Category Archives: Announcements

Hypergrid Safari – The evolution of exploration across the interconnected Metaverse

Between 2010 and 2012 I had a lot of fun organizing and running the Hypergrid Adventurers Club (HGAC) meetings.  Those were the very early days of Hypergrid connectivity in Opensim, and things often went awry during our explorations.  We all stuck together and helped … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Dobe

Our 14 year old doberman Jasper has been slowly losing mobility in his hind legs due to canine degenerative myelopathy.  He has no pain, is happy and alert and loves life.  He just stumbles a lot now because of his … Continue reading

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Giving a Virtual Worlds Lecture – April 7 @ 6pm PDT in Second Life

On Monday April 7 at 6pm PDT I’ll be giving a Virtual Worlds Lecture in Second Life. The title of my talk is “Finding the Balance between Pedagogy and Technology.”  Here’s a summary: One must always seek a thoughtful match … Continue reading

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Upcoming Conferences on Experiential Learning and Virtual Worlds: Let’s Meet!

Howdy folks, I’ll be attending these two upcoming conferences.  If you’re planning to attend either of them or if you just happen to be in town when they occur, please contact me via my about.me page if you’d like to meet up … Continue reading

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A new Automated Hypergrid Directory with Great Potential

Two of my biggest challenges when exploring Hypergrid-connected regions across the multitude of Opensim-based grids have always been: 1) finding places where people are currently visiting and 2) not wasting time trying to connect to places that are offline. And over the years, … Continue reading

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Hypergrid Adventurers Club – Visiting the Center for Global Health’s East Africa Traveler Safety Simulation

Yesterday, the Hypergrid Adventurers Club (HGAC) visited the Center for Global Health’s East Africa Traveler Safety Simulation.   About 20 of us made the voyage, initially gathering at JokaydiaGrid and then travelling together as a group.  This was the first HGAC trip … Continue reading

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Rebooting the Hypergrid Adventurers Club and Thanking Latif Khalifa

If you’re a fan of the Hypergrid, you should definitely check out the new 1.8.3 release of the Singularity viewer for OpenSim and Second Life. In particular, take a look at this section in the update notes.  The fact that it … Continue reading

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Getting Real World Terrains into OpenSim: A Tutorial by Brian A. White

This is recreation of a blog post by Brian A. White.  Brian’s blog went offline sometime in 2009, and recently it was suggested that someone republish this useful tutorial to make sure it can be found by search engines and … Continue reading

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How to convert a prim-based object in Second Life or Opensim into a mesh object on your hard drive using the Singularity viewer

This is pretty cool. The most recent version of the Singularity viewer (version 1.8.1) adds a particularly interesting feature: Wavefront (.obj) and Collada (.dae) Export by Apelsin, Inusaito, and Latif Khalifa – Allows export of your creations into Blender, Unity3D and … Continue reading

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Heisenberg and Schrodinger are driving down the highway…

Heisenberg and Schrodinger are driving down the highway.  Suddenly, they see police lights in the rearview mirror.  After pulling over to the side of the road,  two policeman walk up to their car. “Do you have any idea how fast … Continue reading

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