Archive for August, 2016

Project Sansar will open “to the world” in January 2017

August 16, 2016

Daniel Voyager's Blog

Ebbe Altberg has confirmed in a recent interview with Donnie SC Lygonis about a week ago that Project Sansar will be open “to the world” in January 2017. It’s great to hear that we now know the actual month for the opening of Project Sansar and that close to 5, 000 people have signed up so far to get access.

Ebbe Altberg mentioned in the interview that a few months ago those that tested Project Sansar gave it a high discomfort rating. Today there is a low discomfort rating and people now have a good experience.

Ebbe Altberg mentioned that Project Sansar will be around for decades once it opens to the public. The lab are adding more users to test Project Sansar in the months ahead and invitations are being sent out.

Listen to the full podcast here (48 minutes & 45 seconds)  > Episode 7, Ebbe Altberg, Virtual Reality Snowball Champion.

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Song of Childhood

August 15, 2016

The Bergdorf Reports

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I have an opening, Song of Childhood: A Collection of Photographs by Kate Bergdorf, at Lollygagger coming up on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 2 to 4PM SLT. This exhibit is close to my heart for several reasons. First, it is such an honor so show at Lollygagger, one of the oldest existing Second Life galleries that has previously hosted artists like Kake Broek, Piedra Lubitsch, Ziki Questi and others. Many thanks to Chrissssy, the gallery curator, for making this happen. Second, I had such a fantastic time putting together the photographs for this exhibit. It is inspired by the poem Song of Childhood, by the Austrian novelist, playwright and political activist Peter Handke. Handke wrote much of the dialogue, including the poem Song of Childhood, for Wim Wender’s Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire). Each of the eleven passages in the poem corresponds to one of my photographs…

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First 360 degrees video recorded within Second Life

August 12, 2016

Jo Yardley's Second Life

Imagine being able to bring your 360 degrees camera into Virtual Reality, just set it up in the club, house, park or city that you’ve build yourself in Second Life, record it and then share it online with people from all over the world.

Let them get a taste of where you live in VR, let them look around and even give them the feeling they’re actually there by looking at it with their VR headset.

This is now possible!
Yesterday Electric Shepherd from Vimagine (who also worked on the ‘Virtualize it’ documentary for ‘Der Spiegel’) and Draxtor Despres came to 1920s Berlin to test out an amazing 360 degrees camera to film the, as far as I know, first 360 degrees video shot Live in Second Life in real time.

Snapshot_003The camera rig was made by Arduenn Schwartzman (of Warbug fame), it has audio and video syncing capabilities and all recorded tracks are…

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