Category Archives: Virtual Worlds

Virtual World SIG adds 2 new Co-Chairs

This week the SDForum Virtual World SIG is proud to welcome 2 new Co-Chairs to the group. Frequent contributors Eilif Trondsen and Maribeth Back will be joining the SIG with a special welcome event with SDForum on July 29. Eilif … Continue reading

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Aug. 25 SIG announced: “Virtual Economies with Real Results: Entropia Universe”

I’m very happy to announce the confirmation of John Bates of Entropia Universe as our speaker for the Aug. 25 Virtual World SIG. Definitely put this on your calendar to join us in Palo Alto or online (in as many … Continue reading

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Virtual World SIG up and running on Google Lively

New browser based VW application just launched today from Google. Virtual Worlds News has a feature linked here. Virtual World SIG location is up and running so let’s meet up there. I chose the “island” room in keeping with the … Continue reading

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List of OpenSim grids

I found this list of OpenSim grids built for the Second Life ™ client. The last time  I looked there were only 2 and now there are over 20 – more  “grids” and “standalone sims” than Second Life ™ started … Continue reading

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Articles and links for July 2, 2008

Here are 3 articles for today: Gaia Online tees up its massively multiplayer online game The missing ‘links’: Looking towards an augmented reality Three steps to encourage corporate investment in virtual worlds

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Exploring Space Virtually: NASA and the Blue Mars Project on for June 23 SIG

Exploring Space Virtually: NASA and the Blue Mars Project June 23, 2008 In January 2008 NASA hosted a forward-looking conference (http://amesevents.arc.nasa.gov/virtual-worlds/) in order to explore future uses of the virtual world space.  Part of the vision is to engage the … Continue reading

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Do you feel a “virtual world winter” chill ?

There’s a great post and conversation at: http://terranova.blogs.com/terra_nova/2008/06/possibility-of.html#more by Bruce Damer asking whether we are approaching a “New Virtual World Winter”.   I’d encourage you to read the questions and join the conversation, as we’ll use these as the basis for … Continue reading

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IBM hosts 3-day Rational Software Dev. Conference at Codestation

Got word of an IBM “Meet the Experts” session being held in Second Life(tm) June 2, 3, and 4. It is part of their Rational Software Development Conference going on in Orlando, FL and sounds really interesting. It looks like … Continue reading

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“19 year-old gamer becomes mayor”

So  the headlines have been blazing about 19 year old John Tyler Hammons (Wikipedia entry) is the “gamer elected mayor”. Coverage: GamePolitics.com,  Yahoo games, Yahoo news, AP, G4TV I did a bit of searching but couldn’t find a particular gaming … Continue reading

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Thank you Gaia Online and multi-platform SIG participants!

On Monday May 5 Joe Hyrkin VP Sales and Business Development at Gaia Online presented at the Virtual World SIG. Joe gave a look at the various features and special features of Gaia Online, and we were able to ask … Continue reading

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