Category: Education

  • Social Media Counts – iPad App

    This is a brief description and support page for the October 2010 released iPad app Social Media Counts one of several non-client commissioned MUVEDesign smartphone apps. Get it via the iTunes App store now or go to the Apple App preview page 1.0 RELEASE VERSION 1.0 – Description and screen shot Social Media Counts is […]

  • Will Shadows increase immersion in Second Life?

    A cross posting from JustVirtual but there has been lots of excitement about Second Life becoming a more ‘evocative’ engine (visually speaking) for at least 18 months with lots of posts and short demo videos. Recently the Illclan’ers posted an item suggesting we are quite close to having an official Linden Lab release here, Dynamic […]

  • Another Hidden ROI of Virtual Worlds – Being Green

    A nice presentation from Pierre-Olivier Carles, who does a good job of talking about a key ROI for companies today, saving money by being greener but also getting ethical brownie points for being greener.  He talks more about the presentation below on the blog post on Stonefield InWorld entitled  ‘Virtual Worlds Make Companies Greener“. The […]

  • The Virtual Worlds Hype Cycle for 2009

    We are well into 2009 and there is a lot of news popping about the likely growth of social virtual worlds and their adoption. As a tangent game based virtual worlds are also still in relative growth as covered in SMH’s post Video games thrash movies and DVD, referring to the shift in Australia and […]

  • Atmospheric Australian Virtual Macbeth

    An Australian project (initiated at a 2007 LAMP@AFTRS (Laboratory for Advanced Media Production) residential) called “Macbeth:What If” received further development/production funding from the NMC and the Australia Council. Project creator Kerreen Ely-Harper teamed up with producer Kate Richards and designer Angela Thomas to realise the original project, that built on the original project idea looking […]

  • Meta-Mole: To Boldly Go(ogle) where no Search Engine has Gone Before

    The Metaverse… the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of  Search Engine, Meta-mole. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly google where no search engine has gone before. OK the folks at University of Teeside will probably not be calling to get me to […]

  • Stunning Deakin Second Life Build

    [youtube width=”480″ height=”295″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC4FSOAxiSg[/youtube] A video insight into the build process of the new Deakin Arts Education Centre Island built and designed by MUVEDesign’s Gary Hayes completed early 2008. Jenny Grenfell, Arts Lecturer at Deakin said: “This Deakin University Arts Education community in Second Life aims to stir the imagination. It is a world we create […]

  • Thursday’s, One of the Five Must-See-Sites

    Thursday’s Fictions built in collaboration with Physical TV has received much critical acclaim since its launch in mid 2007 here is a sample first 20 of voluntary comments delivered in-world. If you have Secondlife installed on your machine click this SLURL to go there now One of the Five Must-See Sites in Second Life. Bettina Tizzy, […]

  • Web 3.0 The Alive Web

    I have posted prolifically about MUVE’S (Multi User Virtual Environments) in the past, concentrating mainly on the ever customisable Second Life. It is interesting to watch the buzz spreading and consider if virtual worlds are really web 3.0, I think so. A quick look at the evolution of the intraweb from the mid 90’s. From […]

  • Designing Experiences 8 Steps

    …and the never changing human. Senor Hontar: “We must work in the world. The world is thus.” Father Altamirano: “No Senor Hontar…thus have we made the world. Thus have I made it” Final lines of the film ‘The Mission’ There have been several events this week that have focused my attention on the nature of […]

  • Creativity in Second Life

    Give people very simple and highly social tools for producing and creatively sharing content and truly inventive things will happen. In a growing ‘easy to publish’ movement the current user generated, digital personalized content explosion will continue indefinitely – the creative big bang. A digital stills or video camera and a computer in the right […]

  • Creating Games in Second Life

    Ok the title sounds a little ‘space cadet’ and paradoxical but bear with me on this one because the implications go way beyond the focus of this post which is a quick orientation and guide to non-scripted but organised ‘social play’ inside a virtual world and a great way to plan a Real World Alternate […]