Monthly Archives: September 2009

How to improve your vocabulary and increase virtual world adoption

Those of us who use virtual worlds in our daily life know that one of the many obstacles to acceptance of new tools and methods is simply the unfamiliar terminology.  We constantly have to update our vocabulary as perception and … Continue reading

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Control Second Life interiors through HTTP

Just learned about a new function to control Second Life interiors through HTTP blog coverage via: http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2009/09/obscure-house.html example http://open.myartsonline.com/http-in/ SLURL http://slurl.com/secondlife/LOL/12/34/56 video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=floaf4WyvuI documentation http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/LSL_http_server examples http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/LSL_http_server/examples more http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/User:Opensource_Obscure [-Bob Ketner]

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Virtual World SIG friend Bruce Damer discusses artificial life in NYT article

Virtual World expert (http://www.digitalspace.com/)  historian (http://www.vwtimeline.com/) and presenter at our Virtual World  SIG (http://digitalmediasig.com/bruce-damer-mar-26-2007/)  Bruce Damer was featured 9/29 in a New York Times article by Dan  Markoff. Article here: (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/science/29grid.html) Article is about Bruce’s project and PhD subject, his … Continue reading

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Virtual Worlds in 2020 Workshop – call for input

We will be hosting an event on Oct. 13 “Virtual Worlds in 2020” in Palo Alto. Here’s an input form where you can send input to this interactive workshop: (http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=cjh3ZGJIZjU4WnVKQVZGVEJWUlpLcHc6MA..) In particular it would be great to involve forward looking … Continue reading

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Eight Reasons to attend ISMAR 2009

Just got word that early ISMAR Registration has been extended to September 25, 2009 Here are the top 3 … no make that top 8 reasons you should not miss it! 1. Hands-on demonstrations of the latest augmented reality (AR) … Continue reading

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Take the Virtual World Roadmap Survey (closes Friday)

Hello! Our friends over at the Virtual Worlds Roadmap (http://virtualworldsroadmap.blogspot.com/) would like to ask for your input in their new Virtual World Roadmap Survey The Virtual World Roadmap is a non-profit group and is conducting the survey in order to: … Continue reading

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Augmenting Reality and Revenue: Mobile, Sensors, Location and Layers Sept. 9 at 630PM

SDForum’s Emerging Tech SIG (http://www.sdforum.org/etsig) will be doing an event on augmented reality topic on Sept. 9 at 630PM (Presentation starts at 7PM). Our very own Virtual World SIG Co-Chair Maribeth Back will be co-presenting! Join us in Palo Alto … Continue reading

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