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@kawaiipunk What was the 2d matrix thing that CCC used for their Congress? I'm considering suggesting that ACORN use something like it for the May conference
Even the weight of the headset adds to the context, because it's like the helmet of your spacesuit! I just met up with a friend in No Man's Sky, and seeing him, waving, shooting stuff, saying "I'll meet you at the space station" and then standing in the hangar and watching him land and get out... It's so hard to explain, but it's just, it's REAL!
Next week's video!
We're still in Manchester, and hmm it seems we actually arrived the same weekend as Manchester Pride!
Set your alarm, Friday 18th, 8pm GMT, 3pm EST.
This is my current favourite video
Scenes from VRchat, CW: self-racism(?)
I was in the virtual world tonight, as usual, and I met two American guys, who had chimpanzee avatars, but I couldn't clone them. I asked where they got their avatars from. This is their response:
"You wanna be a monkey? To be a monkey in here you gotta be a monkey in real life man. I'm black"
This is what I mean about VRchat, it's not really explainable, stuff like this happens almost every session
My hot tip for when you come out of VR is to start touching and smelling stuff, if you just look and listen you're going to start making inevitable comparisons between this world and the worlds you just left
And I'm not saying you're wrong but just remember if it's a simulation it's a much better simulation than you've become used to
Cooperative technologist, Code-Operative.co.uk, Wobbly.app
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