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SecondLife
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VRChat
High Fidelity

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General

Dictionary

virtual world : computer-based simulated environment intended for its users to inhabit and interact via avatars (primarily software) — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Encyclopedia

Virtual world is an online community that takes the form of a computer-based simulated environment through which users can interact with one another and use and create objects. The term has become largely synonymous with interactive 3D virtual environments, where the users take the form of avatars visible to others. In general, virtual worlds allow for multiple users. The computer accesses a computer-simulated world and presents perceptual stimuli to the user, who in turn can manipulate elements of the modeled world and thus experience a degree of telepresence. Such modeled worlds and their rules may draw from the reality or fantasy worlds. Example rules are gravity, topography, locomotion, real-time actions, and communication. Communication between users can range from text, graphical icons, visual gesture, sound, and rarely, forms using touch, voice command, and balance senses. — Wikipedia

Britannica

Preservation

History


History of Virtual Worlds (MediaShift, PBS)
Virtual Worlds Timeline (Avatar Planet)
Virtual Worlds History (Wikipedia)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Course

CMSC 498W: Introduction to Virtual and Augmented Reality (Spring 2016, University of Maryland)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

News

Hypergrid Business
NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression


Toy


The Unlikely Story of Microsoft’s Surprise Minecraft Buyout (Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson, Wired)
Minecraft (Official Site), Minecraft (Wikipedia)

Lego






LEGO’s ‘Minecraft’ competitor is real and ready to download (Jon Fingas, Engadget)
LEGO Worlds Steam Early Access (Steam.com)
LEGO Worlds (Lego.com)

Game


World of WarCraft (Official Site), World of Warcraft (Wikipedia)

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Hypergrid Business Real work in virtual reality

  • Kitely to offer virtual private grids
    by Maria Korolov on June 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Kitely will soon offer the option of hosting Virtual Private Grids on top of the Kitely grid, the company announced this week. According to the company, this new offering will enable groups and organizations... […]

  • Tranquility Grid launches its first Gloebit mall
    by Press Release on June 21, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Tranquility has unveiled their newest addition, Halcyon, a Gloebit-enabled region with a hypergrid shopping mall. It has more than 20 stores available for creators who wish to sell to the whole OpenSim community. Three different... […]

  • GDPR compliance stymies hypergrid travelers
    by David Kariuki on June 16, 2018 at 11:10 am

    After Europe’s new data privacy regulations, GDPR, went into effect on May 25, OpenSim users saw a flurry of requests from grid owners asking them to agree to new privacy policies. Sometimes, those messages... […]

  • Avalon
    by Maria Korolov on June 13, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    US $8 for a 20,000-prim region on the hypergrid-enabled Avalon Grid. Variable-sized regions also available. […]

  • Oculus Go hits the sweet spot
    by Maria Korolov on June 12, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    My new Oculus Go headset arrived today ($199 on Amazon) and I wasn’t originally planning to get it because I’m not a big fan of standalone headsets. That’s a headset that has the computer... […]