November 2011 Archives

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Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:23:09 : #iED nice the way it links kids in isolation wards with each other through #vw and to their parents in a physical room with a virtual window
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:07:08 : François Garnier (EnsadLab/ENER) using #OpenSim with kids in hospital, porting to the AuroraSim branch of #opensim #iED
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:01:48 : #iED link to Pivote documentation in Spanish - http://t.co/gpkJAP2K
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:55:41 : #iED well apart from typing in the wrong scene name the gods of demos were kind on OPAL - we even under-ran!
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:26:06 : #iED lots of good real world experience in delivering remote (PowerPoint) learning by #virtualworlds from Warren Sheaffer at SPC
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:09:55 : #iED St Pauls College in Minnesota appears to be running every virtual world platform going
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:05:12 : #iED all set up for our OPAL demo, time to make an offering to the gods of IT demos!
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:47:45 : #iED cool cityscape setting for street art ST.ART project from @xlent1 and #rezzable in #OpenSim, porting to #unity
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:45:40 : #iED via @xlent1, Wow, a second uncanny valley ahead of us! http://t.co/qJs9tlHb
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:25:56 : #iED would be interesting to do an AB comparison of 1 cohort using AR and 1 using VW to understand some basic MechEng concepts, & retention
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:17:24 : #iED interesting how seeing a 3D model via AR seems more real than the same 3D model in a virtual world, even though both are on same screen
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:12:20 : #iED our survey on NextGen authoring tools for virtual world learning still live at http://t.co/kfMwl9xY - please take part and pass on
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:08:13 : #iED L-ELIRA nice use of AR to provide 3D models in a mechanical engineering study book
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:55:33 : #iED Gamification come to SLoodle :-( v2.0 also needed in order to talk to v2.0 Moodle
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:51:00 : #iED @dlivingstone talking about integrating VLEs and VW. SLoodle etc. Pity @KerriMcCusker, Michael and Maria not also here.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:57:13 : Megaconference Jr - neat use of Internet2 & global partner networks for global schools HD videoconference - each school doing own show #iED
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:34:36 : #iED feeling suitably jealous of US tech investment again - 100Gbps Internet2 for education/govt research How compares to current Janet?
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:04:16 : #iED tight blender integration, nice animals with what looks like musculature on them. Any size land, no more sims. Working on web browser.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 08:50:15 : #iED RealXtend has C++ & Java core & JavaScript/Python for scripting/application building. Still using Ogre3d for rendering, gives own look

Today's 15 Twitter Posts

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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:59:29 : #iED thanks mr operator, but I think the Prezi like option is now making me sea-sick!
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:53:58 : #iED just noticed that the twitter wall here spends only 5secs displaying each tweet and 10secs showing random gibberish, not good use
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:46:32 : #iED - ah ok, can bring a card effectively as an object into the world, neater
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:45:06 : #iED wonderland card wall for agile projects sounds more interesting - but why not just run it as a web app on a shared media screen?
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:43:30 : #iED still prefer our twitter fountain from 2007 to the wonderland tweeting pigeon - http://t.co/pNqQ9KqN
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:37:02 : #iED Wonderland cockpit a lot like our original Datascape http://t.co/BDYqxvTV - now have Datascape running on #opensim
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:27:06 : #iED iSocial sheet suite looks good, but demo so fast still struggling to work out what it actually does!
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:10:21 : #iED Open Wonderland live session, be interesting to see the demos
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:40:27 : #iED Nucleo - integrating MOODLE and other VLEs with Multiverse - there's a platform I haven't heard of for a while
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:35:11 : #iED organisers deserve full marks for the quality and quantity of their real world signposting between presentation rooms!
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:39:57 : #iED Austria now. Still an issue that even with a community as small as #vw it's hard to keep track of who is doing what. How do we solve?
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:18:51 : #iED Richard Gilbert re-hearsing the "aren't virtual worlds evil" interview of Daniel Graystone in #Caprica
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:11:22 : #iED #oops, used wrong account for that
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:36:03 : #iED Esko Lius nice qualitative finding that 5 weeks after an #SL vs traditional learning evaluation the #sl'ers had retained far more
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:21:12 : #iED Jonathan Himoff from Rezzable talking about their journey from #SL to #OpenSim to #unity, resulting in Quest History

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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 12:50:09 : Heading to Madrid for 1st European #iED summit via #LTN. Coach has fwd facing camera, just need back facing seat to be in a Spectrum SPV!

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Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:43:03 : http://t.co/84SIKXCg: the track Towards The Evening Star by Tangerine Dream on Spotify
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:37:30 : http://t.co/wq6LYTNs: the track Loves Great Adventure by Ultravox on Spotify
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:33:46 : MT @peteashton open letter fm @mac_birmingham about Bham Council arts cuts. http://t.co/hCSXV5rV >> worth filling out council survey at end


The first bot is great - an iDock which turns your iPhone into a bot, but the second is so spookily like the butler bot from Caprica its uncanny.

http://www.technologyreview.com/video/?vid=754&channel=computing

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Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:51:21 : Just moved our accounts from Sage to @Xero, which certainly looks like the most web2.0 accounts system out there - lets see how we get on!

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Fri, 18 Nov 2011 21:41:08 : http://t.co/6OZ2zpcE: the track Quiet Night by Fleshquartet on Spotify

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Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:11:32 : RT @SoullaStylianou: yey we've got an image of @dadenlimited MD @davidburden talking to the PM http://t.co/c2mCfQKw
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:48:13 : #urbancrisis Key lessons: evac & shelter, vulnerable people, conflicting info, rapid logistics, staffs own families
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:43:30 : #urbancrisis big 4 recurring problems of crisis mgt: leadership/C&C, planning & exercising, public communications, resource management
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:35:53 : #urbancrisis Colin Berghouse, EA "more peopled killed by road accidents in evacuation of Houston than by the Hurricane which hit it"
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:13:59 : #urbancrisis Enders Game is an interesting take on training simulation pushed to limit - being promoted by a US Marine general at Gametech
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:08:34 : #urbancrisis challenges for simulation: budget, 5 generation workforce, commander soft skills
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:36:57 : #urbancrisis please get my face off the screen - bored by it (very meta if this ends up on screen instead!) http://t.co/mTFvy9Tb
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:00:59 : #urbancrisis for the future we need a clearer distinction between VW authoring tools and VW platforms, would give far more flexibility
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:57:12 : RescueSim pedestrian modelling also very similar to ours - they even show the path nodes as markers on the ground #urbancrisis
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:53:36 : #urbancrisis Like the RescueSim editor - not too far beyond where we are heading with Opal for #opensim in terms of layout & exercise mgt
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:51:51 : #urbancrisis should future of simulation be dedicated trg sims like RescueSim or open virtual world platform which support multiple uses?
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:23:10 : #UrbanCrisis Ashley Matteson from US Govt talking about cyber threats and urban crisis
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:21:21 : #UrbanCrisis Galatas - "when planning think as a terrorist, when implementing think as victim" - spot on
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:17:22 : #UrbanCrisis didn't realise The Hospital Club was a hospital - better tell them to watch out during Olympics, could be very drunk patients!
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:11:55 : #UrbanCrisis we did a quick 1hr model of Op Shield layout the day after http://t.co/staYb0XI
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:09:37 : #UrbanCrisis Interesting to compare talk with what happened in the Op Shield CBRNE ex in Birmingham in Oct http://t.co/gGe7Dtyr
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:02:55 : #urbancrisis John Galatas from Greece talking about CBRNE - 80% flee/self-present, 1 in 5 reporting weren't even at scene but think effected
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:00:19 : #urbancrisis good set from Bob McKee, Director of TEEX - the Texas emergency training centre, high prevalence of bots, inc robo-snakes
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:35:09 : At the #urbancrisis event in London, using #virtualworlds to support crisis management

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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:32:24 : RT: @Broughton500 Planet B Series 1 rerunning on Radio4X - starting in half an hour #planetb >> great drama about #virtualworlds, catch it
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 15:05:01 : RT @matthidderley: David Cameron & Dutch PM have left @birminghamspa Fab demo by @dadenlimited Now time for @launchconf welcoming the @d ...
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:25:15 : RT @entrepreneurs4f: @dadenlimited briefing the PM on the virtual Birmingham library http://t.co/nEIKDVBo >> @SoullaStylianou 's avatar
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:22:52 : OK that was fun, just finished presenting our work on the virtual Library of Birmingham in #secondlife to David Cameron and the Dutch PM

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Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:47:45 : Marked the 2 minutes silence on the Oxford University WW1 Poetry sim in #SecondLife listening to Siegfried Sassoon poems. Still best way.

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Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:02:02 : Derby/Leics air ambulance just leaving Birmingham Children's Hospital http://t.co/R0b6GEb8
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:50:22 : Interesting how strongly #SL dominated #irvw11 is - probably because a lot is about identity and interaction rather than task and technology
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:48:15 : #irvw11 transactional distance more important than physical distance
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:38:29 : #irvw11 nice to get a name check for our SL bot technology from Prof Liz Falconer at UWE, looking to use it to extend scope of NPCs
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:35:37 : Liz Falconer from UWE doing good presentation on metaxis - how we bring VW learning into RL based around accident investigation
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 11:07:07 : #irvw11 very nice student architecture work in #opensim from McQuarrie, good project
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 10:48:29 : #irvw11 Katy Lumkin from McQuarrie U talking about using ActiveWorlds and then moving on to OpenSim for art/constructive projects
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 10:06:15 : When's that due out? And where?
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 09:51:56 : In Coventry for the Innovative Research in Virtual Worlds conference #irvw11 I think. Our Pivote successor work was presented yesterday

Virtual Worlds: A Future History

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Posted my slides from Immersion 2011 to Slideshare presenting a future history of Virtual Worlds. They are based on the Delphi exercise done at ReLive11.


Virtual Worlds: A Future History

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Thu, 03 Nov 2011 19:07:34 : Virtual Worlds - A Future History http://t.co/aTUUREwn (SlideShare) My presentation from Immersion 2011. Please read the notes on each slide
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:05:20 : #immersionforum just finished presenting - reasonable questions, will add notes to slides and then post to Slideshare this evening
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 12:34:37 : #immersionforum pretty tedious presentation from Maxxim Consulting about life in IBM
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 11:57:39 : #immersionforum gamification ingredients: motivation - mechanics - interaction - victory
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 11:51:23 : #immersionforum Raf Keustermans keynoting to a pretty empty room about Gamification. His definition - game mechanics for non-game uses - ok
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 10:27:25 : Off to #immersionforum in London. Just put together what IMHO is a cracking slideset on the future of virtual worlds - must share afterwards

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