Today Ebbe Linden CEO of Linden Lab demonstrated virtual reality using Sansar on stage during Wall Street Journal’s Live conference in Laguna Beach, California. This is the first video demo of Sansar (1min/51secs) showing new footage of the next generation platform due to open to the public in January 2017.
In the first video demo of Sansar Ebbe Linden is showing the audience how easy it is to grab things and move virtual furniture using with the Oculus Touch controller. Ebbe Linden talked about how users will be able to create, buy and sell virtual goods within Sansar. Ebbe said that food is a tricky thing in VR and that there will be a currency/marketplace.
Ebbe Linden finishes by saying that Sansar is now in the creator preview phrase and that hundreds of creators have been invited so far and the roll out will continue right into Q1 2017.
There are now less than three months to go until the launch of Sansar!
There have been various interesting Second Life event announcements made just recently and here is a recap of them if you missed any of them. Please spread the word about these events happening this year and next.🙂
Creepy Crawl 2016
On 29th September the lab blogged about the Creepy Crawl event that will be taking place in Second Life on 31st October 2016. There will be live music, Halloween fun and the return of the Halloween Shop ‘Til You Drop event.
Either an email or a notecard will be sent out to you to let you know if your venue was selected after 21st October 2016.
The Shop ‘Til You Drop Halloween themed shopping event will be taking place on Friday 21st October through until Monday 31st October 2016. Merchants that are interested in this shopping event can fill out the Halloween Shopping Event form here.
BURN2 Da Vinci’s Workshop 2016
The annual BURN2 event is coming up fast in Second Life and this year the theme is Da Vinci’s Workshop. The BURN2 2016 festival in Second Life starts on 15th October through until 23rd October with entertainment and music.
The Man Burn will be on Saturday 22nd October
The Temple Burn will be on Sunday 23rd October
Press Day will be on Friday 14th October and if you are interested fill out the Press Pass Signup form to get special access to the BURN2 regions.
12:00pm – 2:00pm SLT
7:00pm – 10:00pm SLT
Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a global grass-roots community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments. This open conference is organized by educators, for educators, to provide an opportunity to showcase the learning that takes place in this community of practice. All educators are encouraged to present, attend and take part in this discussion of collaborative deeper learning and co-presence in virtual worlds and games.
The 10th annual VWBPE conference in Second Life will be taking place from Wednesday 29th March through until Saturday 1st April 2017. To mark the 10th anniversary the first annual Virtual Science Fair will be taking place which invites all educators to participate.
Check out my new snapshots from SL13B showing Torley, Brett, Ebbe, Oz and Landon during the Meet the Lindens series of interviews this week. The interviews have been brilliant so far from learning about their backgrounds at the lab, to finding out the latest developments on Second Life and Project Sansar.