digigardener: so go now to IHI2 world
digigardener: where san marco will show us the fabulous demo bots
digigardener: can u hear the audio now?
"Jeanne": I can't
digigardener: hi all
Jaxom Creel: Hello.
digigardener: we are on a cofeee break
M u n k u y: ok
Larina: This far from ready for prime time
M u n k u y: hello
M u n k u y: hi
Larina: Why do companies with money to burn not think about things from a user's perspective ?
M u n k u y: hi
M u n k u y: how do you do?
M u n k u y: hi Jeanne
Larina: the download time is ridiculous
"Jeanne": what do you mean, Larina?
"Jeanne": Yes, they all asume we all have t3's
M u n k u y: complaints complaints....lol
Larina: it's taking far longer than most people can put up with, i fear
M u n k u y: is this world owned by Titan's guild?
"Jeanne": never heard of that
"Jeanne": says international health
M u n k u y: what is this place anyways
"Jeanne": i'm wondering if they plan on using it for training
M u n k u y: hi
digigardener: there will be a talk starting in here soon
Larina: Well, guess we wandered in here cause it looked well populated. mostly by bots, it would seem
M u n k u y: ok...about what
M u n k u y: >?
M u n k u y: i just came becsuse there was alot of people in here
Larina: me too
"Jeanne": this is a conference
M u n k u y: i know...about what?
Larina: still downloading and I'm on a cable modem!
M u n k u y: ok
PJ Marrero: What's going on?
Larina: so long folks. these people are brain dead it seems
* Active Worlds chat session: Thu May 20, 1999 4:07 PM *
queenbee: good henrik
"Jeanne": I think perhaps netscape is pulling myold RA and not the new one.
queenbee: working for anyone else. good idea to unintstall old one
Digigardener: lots of audio has worked ok today
Digigardener: which surprised us
AriK: any ideas on how to talk to the greeter?
TOUR OF IHI2 WORLD
Digigardener: this is a reception room
HenrikG: downloading this world strangled the audio steeam now..
Digigardener: click on the huge sculpture
Digigardener: and you will zoooooom upstairs
Larina: problem is not ra. Message says your file not here. But I suspect Stuart Gold is a windy sort anyhow.
Digigardener: off they go!
Digigardener: a new greeter is here
Larina: no huge sculpture here
Larina: Will you compensate your beta testers?
Digigardener: so folks if you click on the guide sign here
Digigardener: you can go to the lecture hall and other floors
Larina: no cube, no tubes
Digigardener: and you can also ride the elevator
Digigardener: now note the web page on the right
Digigardener: you can see the working drawings for the project
Digigardener: we did this totally collaboratively
Digigardener: with architects
Larina: No beta testing?
Digigardener: we have 6-7 folks working ont his\
Digigardener: with site meetings daily
Digigardener: (our avatars had hardhats)
Digigardener: to continue "the illusion" of the construction of the virtual hq
Digigardener: if you look at san marco
Digigardener: he has a hardhad!
Digigardener: and is pregnant
Jaxom Creel: When are you due San Marco?
Digigardener: modeling one of the folks on the project
Digigardener: who has since had a baby!
Digigardener: so now follow stuart around
Digigardener: the back
Larina: Download over, still no sculpture in sight!
"Jeanne": i found what must be the sculpture but clicking on it does nothing
Digigardener: this is the photo site
Digigardener: larina come upstairs to us
Larina: Please read some of the literature on user interface
Digigardener: everyone come upstairs
Digigardener: you can go up the elevator..
"Jeanne": am I upstairs?
Digigardener: or go to the front and click on the signs saying "click me"
Digigardener: go to the product room
Digigardener: join me here
Digigardener: and click on the product room
Digigardener: and go upstairs
Digigardener: the yellow sign here
Digigardener: this is a room to educate folks about the products of the insurance company
Digigardener: and further..
Digigardener: if you go out the red doors
Digigardener: and up the elevator
Larina: Wouldn't you know! Insurance SAlesmen!
Digigardener: you can get the auditorium
Digigardener: or if you are downin the lobby
Digigardener: click on "auditorium"
Digigardener: to the elevator here
Digigardener: join me
Digigardener: go in and select auditoriuum
Larina: thanx for being so politely responsive, LOL
HenrikG: 30 mins on ISDN connection and still downloading..
"Jeanne": i see a lot of red things that migh be doors. which one is it?
Digigardener: ok welcome to the auditorium
"Jeanne": what city is that it shows outside the windows?
Larina: Hello? Any intelligent life on this planet?
Digigardener: it is copenhagen
Digigardener: the lecture bot will do a lecture and change the slides
"Jeanne": it's gorgeous
Digigardener: thanks jeanne!
Digigardener: the bot is still being built
Digigardener: the bot can lecture in 5 languages at once
Digigardener: by whisper to each person in the room
"Jeanne": I have a bot that can talk to many different ppl at once with whisper but I could only pgram it in english
"drizldrazl": are the downloads saved so they don't have to be loaded next time or just cache?
Digigardener: yes the caches is saved
Digigardener: so questions folks?
Digigardener: the bot is starting
"Jeanne": sorry. I still can't tell if I'm upstairs or down
Larina: Who are you?
Digigardener: lecturer is started
queenbee: teleport to AV98
Digigardener: welcome to av98
Digigardener: the first tradeshow ever held "inside" cyberspace
Digigardener: if you go to the exhibits
Digigardener: see the booths
Digigardener: all made by database
Digigardener: booths from large companies like boeing
Digigardener: and smaller groups like virtual world artists
Larina: Does anyone here have any ideas?
Digigardener: to the art gallery
Jaxom Creel: What are the greatest limitations that you feel this technology is still suffereing from?
Digigardener: the greatest limitation is the lack of real applications
Digigardener: more real apps, more funding, etc
Digigardener: risk takers
Digigardener: (speaking for stuart)
Digigardener: we can make the tech easier
Digigardener: bandwidth.. easier access etc
Digigardener: there is room on the net for everyone..
Larina: Hire some communications specialists and do what they say!
Digigardener: not just ecommerce
Digigardener: education, nonprofit, etc
Digigardener: maybe there is a reason for all this?
Digigardener: in 1000 years, we could spread out, at the speed of light ..
Digigardener: well maybe cyberspace is working toward that
Digigardener: virtual surgery, distance learning, gatherings in cyberspace.. these are all applications
Digigardener: hi all (bruce in his giant mech avatar)
Jaxom Creel: Thank you.
Digigardener: questions from the audience?
Larina: Who are you? Where are you? What is your objective?
"drizldrazl": any possibility of multiple simultaneous sounds in Active Worlds?
Digigardener: we are doing a conference in virtual worlds for learning
Digigardener: at cornell university
Digigardener: can you all hear the audio
"drizldrazl": only background sounds from the floor