Showing posts from December, 2008

IMHO this is a great book.

IMHO (In My Humble Opinion) - a guide to the benefits and dangers of today's communication tools is a great book written by RJ Lavalle. Texting on cell phones. Making friends on social networking sites like MySpace, or in visually rich Virtual Worlds. To some these new cultural phenomena are frightening, to others, the communication tools they were born into. What do they mean to you? The intention of IMHO is to make readers think, presenting the “facts” that proponents and opponents of these communication technologies use to support their positions in a way that lets readers determine what these facts really mean to them. Ultimately, IMHO is a reminder that the future of human communication is in our hands, and that we are the active participants in the shaping of it. - website This lite read is available in paperback ($19.95) or as a download ($12.95). RJ's quest of understanding this time of Digital Natives is full of insight from industry thinkers such as Jamais Cascio

Cutting thru the virtual crap

Taking a break from a holiday project to quickly share a couple of great resources of web3D enlightenment. In a time where the 3D web is filling with countless virtual world consultants because people get bored at corporations, read Virtual World News (truly a great way to stay current), spend hours in proprietary virtual world platforms, or can re-create objects "in-world", use these links to get through this level of Ivy League enthusiasts, and to the pros of the interoperable 3D web. 1. 3D on the Web Cheap - Len Bullard's Blog Anyone learning about the 3D web open standard should know this man's name. Len is an active participant and developer in the Web3D Industry. With an acumen that separates the 3D web builders from the WeeMees, his work and insight can be seen adding value all over the web. This is an awesome blog with web3D news, tutorials, and more for those of all technical levels. Click the link and you will learn something. 2. X3D 4 Enterprise - Willia