2017 IMA: TECH: IMA takes on Kokua as a dedicated Open Simulator viewer

IMA takes on Kokua as a dedicated Open Simulator viewer (OSV)The previous lead programmer for the viewer Kokua is retiring and asking for volunteers  to take over the project.  Infinite Metaverse Alliance is forking the code to take over the OpenSim part.  (Kokua was already being split to provide an dedicated OpenSim viewer.)  The dedicated OSim viewer can be modified to fit the needs and interests of the OSim community.IMA takes on dedicated Open Simulator viewerForked from previous KokuaA viewer specific to Open Simulator.Designed to fit the needs of the OSim community.Based on advice from the OSim community.Open Simulator User Survey (by IMA) – Viewer SoftwareWorking groups already formed.Anyone interested is welcome to join.  Especially anyone in the current viewer development teams.Kokua backgroundKokua DownloadsKokua/Imprudence BlogKokua’s new release is focused on OpenSim*******************************************************************(More after the break, scroll down!)********************************************************************** Metaverse events, current and upcomingEkphrastic Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 8/29, 7pm SLTThis week the Short Poetry Workshop presents Ekphrastic poetry, which is the art of writing poetry based on a work of art, and this workshop we’ll focus on sculpture. We’ll provide you with sculptures to inspire your poems. So join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Ekphrastic poems. East Cookie, Cookie (185, 121, 23)Shadow poetry resoucesArt of the Artists: [email protected] Machinima Challenge (L$350,000 Prize Pool) Create a film with a work of art.A web page you can walk intoHypergrid Writer’s CommunityIMA BlogIMA locations3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community)Mal Burns: Inworld ReviewTry a browser-based virtual worldSelby’s daily news collection:  Virtual worlds are real   Virtual Outworlding news collection Events on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsEntertainment on the HypergridHYPERGRID EVENTSDestination guide: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESVirtual world G+ communities:  Communities virtual worlds G+In a virtual world, your deodorant never fails.**********************************************Previous viewer-related suggestions from this blogStarting in a virtual world need not be a puzzle game. Imaginary grid-starter viewer.Look at the instructions for logging into a gridThey are too complicated for normal people.  They are suited to Vulcans.FIRESTORM: Logging on to Kitely or another gridNMA low tech entry path for starting in HypergridBringing new people into virtual worlds? Bring them in via Cookie II or use the NMA method on your own siteAfter they solve this puzzle what happens?They arrive at the grid welcome center and ask “What do I do now?”An educator brought in students this way (in SL).50% of the students had problems getting to his educational sim.In some OpenSim grids, he could have brought students directly to his sim.*******************Imaginary grid oriented viewer and entry planDownload offered directly from the grid registration site.Can’t we have a Firestorm APP? Apps work with the mass marketFirestorm has made good progress in making Firestorm easy to install.Select an initial interest on registration.  The grid has an install script that customizes the viewer:Login set to that grid.Arrive at location fitting initial interest or educational need.Voice on as defaultClick/walk on as default Double-click teleport on as defaultGoing places in the metaverse: ClickNWalk, Dble-click TP should be defaultNew people are automatically in a welcome group for the grid on arrival. New arrivals automatically get beginner information, landmarks and contacts.New arrivals automatically get information relevant to their interests.Why would a commercial grid want to go to this trouble?Product differentiation. User lock-in: Going to another grid is harder if they have not solved the entry maze.Easy entry as a marketing tool.”EZ, the grid even your grandmother could use.””Computer science is not a prerequisite for classes on EZ Grid”RelatedClearing the kerfuffle: Firestorm needs help to keep compatible with OpenSim. HGProjectsHGProjects, the OSHG initiative, and IMA. A lot of progress. SummaryOpenSim – What it will take to get into prime time? By Steve LaVigne. HGProjectsStarting in a virtual world need not be a puzzle game. Imaginary grid-starter viewer. HGProjectsSkills analysis for new people in virtual worlds and for the HGProjectFIRESTORM: Logging on to Kitely or another grid**********************************************************************************LicenseOriginal text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domainUse as you please with attribution: link to the original.All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.*********************************News and NotesHG links– depending on your interests About  educationAbout artDinosaurSailing in virtual worldsAbout VideosSights of the virtual worldsPeople of the virtual worldsAbout business  The incomplete works of Ann Tree PrenyourOutworldz One-Click Hypergrid  (Install your own HG)Binder’s OSWorlds Stats and Status (past week)Google Calendar tutorial (Used for notices of HG events)Hypergrid Tour 2016-01– 167 virtual worldsEvents on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsEntertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ community   HYPERGRID EVENTS   Hypergrid DestinationsHypergrid-related articles in this blogCommunities in the virtual worldsArcadia Asylum All Around   G+ community: Hypergrid SafariG+ community: Metaverse ToursOpensimworld. Destination guide for the Hypergrid   Best metaverse communitiesRadio in the virtual worldsOpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS). Invited article by shawnkmaloneyAviation radio: Music to fly by. And to promote your aviation event.Radio for your place – Radio for the metaverse. Anyone for podcasts?Metaverse beginner helpIMA best practicesNMA entry path How to Enter Kitely Virtual WorldsMetaverse 101 Info + Tutorials for getting started in OpensimFr43k Paine/Dealing With GriefersA Dimension BeyondVirtual Outworlding Table of Contents. SummaryNewcomer help in virtual worldsVirtual worlds are about people. Communities, communication, shared goalsTime conversion: put time/zone into Google search to get your time The Hypergrid WIP ShowThe Hypergrid WIP is a one hour “show & tell” of works in progress. Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment– whatever you are working on.Selby may capture video of presentations in voice, for posting on YouTube.The WIP show normally meets on 2 Sundays a month at 12 pm California time.The show meets at the Pandora location on the second Sunday But will not meet in the summer.And at Cookie II on the fourth Sunday.  To keep up with the WIP meetings, join the Kitely group, Work in progress.We can go to your place if there is time.Next WIP meetingSunday September 25, noon SLT (California) timeCookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TPgrid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II In Kitely, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. -Suspended for Summer: Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.world.narasnook.com:8900Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click Find. TPAt Narasnook, use World Map to search for PandoraPrevious Articles from the WIP show Glimpses of Hypergrid Work-in-Progress (WIP) showWIP Show: How to with NPC, Nara Malone. Storytelling of the futureWIP

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