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RE: HyperGrids -- connecting virtual worlds for OpenSim and web arch

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 12:37:11 -0800
To: "'Tim Berners-Lee'" <timbl@w3.org>, "TAG List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Cc: "Christa Lopez" <lopez@ics.ucs.edu>
Message-ID: <004201cab97e$f9337f40$eb9a7dc0$@org>
I've been tracking (not very closely, alas) the IETF work on
virtual world interactivity.
http://www.ietf.org/dyn/wg/charter/vwrap-charter.html
was recently chartered.

"... putting an arbitrary URI in a link in a virtual world?"

SecondLife just beta released a web-browser-in-3D-world viewer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSWYd6mfp1Y

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Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 7:25 AM
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Cc: Christa Lopez
Subject: HyperGrids -- connecting virtual worlds for OpenSim and web
arch

Interesting to see what connections there should be between web
architecture and the hypergrid. Does the hypergrid use URIs? Can I put
one in a HTML page and link to a virtual world portal?  Can I link
back the other way, putting an arbitrary URI in a link in a virtual
world?

"The Hypergrid: An Architecture for a New Web: OpenSim is chartering
territory in making Virtual Worlds interoperable with each other and
with the Web. At the heart of it there is the Hypergrid, an emerging
architecture that allows the seamless transfer of users' agents
between grids operated by different entities. While the Hypergrid is
coming to life in the context of OpenSim-based 3D Virtual Worlds, its
foundations shed a new light into what the Web could be."
-- http://metaverse.stanford.edu/agenda/crista-lopes/crista-lopes

http://www.ics.uci.edu/~lopes/

See also
http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2009/05/hypergrid-101-why-its-good-fo
r-business/ etc


Is anyone on the TAG following the connections with OpenSim?

Tim BL

 
Received on Monday, 1 March 2010 20:37:50 GMT

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