So our biggest problem now is acquiring more of Aleys works.
we only have a small portion of her mad science gear and the pirate graveyard looks almost abandoned, we have no mosuleum no fading ghost pirates or skellies.
Oh what's a curator to do.
When I arrived on the hypergrid a year and two days ago, fresh from Second Life, I was confused. Disoriented. Things didn't work as I expected, and it took quite some perseverence before I 'got it'.
Now, I'm a delighted resident of the hyperverse. Back then, the idea was planted: there should be a welcome area for people new to the hypergrid. A place where they can get help, learn the tricks I now take for granted and a guiding hand to navigate that initial confusion.
Now that I have 'arrived', so to speak, I think it is time to give body to that idea. Please help build a grid-agnostic welcome center, together with a web presence, to ease the transition from closed grids to the hypergrid. Let's make the hypergrid a more welcoming place!
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I am working on an article about grid welcome centers--already have several posts about them. The theme of the article is description of what is probably needed in a HG welcome center. I will cite this community in the article and invite suggestions.
My inspiration comes from something like New Citizens Inc. in SL - a large group of volunteers dedicated to welcoming new users to SL and making them comfortable.
At the beginning of our first year at college Öykü and I weren’t sure what to major in; we were thinking about economics, because we had eliminated almost all other majors but we had no idea about supply and demand curves.
Although we decided to go for Economics classes after eliminating the other options...
- Southern Methodist UniversityPsychology, 1954 - 1958
- Columbia UniversityPsychology, 1948 - 1951
Retired as Professor of Psychology at Texas Christian University.
Current blog: http://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/
Taught courses in psychological measurement, computer applications, and systematic problem-solving.
Conducted research in pattern perception, and studies of cognitive systems, supported by U. S. Military organizations, NASA, National Institutes of Health, and other government organizations.
Has more than 80 technical papers in professional books and journals.
Operated a consulting business for 25 years, serving various companies and government agencies in psychological measurement, problem-solving, cognitive engineering, and computer applications.
Other interests: computer science, existentialism, Zen, and Second Life.
Please don't send me a message saying "Hi." I have no time for idle talk, such as "How are you?" If you have something to say to me, say it.
- RetiredProf. Psychology (Ret.), present
- Texas Christian Univ.