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Virtual Web Symposium

by on Feb.26, 2008, under Virtual Worlds

Eduverse flyerThere will be a Virtual Web Symposium Wed. Feb. 27th, 15:00 – 22:00(GMT +1) at De Balie (Leidseplein) in Amsterdam. The event will include Scientists, Educators, Web Specialists, 3D Designers and Technicians. There will be demonstrations, lectures and discussions (both live and virtual) about Education and the Future of the Virtual Web For a list of participants and more detailed info see www.eduverse.org.

The entrance is free but there is limited availability. To guarantee access please RSVP ASAP to: EdSymp@eduverse.org (as of Thurs. 21.2.08, there is still space available). Dinner is not included. Also please note that the Symposium will be in English only

If you have a specific question which you would like to have answered, please include it in your response.

The event will be streamed on the web at: http://streams.live.nu (UK) http://www.debalie.nl/live (NL) and will be viewable afterwards from De Balie archives

The event will also be available to be seen live in Second Life at these locations:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/157/79/23
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Eyre/210/203/23
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Groningen%20Centrum%20ZO/205/208/113
http://slurl.com/secondlife/maya/163/66/24
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Business%20Exchange/153/207/32
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Amsterdam%202/205/205/25
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Enschede/133/212/22
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nuova%20Sicilia/88/166/33
http://slurl.com/secondlife/New%20Berlin/131/131/31
http://slurl.com/secondlife/New%20Berlin/244/166/33

Should you wish to stream it yourself, then it is possible using this url:
rtsp://82.94.217.140:80/balieh264-320×240.mov.sdp

It will also be streamed live simultaneously with the following codecs for low speed internet connections:
http://live.nu/1.ram ( RealVideo)
http://live.nu/1.m3u (Mp3 audio mono)
http://live.nu/1.jpg > http://cam.live.nu ( image refresh ‘webcam’)

Time of the event: 15:00 – 22:00(GMT +1) / 6:00 am to 1 pm (SLT)

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Tiberium Earth

by on Sep.03, 2007, under Virtual Worlds

I stumbled on this neat project a couple of days ago, which I thought I should share. EA has made models available in google’s 3dwarehouse of Command & Conquer 3(c&c3), a rts game set 40 years in the future. What they ask of the fans now is to populate a new layer over Google Earth with your vision of what the C&C3 world will look like. You can use their models with is simplest, but you can also add your own.

In the year 2047, Tiberium-a self-replicating alien substance-has invested the planet, which is now divided into zones based on the level of Tiberium infestation…

How do you envision a Tiberium-infested world of 2047? How have popular world-wide landmarks changed? Showcase your talents and imagination by creating your own 3D models using Google SketchUpTM and then upload them for inclusion in the official Tiberium Earth project.

Tiberium earth

You can see this as a community mod project, but it has some interesting side effects. By doing it over google earth they are basically creating their own virtual place based on their story and world but with minimum investment. In the same time engaging and empowering their fans to contribute to the world. very web 2.0 ;)

What makes it even more interesting if you add other addons to google earth at the same time. Recently Unype was released which makes google earth a multi-user experience. Combined with Tiberium Earth you suddenly have a new virtual world, based on a post Apocalypse story, where you can meet and socialize with your friends.

It is all still very basic, but it shows that Google Earth is slowly moving in the space as a platform for virtual worlds. As long as google keeps it open, all they have to do is keep moving the software forward and focusing on delivering the meatspace, others will just build on top of it and create the fantastic.
It might be one of the most accessible platforms, what is more accessible then the earth it self?

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