Third International Conference on Virtual Worlds

The Third International Conference on Virtual Worlds (VW’2012) will be held from July 3 to 5, 2012 in Paris. A Virtual World can be defined as a computer-simulated environment with its own physical and biological laws, populated by dynamic interacting entities such as artificial creatures and human avatars. Whereas Virtual Reality largely focuses on the […]

Mars in Active Worlds

Second Life is there to simulate the real world. It could be nice to simulate life on other worlds too, e.g. life on Mars. Thus far I didn’t find such a simulation in 2L, so i looked in another MMORPG, Active Worlds. I logged in as guest and visited the Mars sim there. Here it […]

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    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge - various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories - to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge - this was shih. - David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

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