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7/23/08 Metaverse Meetup: OpenSim and virtual worlds interoperability

7/23/08 Metaverse Meetup: OpenSim and virtual worlds interoperability

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Hello avatars,

We are very excited to announce our next Metaverse Meetup!

As many of you may already know, IBM and Linden Labs (https://lindenlab.com) recently announced a historic breakthrough in virtual worlds (https://blog.secondlife.com/2008/07/08/ibm-linden-lab-interoperability-announcement/): "...research teams from the two companies successfully teleported avatars from the Second Life (https://www.secondlife.com) Preview Grid into a virtual world running on an OpenSim (https://opensimulator.org) server, marking the first time an avatar has moved from one virtual world to another".

The topic for this Metaverse Meetup will be OpenSim and virtual worlds interoperability and we are very fortunate to be featuring leading pioneers of OpenSim as presenters: David Levine (https://zhaewry.wordpress.com) of IBM Research (Zha Ewry in SL) and Adam Frisby (https://gwala.net/blog/) of DeepThink Labs (Adam Zaius in SL). Other members of OpenSim have also been invited to take part and Tish Shute (https://www.ugotrade.com), who writes about OpenSim on her blog Ugotrade, will serve as a guest moderator.

More info about OpenSim and the interoperability announcement:

https://opensimulator.... (https://opensimulator.org)
https://zhaewry.wordpr... (https://zhaewry.wordpress.com/2008/07/09/interop-teleports-along/)
https://www.ugotrade.c... (https://www.ugotrade.com/2008/07/08/ibm-linden-lab-launch-protocols-for-virtual-world-interoperability/)

This Metaverse Meetup will be an excellent not-to-be-missed opportunity to learn more about OpenSim directly from its most influential developers and discuss with fellow Metaverse Meetuppers how all this may affect the future of virtual worlds. We invite you to come and participate.

Special thanks to to Tish Shute who has been kindly assisting in organizing the speakers and to Global Kids (https://www.globalkids.org/) for so generously hosting us in their space. Global Kids' RezEd.org (https://www.rezed.org/) is a new hub for learning and virtual worlds so be sure to check them out.

Hope to see you all next Wednesday!

Best,
Annie Ok
Co-Organizer of Metaverse Meetup

P.S. Global Kids have graciously offered to allow our members to bring snacks and beverages with them if they wish. Please respect our lovely hosts and keep the mess to a minimum.

Also, a reminder that this Saturday, July 19th, is the final day of the "Tourists and Travelers (https://eyebeam.org/engage/engage.php?page=exhibitions&id=174)" exhibition at Eyebeam (https://eyebeam.org), featuring Taeyoon Choi (https://www.tyshow.org/)'s "Camerautomata Charlie: Image Digesting Robotic Duck (https://www.camerautomata.org)" that travels around NYC, shooting and printing pictures of tourists; and Joseph DeLappe (https://www.delappe.net)'s "The Salt Satyagraha Online— Gandhi’s Salt March in Second Life (https://www.unr.edu/art/DELAPPE/DeLappe%20Main%20Page/DeLappe%20Online%20MAIN.html)", work derived from his 240 mile walk on a treadmill and in cyberspace.
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