The presentation was by Australian brothers Scott and Steven Mundell, who paid a 30-day visit to libraries in California and who have set up a website, https://augmentedlibraries.com/, which serves as a searchable, curated collection of VR/AR/MR hardware, software, and experiences for libraries. Users can filter the collection by technology, theme or cost.
Here are a few pictures of last night’s meeting:
The Libraries in XR group has members from all around the world, who are interested in applications of VR and AR to public and academic libraries. The group plans to hold regular meetings in AltspaceVR, so check the Events Calendar for the next meetup! You can also join their Discord server (here’s an invitation). See you at the next meeting!
Did you know that there is now a group of librarians and other library workers who are meeting weekly on the AltspaceVR social VR platform?
The XR in Libraries meetup brings librarians and library allies together to discuss the role that libraries can play at making XR technologies (VR/AR/MR) available to the communities we serve. Meeting in virtual reality provides us a practical way for us to test the affordances of various virtual meeting spaces, and to explore the associated technologies.
You are invited to our second meeting to discuss VR/AR/MR in libraries, share your experiences and get ideas for new ones. This meetup will take place on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Central Standard Time (or Thursday, March 19th, 2020, 02:00-03:00 UTC). Everyone is welcome!
Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg (centre, under the painting) spent well over an hour in a wide-ranging discussion with a group of Sansarians at GranddadGotMojo’s new art gallery in My Hometown 1968. (Yes, I think we can add “Sansarian” to the Oxford dictionary!) I personally really appreciated that Ebbe took the time to meet with all of us and field all of our questions.
There was a good turn-out of avatars at today’s casual meetup at Theanine’s playful experience, A House on the Hill.
AnuAmun gave a running fashion show of his latest sexy, skin-tight creations (he’s in the yellow hair and the black-and-yellow armour in the bottom right-hand corner of this picture), which led to yet another discussion about the baked-on underwear for the default Sansar avatars and ways to get around that limitation!