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Google Lively

by on Jul.09, 2008, under Virtual Worlds

Google dropped a bomb on the virtual world market today by releasing a new virtual world called Lively. I’m not writing a deep review yet, my first impression is that it feels like IMVU. It is better then IMVU though, you can at least move your avatar around a room, but the best part is that it runs in a browser(via a plugin). Sadly there are no content creation tools yet, or the ability to upload models, I heard those are coming.

What I really am hoping for is some sort of scripting tools to make interactive objects. That would really open up the possibility space.

I’m excited though, some people see it as yet another dress up virtual world. But I think with Google backing it has a lot more potential by the simple fact alone of the amount attention this will get. Add to that possibilities of Google earth and Sketchup mashups.

The Vesuvius Room in Lively:

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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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