Friday Aug 28, 2009

New Video: Introduction to Virtual Worlds - Check out the Mixed Reality!

This new video, created by Robin Williams in the Information Services: Digital Libraries & Research group, has a great message about the value of virtual worlds for business and also uses various types of media to get the message across - including mixing real people and avatars - it's a must see!

Project Wonderland - Explore 3D Virtual Worlds (data sheet)

Here is a new Project Wonderland student ready data sheet - Explore 3D Virtual Worlds. Information about wonderland for education and business collaboration is included - check it out!

Also, if you missed the blog entry on the Wonderland Blog about Marbleous code, check out this video. I'm not a physics expert (or novice, to be honest) but this is an incredible way to learn physics!

Tuesday Jun 09, 2009

MiRTLE: A Mixed Reality Teaching & Learning Environment

Check out this new technical report from Sun Labs:

  • This technical report describes a project to create a mixed reality teaching and learning environment using the virtual world toolkit Project Wonderland. The purpose of this document is to provide details about the background to the project, its goals and achievements. The intended audience for this document is educators, educational technologists, and others interested in the educational applications of virtual worlds.
  • Sun Labs technical reports site
  • Full report on Sun Learning eXchange

Read, learn and participate!

Christy
Information Services: Digital Libraries & Research
Sun Learning Services

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Thursday Mar 19, 2009

Project Wonderland Implementations at Saint Paul College Center of Excellence

Presentation by Kevin Roebuck from Sun Microsystems and Warren Sheaffer from Saint Paul College on Project Wonderland and implementations at Saint Paul College Center of Excellence. PDF of the presentation is available on the Sun Learning eXchange.

Monday Mar 09, 2009

Learn about Project Wonderland - April 16, 2009

Want to learn all about Sun's Project Wonderland, an open source toolkit for building enterprise-grade virtual worlds? Here is your chance to participate in a conversation with Nicole Yankelovich, Principal Investigator, Collaborative Environments, Sun Microsystems Laboratories.

If you are a Sun employee, come learn about Sun's own virtual world toolkit and how you and your teams might be able to leverage this immersive space for Sun's business.

Nicole will talk with you about Project Wonderland and show you how the toolkit is being leveraged in various environments. She will also discuss the .5 release of the toolkite and the changes and exciting features!

Thursday April 16: Nicole Yankelovich, Wonderland 0.5
9.00-10.00 SLT (PT) (noon-1.00PM EDT/18.00-19.00Europe Continental)
Locaion: Train For Success - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Business%202/20/37/23

Session is held in Second Life in partnership with the Gronstedt Group’s weekly “Train for Success” Second Life sessions. These sessions bring together training and communication professionals globally to explore how leading corporations are transforming workplace performance with virtual worlds.

We hope to see you there!

Christy

Wednesday Jan 28, 2009

Sun Labs Feature Story on Contrarian Mind Nicole Yankelovich

Check out the Sun Microsystems Laboratories Feature Story this month on Nicole Yankelovich, Principal Investigator, Collaborative Environments, and Lead for Project Wonderland.

Making Connections: Researcher Designs Better Ways of Working Together When Apart


Also, visit Sun Immersion Special Interest Group at: http://sun-isig.ning.com

Wednesday Nov 19, 2008

Intro to Wonderland Videos and Sun's Immersive Special Interest Group

If you are interested in learning about Sun's Project Wonderland, take a look at these short and well made videos (they are a guide to Wonderland): http://www.vimeo.com/evansmith/videos/sort:date

Also, to keep informed and involved in what various organizations and educational communities are doing in Wonderland, please join the Sun Immersive Special Interest Group (SIG) on Ning.

Thanks -

Christy


Tuesday Aug 26, 2008

Discover Wonderland

Join us on August 28th, 2008 at 9am PT at the Train For Success island (brought to you by the Gronstedt Group) in Second Life to hear from Nicole Yankelovich about Sun's Wonderland virtual world environment. See the Wonderland blog - Wonderblog for more information.

Locaion: Train For Success - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wolpertinger/168/91/50/

More details at the Gronstedt Group site.  

Hope to see you there!

Christy (SL: Violet Portola) 

Thursday Aug 07, 2008

Jonathan Kaplan on Innovation Insider

Jonathan Kaplan, Sun Microsystems Labs, discussed Project Wonderland, MPK20 (Sun's Virtual Workplace), and Project Darkstar during the Sun Innovation Insider radio program today (August 6, 2008). Listen to Jonathan's interview

And, speaking of Project Wonderland, you can come listen to Nicole Yankelovich from Sun Microsystems during the Gronstedt Group's weekly "Train for Success" session in Second Life. Nicole will be talking in-world about Project Wonderland and MPK20. This session is in Second Life on Thursday, August 28, 9-10am SLT (PT) - mee details here.

Enjoy -

Christy (SL: Violet Portola)

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