Monday, December 18, 2017

2017 EDU: We are wired to innovate. Do Schools teach creativity?

Why We're Wired to INNOVATE.
Do Schools teach creativity?
Do schools teach innovation?   I see that it is available in support of advanced and specialized degrees, but most of my education seemed to be directed at getting me to know what previous generations already knew.  

All the new innovations we're surrounded with have a history, but how do we manage to evolve these ideas? David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt explain our ability to innovate our most profound, mysterious and deeply human capacity, enables us to go out to re-make our world. 

Watch David Eagleman, Neuroscientist at Stanford University, and Anthony Brandt, Composer and Associate Professor of Composition at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, in our latest RSA Spotlight - the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event! Enjoyed this snippet? Watch the full video replay here: 
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Sunday, December 17, 2017

2017 3D LES: Aphasia therapy in OpenSim, Eva Park

3D LES:  Aphasia therapy in OpenSim, Eva Park
Aphasia is a loss of the ability to speak and/or understand language.  EVA Park is a pioneering virtual world for people with aphasia, a language impairment that affects one third of people who survive a stroke.

Eva Park is a multi-user online virtual world that gives people with aphasia unique opportunities to practise their speech and establish social connections. It was created at City, University of London, via a process of co-design where people with aphasia collaborated with researchers in human-computer interaction and speech and language therapy.
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Saturday, December 16, 2017

2017 IMA: EDU: Virtual worlds can host challenge-based learning

Virtual worlds can host challenge-based learning
Active learning (by any name:  Project-based learningActive Learning;  Inquiry-based learning;  Maker educationGamification ) requires computer support and space.   For many such activities, the space can be virtual, provided by a computer instead of a school-room.  
The future of education
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Friday, December 15, 2017

2017 EDU: CoSpaces: Virtual worlds for grade school. Maker movement again

CoSpaces: Virtual worlds for grade school.
Maker movement again
Grade school children can make things and program them in CoSpaces.  They can start learning how to live and do things in the internet world of the 21st century.  

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2017 COMEDY: PEOPLE: The web report: Comedy, Variety Edition No. 3

COMEDY: PEOPLE: The web report: 
Comedy, Variety Edition  No. 3
Three nights of comedy and variety: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.   At 5 pm pacific time.  You don't have to be quiet.  You can even be part of the show.  On stage as a performer or contestant.  Here we show excerpts from the shows.  


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Monday, December 11, 2017

2017 HG: Broadway veteran Tamra Hayden performs at Inspiration Island on Opensim Life Grid

Broadway veteran Tamra Hayden performs 
at Inspiration Island on Opensim Life Grid 
A short video showing Tamra Hayden's first performance in OpenSim (no sound).  The video shows her avatar, dress, and guitar (with animation ).  Her performance music is under copyright.
 

  • Watch on YouTube
  • Sorry no sound included.
  • Tamra performs music from Broadway shows like "Phantom of the Opera."
  • I don't want to violate copyrights. 
  • Maybe sometime she will perform a song that I can record.

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  • Inspiration Island, HG Address:
  • grid.opensim.life:8002:Inspiration Island
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the world map, click Find, TP
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

2017 HG: PEOPLE: Shawn's Hypergrid Winter/Christmas list of places

Shawn's Hypergrid Winter/Christmas list of places
Shawn Maloney is making a list of winter/Christmas scenes available on the Hypergrid. Visit, take pictures, make your own Christmas card.  I put my avatar in these pictures to wish all my readers a great holiday season.


  • Visit Littlefield Grid's Christmas Island!!
  • Hypergrid Address:
  • lfgrid.com:8002:Christmas Island
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map, click Find, TP

Shawn K. Maloney:  I have personally jumped to each and every one of these regions, and to many, many, many, more that weren't up that I found in OpenSimWorld
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

2017 IMA: HG: PROMO: Virtual Worlds Fair Kiosk: Introduction to the Hypergrid

Virtual Worlds Fair Kiosk: Introduction to the Hypergrid  
Developing plans for the Virtual Worlds Fair:  Kiosk plan for exhibits. 
Model for community welcome kiosk
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  • Previous example: Welcome kiosk for community collaboration
  • The VWF will have themed venues.  
  • The VWF kiosk will offer promo and click-to-go links to each themed venue.
  • The VWF kiosk will also offer click-to-open links to important HG web sites.
  • The VWF is friendly to commercial interests.

Themed venues

Themed venues under development

  • HG events: Help to find them, to present them, to promote them, to support them.
  • HG grids:  Help to find them, to visit them, to choose one for a base.
  • HG Communities: Help people find and visit communities they are interested in.

Expected operation plans

  • I am putting my own opinions here.  
  • The plans may change when the VWF operating group takes control of development.

Metaverse events, recent and upcoming


Friday, December 8, 2017

2017 WW: BIZ: New faces on Webworldz. The personalized avatar

New faces on Webworldz.  
The personalized avatar.
Web-worldz adds choose-a-face feature.  Menu instructions on this and other new features.
Walk into a web-world
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

2017 IMA: MESH: Make mesh for virtual worlds with no experience!

Make mesh for virtual worlds with no experience
Mesh instruction for beginners.  How to start in blender.  How to upload mesh into OpenSimulator.

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