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Serious Games Summit 2006: Overviews

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The folks over at Serious Game Source have overviews of the keynote addresses from last weeks Serious Games Summit. I was hoping for podcast coverage of the Summt, but the only thing available will be a pay-per-podcast. While I haven’t come across anything explicitly geospatial, there is still some good information. I will add links […]

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SketchUp to Second Life Exporter

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We haven’t talked about SecondLife for at least a couple of weeks, so here is a handy tool to help those of you who are building in SL. The tool allows you to export SketchUp models into a simplified version that can be placed in SecondLife. I don’t spend a lot of time in world […]

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Weblo.com – What is the point

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When Sue first mentioned Weblo to me last week it seemed kind of cool. Weblo is a site that lets you buy virtual property, but unlike most games, Weblo is selling properties that exist in the real-world (and real-world celebrities, which I find creepy). The problem for me is that there isn’t a user interface […]

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Google Earth Now For Booking Flights

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British Airways is now using Google Earth to help book flights. It’s a pretty simple concept – you use Google Earth to zoom to where you want to go and the airline books a ticket to there for you. The only danger I can see is spending all day “flying” around the world trying to […]

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Serenity recreated in Second Life

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I just saw this on 3pointD, and it’s so cool I am definitely going to have to check it out. As you may already know, Jesse, Frank and I are huge Firefly and Serenity fans, and a Second Life resident named Fenix Eldritch (thanks to Rik Riel for pointing that out) has recreated Serenity (the […]

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Geospatial Augmented Reality

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Check out this article about how Simon Frasier University is taking advantage of virtual environments and augmented reality in the classroom (and beyond). These technologies are flourishing in some areas, but they are slow to find wide adoption. This probably has a lot to do with the cost of most of the hardware associated. Either […]

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Metaverse Roadmap Pre-Release Party

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For those of you who are in the New York City area and interested in what’s going on with the Metaverse Roadmap project, Eyebeam will be hosting a Pre-Release Party today (August 10th) from 6pm to 9pm, with “a series of short presentations and open conversations about the emerging metaverse space and what the Metaverse […]

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So Many Sessions, So Little Time…..

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This morning, we wandered through the ESRI UC Exhibit Hall (which really makes you think, hey, Segway rentals for touring the exhibit space would be awesome). We did a couple of interviews this morning, and Jesse continued talking to exhibitors while I checked out a couple of sessions. One paper that was right in line […]

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Photosynth from Microsoft Live Labs

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If you are at all interested in 3D virtual reconstructions and immersive technologies, then you have to check out Microsoft Live Labs’ Photosynth. It is too cool, although it’s not available to the public yet, but the demo videos are amazing. Basically, Photosynth “takes a collection of photos of a place or object, analyzes them […]