Category Archives: OpenVCE

ISCRAM Distinguished Service Award for Gerhard Wickler

Congratulations to Gerhard Wickler of AIAI at the University of Edinburgh who was presented with the Distinguished Service Award at ISCRAM 2011 in Lisbon on 11th May 2011. Gerhard has been very active in the International Community on Information Systems … Continue reading

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ScotlandIS Go-Karting Tournament – 25th March 2011

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Trans—~Formation

Trans—~Formation is a trans-media virtual environment interpretation, created by 3 artists and one virtual world avatar, of a formation of modular kinetic objects along with accompanying music and images.  It was originally created in November 2007 by Austin Tate and … Continue reading

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NewVue and NewVCE on New World Grid

The welcome region on new World Grid has teleport posters to get to NewVue (the OpenSim-based Virtual University of Edinburgh region on New World Grid) and NewVCE (the OpenVCE region on New World Grid).

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New World University

The New World University has opened on the OpenSimulator-based New World Grid using the OpenVCE 3D virtual world asset base.

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Tests of Mesh Import to Second Life Beta Grid and OpenSim 0.7.1 Live Grid

Tests on 26-Oct-2010 of Mesh import to Second Life Beta Grid and live 0.7.1 OSGrid using current SL Viewer Beta 2.2 for Mesh Support. See http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Mesh for more information. Tested successfully on both grids with very simple meshes and plain coloured … Continue reading

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Hypergrid Adventurers Club – First Adventure

The first meeting of the Hypergrid Adventurers Club involved 24 intepid adventurers risking all by crossing OpenSimulator-based hypergrid enabled grids and regions. For a full report see http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2010/10/25/hypergrid-adventurers-club-meeting-1/  

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OSGrid 0.7.1 Upgrade – Wright Plaza OpenSim Dev Meeting

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OpenSim and Viewer on a USB key

See http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2010/10/07/a-virtual-world-in-my-hands-running-opensim-and-imprudence-on-a-usb-key/

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Second Life “Display Names” coming in September 2010

A common issue for collaborative uses of Second Life is the inabilty to select a real name or show it efrectively alongside an avatar in Secod Life.  This is about to change.  Unique usernames and “display names” will now be … Continue reading

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Googe Wave a Goner

Google has said they will not continue development of Google Wave. See http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/update-on-google-wave.html From our perspective it was just too difficult and very slow to use. Though its ideas were good and it did allow some forms of shared media, … Continue reading

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Test of Opensim 0.7 Hypergrid 1.5 between Openvue and GermanGrid

Met up with the guys at the bar on German Grid for a beer – and test of Hypergrid 1.5 in Opensim 0.7  

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Testing Vivox Voice in Google Wave for OpenVCE.net

Vivox voice services are used in Second Life already, and give high quality spatialised sound for such environments.  See http://www.vivox.com. A “Vivox Voice Gadget” is available to add voice facilities into a Google Wave. See: http://wave-samples-gallery.appspot.com/about_app?app_id=133002 http://www.wextensions.com/2010/03/31/wave-gadget-vivox-voice/#more-1023 Introductory  Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01hvGFag_uM … Continue reading

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PMESII Tools Wiki Entry

The OpenVCE.net Wiki now contains a significant report on PMESII analysis related tools created by Jordan Wilcox of SOSA Corp. See http://openvce.net/wiki/PMESII-Tools  A poster in the VCE region of Second Life points at this Wiki resource. See http://openvce.net/expo-pmesii-tools

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New World Grid Update and Hypergrid for NewVCE Region

The NewVCE region  on New World Grid is an Opensim Region available for OpenVCE users.  It is enabled with Freeswitch VoIP.  For more details of how to connect, see http://openvce.net/newworldgrid The June 2010 New World Grid Newletter describes the update of the facilities … Continue reading

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I-Room included in Linden Lab Destination Guide and Shared Media Blog Post

I-Room has been included in Linden Lab Second Life Destination Guide and in a blog posting on 5-Apr-2010 describing innovative use of Shared Media in the Second Life Viewer 2: Second Life Destination Guide – Shared Media Category – OpenVCE … Continue reading

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Experimental visualizations in 3D space for concept maps, semantic nets and issue argumentation

QOC Tale Lounge Cocktail on a stick visualizations for Questions – Options – Criteria (QOC) pro/con argumentation about issues, options and evaluation criteria, with links to concept maps and detailed information both within the 3D space and outside it on … Continue reading

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I-Room Awarded Second Place in Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge Collaboration Category

I-Room won second place in the Collaboration category (for government related projects) of the Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge.  A certificate and red rosette was awarded both in real life and in Second Life.   More details on the I-Room entry … Continue reading

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GameTech 2010

GameTech 2010 was held in Orlando Florida and linked to the VADER region in Second Life. GameTech 2010 Web Site: http://www.teamorlando.org/gametech/ Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge Web Site: http://www.fvwc.army.mil Twitter tag is #gametech (Search for tweets at http://twitter.com/search?q=%23GameTech) General James Mattis – keynote Speaker … Continue reading

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Extensible Virtual Worlds Workshop 2010

Extensible Virtual Worlds Workshop 2010 (X10) is being run March 29th to March 30th 2010 by University of Arkensas and IBM Academy of Technology with approximately 65 participants: http://vw.ddns.uark.edu/X10/ http://vw.ddns.uark.edu/X10/X10–Schedule.html  http://slurl.com/secondlife/IBM%20Business%20Center2/65/1/27    Grady Booch, IBM Fellow, Keynote Speaker [avatar: Alem Theas] … Continue reading

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GameTech 2010 Preparations

GameTech 2010 – http://www.teamorlando.org/gametech/ Teleport to – http://slurl.com/secondlife/VADER/136/114/22

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PMESII Tools Poster in VCE Expo in Second Life

VW Platform Location URL Launcher Second Life Expo Pavilion http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/180/23/ http://tr.im/vceexpo  

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Ai Austin’s Office on Informatics Overlooking VCE

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Informatics/216/203/29

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VOICCE sets up a workroom on VCE in Second Life

Leslie Fuentes, a paticipant in the OpenVCE.net WoSCR community Virtual Collaboration Envirionment Experiment 1 (VCEE-1) has established an initial experimental workroom in Second Life for the newly established “Virginia‚Äôs Operational Integration Cyber Center of Excellence” (VOICCE).  See http://openvce.net/voicce for more … Continue reading

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I-Room Selected as Finalist in Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge

I-Room has been selected as one of the finalists in the government supported projects category.  The other category is for public projects without government support.  For more details of the I-Room entry, images, demonstration YouTube videos and papers, see: http://openvce.net/fvwc-2009-iroom A demonstration … Continue reading

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Remote Access Avatar

I want small avatar that appears to represent me in virtual worlds when I am using remote access viewers such as Touch Life on iPod/iPhone, Ajax Life or SLim.  It should indicate I am present but with limited communications means.  … Continue reading

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Posting from VCE Region in Second Life

Test posting using new Jeff Dalton Blog Poster script.

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Rob Cross Introducing VCEE-1 Protocol in I-Zone

Test of streaming into VCE I-Zone of video made by Rob Cross and Paul Padur of University of Virginia to introduce Virtual Collaboration Protocol.

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Preparing Second Life VCE Region for WoSCR VCEE-1

The VCE Region in Second Life is being prepared with two separate I-Zones for Team A and Team B…  

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Christmas on VCE

Its snowing over VCE….

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