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Twenty or thirty companies are expected to announce support for the Living Worlds Proposal on Monday, November 4th. The Living Worlds proposal is a standard for avatars and distributed objects in VRML worlds. The Living Worlds group is led by Black Sun, Sony and Paragraph.

Intervista has released WorldView 2.0, their VRML 2.0 browser!

Silicon Graphics has released a new version of their VRML Web site,

Netscape is expected to announce major new technology this month at Comdex, which may include new user interfaces and channel-like capabilities. Maybe they'll even release their VRML 2.0 browser.

Virtual Reality: A Corporate Reality by Richard Adhikari in Information Week.

  • VRML 2.0 Update: What are the issues, and where do we go from here? by Adrian Scott in NetscapeWorld.

  • EventOut

    The VRML SIG, sponsored by Fujitsu Software Corporation, will be at Cubberly Center on 4000 Middlefield Road H-1 in Palo Alto, CA at 7:00 PM on Monday, Nov 18. There will be a panel discussion on the lessons learned in creating community in Internet-based virtual worlds, the design, the technologyand social implications.

    Presenters are Sony Pictures Imageworks, World's Inc, Electric Communities, and Electric Minds. The session is free to members, $10 for non-members. Call 408.456.7840

    The World Movers VRML 2.0 Developers Conference will be held January 29-30. The conference will provide the Web development community with a forum in which to view and discuss the latest VRML 2.0 compliant tools and technologies. The conference will be put on by Seybold Seminars and Silicon Graphics.

    The VRML 97 Symposium will be held February 24-26, 1997, at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey California, USA. Officially titled "The Second Annual Symposium on the Virtual Reality Modeling Language", information including online registration, a call for participation, and deadlines are available at the VRML 97 Web site. VRML 97 will be a 3-day technical forum including courses and in-depth workshop discussions on the first day, followed by paper presentations, panels, exhibits, and demonstrations on the following two days.


    Mikey Yuen, CyberArtist, is now at Curve Inc.

    Shel Kimen, is now Editor of at Silicon Graphics.

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