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It's certainly taking time for people, organizations and businesses to learn how to obtain benefits from virtual environments, and it will take quite some time yet to figure out how to optimize those results. On the plus side, there are many hundreds of thousands of people working on that. Working...

April 24th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Much like when MMOs go offline, when a virtual world goes offline, we also see a number of displaced residents wondering what to do next. Thankfully, in this case, our contributor had his next destination all mapped out ahead of time. This image comes to us from Alan C., and was taken in the final...

March 15th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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This week, in The Virtual Whirl, we're going to take a selection of reader questions that we've received in comments and in the virtual mailbag and do our best to offer up some useful answers. Join us as we whirl through the mail. Not surprisingly, the two most frequently asked questions involve th...

March 6th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The promise of what virtual spaces can bring us is significant -- erasing geographic limitations on interaction with others while fostering an exchange of cultures, beliefs, and languages. To this high-minded end, millions of dollars have been spent and many thousands of hours of work have been inve...

September 12th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Davey Winder wants the world to know that virtual interactions are about more than just business. They're about contact with other humans, finding love, or seeking escape from a disability. While this video may not provide the answers that his book does, it highlights the interesting misconceptions...

July 25th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Toyota-owned car manufacturer Scion has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with virtual world There. The company operates a virtual nightclub shaped like existing Scion car models. According to virtual worlds blog Worlds in Motion, the company has now decided it likes this kind of marketing so much tha...

July 23rd 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments

VirtualVikki made this video, Lost in There Quest Commercial, for ThereCon last year. Taking place in July 2007, it was a week of science fiction events and activities in the virtual world, There. In order to motivate the viewers, she created this parody of Lost in Space.There is an interesting plat...

May 13th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Take an advertising/marketing operation and mix it with a virtual world, and what do you get? No, not There -- well, maybe them, but that's not who we mean. The answer is Riplounge. Browser-based and 2.5D (2D sprites in a pseudo 3D environment), Riplounge is for ... umm. Well, actually we're not qu...

March 23rd 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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This coming Wednesday, 19 March, the USC Network Culture Project will feature the work of thirteen talented virtual world artists on the theme of justice, all specifically created for this event to celebrate the International Criminal Court. The artists involved are a talented set indeed from visua...

March 18th 2008 at 7:30am 0 Comments