Monthly Archives: March 2011

An Obscured Opportunity: Opensim and Content Creators

Opensim is a compelling platform for virtual world development.  And some new technologies have recently popped up that could potentially make Opensim even more compelling. Tipodean has launched a preview of their web-based viewer.  And Kitely just opened its doors … Continue reading

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Encouraging Exploration in Virtual Worlds: The Subtle Power of Sound (and chickens)

One of the most beautiful qualities of virtual worlds is that they are perceptually immersive. By simulating environments that mirror reality, virtual worlds can evoke in us a surprisingly strong sense of place and space.  We feel like we’re “really … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Unity Asset Store

It’s important for people to identify their own talents and cultivate them whenever possible. And likewise, it’s important for people to realize where they lack talent. Personally, I’m terrible at 3d content creation. I’ve tried very hard to learn various … Continue reading

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New Group to discuss Virtual Worlds on the Web using Unity3d and Jibe

I’ve just started a new Google Group for folks interested in creating virtual worlds on the web using Jibe and Unity3d.   You can join it here. Unity3d is a very popular professional game development platform for creating 3d environments. … Continue reading

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Augmented Cities and Dreaming Wisely

Technology has amazing potential to help us be more human.  And with virtual worlds, we have the ability to shape our embodiment and create environments that convey a great deal of emotional bandwidth.  There are many challenges in building such … Continue reading

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My Office Hour in your Browser

We’ve been working very hard at ReactionGrid on our virtual world platform called Jibe. Jibe is a great way to give people access to virtual worlds through a web browser, and future versions will support mobile devices and even game … Continue reading

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Special Hypergrid Adventurers Club Meeting – March 13: Exploring Hypergrid 1.5

The Hypergrid Adventurers Club has its home on the region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.  That’s where we start all our meetings, and where we begin our jumps to other grids on the Hypergrid. Our challenge right now is the fact that … Continue reading

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