Today, our theme for Atlas Hopping was clubs and clubbing. We visited the following five experiences:
- The Studio Club, by Sin
- The Club, by Marcus
- 2077, by C3rb3rus
- Tron Grid Prime Millenium, by Mijeka Munro
- Syngles Night Club, by Syn
Today we visited the following experiences, all created by Beverly Zauberflote:
Here is Drax’s livestream:
And here is Strawberry’s livestream from Twitch (she has switched to Twitch from YouTube for her livestream):
Today’s theme for Atlas Hopping was the gardens of Sansar. We visited:
I didn’t know ahead of time that my experience would be on the list of experiences to visit today, otherwise I would have vacuumed and tidied up the place a bit 😉
The snowman you see in the picture below (taken by Mijeka Munro) was created using the Oculus Medium sculpting tool. It was then imported into Blender in order to apply colours, then exported as an FBX file and placed into my experience near the spawn point of Ryan’s Garden.
Watching everyone ride on and enjoy Agustine’s musical carousel in Ryan’s Garden, laughing and talking (and then hopping on for a ride myself) was one of the happiest moments I’ve experienced in Sansar to date. It reminded me how much I loved to ride the carousel when the Red River Exhibition was in town every summer.
In the above picture, that’s me waving at Andrew the photographer, I’m the one in the grey Sansar T-shirt.
Later on, I had a blissful Zen moment at the Bonsai Garden:
Here’s Strawberry’s livestream of today’s event:
And here is Drax’s:
Unfortunately, I was unable to join the Atlas Hoppers this weekend. They decided to visit the many mazes of Sansar:
Here is Strawberry’s livestream of the event:
And here is Drax’s livestream:
(Note: I actually wrote a whole blogpost and then WordPress ate it, and I lost everything! This is an abbreviated version of that first lost post.)
Instead of our regular atlas hopping, we all gathered in the basement of 114 Harvest to watch the TV set, where Drax was teaching Strawberry how to build a Sansar experience. It was both a hilarious and an educational episode!
We wrapped it up by visiting the newly-constructed Berry’s Toy Box, and playing a game of hide and seek in it! I haven’t laughed so hard in ages! Then we visited the Treehouse Overlook, by Shack Dougall, a truly wonderful experience picked at random from the Sansar Atlas.
Here’s Strawberry’s livestream of the event:
And here’s Drax’s:
Unfortunately, I had to miss yesterday’s Atlas Hopping with Draxtor Despres and Strawberry Singh. (I am now watching Drax’s livestream, and I am enjoying it immensely! Silas Merlin made Drax a wonderful blue dragon avatar.)
The avid atlas hoppers visited the following Sansar experiences, all except the last created by Sansar Studios, the in-house design team at Linden Lab:
Jason Gholston, the head of Sansar Studios, joined the group at the Colossus Rising experience, where Drax interviewed him.
Here’s Drax’s livestream:
And here’s Strawberry’s livestream:
Today, Philip Rosedale, the visionary founder of Linden Lab and creator of Second Life, conducted a tour of his new VR-capable virtual world, High Fidelity, for Strawberry Singh and Draxtor Despres.
This is another of Strawberry’s continuing series of visits to virtual worlds other than Second Life. She had visited High Fidelity for the first time a month ago. Back in February, she had also paid a visit to Sinespace, on a tour led by Sine Wave Entertainment’s Adam Frisby.
Philip said that currently, the High Fidelity company consists of 55 people, and about 20,000 people have created user accounts so far in High Fidelity. He said, in response to a comment from Drax that most High Fidelity users are probably American, that British/European users actually make up the largest block of HiFi users.
Philip talked about a piece of code you can add to your HiFi client, called Mirror Mode, which allows you to see a copy of your avatar in-world, to see what you are wearing, etc.
The group started at the Zaru domain, and from there they went on to visit the following domains:
Each HiFi domain runs on its own server; High Fidelity is a distributed open-source virtual world. Philip said that they built the architecture so that anybody who wants to can put up their own server, which means that it can scale upwards much more easily than a centralized system. He also hinted that you might be able to access High Fidelity on your phone someday soon!
Here’s Strawberry’s livestream of the tour (she was experiencing some technical issues with lag, and she did crash at one point):
Drax also did a livestream of Philip’s tour (one of the cool HiFi features he demonstrated was the ability to befriend another avatar simply by shaking their hand in-world):