Mittwoch, 31. Oktober 2007

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Dienstag, 30. Oktober 2007

Why Should an Architect Care about Computer Games?

Computer Games, Architecture and Urbanism: The Next Level

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Dienstag, 30. Oktober 2007

Why Should an Architect Care about Computer Games?
Computerspiele und die Zukunft von Stadt und Architektur Buchvorstellung und Diskussion mit den Herausgebern und Gästen:

Aram Bartholl, Architekt und Medienkünstler
Friedrich von Borries, Architekt und Raumtaktiker
Matthias Böttger, Architekt und Raumtaktiker
Stephan Günzel, Philosoph und Medienwissenschaftler
Steffen P. Walz, Sozialwissenschaftler und Game Designer

“Space Time Play” ist eine Reise in die Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft von Computer- und Videospielräumen.

Was versteckt sich hinter der perfekten Mauer aus Tetris-Steinen?
Wie befreit man eine 3-D Welt von Terroristen?
Wie gewinnt man polygone Freunde in fantastischen Netzwerk-Räumen?
Und was passiert, wenn diese Spielen niemals enden?

“Space Time Play” behandelt vielfältige Spielräume: Von Meilensteinen der Computer- und Videospielgeschichte über virtuelle Metropolen zu den digitalen Überlagerungen physischer Räume.
Die behandelten Spiel umfassen kommerzielle Produkte, künstlerische Projekte und wissenschaftliche Experimente genauso wie neuartige Spiel-Instrumente zum Entwerfen und Planen von Räumen.

Friedrich von Borries, Steffen P. Walz, Matthias Böttger (Hg.)
Space Time Play. Computer Games, Architecture and Urbanism: The Next Level
Birkhäuser 2007, ISBN: 978-3-7643-8414-2

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Metaverse Summit 2007 Newsletter

A few days left to save € 100 on Metaverse Summit registration

Special price registration closes Wednesday 29th October – register now for the Metaverse Summit in Berlin and save € 100.

Register here Jan Northoff & Tobias Neisecke GbR, agency for virtual worlds and 3D-visualisations, is official sponsor of the MetaverseSummit 2007 and besides, Northoff and Neisecke take part in the conference as a speaker.

The agency works on the advancement of 3D-internet and is realizing service-orientated representations and appearances of companies in virtual worlds as well as 3D-visualisations of all kinds. To demonstrate and implement their concept of merging virtuality and reality by a 3D-internet, the agency developed the platform newBERLIN in Second Life, the true to scale reproduction of Berlin. newBERLIN is an interactive platform that holds correspondence to reality and involves users by offering them entertainment, activities and information. At the same time, the virtual city provides ideal marketing value to the companies and bodies that are represented there. They can offer services and set up consumer-orientated virtual branches. In turn users get to know the companies and bodies in a playful way.

One way of merging reality and virtuality is by duplication events or broadcasting between the "worlds". is working in that field and therefore will broadcast parts of the Metaverse Summit 2007 via live-stream to newBERLIN.

At the conference Jan Northoff will discourse about why we need virtual shoes. He claims: "Virtuality is a lie: information is always real". Tobias Neisecke´s session is about the trend to reproduce cities in Second Life and on how to plan, manage, and promote a SL city. Why should a company have a branch in a SL city?At the time of the conference is celebrating its first anniversary and therefore there will not only be a talk looking back over the first year but also a big "birthday party". Every participant of the conference is invited to join the party on december 7th after the official program, as a relaxing finish.

Samstag, 27. Oktober 2007 listed on

newBERLIN is listed in the Comunity Gateway Beta Program. That means, if you have a german AP and press the "Join now" Button on , you can choose newBERLIN as Landing Point in Second Life®. See the list.

The Newbies will be teleported directly to our Orientation area, which is set up and supported by the German Newbie Center(GNC). Tnx to the creators Tom Lowe, Johann Ehrler.

Teleport to GNC in newBERLIN via SLurl and watch the up-popping newBERLINers!

Mittwoch, 24. Oktober 2007

Solutions for Downtime

The newBERLIN Sandbox gets more and more popular. The newBERLIN Builder School offers a high class repertory of panels, see Eventcalendar. But what about downtime!? Aram Bartholl found a nice solution for all SL Building addicts in Berlin: the RL Sandbox. Watch this funny clip.

We had a nice session concerning the Berlin Sandbox at our flagstore before, see fotos here.

Viral Stickerting

Dienstag, 23. Oktober 2007


New!! Primglue!


But we have problems with our sim borders in newBERLIN. Our visitors find themselves from time to time down in the cluttered cellar. Terrible. Nothing helps.

Is simglue already available!?

21th century fox

Fox , a freaky guy from switzerland, got used to interview as every time, when he is in Berlin.

This time about cyberspace, Second Life and 3D Internet.

ComMeta Convention Center

Yesterday, the CCC had its first aniversary. Big party in our Flagshipstore and inworld! Mixed reality.
Some RL impressions here
Some SL Impressions over there. Anyway, the RL visitors were so well entertained, amused (and mybe drunk) that we got a Jacket, a Pullover, a handy charger and a USB-Stick in our Lost & Found Folder...

The former called Corecon Convention Center switched name to ComMeta Convention Center.
Contact for virtual eventz/conferen-xing/lecturinx

Sonntag, 21. Oktober 2007

Metaverse Summit 2007 in Berlin, 6-7th of December


Join the Metaverse Summit to explore and shape the future of the virtual and 3D Web

"What happens when video games meet Web 2.0? When virtual worlds meet geospatial maps of the planet? When simulations get real and life and business go virtual? When you use a virtual Earth to navigate the physical Earth, and your avatar becomes your online agent? What happens is the metaverse." (Smart, J.M., Cascio, J. and Paffendorf, J., Metaverse Roadmap Overview, 2007)

The web is moving from its 2D beginnings towards its virtual and 3D future. The Metaverse Summit will consist of two days featuring interactive sessions revolving the next generation of the internet - the Metaverse - in all its manifestations:

  • Augmented Reality
  • Lifelogging
  • Mirror Worlds
  • Virtual Worlds

The rapid development and exploration of 3D immersive environments is changing the way people communicate, collaborate, work and live. It is bringing about significant businesses as well as social and technological opportunities, challenges and questions. This unique event will bring together business leaders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technologists, futurists, and industry participants to spend two days discussing current and emerging social, economic and technological trends and issues around the 3D-enabled web, virtual worlds, immersive networks, and ubiquitous information.

The Metaverse Summit 2007 will be held at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin, Germany, on December 06 - 07, 2007, and will include

  • Keynotes and presentations of well-known industry leaders
  • Panel discussions and roundtables
  • Showcasing and demonstration of the latest technologies and services from leading companies
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities

The Metaverse Summit, organised by Helmut Reul, is the must attend event of the year and you all invite to participate in this great event for the exchange of new ideas in this exciting field!

Please note this event is not part of the Metaverse Roadmap Project and is not affiliated with the Acceleration Studies Foundation.

For more information, please contact Helmut Reul at or +49 5961 271362.

Coreon Convention Center feiert Geburtstag bei uns im Showroom

Geburtstag feiern im Alexa!


Das einjährige Bestehen des Corecon Convention Centers rückt immer näher und damit auch die Geburtstagsparty! Alle, die in der Nacht vom 22. zum 23. Oktober zusammen mit uns in den CCC-Geburtstag reinfeiern möchten, sind herzlich dazu eingeladen. Wo? - Ganz wie Ihr wollt! Ab 19:30 Uhr startet die Geburtstagsparty virtuell in Second Life UND real im Showroom der Agentur YOUseeMEin3D, den Erbauern von newBERLIN, im neu eröffneten Alexa Shopping Center, Alexanderstraße 4, Berlin.

Freut Euch auf ein spannendes Programm mit interessanten Vorträgen. Als Referenten erwarten wir Markus Breuer und Christian Scholz. Markus Breuer, CEO der Firma The Otherland Group und begeisterter Second Life-Bewohner, spricht über “Erfolgsmessung in virtuellen Welten”. In einem zweiten Vortrag referiert Christian Scholz - vielen besser bekannt unter seinem Second Life-Namen Tao Takashi - zum Thema “Second Life Architecture”.

Neben diesen beiden spannenden Vorträgen warten noch weitere Überraschungen auf alle Geburtstagsgäste, unter anderem wird unser DJ *pPlaylist für angemessene Partystimmung sorgen.

Wann: 22.10. ab 19:30 Uhr | Wo: virtuell im Corecon Convention Center in Second Life – hier der Teleport ins CCC // real im Alexa Shopping Center bei “New Berlin”


19:30 Uhr - Get Together
20:00 Uhr - Eröffnungsrede mit Sebastian Küpers
20:30 Uhr - Vortrag von André Winzer, Geschäftsführer der Schaltzeit GmbH: “Virtual Conferencing – Chancen einer neuen Kommunikation” und anschließend Neueröffnung des CoreconCCs unter neuem Namen
21:00 Uhr - Vortrag von Markus Breuer: “Erfolgsmessung in virtuellen Welten - Ansätze und Standards”
21:45 Uhr - Erinnerungen an das erste Jahr CCC: Interviews
22:00 Uhr - Vortrag von Tao Takashi: “Second Life Architecture”
23:00 Uhr - Geburtstagsparty mit DJ *pPlaylist

Text: Melanie Wentow
Foto: Walter Schalter

Sloodle - 3D Learning Management System

Sloodle is Open Source. We develop learning tools and structures for educators exploring 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments. Our first objective is to connect Second Life with Moodle.

Users: Click here to get involved... || Developers: See the dev resources...

See the Sloodle Wiki to find out how to install the Sloodle module and try out the Sloodle tools.

Current experimental applications:
Blog Toolbar, Chatcast, Enrollment booth, Gestures, Glossary, Grid Status, Quizchair, Real Names, Registration booth, Sloodle Set