Spaceweaver     Sat, Aug 27, 2011  Permanent link
I already attended two events using this technology, the TRANSVISION 2010 in Milan last year and the Hack the Multiverse event last week. The tool is very impressive in capabilities and smoothness. Given enough bandwidth it can be used for virtual and mixed reality collaboration and sharing. As a new user I tried out some of the functions. Within less than a hour I was able to navigate around, customize my avatar, upload and download videos ,pictures and documents into and from the virtual environment and even modify the virtual environment itself (adding screens, tables, seats, whiteboards etc. Hope I didn't ruin anything, tried not to leave traces :-)), and of course seamlessly participate in the meeting.
giulio     Sat, Aug 27, 2011  Permanent link
Thanks for commenting Spaceweaver. As you say, one of the features of OpenQwaq is that it is very easy to use for non-geeks with an average familiarity with computer systems. We encourage all new users to read our help page and watch our help video first. Our help documentation addresses the most common issues and problems of newcomers.

Your trial and error learning did not leave many traces and did not ruin anything besides a) deleting the user database, b) embedding a few viruses in the textures used in our auditorium, and c) corrupting the boot sector of the server's operating system ;-)
elysium     Sun, Aug 28, 2011  Permanent link
I attended too, was cool. Thanks for helping put it together!
giulio     Mon, Aug 29, 2011  Permanent link
Thanks Elysium, I had not realized you were there.

Did you use one of the shared logins

Send me your email and I will create a personal login for you to come to the next talks.

I had created the shared logins to try implementing a first-come first-served queue system for users without a personal login (the equivalent of waiting in line at the door), but I found out that a queue cannot be implemented this way (an equivalent system will be implemented in the code sooner or later). In the meantime I will replace the shared logins with more personal logins, and enable/disable access for specific talks depending on the requests.
elysium     Mon, Aug 29, 2011  Permanent link
Yea, I joined that mailing list and found one of those shared logins. I was user14 if I recall correct, and I only managed to show up maybe halfway through the whole thing. I'll send you an email in the next little while for a proper login, thanks :)