Museum Metaverses

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Presented at the 35th Annual Museum Computer Network Conference, Chicago IL. November 7, 2007
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  • Museum Metaverses

    1. 1. Museum Metaverses Richard Urban University of Illinois http://isrl.uiuc.edu/~rjurban
    2. 2. Virtual Worlds <ul><li>M ulti- </li></ul><ul><li>U ser </li></ul><ul><li>V irtual </li></ul><ul><li>E nvironment </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on Social Activity </li></ul><ul><li>A platform for building 3D social spaces and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Self-identified and/or socially defined goals </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why MUVEs are not Games <ul><li>What is a game? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rules & Procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives and goals - A quest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide challenges (and the challenge is the fun) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the challenge and the player are well matched there is a state of flow . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>See Jesper Juul http://www.jesperjuul.nettext/withoutagoal/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 5. Growth of Online Worlds
    5. 6. Growth of MMOG Courtesy http://mmogdata.voig.com/
    6. 7. Subscriptions over 300K Courtesy http://mmogdata.voig.com/
    7. 8. Second Life Residents http://www.secondlife.com
    8. 9. Number of User Hours (millions) http://www.secondlife.com
    9. 10. Age in Second Life
    10. 11. Museums in Second Life
    11. 12. Science
    12. 13. Art Van Gogh Museum
    13. 14. Architecture Basilica of Saint Frances of Assisi
    14. 15. Archeology Xibalba Maya Museum
    15. 16. History Swedish Institute
    16. 17. Fantasy Jules Verne Museum
    17. 18. Education
    18. 19. The Big Picture - Beyond Second Life <ul><li>It’s not just Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>There.com </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Laguna Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Active Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Kanaeva </li></ul><ul><li>Entropia </li></ul><ul><li>Club Penguin </li></ul><ul><li>Multiverse </li></ul><ul><li>Whyville </li></ul><ul><li>OpenSim </li></ul><ul><li>Croquet Project </li></ul><ul><li>Metaverse Roadmap Project </li></ul>
    19. 20. Metaverse Standards and Protocols <ul><li>OpenID </li></ul><ul><li>Portable avatar standard (IBM/Linden Labs) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source SL Client </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OnRez viewer/CSI Game </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open source SL Server </li></ul>
    20. 21. <ul><li>This slideshow will be available at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/musebrarian </li></ul><ul><li>http://isrl.uiuc.edu/~rjurban </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life SLURLs (Gridmarker) </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/2gwjaa </li></ul>

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