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CIL2006, DAY 3: Project Croquet



Marshall Breeding introduced Project Croquet – he talked about it some, and we watched snippets of a video done by the creators of Croquet.

Project Croquet is a multi-user 3D-ish, game-like collaboration space accessed via a computer. It looks a little like Second Life or Sims Online – but that’s where the similarities begin and end. Project Croquet’s goal is to create better interaction and collaboration in a digital space.

Croquet:

  • peer-to-peer network (P2P)
  • the PC is doing with work – they don’t need or have servers
  • build web pages in 3D – you can even turn it
  • you can quickly creat virtual worlds and spaces
  • you can walk into other spaces
  • The creators are completely excited about their project!

My question – our users are moving to multiple formats, and more mobile formats. Will they want to interact using a Sims-like digital space, when they will probably be able to interact via video/cell phones? I’m not sure.

This project reminds me a little Tad Williams Otherland novels (good read, too).

CIL2006

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  • Terrie Wheeler

    Hi David, You don’t need to post this, but just wanted to mention that you attended all the CIL sessions that I did, and I’ve really enjoyed seeing concise notes on this blog. I enjoy reading what you are thinking about, esp. in relation to Library 2.0. Good stuff, keep it coming!

    - Terrie

  • http://nvl.nist.govcorporatesite Terrie Wheeler

    Hi David, You don’t need to post this, but just wanted to mention that you attended all the CIL sessions that I did, and I’ve really enjoyed seeing concise notes on this blog. I enjoy reading what you are thinking about, esp. in relation to Library 2.0. Good stuff, keep it coming!

    - Terrie

  • davidleeking

    Thanks! I’m glad someone is finding this stuff useful.

  • davidleeking

    Thanks! I'm glad someone is finding this stuff useful.