Nobody is asleep or violently ill, whew!
My coughing tour of Australia crosses off stop 5 in Adelaide, a very pleasant audience here at the Art Gallery of South Australia (another beautiful place I wish I got to see).
This group got the now fairly polished version of Being There, though I found myself ad libbing, adding to each one. I got the usual nice comments of people enjoying it, being overwhelmed by it, and running out to start twittering. I had my recorder going to have another audio version. This one really does work best in a 75 -90 minute window, will have to chop and dice for Darwin.
After a break was the first time out for Virtual Worlds: Promise and Perils where I dropped the Powerpoint in lieu of tabbing through firefox tabs (mostly local copies of images). I showed a fair number of videos (jumping over to quicktime player to play in full screen mode). I had bit too much and had to bypass the last 4 or 5 videos. Early on, for Levine’s Start with the &#^# Demo Rule, I jumped live into Second Life where Ed Lamoreaux had agreed to meet in the NMC Campus Board room to talk (voice chat) about his class. The audio is very effective to new SL-ers– very. I was tempted to show a lot more,but was conscious of not making this a Second Life song and dance.
So my stuff flew across a bit of World of Warcraft (machinima examples), even CityPixel a simple 2.5D world, a bit of Croquet, Qwaq, Wonderland. And I wanted at the end to get to a live demo of running OpenSim from my laptop – quite a trifecta of running it in MacOSX in Windows XP via Parallels.
I’ve got enough material, just need to tighten the edges a bit. The live bits and the video are most valuable.
And what a lovely lunch they had out on the patio, thanks. The folks who set this up were great, and like every place so far the technology support and technology itself was flawless.
My gate is calling, here we go to the nether regions of Perth