2017 OSHG: PEOPLE: EDU: Conferences, the web-world version

Conferences, the web-world versionAn analysis of the activities at  an educational or research-oriented conference indicates that these can be carried out in a virtual world on a web page equipped with streaming video and web-worlds. The key is recognizing the small group activities that can be carried out in a web-world and the large audience activities that work effectively in video streaming.An educational or research-oriented conference can be carried out on web pages.There are two main kinds of professional activity in a conference.Presentations and small group conferences. Presentations can be streamed.  Small group conferences will fit in a web-world.*******************************************************************(More after the break, scroll down!)********************************************************************** Metaverse events, current and upcomingNew: Singer Girl built a web-world.Infinite Metaverse Alliance, organization for the metaverse.Want to try Halcyon?  Infinite Metaverse Alliance test grid IMA on G+Cybalounge updated: now with voice!Javascript for beginnersLearn Javascript for programmersOSCC presentation videos availableCRASH! Site, the musical under development by people like usMal 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: OpenSimWorldOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESVirtual world G+ communities:  Communities virtual worlds G+MOSES software developmentIn a virtual world, your deodorant never fails.***********Imagine attending a professional conference on the web.  No packing.  No half-day of travel.  No arrangements to be away from home.And no discussion of the travel budget.You go over the schedule on the web page and mark the presentations you want to attend.  You probably mark them on your web calendar so it can send you notices.You don’t have the choose among events that are at the same time.There are no overlapping events.  The conference is spread over five weekends.You can do that when people go to the conference in their offices or homesPresentationsEach presentation gets a web page with a video frame and web-world frames.The web page also has information and links given by the presenter.The video frame may be blank before the presentation.Or it may carry video content selected by the presenter.The video frame carries the presentation, giving you the best seat in the house.  The live presentation may be done on a stage or in a virtual worldAfter the presentation, the video frame probably carries a replay.Other video frames on the page might carry additional video content.Elsewhere on the same page, there is a web world frame.There may be several such frames if the presenter wants several scenes.These carry office hours and names of hosts at each time.The presenter would presumably be a host,  but others might host at other times.Co-authors and graduate students might also host.These might provide more specialized information about their part of the research.Or they might offer language-specific meetings at times that fit the language.Web-worlds are not user-built virtual worldsUser-built virtual worlds can depict a huge area. They are usually arranged on a “grid” with multiple regions called “sims.”They can have many scenes and lots of objects. People may teleport from scene to scene.The user has to download and install a viewer.The user has to register in a “grid” and use a password for access.They need a powerful–and expensive–computer.A web-world is just one small area, just one scene with only a few objects.People move from one scene to another by entering another web-world.  There is nothing to download, no registration, and possibly no password.They will run on low-cost laptops.In summary, web-worlds are easy to use by most people.  Web-world scenesWeb-worlds would replace small group discussions that occur after the presentation, in the hallway, or over dinner band drinks.  Web-worlds could remain to support discusions long after the conference ended.    Current web-world technology is best suited to offering a single scene.People can enter the world with a name and an avatar choice.  In a conference, both of these might be maintained by the conference.Thus, to register, a person would provide a display name and an avatar.(An avatar exists as a file to be uploaded.  Avatars can be based on photographs.)Some people would have their own avatars, perhaps looking much like them.A conference would also offer a choice of avatars for those who needed them.The conference web pages would be identity-secured.So that a registered person would carry the same name and avatar all the time.ScenesPresentations could be made before a live audience of local people.Or they could be made in a scene relevant to the subject.A researcher might present in the laboratory, by the apparatus she is describing.Or the presenter might use a virtual world to show a scene not suitable for live video.The web-world scenes could duplicate the scenes in the presentation.Or they might duplicate specific details of part of the presentation.Or they might offer web links to related content.They would be constructed to support whatever discussion is expected.**********************************************************************************News and NotesThe Hypergrid WIP ShowThe Hypergrid WIP is a one hour “show & tell” of works in progress or recently completed. Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, promotion, entertainment– whatever you are working on.Selby will be doing test video capture of presentations in voice.  These may be posted on YouTube.-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 and elsewhere.Next WIP showNext WIP show: Sun. March 26, Noon SLT Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)Cookie 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: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22Pandora 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 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. The creatives of

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