Sunday, January 31, 2016

2016 HELP: The HGProjects revealed!

The HGProjects revealed!
Updated 9/10/2016
HGProjects is a simple, searchable name for activities aimed at encouraging the use of the Hypergrid.  These activities include promotion of activities on the Hypergrid, improvement of the software infrastructure, development of entertainment and entertainment support, improvement of onboarding support, and other things that will make the Hypergrid more attractive to more people.
  • I just made up that name to provide a simple, searchable name.  
  • Note that you can search this blog with the search bar, upper left corner
  • The Hypergrid needs more people.
  • The HGProject is my name for efforts aimed at encouraging the use of HG
  • It is a bit like a Chamber of Commerce for the hypergrid.
  • Except we don't yet do overall planning and organization.
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    Saturday, January 30, 2016

    2016 HELP: Linda Kelley is developing Clutterfly

    Linda Kelley is developing Clutterfly
    Linda Kelley is well-known for her extensive and widely distributed freebie products.  Now she is creating what will surely be the mother of all freebie zones.  There is enough content already to make the place worth a visit. 
    Look carefully
    • There is a freebie place, too.
    • And the place is adults only.  In case you did't notice. 
    Clutterfly recently moved


    Linda Kellie:
    WE ARE UP AND RUNNING ON METROPOLIS GRID!

    Clutterfly shopping can now be found at
    hypergrid.org:8002:Clutterfly Shopping  
    If you want to put a free store in please IM Snik Snoodle or myself (Shelby Moonlight) in world

    Nude beach can be found at hypergrid.org:8002:Clutterfly_Nude_Beach
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            Friday, January 29, 2016

            2016 EVENTS: Hypergrid: Upcoming: Opportunities and events, Jan. 29, 2016

            EVENTS: Hypergrid: Upcoming: Opportunities and events,  Jan. 29, 2016     
            Twice a month I gather and post information and links about upcoming opportunities and events in SL or HG. Just the ones that I think will interest my readers.  I update the post if I get new information.  If your event is not listed, mention it in the comments section of this blog. 
            • Opportunities
            • Upcoming  Events: HYPEvents
            • Regular events
            • Google+ communities and other groups
            • Calendars
            • Time conversion: put time/time zone into Google search to get your time 
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                    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

                    2016 WRITE: Literature as oral tradition. Don Quixote, Baker street. Seanchai Library 8th anniversary

                    Seanchai Library 8th anniversary 
                    celebration on LEA 9 
                    Seanchai Library is kicking off its 2016 celebration of stories and spoken word on Linden Endowment for the Arts region 9, which has been granted to the Library for the winter and spring months. 

                    Starting point
                    • The grand opening of "Crazy Eights" on LEA 9
                    • Sunday, January 31st at 1:30pm, SLT (I think)
                    • featuring Miguel de Cervantes "Don Quixote" and 
                    • the work of Seanchai founder Derry McMahon: 
                    • Don Quixote in Words and Images.
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                    Go there


                    • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/129/94/31
                    • SLurl: Double-Click to go or drag the slurl onto your viewer.
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                      Tuesday, January 26, 2016

                      2015 HG: P2P: OpenSim Treasure Hunt. Jan 31 to March 1. An HGProject

                      OpenSim Treasure Hunt.  Hunt across the Hypergrid. 
                      Jan 31 to March 1.  An HGProject 
                      A treasure hunt as wide at the Hypergrid!   Just the thing to give reason to explore the Hypergrid.  Grids and regions that participate get extra visibility and traffic.  They can give gifts with landmarks and promotional content.  Users can pick up useful gifts and can discover new HG places.  This could be a lasting institution on the HG.  
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                      Cavatina Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 1/26, 7pm SLT 

                      This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents the Cavatina, which is an Italian form dating back to the 14th century. The form has alternating rhyming and non-rhyming lines of 10 and 4 syllables. So join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Cavatina.

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                              Monday, January 25, 2016

                              2015 WRITE: P2P: Community blogging your virtual world. HGProjects

                              Community blogging your virtual world 
                              Maybe it is a grid-wide community.  Maybe it is a themed community such as sailing, railroading, or flying.  Maybe it is a venue-oriented community, promoting entertainment events.  If you want to bring in more people, promote beyond the inworld.  Promote to the outworld.  Here is how to use blogs to do that,  

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                                      Sunday, January 24, 2016

                                      2016 EDU: International immersive learning project by the Community Virtual Library: Medieval Quest








                                      International immersive learning project  
                                      by the Community Virtual Library: Medieval Quest
                                      Invited article by Valibrarian Gregg
                                      An international immersive learning project is underway in the virtual world of Second Life.  The Community Virtual Library is hosting an exhibit through collaboration with the University of Hong Kong. The goal of Medieval Quest is to explore the potential for immersive learning on a global scale.  
                                      Medieval round table 
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                                      An international immersive learning project is underway in the virtual world of Second Life.  The Community Virtual Library is hosting an exhibit through collaboration with the University of Hong Kong.  All are welcome to join this engaging global role-play project!
                                      Invited article by Valibrarian Gregg
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                                      The goal of Medieval Quest is to explore the potential for immersive learning on a global scale.  Participants are encouraged to engage at any skill level or time commitment. Learning objectives include the opportunity:
                                      • to interact with others on a global scale in a virtual learning environment, 
                                      • experience of new media for content delivery and instruction,
                                      • documentation of literature-based role-play through machinima. 
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                                              Saturday, January 23, 2016

                                              2016 HG: PROMO: The Hypergrid Welcome Center begins operation. The HGProject. BeatThis

                                              The Hypergrid Welcome Center begins operation. 
                                              The HG project.  BeatThis
                                              Recently Tom Frost proposed the development of a Hypergrid Welcome Center (HWC).  To support that effort he created a Google+ community of the same name.  Here is a report of the first development resulting from that suggestion.  Isis Ophelia has built a sim, Arcana, to serve as a HG Welcome center.  The development is ongoing.  Isis would welcome donations of freebie content suitable for newcomers
                                              Arcana arrival

                                              Go there

                                              • HG address:  arcana.hopto.org:9021
                                              • Put the HG address in the world map, next to Find.  Click Find,  TP
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                                                      Friday, January 22, 2016

                                                      2016 P2P: NEW: Wright Plaza on Osgrid. OS developers office hours, freebies

                                                      Wright Plaza on Osgrid. 
                                                      OS developers office hours, freebies
                                                      Wright Plaza on Osgrid has a lot to offer.  Probably the most important is the OpenSimulator Developers Office Hours.
                                                      Help for beginners inside the building

                                                      • Weekly OpenSimulator Developers Office Hours 
                                                      • Meets at 2pm EST every Tuesday!
                                                      • Put the line below in the World Map, next to Find.  Click Find, TP
                                                      • hg.osgrid.org:80:Wright Plaza
                                                      • Web Site
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                                                        Wednesday, January 20, 2016

                                                        2015 PROMO: HG: Stores: lose the roof, put a sign on the floor

                                                        Stores: lose the roof, put a sign on the floor
                                                        In a virtual world people fly. The also cam up to get an overview of the place.  And it does not rain.   So the roof is not just unnecessary, it cuts off a valuable promotion view.  It is there to look like the stores in the old world.  Here are some suggestions on making better use of the new world in your computer.
                                                        Roofless shows more
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                                                                Tuesday, January 19, 2016

                                                                2016 HG: NEW: Skills analysis for new people in virtual worlds and for the HGProject

                                                                Skills analysis for new people in virtual worlds 
                                                                and for HGProjects
                                                                To bring people into virtual worlds, we need to teach them how to use virtual worlds.  That means we need to specify the skills needed to use virtual worlds.  So we start with a skills analysis.
                                                                • Here I propose a straw-man version, based on my policy: 
                                                                • It does not have to be right at the start--just at the finish.   
                                                                • I will later propose some instructional plans or report on existing instruction.

                                                                Basic skills--needed by everyone

                                                                • Log on and off
                                                                • Move avatar locally: walk, fly
                                                                • View control:  Zoom, cam around
                                                                • Manage inventory
                                                                • Interact with things: Sit, stand, click
                                                                • Communicate: Typed chat, Voice, IM
                                                                • Interact with people:  Identify, find, friend 
                                                                • Avatar select, wear, adjust
                                                                • Play local music
                                                                • Teleport, ingrid and over HG
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                                                                Emotion Poem Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 1/19, 7pm SLT

                                                                This week at the Short Poetry Workshop guest host Ngagpa Writer will present Emotion Poems, which are short poems that describe emotions, good or bad. So join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Emotions.

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                                                                        Metaverse beginner help

                                                                        Monday, January 18, 2016

                                                                        2016 HG: P2P: Tips for tour travel on the Hypergrid

                                                                        Tips for tour travel on the Hypergrid 
                                                                        Tours are one way for newcomers to get acquainted with the HG.  Here are some things to know about that may make your trip easier.

                                                                        Hypergrid Tours

                                                                        At the start

                                                                        • Friend the others so you can IM them on the trip
                                                                        • Set prefs for doubleclick TP so you can TP to any place you click on.
                                                                        • Start  IM with tour leader, 
                                                                        • Get LMs for destinations
                                                                        • Find you suitcase in your inventory
                                                                        • Be sure you know how to use the people button to find nearby people
                                                                        • Know how to use the Firestorm Hop.
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                                                                                Sunday, January 17, 2016

                                                                                2016 P2P: The Drax Files: People get together

                                                                                The Drax Files:  People get together 
                                                                                A video account of people  who started using a virtual world to make a living and progressed to using it to make a marriage.  

                                                                                The mainstream media likes to point out how "living online" destroys relationships in the "real" world but for one American-Scottish couple the virtual world of Second Life became a facilitator: a conduit to finding each other's "soulmate".
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                                                                                        Metaverse beginner help


                                                                                        Saturday, January 16, 2016

                                                                                        2016 STAGE: Avatar Repertory Theater is looking for a few good voices!

                                                                                        Avatar Repertory Theater is looking for a few good voices! 
                                                                                        Avatar Repertory Theater is looking for a few good voices! Our upcoming shows scheduled so far this year:  Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona" in February, Taming of the Shrew and Titus Andronicus TBA, in OpenSim, at our Cookie II world at the Kitely grid. We'll also be starting a virtual world theater workshop series at our Cookie II world on the Kitely grid in a few months.

                                                                                        Avatar Repertory Theater is looking for a few good voices! 

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                                                                                                Metaverse beginner help




                                                                                                Friday, January 15, 2016

                                                                                                2016 EVENTS: Hypergrid: Upcoming: Opportunities and events Jan. 15, 2016

                                                                                                EVENTS: Hypergrid: Upcoming: Opportunities and events,  Jan. 15, 2016     
                                                                                                Twice a month I gather and post information and links about upcoming opportunities and events in SL or HG. Just the ones that I think will interest my readers.  I update the post if I get new information.  If your event is not listed, mention it in the comments section of this blog. 
                                                                                                • Opportunities
                                                                                                • Upcoming  Events: HYPEvents
                                                                                                • Regular events
                                                                                                • Google+ communities and other groups
                                                                                                • Calendars
                                                                                                • Time conversion: put time/time zone into Google search to get your time 
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                                                                                                      Metaverse beginner help


                                                                                                      Wednesday, January 13, 2016

                                                                                                      2016 WRITE: PEOPLE: If you want people to talk about your blog, don't lock them out

                                                                                                      If you want people to talk about your blog, 
                                                                                                      don't lock them out
                                                                                                      Do you want comments on your blog posts? Do you want people to send your post to Facebook, Goggle or other social media?  Then be sure it is easy for them to do what you want them to do. 
                                                                                                      I follow lots of blogs.   Often I want to mark a Like, send one to my Google stream, or make a comment .  Sometimes I can.  Too often I find no way to do that easily or at all.  If you are not offering your readers an easy way to comment on your blog and an easy way to pass on your article to others, you are missing a valuable way to promote your work.  

                                                                                                      I also write a blog. So I have to deal with these matters from both sides.   After the break I will offer some suggestions.  
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                                                                                                            Metaverse beginner help

                                                                                                            Tuesday, January 12, 2016

                                                                                                            2016 WRITE: BIZ: Intersections, and the legacy of Myst, writing linking books in virtual worlds

                                                                                                            Intersections, and the legacy of Myst,
                                                                                                            writing linking books in virtual worlds
                                                                                                            Intersections is a 4x4 megaregion on Kitely developed from the idea originated in Myst, that it is possible to create and visit worlds by writing about them.   Extending that idea to virtual worlds led to the creation of worlds where people can visit, explore, do things, chat with friends and enjoy in ways that go far beyond solving puzzles.  
                                                                                                            Christmas in a virtual world

                                                                                                            Go there

                                                                                                            In the original Myst

                                                                                                            • You could only go to a few spots where the images had been prepared.
                                                                                                            • You were all by yourself, alone.
                                                                                                            • You had to solve a puzzle to get back from where you went.
                                                                                                            • Myst.
                                                                                                            • 'Myst' is getting a TV series
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                                                                                                            Pirouette Short Poetry Form-Tue 1/12, 7pm SLT 

                                                                                                            This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents the Pirouette, an invented form of 10 lines with 6 syllable per line and a “turn-around.” No ballet shoes or tutu required. So join us to learn, write and share your Pirouette.

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                                                                                                            Metaverse events, current and upcoming

                                                                                                            • Next WIP show: Sun. Jan 10, Noon SLT
                                                                                                            • Fred.Beckhusen tells a lotl
                                                                                                            • Location:  world.narasnook.com:8900
                                                                                                            • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
                                                                                                            • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora

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