OpenSimulator Community Conference 2016 

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software. Organized as a joint production by Core Developers of OpenSimuator and AvaCon, the virtual conference features presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.

More info at: http://conference.opensimulator.org and to register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opensimulator-community-conference-2016-registration-28824725530 

Events taking place Saturday, Dec 10, and Sunday Dec 11 will be live simulcast streamed to https://gaming.youtube.com/c/AvaconOrg/live


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Thursday, December 8


VWER - "All I Want for Christmas..."
"All I want for Christmas... what would we like for the holidays to enrich our virtual lives?" 
Moderated by Sheila Yoshikawa 

VWER (the Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable) has met weekly since 2008. 
This is a public meeting in TEXT chat. We log the chat and publish a transcript of each meeting. You can find ALL those transcripts at http://vwer.org/transcripts, full of info and opinions on many topics re virtual worlds and education. 

The Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable meets in the virtual world of Second Life, and we thank the Virginia Society for Technology in Education for allowing us to meet on their island,

Website to Create a Local Account https://secondlife.com/
Region Name VSTE Island
Coordinates http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VSTE%20Island/43/50/22
Parcel/Venue VWER Roundtable at VSTE Island

Meetings are held on Thursdays at 12 noon SLT (Second Life Time, AKA Pacific) for an hour. (8:00pm in the UK, 3:00 pm Eastern). 

VWER is a forum to educate and inform the community about issues that are important and relevant to education. VWER continues to develop a community of educators from around the world. We welcome a wide variety of educators, from seasoned veterans to the newly-rezzed. 

Please join the VWER group in SL (secondlife:///app/group/c17c395b-8368-79be-caed-25b81a537855/about). Please join our groups on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/159154226946/) or Google+ (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101630374387475211030) . Also find and post pictures to our Flickr group (https://www.flickr.com/groups/1268711@N23) and follow us on Twitter @VWER (https://twitter.com/vwer). When you blog or tweet, please remember to include the tag #vwer, which you can use to catch up on our tweetchat.

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Beth S. O'Connell

Owner, Ghostraven Professional Attire
Beth Ghostraven is a middle school teacher-librarian in RL. In SL she owns the Book and Tankard Pub in Victoria City, Caledon and  Ghostraven Professional Attire, classic clothing for educators in SL (www.bethghostraven.com). Ghostraven Professional Attire also has a shop at the... Read More →

Thursday December 8, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Second Life, VSTE Island http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VSTE%20Island/43/50/22
Friday, December 9


Senses Places
Senses Places is an ongoing collaborative transdisciplinary project creating mixed reality participatory performance environments that engage participants in a physical and mediat(iz)ed kinesthetic/somatic movement relational experience. 

We foster possibilities for multiple embodied and environmental interactive amplifications and permeations by designing/choreographing physical-virtual interfaces with/through avatars, video images, bio-signals and aspects of environments, based on live videostreams, webcam, and biometric devices, towards new inclusive modes of embodied sharing, exchanging and creating transcultural community. 

Taking place in a shared virtual place* at Second Life’s MUVE, gathering international collaborators and participants at remote places, the project evolves through each mixed reality instantiation, generating unknown posthuman corporealities in a process of physicalizing the virtual and virtualizing the physical.

Before the performance, the visiting participants are asked to copy the HUD files from the giver in space and follow the instructions to connect with the webcam interface and interact with our avatar. Then read the proposal (also in the giver) to engage in the group improvisation.

Public physical place: Laboratório Mocap PPGD/Escola de Dança/UFBA, Ondina, Salvador, BA, Brasil 

Virtual place: Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance Simulator (Second Life) 
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Odyssey/31/147/681 
Grid Name  Second Life
Grid Website  http://secondlife.com
HyperGrid Enabled?  No 

Video streaming channel from collaborators in Brazil, Portugal, and Japan (also at the virtual place): 

  • Isabel Valverde/Butler2 Evelyn (artistic director, choreographer, performer, researcher, PT) 
  • Todd Cochrane/Toddles Aeon (technical director, developer, SL expert, NZ) 
  • Ana Moura/Anisabel (choreographer, performer, PT) 
  • Barbara Teixeira/Kikas Babenko (SL performance artist, PT) 
  • Liz Solo (SL multidisciplinary artist and curator Odyssey) 
  • SaveMe Oh (SL visual theater artist, NL) 
  • Isa Seppi/Janjii Rugani (choreographer, performer, BR) 
  • Clara Gomes/Lux Nix (video artist, performer, PT) 
  • Yukihiko Yoshida/Island Habana (coordinator of Japan node, dance educator, critic, JP) 
  • Kae Ishimoto (choreographer, performer, JP) 
  • Jun Makime (choreographer, performer, JP) 
  • Yumi Sagara (choreographer, performer, JP) 
  • Keiji Mitsubuchi (developer, SL expert, JP) 
  • Paulo Fernandes/Genious Bickin (SL designer, performer, PT) 
  • Catarina Carneiro de Sousa/CapCat Ragu (Meta_body avatar design, PT) 
  • Sameiro Oliveira Martins/Meilo Minotaur (Meta_body avatar design, PT) 
  • Artica (biometric interface, PT) 
  • Nick Rothwell (sound interface system, composer, UK) 
  • Mick Mengucci (image-sound interface, developer artist, PT/IT) 
  • Joana Martins/Fonteyn (webcam interface design, performer, PT) 
  • Fernando Cassola Marques (researcher Kinect interface, PT) 
  • Members of Laboratório Mocap UFBA (Brazil) 
  • MicroBiart (Brazil) 

Escola de Dança / Direction: Profa. Dra. Dulce Tamara da Rocha Lamego da Silva / Vice-Direction: Profa. Carmen Paternostro 

PPGDança /Coordenation: Profa. Dra. Lenira Peral Rengel / Vice-coordenation: Profa. Dra. Ludmila Pimentel 

Thank yous: PPGDança/UFBA, Ailton Pancho, Neide, Odyssey Sim, Enrique

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Isabel Valverde

Postdoctoral Researcher, UFBA - Universidade Federal da Bahia
Senses Placeshttp://sensesplaces.orgIsabel Valverde aka Butler2 Evelyn (PT)is a transdisciplinary performer, choreographer and scholar from Portugal. Isabel has been developing experimental solo and collaborative work since 1986 and she graduated in Dance Theory and History (UCR... Read More →

Friday December 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Second Life, Odyssey http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Odyssey/31/147/681
Sunday, December 11


ETHERIEL 3 - OSCC After Party on Pirate's Atoll
The last two Open Simulator Community Conferences were ended by beach dancing in the sunset or under the stars to sonic textures and solid beats! DJ Strannik ZIKR will be ramping up the tunes and visuals for another fun social event at the end of the conference this year! Come and celebrate the hypergrid and the friendship it brings. ONE HYPERGRID, ONE LOVE!

Website to Create a Local Accounthttp://www.digiworldz.com/store/aff.php?aff=24
Full information about the event will be posted at http://www.piratesatoll.com

Sunday December 11, 2016 6:00pm - 11:00pm
digiworldz, pirates atoll http://login.digiworldz.com:8002:pirates%20atoll
Monday, December 12


Nova Archaeology Tour
Touring 5 regions of archaeological investigations. Both Historical and Prehistorical.

Grid Name  Nova ArchaeologyGrid
Website  https://sites.google.com/site/virtualislandsbettereducation/home 
HyperGrid Enabled? Yes  
HyperGrid URLhttp://nova.bio-se.info:9000/%20 
HyperGrid Region Coordinates 128,128  
Website to Create a Local Account  http://vibe.bio-se.info/

Monday December 12, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm
VIBE Nova Archaeology http://nova.bio-se.info:9000/%20
Tuesday, December 20


AvaCon Grid Holiday Party
Join AvaCon, for a holiday party located on the AvaCon Plaza region in the AvaCon grid.

You can login with your OSCC conference grid avatar account or another OpenSimulator account that is Hypergrid enabled, and then you can Hypergrid jump to http://grid.avacon.org:8002

For more info on how to access the AvaCon grid, you can go to https://www.avacon.org/blog/avacon-grid/

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AvaCon, Inc.

AvaCon, Inc.
AvaCon, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality, and 3D immersive and virtual spaces. We hold conventions and meetings to promote educational and scientific inquiry into these... Read More →

Tuesday December 20, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
AvaCon Grid http://grid.avacon.org:8002