Lab has issued a blog post announcing that while gambling in Second Life will remain strictly prohibited within the platform, and that games of chance will remain a violation of the Second Life Terms of Service, games of ...
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Avatar Hookup a new social website to help avatars connect ...

Avatar Hookup a new social website to help avatars connect ... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Avatar Hookup allows people to create anonymous identities to meet people with similar interests, add friends, post status updates, invite friends to events, place classified ads, create groups, write blogs, post pictures and ...
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Why Dentists Are Using Virtual Reality As A Drug Alternative!

Going to the dentist is a fear that many people share, due to the pain and discomfort during the visit! Could virtual reality be an alternative to drugs to reduce anxiety and pain during various...
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What's Missing from Virtual Reality? Immersive 3D Soundscapes - Singularity Hub

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What's Missing from Virtual Reality?
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Firestorm Linden Lab Town Hall 2Jul14

Firestorm Linden Lab Town Hall 2Jul14 | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Jessica Lyon, Oz Linden & Pete Linden, with the help of Lette Ponnier and Saffia Widdershins fielding questions, explain to us all exactly why Second Life isn't going anywhere.
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Virtually Sacred, by Robert Geraci – religion in World of Warcraft and Second Life - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Virtually Sacred, by Robert Geraci – religion in World of Warcraft and Second Life - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Virtually Sacred, by Robert Geraci – religion in World of Warcraft and Second Life Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies The central thesis is that VR worlds, like World of Warcraft and Second Life, can play the role of sacred spaces,...
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Second Life - Virtual Outworlding - Blogger

Second Life - Virtual Outworlding - Blogger | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Sunday June 22nd – Sunday June 29th—seven days of amazing exhibits, music, conversation, debate, firework displays, games, puzzles, sports and everything else the wonderfully inventive communities of Second Life™ can pack into seven ...
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A great list.  I'm glad they extended the exhibits.  It's hard to see even half of them in a week.

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LL's next generation platform and the mainstream market | Living in ...

LL's next generation platform and the mainstream market | Living in ... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
One of the aims the Lab has in developing a new virtual world(s) platform is that they hope to lift it into mainstream adoption, with not hundreds of thousands, but potentially hundreds of millions of users.
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PC Magazine August Issue Now on Sale: Making Virtual Reality, Finally - PC Magazine

PC Magazine August Issue Now on Sale: Making Virtual Reality, Finally - PC Magazine | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
PC Magazine August Issue Now on Sale: Making Virtual Reality, Finally
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but the schedule raises expectations. The monthly issue isn't just about news and reviews, it's about context, perspective, and, above all, timing.
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Virtual Worlds, Real World We Have A Problem And It’s A Big One With A Lot of Gray Areas Finding Where The Defining Lines Exist, Confusing Many With A Lot of Weird Values And Strange Perceptions… -...

Virtual Worlds, Real World We Have A Problem And It’s A Big One With A Lot of Gray Areas Finding Where The Defining Lines Exist, Confusing Many With A Lot of Weird Values And Strange Perceptions… -... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
How we got so screwed up "The Grays" people confused w/virtual values vs real world values-big problem http://t.co/rQAYEqb2gu
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How the makers of Second Life are using VR to build the next generation of virtual worlds

How the makers of Second Life are using VR to build the next generation of virtual worlds | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
'There's no doubt that in a short period of time with the Oculus and things like what we're doing combined, you'll have moments of total immersion where you're completely lost in the space.
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5 tips for mentoring in a virtual world - Hypergrid Business

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5 tips for mentoring in a virtual world
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When face-to-face meetings for mentoring and coaching sessions aren't an option, most people would turn to telephone calls, Skype, or Google Hangouts.
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Samsung to unveil virtual reality headset at IFA trade show -- report - CNET

Samsung to unveil virtual reality headset at IFA trade show -- report - CNET | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
The device will appear at the September consumer-electronics show, says a report, and was developed with help from Facebook-owned Oculus VR.
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How An Intelligent Thimble Could Replace the Mouse In 3D Virtual Reality Worlds | MIT Technology Review

How An Intelligent Thimble Could Replace the Mouse In 3D Virtual Reality Worlds | MIT Technology Review | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
“ Humans need better ways to interact with computers in three dimensions. Now computer scientists think they’ve come up with one. ” (How An Intelligent Thimble Could Replace the Mouse In 3D Virtual Reality Worlds | MIT Technology Review -...
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Virtual Reality and Eye Tracking: Sony's Vision of the Future - TIME

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Virtual Reality and Eye Tracking: Sony's Vision of the Future
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After Nintendo's “smash hit” Wii, Sony realized that raw horsepower wasn't necessarily the be all, end all for a video game console.
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Two weeks to go until Relay For Life of Second Life Weekend 2014 ...

Two weeks to go until Relay For Life of Second Life Weekend 2014 ... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
There are now two weeks left until Relay For Life of Second Life weekend kicks off and this year marks its big tenth anniversary. All funds go to the American Cancer Society to help fight against cancer.
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Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome get virtual reality support - Daily Digest

Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome get virtual reality support - Daily Digest | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Daily Digest Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome get virtual reality support Daily Digest It was recently announced that both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are planning on adding virtual reality features to their internet browsers, enabling users...
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Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide ... - Second Life

Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide ... - Second Life | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
As always, we're looking to highlight the amazing events and spaces created by second life users,so join the fun and show us something new! Just be sure to show off those summertime adventures on the Official Second Life ...
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New World Notes: In Survey of SL Users, Plurality Believe Linden's ...

New World Notes: In Survey of SL Users, Plurality Believe Linden's ... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Will Linden Lab's new virtual world in development (let's call it Second Life 2 for short) change how you use Second Life? I asked that question in a survey last week, and with about 400 responses from SL users, the...
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Virtual Outworlding: 2014 PEOPLE: ART: SL11B: Second Life, the ...

Virtual Outworlding: 2014 PEOPLE: ART: SL11B: Second Life, the ... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Sunday June 22nd – Sunday June 29th—seven days of amazing exhibits, music, conversation, debate, firework displays, games, puzzles, sports and everything else the wonderfully inventive communities of Second Life™ can pack into seven days and ...
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The art exhibits at SL11B are awesome!

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