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Designing the Metaverse – Discussion with Philip Rosedale

The discussion was on several platforms… https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1BRJjnjOkgRJw (Recording Available) https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oathkeeper/165/80/1197 and also on Clubhouse and Callin Twitter Spaces and Relay onto Media Screen in Second Life

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Make Avatar – Resources

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for Make Avatar (MakeAvatar™) by Haptic Monkey – a tool to create an avatar and its clothing which can be exported as a JSON (.json) file or to .glb (binary … Continue reading

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Vircadia – Resources

Vircadia is the continuation of the previous work by High Fidelity (see my earlier blog posts). This blog post is to provide resources and access links for Vircadia – https://vircadia.com Download: https://vircadia.com/download-vircadia/ User Dashboard: https://dashboard.vircadia.com/ Documents: https://docs.vircadia.com/ Vircadia Interface Vircadia … Continue reading

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Getting Started in Second Life

This blog post is to assist new users to get started quickly with the creation of a new “avatar” in Second Life, a virtual world in which an avatar represents the user as they experience locations in 3D. To make … Continue reading

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Ready Player Me – Resources

Cross-game Avatar Platform for the Metaverse – https://readyplayer.me/ Based on a selfie or start out from scratch. Customize your avatar Export your avatar in .glb (the binary, textures included form of the glTF 3D data exchange format). Use the avatar … Continue reading

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James Webb Space Telescope Live Watch Party in OpenSim

The live feed of NASA TV coverage of parts of the deployment James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) were relayed into OpenSimulator on the OSGrid Space City region at the campfire and media centre zone. Resources NASA Spacecraft Status: https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/ Live … Continue reading

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China Metaverse Activity – Resources

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for activities in China related to Metaverse platforms. Baidu is developing Xi Rang, an app for virtual meetings that will be in use from early 2022 for its own developer … Continue reading

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Second Life – North Pole

I was pointed yet again by a blog post from Inara Pey to the wonderful detailed North Pole region in Second Life. The region is modelled and made available by Stormie Frua. If people use high/ultra graphics settings and the … Continue reading

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Second Life 360° Snapshots in WordPress

The Second Life viewer from version 6.5.1.566335 (15-Dec-221) now includes by default a facility to create 360° Snapshots. I have usually uploaded the resulting 360 panorama (equirectangular) to Flicker where they can be directly viewed and panned round, and just … Continue reading

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Hypergrid Safari

Hypergrid Safari (HG Safari) is a group formed in 2014 as a successor the original Hypergrid Adventurers Club formed in 2010. Members gather at a jump off location on OpenSim grids and visit a couple of grid or sites at … Continue reading

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Open Metaverse Interoperability (OMI)

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for initiatives related to virtual worlds and metaverse interoperability including avatar appearance and world content. https://omigroup.org – Bridging virtual worlds by designing and promoting shared protocols. I have previously blogged … Continue reading

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Advanced Autonomy through Human-AI Collaboration

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for the UK programme on “Enabling Advanced Autonomy through Human-AI Collaboration”. https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/advanced-autonomy/

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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2021 – OSCC21

https://conference.opensimulator.org/ The OpenSimulator Community Conference is one of the longest running virtual conference series, having started in 2013 and run annually since. The OpenSimulator and Avacon Inc. come together to run the event on the OpenSimulator Community Conference (OpenSimCC – … Continue reading

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Decentraland – Resources

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for Decentraland – https://decentraland.org. decentraland.org Decentraland Market Decentraland FAQ Temporary (Guest) login is possible without registering, but the avatar appearance, etc is only kept locally in your browser for that … Continue reading

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Supercar in Colour

The Network on Air free streaming evening on 25th Noveber 2021 of Gerry Anderson’s “You’ve Never Seen These”… https://watch.networkonair.com/you-ve-never-seen-these.html (see also gerryanderson.com) included colourised episodes of Supercar (Pirate Plunder) and Fireball XL5 (The Granatoid Tanks). Colourisation was performed by Live … Continue reading

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Gotham in Second Life

A Second Life build by Hera (zee9) entitled “Gotham” as it might appear in the early Batman days in the 1940s or 1950s. Visit via the arrival portal on the Cloud Lake region via https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cloud%20Lake/98/100/395 and then click on the … Continue reading

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Whitechapel in Second Life

A Second Life build in November 2021 by Hera (zee9) entitled “Whitechapel” as it appears in Victoria era (late 1980s) around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders. Visit via the arrival portal on the Cloud Lake region via … Continue reading

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Power and Peril in the Digital Age

The Royal Society of New South Wales and the Learned Academies Forum in Australia ran a forum entitled “Power & Peril in the Digital Age” on 4th and 5th November 2021. A child is born 04.11.21… That child enters a … Continue reading

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Alethea.ai – Resources

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for Alethea.ai. White paper – https://alethea.gitbook.io/alethea-ai-whitepaper/

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Microsoft Mesh – Resources

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for Microsoft Mesh (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mesh). Mesh for Microsoft Teams – Microsoft News – 2-Nov-2021. Microsoft bought AltspaceVR as part of this development. See my earlier blog post on AltspaceVR in 2015.

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Rainbow Warrior

The iconic campaigning Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior ship sailed into the River Clyde in Scotland on 1st November to join other climate crisis activists encouraging world leaders at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to commit to changes … Continue reading

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Meta – Resources

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for Meta (meta.com – previously Facebook) and its Metaverse developments. Announcement at Facebook Connect 2021 on 28th October 2021: Mark Zuckerberg Talk (YouTube): Keynote by John Carmack at Facebook Connect … Continue reading

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Halloween in Second Life

Haunted Hollow 2021 https://secondlife.com/destination/haunted-hollow-2021 https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chestnut%20Hills/144/219/2502/ More Halloween Experiences in Second Life https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/9162-highlights-from-the-second-life-destination-guide-10152021/

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Whitby in Second Life

A Second Life build in October 2021 by Hera (zee9) entitled “Whitby Birth of Dracula”. Visit via the arrival portal on the Cloud Lake region via http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cloud%20Lake/17/241/2657 and then click on the board to Whitby… http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cloud%20Lake/137/106/35 See also Inara Pey’s … Continue reading

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AI Fest 4

“AI Fest 4: Trustworthy AI” is organised by the UK Dstl on 12th to 13th October 2021 using the IVent online conferencing platform and Slido for Q&A and Polling. The meeting sets out to explore the transformational impact of artificial … Continue reading

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Seven Dales Heritage Run 2021

The De Lacy Motor Club (D.L.M.C) in Yorkshire has been running rallies, car trials and driving tests for over 50 years as noted in my previous blog post. After a year out in 2020 due to COVID-19 the Seven Dales … Continue reading

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Second Life Book Club – Derek Künsken

On 6th October 2021 there was a Second Life Book Club get together with SciFi author Derek Künsken – https://my.secondlife.com/derekkunsken – moderated by Draxtor.

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Expo 2020 Dubai UAE

Expo 2020 (https://www.expo2020dubai.com) opened in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates with an opening ceremony on 30th September 2021 and will be open for six months from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022. A “Virtual Expo 2020” runs alongside … Continue reading

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Supercar Wall Ice Cream Advert

And a set of adverts using Gerry Anderson productions… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-K1W-T1naA

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Interesting Locations on Bellisseria

This blog post on 12th September 2021 by covers some interesting locations to visit on the Bellisseria containment in Second Life… the location for Linden Homes such as my houseboat… https://secondsighting.wordpress.com/2021/09/12/ten-special-attractions-to-visit-in-bellisseria/ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franklin%20Hollow/133/81/54 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rigamarole/147/150/23 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treeowatoor/227/59/22 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Altberg/109/126/52 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Millers%20Pond/158/210/9

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