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Archive for April, 2008

 Social Networking and eBusiness Conference Philippines

The Social Networking and eBusiness Conference Philippines 2008 is an event for sharing and exchanging information about social networking changing the scene of internet marketing, web advertising, and electronic commerce. The conference aims to discuss relevant issues in social networking and eBusiness. New ideas and marketing strategies and programs will also be conferred.

Among the [...]

 An Afternoon with China Tracy

Regardless of the topics for discussion, China Tracy’s subsequent visits to Avatrian have always been social in nature. Here, we took the time to admire the landscaped Kanion terrain currently rezzed at the Avatrian Terra sim. Chenin, China and Rodion took advantage of the natural vista point at the north-west corner of the [...]

 The State of The Metaverse Development Industry

“The largest metaverse companies are expanding their portfolio of virtual worlds, while an explosion of smaller boutique agencies remain focused on Second Life.” -Wagner James Au-
Wagner James Au wrote recently about the “Big Three” of metaverse development communities directing their primary focus away from Second Life for marketing projects in other virtual worlds. Though Electric [...]

 Hands Free 3-D

Virtual Worlds are fast becoming popular. And each day, more and more discoveries are being made to improve virtual experiences in metaverse communities
Most recently, a prototypical interface was designed by Mitch Kapor and Philippe Bossut to demonstrate the possibilities of operating Second Life without a mouse or keyboard. They used a 3D camera which is [...]

 Space Navigator 3D Mouse

Second Life is the leading 3-D virtual world in the metaverse community. And 3Dconnexion, a Logitech Company, is providing SL users a better way of navigating the 3D world. The Space Navigator for Notebooks has been described as a portable solution to the woes of traveling 3D designers and enthusiasts. Interaction with your 3D world [...]

 A Synopsis of the VWC 2008

After attending a Second Life, metaverse, or virtual world convention, I normally write up a brief summary of the experience. Last week, I was at the Virtual Worlds Conference in New York. However, as an exhibitor, I quickly realized that my time is 100% absorbed with manning the booth and answering questions. [...]

 Fast Forward: What the new CERN “Grid” means to Virtual Worlds

By now you might have heard of the latest news surrounding the recent developments in the internet that reportedly would possibly bring “unfathomable speeds” throughout the entire webdom. I’m talking about CERN’s new development dubbed “the Grid”.

“At speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical broadband connection, “the grid” will be able to send [...]

 Avatrian in Tonight Live with Paisley Beebe

“Oprah meets David Letterman with a classy twinge of soulful music —”
Tonight Live is a Talk Show filmed entirely in Second Life. It is aired weekly and broadcasted every Sunday. Coming a long way off from its debut last May of 2007, the show is one of SLCN.TV’s highest rated shows. It features three [...]

 Federal Virtual Worlds Expo in DC

The Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds is a new group of federal employees and contractors dedicated to expanding the role of virtual worlds in important global concerns. They have come quite a long way from their first conference last November of 2007. They continue to organize conventions in the National Defense University in [...]

 Web 2.0 Expo, San Francisco

The Web 2.0 Expo is a global annual gathering of professionals in the fields of technical, design, marketing, and business. These people are responsible for building the next generation web. The Web 2.0 Expo program provides a lot of opportunities for attendees to connect, engineer, innovate, and focus on education, tradeshow, networking, and launch pads.
Along [...]