2015 VIDEO: EDU: Time Travel. The Drax Files: [Episode 33: Luxembourg 1867]

The Drax Files: World Makers [Episode 33: Luxembourg 1867]Why every museum should have the capability to create and present virtual realities.  Watch on YouTube”Of course every museum should have something like this” says Pit Vinandy, referring to the virtual reality component at Fort Thüngen Museum and the City Museum of Luxembourg, where his team has implemented an immersive way to connect to local history, a method to time travel and experience culture and society as it was hundreds of years ago.*****************************************(More after the break)***********************************Metaverse events, current and upcomingOSCC15:  Dec 5.The Grand Finale Winners announcements for MachinimUWA VIII:  Sunday 12/13 6AM SLT (note its AM!!) VWBPE Call for papers, Meet 3/9-12/2016. Proposals due by 1/17/2016WELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESEntertainment on the HypergridHYPERGRID EVENTSHobo Reserved Sandbox on Kitely. ***********************Metaverse beginner helpMetaverse 101 Info & Tutorials for getting started in OpensimVirtual Outworlding Table of Contents. SummaryNewcomer help in virtual worldsVirtual worlds are about people. Communities, communication, shared goalsTime conversion: put time/time zone into Google search to get your time Scroll down for News, Notes, and Info ***************With the help of two Oculus Rift VR headsets and 10 computers, visitors can role-play 1867, a crucial year not only for tiny Luxembourg: sandwiched between rivals Germany and France, the little country became known due to the “Luxembourg crisis”, itself a turning point for the whole of Europe at the time and the burning question at the time resonates today: will people of this multi-cultural continent grow closer together and overcome their differences or will the leaders of countries perpetually in conflict continue to let armed response rein supreme?Pit Vinandy and team have created a digital simulation of the Fort Thüngen and the Pfaffenthal region of Luxembourg City inside the virtual world of Second Life. Accessible from all over the world, at all hours of the day, it quickly became home to a passionate international role-playing community, making the digital structures come alive and truly vibrant.***********Expanded instructionA diorama brings the history into 3D, but leaves it static.A virtual world animates the scene.Lets the characters move and speak.Lets the visitor walk through the world.Provides notes about significant people or objects.Gives the objects relevant sounds.Present not just one scene, but a whole place full of scenes.Expanded audienceA diorama is an installation in a building.People travel there to learn.People visit there when the museum is open.A virtual world travels to the learners.Any time of the day or night. They can visit a virtual world with friends and docents.The friends and docents can be anywhere in the world.Expanded efficiencyA diorama is installed in an expensive building.That building is expensive to build and maintain.A virtual world rests in computer files.It travels the internet.That money that went into the building–can go into the development of educational materials instead.**********************************************************************************News and Notes***********************The Hypergrid WIP ShowThe Hypergrid WIP is a one hour “show & tell” of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog. Next WIP showNext WIP show: TBD  HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TPgrid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22Previous Articles from the WIP show WIP on Cookie II, Kitely, 9/20 Dolls, Discos, and DiscussionWIP August 23, A conversation about being creativeThe WIP show, 7/18/2015: Virtual mobile art by Lucy AfarensisWIP Show at Hobo Sandbox on Cookie II, KitelyWIP Show, works in progress on the Hypergrid June 3, 2015Hypergrid WIP meeting. 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