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Virtual SarVana
Features 3D immersive virtual worlds information, personalities, destinations, events, case studies, and resources about Second Life and OpenSimulator-generated environments. The featured content was curated through the "Real to Virtual; Real to Virtual" network of several 3D virtual worlds avatars... Sally Cherry (Kitely); SarVana Haalan (Second Life); and Sarvana Cherry (OpenSim).  This resource site, "Virtual SarVana" is maintained by real life Sally S. Cherry, BS, MT(ASCP) whose vision is focused on "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real" experiences . You are encouraged to bookmark and visit this site often because content is added on a regularly basis. Learn more at: http://Real2Virtual2Real.com
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New theme announced for 2020 Relay For Life of Second Life –

New theme announced for 2020 Relay For Life of Second Life – | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it

On Monday 8th July the new theme was officially announced for the 2020 Relay For Life of Second Life season. With 70% of the vote (166 votes) here it is... GAME ON, CANCER! The Cure Starts Here! The 2019 Relay For Life of Second Life season was amazing with $238,900 being raised.

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Congratulations on a successful 2019 Relay For Life of Second Life!

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show #224: women in vws | the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley]

show #224: women in vws | the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley] | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
today a talk with two fantastic and creative women from different virtual worlds: isabelle cheren from sl and xaos princess from hifi [both by the way dabbling in sansar as well]. topic at hand?enforcing the rules, in a just and democratic way, which - to put it mildly - is a huge challenge baked…...
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Virtual Outworlding: 2019 NEW: Considering virtual worlds? Considering Hypergrid? Here is information you may want

Virtual Outworlding: 2019 NEW: Considering virtual worlds? Considering Hypergrid? Here is information you may want | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
Virtual worlds are readily available and (on OpenSim) at low cost. For some areas of interest, there are existing communities that can help you get started. For example, there is a large and active educational community.
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Since 2009, I have enjoyed my building; business; and social experiences within various virtual worlds generated by Opensimulator.

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One Billion Rising 2019 Starts Tomorrow In Second Life –

One Billion Rising 2019 Starts Tomorrow In Second Life – | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
The 7th annual Second Life One Billion Rising event starts at 12am SLT on Thursday 14th February 2019. The event will be held on four OBR regions on the map and it's expected there will be a large gathering this year. The event lasts for 24 hours featuring many DJs, performances, poetry and much more. The main…
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The Drax Files Radio Hour LIVE from the Virtual Black History Museum in Second Life

Multistreaming with https://restream.io/ Join Drax and Jo Yardley at 10am in SL or watch here. Edited show will be on the podcast at http://draxfiles.co
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OpenSim land area and active users up –

OpenSim land area and active users up – | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
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So exciting to create, promote, work, and socialize as an OpenSim resident...

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Brand Advocacy Campaigns that Rocked Social Media

Brand Advocacy Campaigns that Rocked Social Media | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
Brand advocacy campaigns can be simple or elaborate, but whatever the case, in the end, they must get people talking positively about the brand.
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Brand Advocacy Campaigns that Rocked Social Media

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2017 WW: Cybalounge building: Gluing a compound object, cloning and moving it

2017  WW:  Cybalounge building:  Gluing a compound object, cloning and moving it | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
Tutorial on how to make a compound object in Cybalounge and the main reasons why we would want to do that.
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2017 WW: Cybalounge building: Gluing a compound object, cloning and moving it

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Latest New Sansar Videos – July 2017 Update

Latest New Sansar Videos – July 2017 Update | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
During the past week three new videos of Sansar Creator Preview have been uploaded on the official Sansar YouTube channel. Sansar Creator Preview will open to the public sometime before the end of the summer. If you have missed any of the latest Sansar videos then you can watch them all below. The latest three…
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Still exploring Sansar...

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2017 WW: EDU: Demo web-world for education and presentations

2017 WW: EDU: Demo web-world for education and presentations | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
A hypertext presentation setup is displayed in my nonprofit web-world. It is a web-walk, a little like power-point, but instead of bullet points, I use web-pages arranged as a walkway. As a presentation, I would walk along and offer integrating comments about each panel. People can click on a panel and read the detail. I don't have to talk much and that leaves more time for questions.
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2017 WW: Web-world: Marketing. Selling your product in 3 dimensions.

2017 WW:  Web-world:  Marketing.  Selling your product in 3 dimensions. | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
Introduction to web-worlds as a marketing tool. A web page you can walk into. You can bring the family. Even if they live in five different states. You can talk with the family in voice or in typed chat. You and everyone else can walk around the product. Or all though it if it is a house, garden, motor home or anything people usually walk though
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Awesome!

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How to win at virtual reality marketing –

How to win at virtual reality marketing – | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
Low-cost virtual reality viewers — some made out of cardboard — are a minimal investment from consumer standpoint or from a company who would like to distribute their virtual reality experiences themselves. A user...
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show #151: mental health in a virtual world

show #151: mental health in a virtual world | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
one day full of wonderful panel discussions and presentations in #vr about mental health and related fields >>> only in second life indeed. we talk to virtual ability team members and two lecturers: below more info: our guests diana anderson, karen davison, iskye silverweb, gentle heron and eme capalini https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZKC4R81zzc the full program of the…
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OpenSim users split about impact of Firestorm fork – Hypergrid Business

OpenSim users split about impact of Firestorm fork – Hypergrid Business | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago, the Firestorm team announced that they planned to split the Second Life and OpenSim versions of their popular virtual world viewer. “This means we can now issue updates for Second Life and updates for OpenSim independently of each other,” wrote Jessica Lyon, CEO and project manager of the Phoenix Firestorm Project. “It also makes it a lot easier for us to develop for Second Life without worrying about backwards compatibility with OpenSim, and to develop for OpenSim without concern about SL compatibility. Everyone wins!” The new Second Life-specific release is available for download here. Information about that release is here. If you now go to the Firestorm Downloads page, you will see two different download links — one for Second Life, and one for OpenSim. Firestorm isn’t the first development team to create an OpenSim-specific viewer. “The Xmir grid is right now serving as a test-grid for development of the Dayturn viewer for OpenSim,” Xmir founder Geir Nøklebye told Hypergrid Business. “It originally was called KokuaOS, branched by me in early 2016 to better account for the growing differences in code between OpenSim and SecondLife.” The Dayturn viewer is being actively developed. The team released Dayturn 2.1.4 MacOS version two weeks ago, with support for Bento and animated mesh. At the same time, the team released the Dayturn 1.4.4 version for Windows, also with Bento and animated mesh support, in both RLV and non-RLV versions. Bento is a Second Life feature which adds new bones, joints and attachment points to Second Life avatars, making them look more realistic. RLV stands for “restrained life viewer” and is useful for some roleplaying situations. “It is still possible to log on to Second Life with the viewer, but barely, and one of these days it will not work there anymore,” said Nøklebye. “So Second Life functionality such as Pathfinding and the integrated marketplace will be removed as there are no OpenSim equivalents.” Another popular viewer for OpenSim is Singularity, which also currently supports both Second Life and OpenSim. Singularity’s most recent update was in January, when it added Bento support. The Singularity viewer automatically hides Second Life-related menu items when it’s used to access OpenSim grids. What do you need to do? If you are an OpenSim user, stick with the current release of Firestorm, which supports both platforms, until an OpenSim-specific release comes out. If you are an OpenSim grid owner, make sure your viewer download link points to the right page. If you also use Second Life, keep using the older Firestorm release that supports both until the new OpenSim-specific release comes out. At that point, you can install the new Second Life-release and they will be able to co-exist on the same machine because they’ll be in different directories. You will need to switch between two separate viewers to access both platforms. I’ve contacted Jessica Lyon to find out when all this will happen, but as of this writing, she hasn’t gotten back to me. I’ll update the story if she does. Does everyone really win? There will be two main negative effects on the OpenSim community. First, OpenSim users who also use Second Life will have to install and use two separate viewers. Second, Second Life-specific features won’t become automatically available in OpenSim. While it might not make sense to have Second Life-only features in an OpenSim viewer, the practical effect is that it encourages developers to add those features to OpenSim. Otherwise, Firestorm developers won’t put those features into their OpenSim viewer because OpenSim doesn’t have them, and OpenSim developers won’t add the features to the OpenSim server code because they don’t have a viewer to test those features with. “Viewer changes and new features have always ‘pulled along’ OpenSim server-side changes to include those in after the viewer capabilities became available,” said Austin Tate, director of the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute at the University of Edinburgh. Also known as “AI Austin” in-world, he runs the Openvue and AiLand OpenSim grids. “We could end up with a chicken and egg situation,” he told Hypergrid Business. Having two different viewers for OpenSim and Second Life will also create problems for his grid’s users. “Our users are typically University staff, students and visitors to our regions, some occasional virtual world users, even first-time users joining for specific events like project reviews, interviews, online meetings,  virtual graduations, etcetera,” he said. “Users may access both Second Life and OpenSim. We need to ensure an easy set up is available for access and don’t want to have much difference in the viewer used.  Firestorm has served well to give a single viewer we can recommend to all users and give simple setup instructions for access to both Second Life and OpenSim.” Cautious optimism Many OpenSim users are looking forward to the new OpenSim-specific viewer since there’s a possibility that it will create opportunities to allow for functionality that only exists in OpenSim, separate from the OpenSim codebase. “Hopefully they also do some viewer changes, like buying money icon on the top of the viewer. when you click on it it takes you to a Second Life conversion,” Tangle Grid owner Leslie Kling told Hypergrid Business. “That doesn’t work for OpenSim. And cause it is written in the code we can’t direct it to the right location. Little things like that will go a long way to make Firestorm nicer to use both from an OpenSim grid point of view and the customers.” Some OpenSim users already use two separate viewers for Second Life and OpenSim, and won’t see any difference. “I had to use both the Second Life and Second Life plus OpenSim versions as I upload mesh into Second Life,” said Steve Stewart, also known in-world as Chris Tranquility. Alexsandro Pomposelli, owner of the AviWorlds grid, suggested that separate viewers might actually improve the user experience because of occasional clashes between the two different platforms. “When a player uses one viewer for both Second Life and OpenSim, it often causes conflicts with images, textures, and so on,” he said. “By having two separate viewers, it will minimize this problem or end it altogether. So I am happy about this.” “I believe myself that a separate OpenSim viewer made by the Firestorm team is warranted and would benefit as long as it is properly maintained by the Firestorm people,” said Kazuko Yoshida, owner of TheKaz Grid. “Firestorm is the best viewer around as it contains current tech and it has all the management goodies in it.” Firestorm is also the best viewer for Linux users, said Cnayl Rainbow, spokesperson for the Quintonia grid. “Firestorm is the only viewer I have actually managed to get to work out of the various options,” Rainbow told Hypergrid Business. Having a separate viewer download may also make life easier for new OpenSim grid residents, Rainbow added. “I do know there has been confusion when people try to set up an OpenSim account as Firestorm tends to direct them towards Second Life so, in theory, splitting them at least will fix that hitch.” However, it all depends on how committed the Firestorm developers are to supporting OpenSim, said Rainbow. “I think it’s great,” said Anna Lorentzson, CEO of Digital kittens and owner of the 2Worlds2Go grid. “OpenSim is still a good, simple and very stable platform. More users and a good community — better and more than High Fidelity and Sansar.” “Many of us are glad this has happened,” said Edward Hill, owner of the RB Virtual Farm grid. “Now OpenSim will get better attention and not always about Second Life.” OpenSim-specific viewers may also help protect the platform against the future, said Vincent Sylvester, CEO of Zetamex Network, an OpenSim hosting company. “You can also never know what the future brings and when Second Life might finally pull the plug,” he told Hypergrid Business. “Who then remains to develop viewers essentially for OpenSim only? And that is the bigger question. More so since Second Life is now incredibly dated, overpriced and has less and less advantages. I would even go as far to say from a technical point of view OpenSim is already superior and more current than Second Life is, all while being less expensive and with features and freedoms Second Life lacks.” In fact, he said, there is a current surge of Second Life residents moving to OpenSim. Another positive aspect of separating the two viewer versions is that Firestorm developers will now be free to add OpenSim-specific features without worrying about breaking compatibility with Second Life, he said. An OpenSim-specific viewer could mean better compatibility with OpenSim or new features being added. “It could also mean the opposite, less updates and stagnation, if OpenSim is deemed dead,” he said. OpenSim currently has far fewer active users on the public grids than Second Life does, though there is no way to count the number of users on private grids, such as those runs by schools and universities. “The future will show whether this was a positive thing for OpenSim or not,” he said. “Until then, there is no reason to project any — positive or negative — outcome to this, even if there are plenty of grounds to read things into it and I would very much dislike seeing reports in either direction at such an early time as that, itself, could shape the future potentially negatively, which is the least anyone wants.”
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Virtual Outworlding: 2019 #VWEDU: Bring the virtual campus into the school: Kitely custom viewer login page

Virtual Outworlding: 2019 #VWEDU: Bring the virtual campus into the school: Kitely custom viewer login page | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
Every virtual world has a entry page: a flat web page that gets the users grid identity information and displays promotions, and announcements, Schools do not like to send their students to a web page that is promoting games, adult content, or sexy clothes.
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One Billion Rising in Second Life

One Billion Rising takes place in Second Life on 14th February 2019 from 00.00 to 23.59.
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Staying Fit on the Treadmill at Paradise Delight II (R2V2R Video #01)

Staying Fit on the Treadmill at Paradise Delight II (R2V2R Video #01) is our first "Real 2 Virtual 2 Real (R2V2R)" Exercise Companion Video.
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Woot, Woot!!! So excited about releasing one of my Real 2 Virtual 2 Real Videos, "Staying Fit on the Treadmill at Paradise Delight II". It may be just under seven (7) minutes but it required a lot of real life and virtual-based minutes to produce it. In the video, my Kitely-based avatar aka "Sally Cherry" is working out at the virtual-based Paradise Spa that I created and accessorized along with the beachfront retreat and campgrounds, "Paradise Delight II". Oh, the avatar is watching a real life YouTube running video which shows how easy videos can be used within a virtual-based environments. The video is a by-product of the ongoing virtual-based experience inspired by my vision of "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real". I interpret my vision as "the bi-directional integration of real life and 3D immersive virtual worlds to enhance information sharing; training and collaborative networking". My 3D immersive virtual world exploration; learning and skills-building started in 2008 within the 2D virtual world community, Metaplace. Over the years, it has evolved into a diverse network of 3D immersive virtual world projects pertaining to HIV/AIDS awareness; STI laboratory training; nonprofits; medical laboratory science careers; networking; public health; and other topics of interest. The "Staying Fit on the Treadmill at Paradise Delight II" video is just one of the numerous videos recorded during my virtual-based explorations. As with all of the other videos, it was created and produced by yours truly, Sally S. Cherry with the assistance of an 3D virtual-based avatar and various video recording software. You are invited to watch the video, Like it (if you desire to do so) and/or leave your comments. Stay tuned for more videos!
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Experiencing 3D Immersive Virtual Worlds: Opensimulator-generated | Facebook

Vision: "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real (R2V2R)"
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Focus: Integration of 3D Immersive Virtual Worlds within real life projects and activities pertaining to laboratory training; medical laboratory career promotion; public health awareness; HIV/AIDS awareness; professional networking; and social media marketing. http://cherrynetwork.weebly.com/virtual-worlds.html

Since 2008, I have been exploring, building, sharing information and networking in several 2D/3D virtual worlds with the assistance of various computer-generated avatars. Although I started within a 2D virtual world known as Metaplace, I migrated to the 3D virtual world of Second Life with a small band of colleagues in 2010. After the relocation and a feasibility study, the first phase of Ms. BugLady's Training Laboratory and Lab Career Center was designed and built with the help of my Second Life avatar, SarVana Haalan. As the OpenSimulator software became more stable, I relocated the “Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Recruitment Project" to various Opensimulator grids... JokaydiaGRID (education and the arts) and Kitely (virtual worlds on demand). 

This album will feature various virtual spaces and projects that I have designed, developed and built as well as events that I have attended within my 3D virtual world communities. Since this virtual-based venture has been self-funded since the very beginning, additional funding and/or sponsors are being sought to sustain the 3D immersive virtual laboratory and public health awareness projects. You are invited to visit my 3D virtual community and explore it as another platform for sharing information; training, educational projects; entertainment venues; role playing; book signings; and community-building activities... https://www.kitely.com/virtual-world/Sally-Cherry/CHARE-Village

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Focus and vision of Ms. BugLady continues: Integration of 3D Immersive Virtual Worlds within real life projects and activities pertaining to laboratory training; medical laboratory career promotion; public health awareness; HIV/AIDS awareness; professional networking; and social media marketinghttp://cherrynetwork.weebly.com/virtual-worlds.html

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Funded PhD: Exploring Virtual Worlds with Disabled Communities

Funded PhD: Exploring Virtual Worlds with Disabled Communities | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
The Creative Social Network
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Indeed inspiration for my 3D immersive virtual world project, "Virtual STI Laboratory Training, Lab Career Recruitment and Retention (VLTC) Project”

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Educators make lemonade with Virtual Worlds –

Educators make lemonade with Virtual Worlds – | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
Educators are using virtual worlds, but not in the way they had used them in the past, and not in the same numbers. What you see now is a more selective and targeted use...
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Educators make lemonade with Virtual Worlds...

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OpenSim reaches 80, 000 regions for the first time

OpenSim reaches 80, 000 regions for the first time | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
On Sunday 16th July Hypergrid Business reported that the OpenSim land area surpassed 80, 000 regions for the first time. This is a new record for sure and the number of OpenSim regions is still set to rise in the months ahead breaking new records. It's going to take time to reach the 100, 000…
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2017 HELP: Fractal Terrain on Open Simulator

2017  HELP:  Fractal Terrain on Open Simulator | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
A scripted prim on Kitely Market terraforms your land into Fractal Landscapes by using the same mathematical method as use in movie production to make landscapes.
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A much-needed landscaping tool!

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2017 VIDEO: Simple video editing with Shotcut, for virtual worlders

2017 VIDEO:  Simple video editing with Shotcut, for virtual worlders | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it
Instructions for simple editing of a video file captured in a virtual world. How to pick out the good parts and put them together in a video.
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A much-needed virtual video editing tool...Shotcut!

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2016 WRITE: Writers of the Hypergrid. Creative Collaboration.

2016 WRITE:  Writers of the Hypergrid.  Creative Collaboration. | Virtual SarVana | Scoop.it

People with common interests can work together over the internet in virtual worlds. With a little imagination, it is like a face-to-face meeting. And writers have more than a little imagination. I am proposing a creative collaboration writers group on the Hypergrid. The initial activity of this group might be a regular meeting in which we do cold reads of dialogs written by members of the writers community.

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Excellent vision... a creative collaboration writers group on the Hypergrid!

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Hypergrid Chamber of Commerce to hold first meeting next week –

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What an exciting time in the 3D immersive virtual world community!!!

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