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Libraries of the future

Libraries of the future Prezi by Jerri Kemble on Prezi http://t.co/k4C8C2xboy
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Gamer disclaimer: virtual worlds can be as fulfilling as real life

Gamer disclaimer: virtual worlds can be as fulfilling as real life | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Step aside Olympians – the new sporting pursuit of choice may soon be professional gaming.
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Emory researchers examine how virtual reality can treat veterans' PTSD - Atlanta Magazine

Emory researchers examine how virtual reality can treat veterans' PTSD - Atlanta Magazine | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Emory researchers examine how virtual reality can treat veterans' PTSD
Atlanta Magazine
Sometimes the best way to overcome a traumatic experience is to relive it.
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New technology allows virtual reality college tours - wwlp.com

New technology allows virtual reality college tours - wwlp.com | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
New technology allows virtual reality college tours
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New technology allows virtual reality college tours. It's a virtual reality headset that made headlines after Facebook bought it for $2 billion.
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Facebook said to be exploring full-length virtual reality movies ...

Facebook said to be exploring full-length virtual reality movies ... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Facebook is having exploratory talks with Hollywood executives about the possibility of creating immersive content – including full-length movies – for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, according to a new report from the ...
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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
If you're looking for adventure and/or relaxation, the Second Life Destination Guide is your ticket to the best of what Second Life has to offer. This week's Highlights from the Destination Guide is ripe with the fruits of many ...
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Second Life has devolved into a postapocalyptic virtual world. The weirdest ... - VentureBeat

Second Life has devolved into a postapocalyptic virtual world. The weirdest ... - VentureBeat | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Second Life has devolved into a postapocalyptic virtual world. The weirdest ...
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Launched in 2003 by Linden Lab, it was an unprecedentedly wide and open free online world (which allowed real-money purchases).
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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

Education in SL: A Q&A session with Ebbe Altberg and Peter Gray | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | 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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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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Move over 3D movies, here comes virtual reality - Washington Post (blog)

Move over 3D movies, here comes virtual reality - Washington Post (blog) | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Washington Post (blog) Move over 3D movies, here comes virtual reality Washington Post (blog) Virtual reality could soon become the next big thing in Hollywood, taking over from 3D and IMAX and and all the other technologies big Hollywood studios...
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Medical Training Gets a Second Life - HealthLeaders Media

Medical Training Gets a Second Life - HealthLeaders Media | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Medical Training Gets a Second Life HealthLeaders Media The University of Michigan School of Nursing is using the online virtual world Second Life to help medical students hone their leadership and communication skills, and to do so with some...
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Get ready for virtual reality -- here's why it will soon be our norm ...

Get ready for virtual reality -- here's why it will soon be our norm ... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Unless you've been living in a cave this past year, you've probably already heard that Virtual Reality (VR) is coming at us – and fast. Thanks to Facebook's recent acquisition of VR company, Oculus Rift, for $2 billion there's no ...
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2014 EDU: Calendars of some educator events in virtual worlds

2014 EDU: Calendars of some educator events in virtual worlds | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
All times are Pacific Time (California). - If there are other calendars of interest to the educational communities of virtual worlds, add them in the comments on this blog post and I will look for a way to integrate them.
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VR headset buzz accenting the predominance of virtual worlds in ...

VR headset buzz accenting the predominance of virtual worlds in ... | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
People have different reactions towards virtual worlds. One person I talked to asked, “but isn't it geared only to certain kinds of people?” This would be the inference to gamers, and people who are immersed in MMORP ...
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Exploring Oculus Rift Locations In Second Life Without The Oculus Rift » Ciaran Laval

Exploring Oculus Rift Locations In Second Life Without The Oculus Rift » Ciaran Laval | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Exploring Oculus Rift Locations In Second Life Without The Oculus Rift » Ciaran Laval http://t.co/a7t1K7WGfd
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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

5 tips for mentoring in a virtual world - Hypergrid Business | Second Life and Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
5 tips for mentoring in a virtual world
Hypergrid Business
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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