Virtual Worlds Snapshot

Doing another class on virtual worlds–including but not limited to Second Life, and using the Second Life 2.0 viewer live for the first time!  We’re going to explore a snapshot of how people look @ virtual worlds, from the perspective of Second Life to organizations such as the Association of Virtual Worlds to Hypergrid Business, Engage and Gartner. We’re also going to explore a bevy of sims in Second Life, as well as some clips of youtube videos of interesting projects in Second Life, such as the Canadian Border Crossing sim @ Loyalist College and Okapi Island, a super-cool archaeological dig in Turkey, replicated in detail in Second Life.

Virtual World Organizations
http://www.associationofvirtualworlds.com/
http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/

News about Virtual Worlds
http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/
http://mashable.com/2010/01/22/virtual-worlds/

Second Life  – Economy, Q4 2009 & where are they going now? @ http://blogs.secondlife.com/community/features/blog/2010/01/19/2009-end-of-year-second-life-economy-wrap-up-including-q4-economy-in-detail

Gartner Hype Cycle @ http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1124212

Gartner – Virtual Worlds Businesses Fail @ http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=670507

OpenSim Growth @ http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2010/04/opensim-grids-grow-11-since-last-month/

CBS – Child’s Play Goes Virtual @ http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/engage-2010/

Second Life Vids & URL’s

Linden Prize Competition Finalists: http://lindenlab.com/lindenprize/finalists

Murrow Center 3D Newsroom @ Washington State University @ http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2010/04/3d-newsroom-debuts-in-second-life/

Federal Virtual Worlds Competition @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP1f8G6geTI

Second Life Loyalist College Canadian Border Simulation @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCUWcpVPtMM

Second Health: http://www.secondhealth.org

Palomar West conceptual hospital : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-W4aRHC5Tg

Okapi Island in Second Life @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CCVfUuZqV8

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