Friday, February 28, 2014

2014 EDU: The University of Idaho and the game of education.

The University of Idaho and the game of education
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The University of Idaho teaches good eating habits in a game.
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The University of Idaho


Thursday, February 27, 2014

2014 OPENSIM: PROMO: The Twitter stream about Opensim

The Twitter stream about Opensim
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Below is a Twitter stream of items mentioning Opensim.  

This post is used to create a web poster that displays the current Twitter search for Tweets about Opensim  The web poster will available on Cookie II in Kitely in a day or so after publication.  
That poster should be free to copy.  Feel free to take a copy and use it as you please.  You can change the script to show any ordinary web page, including those that show videos.
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How to: 
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  • Google search this blog: Search bar, upper left--or:
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2014 TKR: Quick solve. Systematic problem solving, the minimalist version

Quick solve.  Systematic problem solving, 
the minimalist version
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Tips on how to use a systematic method for solving problems.
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Five main parts
  • Target: What is the goal? 
  • Ideas:   What are the possibilities?
  • Choose:   What is the best way?
  • Plan: What do you have to get done?
  • Troubleshoot:  What do you do when something goes wrong?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2014 HELP: OPENSIM: Which twin has the megaregion? Copying an avatar

Which twin has the megaregion?
Copying an avatar
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Thinkerer in Second Life
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Background:  Multimondrian
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Thinkerer in Kitely
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Background:  Multimondrian
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Moving my main video projects from Second Life to Kitely is turning out to be easier than I thought.   

Monday, February 24, 2014

2014 HELP: BIZ: Find the relatives of your avatar. Celebrity Look A Like Generator.

Find the relatives of your avatar.  
Celebrity Look A Like Generator. 
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  • Avatar creators: Market your avatars by look-alikes
  • Event hosts: run look-alike contests.
  • Anybody:  What celebrity do you want to remind people of?
  • Celebrity Look A Like Generator;
  • Upload a picture of your avatar to find your celebrity look-alike;
  • Get the Top 10 matches among celebrities.
  • Could be a game--"Be the celebrity of your choice.
  • Could be a class: "Celebrity make-over."
Video-Machinima in virtual worlds
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  • Google search this blog: Search bar, upper left--or:
  • Put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms 
  • What is Second Life?
  • Annotated screen shots made with Jing
  • Creative Commons License, attribution only. 
  • Second Life, Linden, SLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc. 
  • This blog is not affiliated with Second Life or anything else. 
  • Ads are from Google 
  • Drop by my place in Second Life 
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  • Feel free to send me an IM, notecard, or friend request. 
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

2014 TKR: How to tame your mind--Ruby Wax, comedian, writer and mental health campaigner

How to tame your mind--Ruby Wax,
comedian, writer and mental health campaigner
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Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health campaigner, visits the RSA to explain how and why our busy, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and depression, and to provide ways of taming our out-of-control minds.
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Watch on YouTube
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Ruby Wax (born Ruby Wachs in 1953) is an American born, naturalised British comedian who made a career in the United Kingdom as part of the alternative comedy scene in the 1980s.
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  • Google search this blog: Search bar, upper left--or:
  • Put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms 
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  • Second Life, Linden, SLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc. 
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  • Ads are from Google 
  • Drop by my place in Second Life 
  • Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen: 
  • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/136/100/22
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

2014 STAGE: ART plays around on stage: Making Scenes, Friday, February 21st at 5pm SLT

ART plays around on stage: Making Scenes
Friday, February 21st at 5pm SLT
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Coming this Friday!  We're going to make a few scenes, though not so you'd want to call the police or be shamed in front of your neighbors.............just little ones!  
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Join Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, Rowan Shamroy and Caledonia Skytower as they read and rehearse scenes from some of your favorite movies.
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Presented live in voice, free to all residents.  Donations accepted.
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http://www.avatarrepertorytheater.org is a project of New Media Arts, Inc.
http://www.newmediaarts.org a nonprofit organization tax exempt under IRC 501(c)(3).
Donations may be tax deductible depending on your tax jurisdiction and circumstances.
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  • Ads are from Google 
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

2015 EVENTS: OPENSIM: Kitely Events Calendar

Kitely Events Calendar 

Kitely Calendar:  A project of the Kitely Community Meeting

This post is being used to create a published events calendar for Kitely.   There is a BOP (Browser on Prim) version on Cookie II, full perm, free to copy, and for sale at zero KC.   You will probably want the poster version, which displays only the calendar, not the surrounding blog text (this display is minor adjustment in texture positioning).  
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The BOPs I make available are 1 prim, full perm (at least that is what I intend), and Creative Commons license, attribution only.  The have a script that updates the post and display every 15 mins.  That re-positions the display in case someone scrolls it.    You can mod the script to set the display to another web page (such as your web site or your own calendar).
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Want to promote events?
The  calendar will be managed by Handy Low.  Handy will authorize people who produce events to post events on  the calendar.  Once you are authorized, posting your events is up to you.      The calendar, as it appears on my blog and on the BOPS, is automatically updated. 
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For authority to post events, contact Handy Low.
handy.low.systems (AT) gmail.com.  Replace the (AT) with @ 
The form above fends off email scrapers.

How to post an event on the calendar

You should get a letter saying that handy.low.systems has given you access... 
  1. Look on the left side of your Google calendar for "My calendars
  2. Click that if you don't see a list under it.  
  3. Look for "Kitely events"  in the list
  4. Hover your cursor over that and click the down arrow that appears. 
  5. Click "Create event on this calendar."
  6. Give Google the time of the event as it will be on your local time
  7. The time on the calendar should be Pacific coast time.
  8. Put the Pacific (Kitely time) in the description.   

Tips on posting an event

  • Don't assume the location field will work for a virtual place
  • Put location links in the description.  
  • Include the web address for the Kitely world
  • Be sure visitors can find the venue from their arrival point
  • Don't spam or post fake sales.  
  • Use the description to tell people why they want to come to your event.
  • Know your target market.  Talking to everybody is talking to nobody.
  • Start with what your target people are interested in.  
  • Use language that interests your target people.

Who wants to post on the calendar?

  • Performers
  • Venue managers
  • Event managers
  • Merchants who run genuine specials  

Who wants to display the calendar?

  • Welcome areas
  • Merchant districts (service to customers)
  • Entertainment venues (promote Kitely for entertainment)

Tips on posting an event

  • Don't assume the location field will work for a virtual place
  • Put location links in the description.  
  • Include the web address for the Kitely world
  • Be sure visitors can find the venue from their arrival point
  • Don't spam or post fake sales.  
  • Use the description to tell people why they want to come to your event.
  • Know your target market.  Talking to everybody is talking to nobody.
  • Start with what your target people are interested in.  
  • Use language that interests your target people.

A project of the Kitely Community Meeting

The Kitely Community Meeting meets regularly at the Kitely Welcome Center on Wednesdays at 1 PM Kitely time (US Pacific coast time) to work on plans for improving and promoting Kitely. The CEO of Kitely (Ilan Tochner) usually attends and provides updates on Kitely plans and progress.  Other identify problems and suggest improvements.  Where possible, as with the calendar, we implement improvements.    

Calendar displayed on Cookie II

Kitely Events Calendar 
Click image to enlarge
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The calendar on the right displays the blog.  The calendar on the left show the usual poster display after a little tinkering with texture positions hides everything but the calendar itself. 

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  • To find  events, scroll down to "Lables used on this Blog," click EV
  • Google search this blog: Search bar, upper left--or:
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  • What is Second Life?
  • Annotated screen shots made with Jing
  • Creative Commons License, attribution only. 
  • Second LifeLindenSLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc. 
  • This blog is not affiliated with Second Life or anything else. 
  • Ads are from Google 
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  • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/136/100/22
  • Feel free to send me an IM, notecard, or friend request. 
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2014 SEE: New Orleans, French Quarter on Kitely

New Orleans, French Quarter on Kitely
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A virtual New Orleans, the French Quarter: Bourbon Street.    Shoping, Music, History, Residential and Commercial rental properties available.  No time charges.  
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2014 BIZ: PROMO: Powered by AvayaLive Engage: Global Financial Markets Forum

Powered by AvayaLive Engage: 
Global Financial Markets Forum
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Watch on YouTube
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Published on Apr 4, 2013
For the first time in Middle East and Africa, the 2013 GFMF was made available virtually via AvayaLive Engage - an interactive forum that allows delegates who are unable to attend the event in person to do so through a virtual conferencing forum.
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  • Google search this blog: Search bar, upper left--or:
  • Put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms 
  • What is Second Life?
  • Annotated screen shots made with Jing
  • Creative Commons License, attribution only. 
  • Second Life, Linden, SLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc. 
  • This blog is not affiliated with Second Life or anything else. 
  • Ads are from Google 
  • Drop by my place in Second Life 
  • Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen: 
  • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/136/100/22
  • Feel free to send me an IM, notecard, or friend request. 
  • Thinkerer Melville/Selby Evans

Monday, February 17, 2014

2014 EVENT: Feed-a-Smile Mad Pea Celebrity Auction, NOW till Sunday, Feb. 23, 6PM SLT

Feed-a-Smile Mad Pea Celebrity Auction, 
NOW till Sunday, Feb. 23,  6PM SLT
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MadPea Productions is hosting a celebrity auction in support of Live and Learn in Kenya's Feed-a-Smile program. You can bid now or at any time before 6 pm Sunday, Feb 23.  An entertainment event will be held at on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 8AM to 6PM SLT, with a professional emcee and live entertainment.
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During the auction you can bid for the chance to win an hour with an SL celebrity (within a two week time of the auction). This hour may be spent getting a demo of their particular skill - for example, building or designing something, or a behind the scenes tour of their business - or a simple dance date where you share your time in conversation.
The goal of the Feed-a-Smile program is to raise funds to feed children in Kenya. There are 400 children in the program who are fed daily.  All 100% of donations are transferred directly to Live and Learn in Kenya International NGO Kenya to care for the children, provide education, medicine, food, shelter, and foster care.  -For more information, visit Live and Learn in Kenya International NGO Kenya 
Our goal with this event is 1,200,000L, which will feed all 400 kids in the Feed-a-Smile program for a month. We know we can reach this goal with your help.
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Contact with any questions: Bobbie Bashir
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

2014 TKR: EDU: The Power of Empathy

The Power of Empathy
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What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities. 
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Watch on YouTube
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Published on Dec 10, 2013
Voice: Dr Brené Brown
Animation: Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne) www.gobblynne.com
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  • Ads are from Google 
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Friday, February 14, 2014

2014 EVENT: STAGE: A.R.T. PLAYS AROUND: The Diaries of Adam and Eve Friday, February 14th, 5PM SLT

A.R.T. PLAYS AROUND: The Diaries of Adam and Eve:
Friday, February 14th, 5PM SLT
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Avatar Repertory's New Theater - Cookie
Finding love is never easy.  It is especially a challenge when you are the very first man, and the very first woman.  Avatar Repertory shares a different kind of Valentine this Friday, February 14th, with selections shared from the essays of Mark Twain from various works - "The Diaries of Adam and Eve."  Join Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnel, MadamThespian Underhill, and Caledonia Skytower, performing live in voice.  Fig leaves, optional.

Presented live in voice, free to all residents.  Donations accepted.
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For announcements about Avatar Repertory Theater (ART) and ART Plays Around, join  this Google+ Community: 
Avatar Repertory Theater is a project of New Media Arts, Inc., a nonprofit organization tax exempt under IRC 501(c)(3).  Donations may be tax deductible depending on your tax jurisdiction and circumstances.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

2014 ART: VIDEO: The Singularity of Kumiko by Bryn Oh Opens Feb. 14.

The Singularity of Kumiko
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Art from the virtual world of Second Life
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Published on Jan 30, 2014 by Bryn Oh

"The Singularity of Kumiko" by Bryn Oh Opening February 14th, 2014 on Immersiva in the virtual world of Second Life.  Music by Gary Jules "Mad World"
With support by a new media grant from the Ontario Arts CouncilThe Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario, Canada.
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  • Put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms 
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  • Second Life, Linden, SLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc. 
  • This blog is not affiliated with Second Life or anything else. 
  • Ads are from Google 
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

2014 EDU: KITELY: Educational resources for virtual worlds: Free. Universal Campus

Educational resources for virtual worlds: 
Universal Campus, Kitely
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Free prefab campus with classrooms, amphitheaters, and other things typical of a university campus. Creative commons license.
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Entry point 
Avatars, teleport, classrooms
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

2014 BIZ: VIDEO: Video creators of the virtual worlds, check Patreon for funding

Video creators of the virtual worlds: 
check Patreon for funding
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Patreon is persistant crowdfunding for creators such as
  • Musicians
  • YouTubers
  • Writers & Bloggers
  • Indie Gamers
  • Video Producers
  • Authors
  • Podcasters
    
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  • Not a subscription.
  • Not a paywall.
  • More like an internet tip system.
  • Product is open to everone.
  • Contributors get perquisites (perks).
  • Payments as little as one US dollar per video.
  • Contributors can limit amount per month.
See reports in 

Suggestions for using Patreon for videos.
  • Design a branding plan (name: yours, group, product).
  • If you can produce lots of content, plan several products
  • Start with one product.
  • Plan a series for that brand.  
  • Plan production rate 1-4 episodes a month.
  • Develop a plan for sharing income.
  • Develop a plan for contributor perks. 
  • Get written agreements from all participants.
  • Make a short promo (3-6 min.). Mention contributor perks.
  • Post promo on YouTube.
  • Make a pilot episode. Include promo for series.
  • Post pilot episode.  
  • Send out press release.  Mention contributor perks, offer free sample.
  • Get started on Episode 2.
  • Push promotion: interviews in SL, promo videos, promos of perks.

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  • Google search this blog: Search bar, upper left--or:
  • Put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms 
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  • Annotated screen shots made with Jing
  • Creative Commons License, attribution only. 
  • Second Life, Linden, SLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc. 
  • This blog is not affiliated with Second Life or anything else. 
  • Ads are from Google 
  • Drop by my place in Second Life 
  • Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen: 
  • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/136/100/22
  • Feel free to send me an IM, notecard, or friend request. 
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