Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #6: Attending the Opera on FrancoGrid

Today we took a Hypergrid jump tour from jokaydiaGRID to FrancoGrid.

We attended an amazing mixed-reality live Opera on FrancoGrid.

Read on for a full transcript and photos of this beautiful event.

For more information about the Hypergrid Adventurers Club and how you can join us, please see our homepage.  You can also follow our club’s tweets at #HGAC.

For today’s special club meeting, we gathered on jokaydiaGRID and then made an immediate journey as a group to FrancoGrid.

The Opera featured a video stream of a live performance of the Real Life Opera of Rennes, as well as an opportunity to speak with the artists after the opera.   This mixed-reality event was organized by project OperaBis and Bibliothèque Francophone du Metaverse as a way to internationally share French culture in virtual worlds.

Additional performances will be happening in the coming weeks, so if you missed this one please stay tuned to OperaBis for information about future performances!

You can also follow @metopen and @Hugobiwan on Twitter to keep updated on the many events happening on FrancoGrid.

10 Hypernauts joined us in jokaydiaGRID to travel to the Opera:

Oronoque Westland
florenze kerensky
Mel Blauvelt
Balder Carousel
Jadyn Firehawk
Tara Yeats
Coyote Longfellow
Mimetic Core
Mal Burns
Pathfinder Lester

We begin on the region Pathlandia in jokaydiaGRID.

Pathfinder Lester: howdy folks
Pathfinder Lester: I see someone has left out some fancy dresses for folks needing something formal for the Opera. :)
Balder Carousel: Obviously come to the right place here
Pathfinder Lester: hi Balder. nice to meet you
Mal Burns: self is “not” wearing a dress lol
Pathfinder Lester: yeah, i was thinking of wearing a tux. but I think I’ll just wear my #HGAC T-shirt to help raise awareness of our club.
Mal Burns: good idea
Pathfinder Lester: i just got back from testing the jumps, and they all work. so we should be good.
Balder Carousel: well – hope i’m accepted in these clothes
Pathfinder Lester: Balder, you’ll be fine. :)
Balder Carousel: What kind of Opera is this?
Pathfinder Lester: here’s their website. http://francogrid.org/evenements/francogrid/110
Balder Carousel: I was looking for a “portal” to other grids – directly from this
Pathfinder Lester: Balder, there are portals around.
Balder Carousel: need to get to opensimgrid – but is not allowed through a viewer
Mal Burns: oh yes Path – I want to rez one of your direct portals in my place on RG
Pathfinder Lester: I have 2 portals on this region. 1 takes you to ReactionGrid instantly. The other takes you to MetaverseNexus grid. We’ll be using the latter one today.
Balder Carousel: anyone to osg?
Pathfinder Lester: Mal, my portals are copyable, so you could grab one and even edit the script to paste in any Hypergrid address you want. Just be sure to reset the scripts.
Mal Burns: oh ok – tried before but was no copy
Tara.Yeats: yes, definitely want to pick up a copy of your portal script, Path!
Pathfinder Lester: OSGrid is currentlly running version 1.5 of the HypeGrid protocol, and this grid is running 1.0. so can’t jump directly right now.
Coyote.Longfall: mm… I wore a tux – aren’t we going to the opera
Balder Carousel: that was what I needed
Pathfinder Lester: the gate I just rezzed should be full copy. feel free to grab a copy.
Tara.Yeats: thanks! big fun :-)
Pathfinder Lester: Coyote, yes. i’m going to wear my #HGAC T shirt tho. i want to raise more awareness of our club. :) so I’m going casual.
Coyote.Longfall: we should get floating text tags
Pathfinder Lester: Coyote, oh that’s a good idea!
Tara.Yeats: Jadyn – you mean as in nametag-itype? think I have a script for that, but may be in a different avatar’s inventory
Coyote.Longfall: yeah me too
Coyote.Longfall: I have a bunch of free scripts in SL
Coyote.Longfall: mostly they work if you copy-paste them though
Tara.Yeats: yea, I have a major collection saved on my hd, but don’t ask me to find anything! LOL
Pathfinder Lester: here, i just made a cube with a hovertext script.
Coyote.Longfall: lol
Pathfinder Lester: feel free to copy, modify, and wear if you like :)
Coyote.Longfall: for me it’s sorting through notecards in my SL inventory of over 10,000
Pathfinder Lester: ok, I’m going to hand out a notecard now
Pathfinder Lester: we need to get moving. opera starts in 27 min
Pathfinder Lester: and we want to get good seats :)
Pathfinder Lester: we’re going to make 2 hypergrid jumps
Pathfinder Lester: and 1 regular teleport
Pathfinder Lester: it’s all spelled out in that notecard

— Contents of Notecard —
Before doing any Hypergrid jumps, be sure you have set your Home location and have relogged since you set it.  If you don’t, Hypergrid jumps will not work.  This appears to be a bug.
Many people find the Imprudence viewer to be very good for using with both SL and other grids.  You can find it here: http://imprudenceviewer.org/

*** How to make Hypergrid Jumps in 4 easy steps ***
1) Open your World Map.
2) In the text box next to the Search button, enter  the Hypergrid Address.
3) Click the Search button and wait for the map to move to the jump region.
4) Click the Teleport button.

*** Our Starting Location ***
Hypergrid Address: 66.240.233.81:9001:pathlandia
Grid Location: jokaydiaGRID (Lower)
************************

Hypergrid Jump #1
Hypergrid Address: 173.14.32.59:9000:Imagine Metaverse Core
Grid Location: MetaverseNexus (Middle)

We’ll be using one of the instant Hypergates on Pathlandia.  It’s the stone archway halfway up the mountain to the North of our regular meeting circle.   Just walk up to the archway and walk through it.  You will automatically make a Hypergrid jump to 173.14.32.59:9000:Imagine Metaverse Core

For more information on how these instant Hypergates work, see:
http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2010/10/29/the-metaphor-of-portals/

Hypergrid Jump #2
Hypergrid Address: eos.francogrid.net:11200
Grid Location: FrancoGrid (Upper)

We’ll make this jump the manual way (see above “How to make Hypergrid Jumps in 4 easy steps.”

When we arrive on FrancoGrid, we will be making a regular teleport to the region “operabis.”  Open your World map, search for “operabis,” and teleport.

That’s where the opera will held.
http://francogrid.org/evenements/francogrid/110

***
jokaydiaGRID has a Newbie Dome for folks to pick up freebies that can help them get started.  If you find any good freebies in your Hypergrid travels that you’d like to share, you can put them in the Newbie Dome.   There’s currently a lack of many good outfits and items for male avatars, so it would be great if we could find more items like that to share.
— End of Notecard —

Pathfinder Lester: let’s walk to the first jumpgate now
Pathfinder Lester: pls follow me
Pathfinder Lester: i need to put some stairs there. ;)
Pathfinder Lester: ok, pls walk thru this portal.
Pathfinder Lester: for everyone to get thru
Pathfinder Lester: Jadyn, you look amazing. i love that dress
Jadyn Firehawk: :)
Jadyn Firehawk: ok here goes!

The group walks through the instant Hypergate portal on Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.

And we arrive on MetaverseNexus Grid.

Jadyn.Firehawk: yay!
Jadyn.Firehawk: what grid are we on now?
Mel.Blauvelt: easy yes?
Pathfinder.Lester: we are now on MetaverseNexus Grid
Jadyn.Firehawk: very very cool
Pathfinder.Lester: now we make 1 more Hypergrid jump
Pathfinder.Lester: open your world map
Pathfinder.Lester: In the text box next to the Search button, enter the Hypergrid Address.
Pathfinder.Lester: eos.francogrid.net:11200
Pathfinder.Lester: Click the Search button and wait for the map to move to the jump region.
Pathfinder.Lester: then click Teleport button.
Pathfinder.Lester: i will wait for you to make the jump. then i will follow
Jadyn.Firehawk: done, going now

The group makes a Hypergrid jump from MetaverseNexus Grid and arrives on FrancoGrid.

Pathfinder.Lester: yay!
Pathfinder.Lester: we made it
Jadyn.Firehawk: lol woooooooot!
Mel.Blauvelt: last tp :)
Pathfinder.Lester: yep!
Pathfinder.Lester: now it’s easy
Pathfinder.Lester: we are on FrancoGrid
Pathfinder.Lester: just open the world map and find the region “operabis”
Pathfinder.Lester: that is where the opera is happening
Pathfinder.Lester: i’ll wait for everyone to make the tp
Pathfinder.Lester: then i will follow
Jadyn.Firehawk: going now

The group makes a regular teleport to the region operbis.

Pathfinder.Lester: wow
Duxter Newman: Welcome
Chacha Guetta: coucou manon
Mal.Burns: merci Chacha
Coyote.Longfall: merci
Duxter Newman: Eddy :)
Jadyn.Firehawk: beautiful opera house
Pathfinder.Lester: c’est fantastique
Chacha Guetta: c magnifique
Tara.Yeats: If I have to comment in French, I’m in trouble! LOL
Jadyn.Firehawk: me too tara :)
Mal.Burns: lol Tara
Pathfinder.Lester: Tout le monde porte des vêtements magnifiques, aussi!
Ange Menges: english is ok, german we can have some pb
Coulaut Menges: i hope you hear the reaction of the room
Pathfinder.Lester: (http://translate.google.com is my best friend) ;)
Chacha Guetta: lol
Tao Vacano: hi
kareltje Krasker: babbler should do fine aswell
Jadyn.Firehawk: Je peux parler français maintenant, wow!


kareltje Krasker: @coulaut, to bad yhet wont be able to hear the virtual rections
Jadyn.Firehawk: heeee he
Ange Menges: fais un rebake tao
Chacha Guetta: a je suis bloquet !
Chacha Guetta: je re viens lol
Jadyn.Firehawk: comment voulez-vous dire «merci, Google,” en français?
Pathfinder.Lester: J’entends le public dans RL.
kev jenkins: oui lol
kareltje Krasker: i wonder if we can hear by the sound of the rl audience if the main-lights are dimmed
Mel.Blauvelt: Je n’ai pas de son…
ManonP Estaque: oui
florenze.kerensky: hello :)
kev jenkins: clic sur play dans la vidéo et monte le son média
Jadyn.Firehawk: i hear audience murmer sounds now, is that correct?
kareltje Krasker: video is still drapes fro me. will be be able to see the RL audience too ?
Tao Vacano: yes jadyn
Coulaut Menges: yes it’s correct
Pathfinder.Lester just realized that the curtain on the stage is actually from the live video of the RL opera. :D

The curtain goes up, and the Opera begins!

Pathfinder.Lester: Vidéo et audio sont bons pour moi. The singer has a beautiful voice!
Pathfinder.Lester: Le chanteur a une voix magnifique!

The play was beautiful.  We could hear and see the performers via the live video, and it was so much fun to follow the local chat conversations in french.  I counted 26 avatars in the audience.  10 of us were logged in via the Hypergrid, and everything went smoothly.  The server lagged a little bit (chat lag, mostly) but remained stable for the entire hour and a half of the performance.  Great work on the part of the technical support team keeping things running smoothly!

I also spotted reynald raidegrave sitting in the audience, the musician who we got to see performing a live rock show last week.  Very handsomely dressed in a tux.  And check out his fabulous shoes!

gill beaumont: on aurai du mettre l opera sur un autre server..
gill beaumont: plus puissant..
Pathfinder.Lester: Gill, son est un événement populaire. :)
Pathfinder.Lester: Si vous avez besoin d’utiliser un serveur plus puissant, c’est un bon problème à avoir. Un problème de succès. ;)
fabrice parisi: i hope our HGAC friend take good moment ?
Coyote.Longfall: ^_^
Pathfinder.Lester: fabrice, c’est merveilleux. :)

Time flew by.  The performance drew to a close, and all the artists came on stage to bow to the audience.

The crowd applauded enthusiastically.  And after the performance, the real life performers chatted via voice and text with us in the virtual audience.   This was a perfect example of how to host a successful mixed reality event.

And look below in the chat log to see where everyone in the audience came from.  All over the world.  A truly international event to celebrate French culture!

Coulaut Menges: chers amis apres le spectacle le directeur vtervenira in
Osprey Therian: /clap
Mel.Blauvelt: yay!
Tara.Yeats claps
Mimetic.Core: -applause-
Pathfinder.Lester: fantastique
MartinRJ Fayray *applaudes*
Coulaut Menges: et les artistes vont venir dialoguer avec vous
Coyote.Longfall applaudit avec enthousiasme
vinc sonic: ouf mon aplause :)
jack jacksweb: great
Tao Vacano: artist will now talk with us
Pathfinder.Lester: Coulaut, vraiment? Superb!
kareltje Krasker: excellent
Pathfinder.Lester: Une belle production. Merci, les artistes!
Mimetic.Core: This was fantastic. I’m happy to have experienced it.
Tao Vacano: now discussion between avatars and artist
jack jacksweb: y a des coupures son
Pathfinder.Lester: I would like the artists to know that there were people around the world who enjoyed their performance. I am in Boston, US.
Pathfinder.Lester: Je voudrais les artistes de savoir qu’il y avait des gens partout dans le monde qui ont apprécié leur performance. Je suis à Boston, États-Unis.
Mel.Blauvelt: Belgique, ici
kareltje Krasker: et moi je suis dans un petit vilage a cote de Amsterdam PaysBas
kareltje Krasker: felicitation a tous
Coyote.Longfall: Asheville, North Carolina, US
Tao Vacano: voila pascale je te vois ?
kev jenkins: cap d agde France :)
Tara.Yeats: US Washington state
Tao Vacano: et toi ? tu me vois
Tao Vacano: ici tu es dans la salle maintenant discussion
florenze.kerensky: US Philadelphia
Mimetic.Core: Chicago, USA
Mal.Burns: UK London
jack jacksweb: Moselle France =)
vinc sonic: Nice France :)
Pathfinder.Lester: Amazing. Tant de gens de partout dans le monde qui jouissent de cette performance.
Andora McCallen: Limoges France
Tao Vacano: marseille france
Jadyn.Firehawk: austin, texas, usa
ssm2017 Binder: Antibes France
Romain Oberon: Paris FR
Coulaut Menges: coulommiers france
Andora McCallen: Vu le manque de son, j’espèrequ’ils peuvent voir le chat :-)
Coulaut Menges: oui
ssm2017 Binder: peut etre pouvez vous parler dans le stream et nous on repond au clavier non ?
Pathfinder.Lester: J’espère qu’il y aura plus d’opéras de ce genre dans l’avenir.
Tao Vacano: pathfinder toute la saison ici
Tao Vacano: 5 operas are exptected
jack jacksweb: cool
Pathfinder.Lester: Tao, fantastique.
Coyote.Longfall: ^_^
jack jacksweb: bonsoir
Tao Vacano: oui bonsoir
kareltje Krasker: oui
kev jenkins: oui on entend bien bonsoir
Tao Vacano: oui
vinc sonic: oui
kev jenkins: oui
kareltje Krasker: ok
Pathfinder.Lester: Je tiens à remercier tous ceux qui ont rendu cet événement possible. Tout le travail technique. Merci beaucoup!
ssm2017 Binder: ca serait surement mieux d’utiliser l’audio du stream pour nous parler
vinc sonic: ah oui
jack jacksweb: tres belle voix et bravo à vous et aux autres artiste
kareltje Krasker: felecitation: how long did you need to practice to get this level of perfrmance
ssm2017 Binder: oui, bravo aux acteurs car le texte a pas l’air simple a gerer
jack jacksweb: J’ai hâte de voir le prochain spectacle…
Tao Vacano: pour une premiere ca c’est globalement bien passé
jack jacksweb: oui
kev jenkins: oui c étais super
Tao Vacano: j’ai filmé un peu dans la mesure des capacites de mon ordi
ssm2017 Binder: bravo Romain Oberon, Vinc Sonic et Fabrice Parisi pour leur travail
Jean-Paul Moiraud: J’ai fait bcp de videos
Coulaut Menges: merci tao :-)))
Coulaut Menges: et les autres
jack jacksweb: oui merci a tous
Jean-Paul Moiraud: Je vais faire un montage
ssm2017 Binder: Tao vacano aussi bien sur
Tao Vacano: je re avec autre viewer pour voice
ssm2017 Binder: quelqu’un a vu mon adaptateur dmx 5/3 ?
jack jacksweb: je vous souhaite une bonne fin de soiree …
Pathfinder.Lester: Je dois y aller aussi. Merci pour ce grand événement. Bonne soirée!
gill beaumont: bonne soirée Pathfinder
Mel.Blauvelt: Bonsoir Path

To everyone who was involved in organizing this event, thank you!

And remember, additional performances will be happening in the coming weeks, so if you missed this one please stay tuned to OperaBis for information about future performances!

You can also follow @metopen and @Hugobiwan on Twitter to keep updated on the many events happening on FrancoGrid.

So ends another excursion of the Hypergrid Adventurers Club!

-John “Pathfinder” Lester

ADDENDUM: Sel Marin wrote a nice summary of the Opera, including some video of the inworld event and a Google StreetView of the real life opera house in Rennes, France.  Hugobiwan Zolnir wrote about the process of recreating the real life opera house on FrancoGrid.  And here is a detailed overview of the entire production by Opérabis.

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