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Summary of ReactionGrid’s ISTE SIGVE presentation in Jibe

ISTE SIGVE (International Society for Technology in Education – Special Interest Group for Virtual Environments) is a group of educators, administrators, and educational technologists who are interested in the development of 3D Virtual Environment platforms for connection and collaboration. They … Continue reading

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Railing Against the Gods: The Unfortunate Metaphor of Virtual World Administrators

Metaphors are powerful tools. Our minds instinctively grasp for metaphors as a way to more easily understand and classify novel situations. But some metaphors are more deeply resonant than we may initially suspect. Which can sometimes lead to unexpected and … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Meeting in the Physical World: Evocative Artifacts

MIT’s Technology Review recently published an article on how CardCloud Spells the End of Physical Business Cards. As someone who spends most of their professional life immersed in the online world, I tend to agree that physical business cards are … Continue reading

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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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Avatars in the Boardroom – A Presentation at Tuck School of Business

I recently visited Tuck School of Business and gave a lecture on virtual worlds. You can read all about it on the ReactionGrid blog.    

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Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #31+32: A Message in a Bottle for StaminaGrid

For this Sunday meeting, we made a couple very special excursions on the Hypergrid. Instead of discovering strange new worlds and interesting new creations, we found an empty and vacant place. So we left a message in a bottle.

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The next 4 meetings of the Hypergrid Adventurers Club will be hosted by Vanish Seriath

I’ll be offline for a week starting Jan 12.  So I won’t be around to host the next four meetings of the Hypergrid Adventurers Club. But the show must go on! Vanish Seriath frequently attends our club meetings, and he has … Continue reading

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