Category Archives: Virtual Worlds

My Keynote at e-LEOT 2014 – “Augmented Mind: The Evolution of Learning Tools from Language to Immersive Reality”

The 1st International Conference on e-Learning, e-Education and Online Training is being held September 18-20 in Bethesda, Maryland.  This conference will assess a wide range of progressive ideas for the future of e-Learning, focusing on the idea of technology as a … Continue reading

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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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Brief Thoughts on Ebbe’s Keynote at VWBPE 2014 in Second Life

It was good to hear Ebbe Altberg, Linden Lab’s new CEO, speak at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2014 Conference in Second Life today. Ebbe addressed a number of pain points with the educator community in Second Life and brought some healthy … 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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Quick Thoughts about a mobile version of Second Life: SL Go

I tried out SL Go today. Wow, it’s beautiful and fast. Seriously impressive from a technical perspective. Could definitely make mobile a more viable access point for Second Life users. And beyond simply viable, I can imagine new ideas for … 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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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013 – My Presentation and My Thanks to Everyone Involved

This past weekend I attended and spoke at the very first OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC13).  It was an amazing event full of outstanding presentations, great networking opportunities, and spectacular venues with tons of attendees.  It was also truly remarkable to … Continue reading

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How to create multiuser networked events in Jibe and Unity3d using iTween

In Jibe 2.0 we’ve included an easy system that gives you the power to use iTween to create multiuser networked events. This allows you create shared experiences between avatars using interactive and complex object animations. Watch my tutorial to learn … Continue reading

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Breakdown of Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset and Integrating with Unity3d and Jibe

I’m eagerly awaiting my own developer version of the Oculus Rift, which should arrive in about a month. My plans are to immediately start working on how to best integrate it with Jibe and Unity3d. In particular, our newly released Jibe 2.0 has a … Continue reading

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