Monthly Archives: December 2010

My Prediction for Virtual Worlds in 2011

At the end of each calendar year, it’s common for people to offer up their predictions for the new year ahead. Such predictions are fun to make and fun to read.  Since I mostly swim in the waters of online … Continue reading

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Short Story: Part 2: “I am Anomaly”

I wrote this while sitting at home in the middle of the first blizzard of the season.  Which probably explains why there is so much snow and ice in this story. It’s a follow-up to my story “Jetpack.” I’m not … Continue reading

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Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #24+25: A Christmas Adventure on FrancoGrid

This past Sunday we made two excursions to a very special Christmas Festival on FrancoGrid. The creative force behind the festival was Nani Ferguson, who also created the amazing Pandora region we visited in a previous tour. This festival features … Continue reading

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Maps and HyperBase42: Charting the Hypergrid

The map on the left is my first attempt to summarize all the different grids and regions we’ve visited with the Hypergrid Adventurers Club.  It also shows the hypergrid routes we’ve taken in the course of our exploration. I deliberately … Continue reading

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Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #23: Exploring Nuclear Research at CERN

For today’s meeting, we explored the region CERN on New World Grid. In real life, CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research.  The instruments used at CERN are particle … Continue reading

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Encouraging Exploration: Tales of Telehubs and Hypergrid Hops

We all have a desire to explore.  It’s in our nature as human beings to seek out novel things, both the conceptual and the physical.  To be human is to be an explorer. Virtual worlds give us an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #21+22: Exploring “The Grey Inn Between”

Today we took two tours of Vanish Seriath’s standalone grid “The Grey Inn Between.” The Grey Inn was inspired by a story of “The Sandman” by Neil Gaiman, and it’s a magical place full of many beautiful creations.  Vanish gives his … Continue reading

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Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #20: Discussing web-based virtual worlds and exploring Jibe / Unity3D

At a recent club meeting, some folks mentioned they were interested in learning more about web-based virtual worlds and possibly taking a tour of one of them. So today, our discussion focused on web-based virtual worlds.  And instead of traveling … Continue reading

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Hypergrid Adventurers Club on IRC

At a recent meeting of the Hypergrid Adventurers Club we visited The Grey In Between, a beautiful standalone grid created by Vanish Seriath.  During our meeting, Vanish mentioned how it might be helpful for us to use IRC as an … Continue reading

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Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #18+19: Exploring Quebec on FrancoGrid, Discussing Content Licensing, and Discovering Crop Circles

In today’s two meetings we explored the region Quebec on FrancoGrid.  This region featured a library with interactive 3D exhibits, a planetarium with a UFO exhibit, and a replica of the Pont de Québec bridge.  We also had great discussions … Continue reading

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