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Here are some photos and articles (so far) about Saturday’s “Mixed Reality” event. The low cost VR system(s) I built were there, used and demoed a lot. I’m pretty sure this was the first time a real world location was reproduced completely and then explored in the virtual world and the real world at the same time using a virtual reality set up, while interacting with meatspace people and attendees in the virtual space at the same time. Pictured here, suiting up, photo from WalkeringCoverage:
Photos on Flickr with “thehappening” tag.
Photos and write up from Second Life Future Salon.
Photos and write up from Second Life Herald.
Write up of the event from Hiro Pendragon, one of the virtual world builders of the real world space.
Web 3.0, Web 3.D – get your buzz word on!

Background:
About the event from Electric Sheep.
About the event from Second Life Future Salon.
Event on Slashdot.
Event on Kotaku.
Event on DCist.

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Outside view in the virtual world. Photo from Hiro Pendragon.

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Alfonso, the owner of the space also had a digital representation. Photo from Tmoenk.

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Photo from Tmoenk. Floor 1 inside (virtual version).

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Photo from Hiro Pendragon. Floor 1 (real version).

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Real world folks, watching the virtual world. The virtual world residents in Second Life could also look in via a live video stream.

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Residents looking in – Photo from Tmoenk.

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Testing out the gear. Photo from Hiro Pendragon.
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Here I am in world. Photo from Tmoenk.

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Different gloves/x/y/z devices used for different tasks.

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I think we had a few hundred people at the event, most of the time someone was using the headsets and VR gear to look in to the virtual world. Photo from Walkering.

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MTV2! Photo from Hiro Pendragon.

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In the real world (and virtual world, see the screen behind me) and trying to explain all this. Photo from Hiro Pendragon.