1Biennale targets to conserve the contributions made to Immersive Digital Worlds by using opensimulator, so in some years, hopefully even in 50 years, the first steps of mankind into User Created Reality can be still explored in a native way. The program to execute is called OpenSim.exe. You log in your Avatar, you access the inventory of your Avatar, you rez objects on land [regions]. You see two Avatars via one of the viewers you need [Firestorm, Singularity, … special editions].
[Credits to: Justin’s old blog]
For this task it needs to be found a capsulated way that does not depend on circumstances that are out of control. For example to host 1Biennale in OS-grid would have been the advice by many — until mid 2014. Sadly OS-grid had to face a breakdown in August 2014, reporting a Big Loss of Data. Zetaworld offered a migration, but for lost data there is no migration at all.
In the 1Biennale book you find on page 14 “… the home of the elderly in the year 2115 will be hosted by OVH on a dedicated AMD EPYC Femto Zen server running on VM Linux with 42 TByte. The name of the land Calyptica.”
This is a prediction, so question may rise, “How to get there?”
Let me decipher my thoughts:
Linux will no longer exist, but will run “as a service in a box” on a virtual machine, like Windows XP and other old operating systems are running now on Oracle VM. Such a machine will be called different, maybe Cybereddie? So take VM as an Artificial Intelligence, the term we use now for a future we don’t know.
At the IMMERSIVIA 2016 I had the military version of opensimulator, called MOSES, running under a local Oracle VM in Santorini — we had no internet at some locations, like in a wine cellar … so opensim was on a local LAN …
That AMD will still exist, at least as a brand, let us hope for this. Femto is a credit to Blade Runner, to Tyrell, the maker of the owl, “… the owl running on femto speed … femtocomputing …”
That central- or main storage will be on Terra Bytes is quite realistic. Read the Gods of Informatics and compare it with the past … In 1976 a main storage of 512 KByte was a sensation.
Calyptica is a name of a future world I use in some stories.
What can be done to keep a world alive in a realistic way? The answer is: Share it. Spoken in facebook ways: repost it. Spoken in ways of Monty Python:
“SPAM, SPAM, SPAM and add some ART!” ~ Art Blue
If many have copies some copies will survive.
Keep it simple: No grid server, just single server editions.
Create slim regions: One region [sim] containes a maximum of three Pavilions and three Artist Cubes, called a landset. This is the way in 1Biennale. As a result one OAR [opensimulator archive] stores one landset, one region.
Give the Artists copies of their contributions to download. Maybe as a grandfather or grandmother they will hand it over to their grandson or granddaugther so to make it their legacy.
Share the view: Art Eames, aka Daniel Jung, created a webinterface where curators [and even artists] can load landsets on demand. This service will run for some time.
We offer workshops, so everyone can run such a world …
Of course such a workshop has to be fun and easily going. Luckily I was doing nothing else for about 30 years in my life: to create workshops — for all kind of people.
What to do now? Join: HOW TO EXPLAIN OPENSIMULATOR TO A GREEN KANGAROO. Get the PDF [coming soon] …