2017 OSHG: WRITE: Web-worlds as a place for storytelling

Web-worlds as places for storytelling Storytelling is popular is virtual worlds.  It requires mostly talk, scenery and possibly music.  All these can easily be provided in a web-world, where the access is much easier.   Mos Eisley Cantina Click image to enlargeThere are stories here at Mos Eisley.  We all remember one.There are many more.  That old wizard, Obi-Won Kenobi has hundreds.Can we go there again?  With less violence and more stories. Yes, we can go there through the virtual world portal in Kitely. Seanchai LibraryBut soon there may be an even easier route.  We could go there through a portal in a browser.We could even hear stories read:  StoryLink radioWe might meet other people who are as interested in stories as we are.We could talk with them, chat about the stories.Talk about new plots and characters we would like to see.Yeah, I said soon. -Meanwhile, here is a web-world you can visit now.Selby’s nonprofit web-world.You can log in as a guest, no registering.  See how easy it is.Not Mos Eisley Cantina.  Just a little place to chat.  I will be there almost every weekday at 10-10:30 AM California time.  Soon I hope to show you instructions on how to start on your own web-world.Some of my friends have imported parts of an OAR file into a web-world.So importing the scenery is possible, but not yet easy.*******************************************************************(More after the break, scroll down!)********************************************************************** Metaverse events, current and upcomingJournal of Virtual Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2IMA Blog3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community)Public service web-world by CybaLounge. Virtual worlders, this one is for usOSCC 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: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESVirtual world G+ communities:  Communities virtual worlds G+MOSES software developmentIn a virtual world, your deodorant never fails.*********************************************************A web-world is a small 3D virtual world that runs in a browserLike a web page, except you are there in the form of an avatar.You avatar can walk and talk in this web-world.  If there are other people there, you can talk to them.If there are stories to be told, the world can be the world of the stories.The avatars can be dressed to fit the stories.  They can even look like the characters in the stories.-We could listen to stories from someone there.Or listen to stories from the web: StoryLink radioWe could tell stories. We could participate in stories.How do you participate in a story?Instead of one reader, you get a different person to read for each character.People choose the character they prefer.  They may dress as that character.That is how we sometimes do it in the big virtual worlds.You can also do this with a playscript.  How do you imagine stories?The usual way to imagine in virtual worlds is Role-Playing. People take the roles of characters in a know setting.The Star Trek setting is popular in virtual worlds.As is Star Wars and Dune.Space station Astraios, on 3rd Rock GridROLEPLAY: United Federation of Planets. Gamma Quadrant. Starfleet.Virtual Worlders are violating the time line. We must expect problems with time and place.Starfleet Astraios, in the Gamma quadrant. RoleplayingStar Trek museumStorytelling in the virtual worldsSeanchai Library announces new immersive literary adventures in virtual worldsSeanchai Library on the Kitely Grid Friday, May 2ndLiterature as oral tradition. Don Quixote, Baker street. Seanchai Library 8th anniversaryEvents at Seanchai, in Second Life and in KitelyAnton Chekov and the Theater of the AbsurdSeanchai library: Space and history. A video by WwandererTHE DICKENS PROJECT 2016 Opens December 10th”The Great Gatsby” Explore. Stage and Virtual WorldSeanchai in Kitely. Stories at the campfire created the first virtual worldsVirtual Library and Tacoma Little Theatre Continue PartnershipA tale of three kitties. Writer in SL. Get the book.STAR WARS SATURDAY RETURNS 9/12 Noon, Kitely, SeanchaiWeb-worlds3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community)Public service web-world by CybaLounge.Worlds in your browser. The worlds of WebGL are comingWill I be able to move my OpenSim world to a web-world?How will web-worlds from OpenSim start? The reception room modelcybaLOUNGE: A Virtual World in your Browser by Edward TarberWeb-world articles in this blog**********************************************************************************News and NotesThe 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.Next WIP meetingSunday June 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: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22-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 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 the hypergrid************************************Entertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ community   HYPERGRID EVENTS   Hypergrid DestinationsHypergrid-related articles in this blogHG links– depending on your interests Use your head! They always tell you that. They never tell you howAbout  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 worldsSign of the KiteEvents on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsCommunities in the virtual worldsArcadia

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