As it builds a presence
and invests in virtual worlds
, IBM is hoping to avoid potentially embarrassing incidents by establishing official guidelines
for its more than 5,000 employees who inhabit "Second Life
," Entropia Universe
" and other virtual worlds. "IBM, whose 20th century employees were parodied as corporate cogs in matching navy suits, doesn't have an avatar dress code. But guidelines suggest being 'especially sensitive to the appropriateness of your avatar or persona's appearance when you are meeting with IBM clients or conducting IBM business.'" Other directives: "Don't discuss intellectual property with unauthorized people." "Don't discriminate or harass" and by all means, "Be a good 3D Netizen."
posted by ericb
on Jul 26, 2007 -
Just when you thought virtual reality couldn't get any worse, it's 3D Email! "Immerse yourself in 3-D as you read and write your mail. Hang with your mail poolside, or feed your spam to the sharks! Deleting spam is so much fun, you may wish you had more! ...It's an email metaverse!"
posted by verb
on Jul 18, 2007 -
Imagine a massively multiplayer music studio,
connected worldwide over the Internet
. Log in, and everyone sees a set of synths
, effects, sequencers,
or other custom patches.
Everyone’s looking at essentially the same screen, and can add beats, trip out effects
, slide the bpm up and down
, and reprogram synths
— all at once. That’s the basic idea of netpd.
posted by bigmusic
on Oct 25, 2006 -