Hypergrid Resources Library

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Your guide to an experiential learning journey in the emerging connected metaverse.

Our Mission[edit]

The Hypergrid Resources Library is part of The Community Virtual Library Project. The mission of the Hypergrid Resources Library branches is to provide resources to help people new to virtual worlds outside of Second Life to navigate OpenSim virtual worlds and get connected to the people, organizations, and communities in the emerging connected metaverse.

The pages linked below will answer the most frequently asked questions, and help clear up the most common confusion for people new to navigating different virtual worlds that use the OpenSim platform.

Getting Started[edit]

Here's a very brief and concise overview of the most important but often commonly confused concepts when people start hypergridding. There are links to additional reading for those who are interested.

  1. What is Hypergridding?
  2. What is a Grid?
  3. What is a Region?
  4. Challenges to Hypergridding
  5. Challenges to Mapping the Metaverse
  6. Travel Light with a Small Suitcase!

Video Overview[edit]

The video below provides a tour of CVL's Hypergrid Resources Library on Kitely. It introduces you to the purpose for the library and what features you should look for when you visit.

Welcome to CVL's Hypergrid Resources Library (Kitely)

Further Exploration[edit]

The following recommended pages will help you get familiar with some of the organizations, providers/vendors, and notable citizens who have been pioneers in virtual worlds. These pages are certainly not exhaustive or complete, but they give the new virtual world explorer an overview that will help orient them to the possibilities in virtual worlds as well as what has come before.

Virtual World Pioneers

Virtual World Organizations

Virtual World Providers & Vendors

Virtual World Locations (& Databases of Locations)

Connecting on Social Media[edit]

Here are some of the social media sites that are used to keep the virtual community connected. As expected, there is no one central location where everyone gathers!

Communities on MeWe[edit]

  • Opensim HG Travelers
  • Education 3D
  • Opensim Free
  • Opensim Virtual
  • Virtual Pedagogy & Education

Communities on Discord[edit]

  • Educators In VR
  • Hypergrid Explorers & Creators
  • OpenSim Community Chat & News


Additional Reading[edit]