We will be working to upgrade and change this site to replace the previous nasacolab.org website which was hosted by NASA CoLab. This site will remain an independent community lead website.

If you have any ideas about content you would like to see here please let us know.

Earth Primbee has finished a new video about the NASA Future Forum that took place in San Jose (at the Tech Museum of Innovation) and in SL:

Earth Primbee made a new video about CoLab.  Check it out over at blip.tv!

Tateru Nino has written a great overview article about NASA CoLab in Second Life. The article is in the SL blog at Massively.com (which covers many virtual worlds and MMORPGs). (That blog used to be called Second Life Insider but they changed the name when they moved over to the new site.)

You’re invited to join NASA leadership, astronauts, scientists, and engineers along with local business, technology and academic leaders and local, state and federal officials discuss the role of space exploration in advancing science, engineering, technology, education and the economy that benefits your community and the nation. The program features an exciting preview of NASA’s Constellation Program – America’s return to the Moon and beyond.

SL Event Contacts: Universa Vanalten, Caledonia Heron, astrodel zapedzki, Be Ewing

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For the latest information about Yuri’s Night 2008, click on the link at the top of this page.

Cypress Rosewood reports in with the latest iteration of the 12-hour live music extravaganza!

As of late April first,

YURI’S NIGHT 2008 Live Musical Entertainment
PERFORMANCE VENUE – Inspire Space Park
[Cypress Rosewood Emcee and Producer]
Inspire Dance Planet, Butsu 236, 212, 200

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At the recent Metaverse U conference, Henrik Bennetsen asked attendees these questions:

1. What excites you about current metaverse technology?
2. What concerns you about current metaverse technology?
3. What will be most the surprising impact of metaverse technology on society within the next decade?
4. What barriers will metaverse technology never overcome?

He videotaped responses from numerous attendees, including Jessy Cowan-Sharp (Dragonfire Kelly in SL) and Andrew Hoppin (Drew Frobozz in SL). Here are their responses:

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ISS model in NASA CoLab’s Testbed sandbox, with HQ ring behind it and Geofrank Taurog’s Lunar building looming in the upper background.

I was one of a dozen avs who burned part or all of 4 hours inworld Wed March 19th while Earth Primbee shot footage for his 2nd CoLab machinama vid.  A big thanks to all those who responded to the Space Riggers’ call for volunteers!

The 2 minute rough cut is online, as is Earth’s previous CoLab machinama vid, NASA CoLab’s Second Life Mission, with over 36,000 50,000 hits at YouTube!

The March 20 Episode of Search Engine, a weekly show on CBC Radio One, starts with a segment on NASA using virtual worlds. Jeanne Holm (SL: Devery Barrymore) was interviewed by Jesse Brown. Click here to listen.

Note: CBC is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the country’s national public radio and TV broadcaster.


Radio valvolare Geloso by barb_ar on Flickr

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