Monthly Archives: March 2015

Castle in Spring on Ailand

It is now Spring on the Castle region on the Opensim-based AiLand grid. [Visit via hop://ai.vue.ed.ac.uk:8002/Castle/215/145/103] “Epic Castle” is a nice demonstration of a complex mesh model that can be imported into OpenSim, and saved as an OpenSim Archive (OAR) … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse 2015

The 20th March 2015 solar eclipse path of totality passed just north of the British Isles and directly over the Faroes. In Edinburgh the eclipse started at 08:30 with a maximum of 93.2% of the Sun’s disk covered at 09:35 … Continue reading

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Virtual World Best Practice in Education 2015

The 8th annual Virtual World Best Practice in Education (VWBPWE 2015) conference took place from March 18th to 21st 2015 in Second Life and on the OpenSimulator-based Avacon Grid. The inbuilt Vivox voice setup was used in Second Life, as … Continue reading

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Ringworld in Celestia

I have previously written in a blog post about the wide range of educational space and spaceflight simulators that have been created by educators, scientists and open source user communities. One of these was Celestia and its many educational and … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 in Celestia

I have previously written in a blog post about the wide range of educational space and spaceflight simulators that have been created by educators, scientists and open source user communities. One of these was Celestia and its many educational and … Continue reading

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Discovery at Io in Celestia

I have previously written in a blog post about the wide range of educational space and spaceflight simulators that have been created by educators, scientists and open source user communities. One of these was Celestia and its many educational and … Continue reading

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FCVW-2015

The Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds (FCVW) held its 2015 conference (FCVW-2015) in an OpenSim grid run by the MOSES/US Army Simulation Technology and Training Center (STTC) in Orlando, Florida with assistance from AvaCon. The opening keynote was given by … Continue reading

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Supercar in Celestia

http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/~bat/GA/supercar-celestia.html I have previously written in a blog post about the wide range of educational space and spaceflight simulators that have been created by educators, scientists and open source user communities. One of these was Celestia and its many educational … Continue reading

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International Rescue – Thunderbirds

Gerry Anderson who created Supercar and Fireball XL5 (which feature in my own interests and blog posts) produced a range of TV shows for children (and others) especially using puppets, but also live action shows, and more recently had been … Continue reading

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Coursera AI Planning MOOC Statistics 2015

This post shows data for the Coursera AI Planning MOOC 2015 session taught by Gerhard Wickler and Austin Tate of the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. The MOOC ran from January to March 2015 and remains open … Continue reading

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