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Virtual Worlds

Fractional Dimensions

When I was in grade school in the 1960s, we learned the basics about dimensions...it must have been in math class. It seemed like every math teacher I had used an overhead projector with water-soluble colored pens as a pedagogical aid. A one-dimensional object was a line, like the x axis on a graph...

Robin Williams Joins the TechSource Blog Team

Posted on 03/26/2008 at 02:56:43 PM by Tom Peters [Robin Williams is the newest member of the ALA TechSource Blog Team.  Welcome, Robin!  Recently she and I met and chatted on ALA Island in Second Life, the 3-dimensional virtual world.  The text chat transcript of our conversation is pasted below.  Greylin Fairweather is the name of Robin's avatar in Second Life, and Maxito Ricardo is my avatar...

Planning a Virtual World Conference

For the past two months I have been involved in a fascinating team effort to plan a one-day conference that will be held in a virtual world environment on Saturday, March 8th. The official name of the conference is "Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education, and Museums" -- VW LEM for short. Although the conference will be held in Second Life, the speakers will be discussing other virtual worlds as...