Gideon May, Controller, Second Life
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Second Life
335 Powell St
San Francisco , California 94102
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Company Description: Second Life is a 3D online world with a rapidly growing population of over 3 million registered residents from 100 countries around the globe, in which the...   more

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Web References » Blog Archive » Wii Interface for SL as Soon as Friday? [cached]
Gideon May of the team behind Lifecrawler showed up at the Virtual Worlds 2007 conference today with a laptop and a Wii controller that's he's begun hacking to control his avatar in the virtual world of Second Life. You can already move your avatar around using the Wii controller's D-pad with Gideon's system, and he just needs to find a Radio Shack and buy some hardware and he's going to try to make avatar navigation a gestural function of the Wii controller - by the metaverse meetup on Friday! Awesome. After that, it's on to using the force feedback system to indicate collisions, and hack out some alternate controller schemes that would allow a user to navigate their avatar via the keyboard but play games within Second Life by waving the Wiimote around. Neither Glitchy nor I could think of anyone who's done this before, though it seems so cool and obvious. Let us know if you're in New York and you want to lend Gideon a hand.
I got a chance to play with the sweet wiimote controller hack created by Gideon May at the Metaverse Meetup last night in the East Village. According to 3PointD, over the last couple of days, Gideon hacked together a way...
Thanks to Gideon May of I-D Media, who introduced us all to the Wiimote as a controller for Second Life.
Gideon got this going eventually, but it's just a hack, not really a product. » Blog Archive » More on Lifecrawler: Client Services on Offer [cached]
Gideon May, Birgit Frenzel and Dirk Lusebrink (l to r) of I-D Media, the team behind Lifecrawler
as the Electric Sheep Company's DTV does - requires a dedicated machine tucked away in a kitchen cabinet somewhere (usually somewhere in Williamsburg), doing nothing but transmitting data from the 3D world to the 2D web, according to Gideon May, who's not part of I-D Media but who was brought in to do most of the heavy lifting where the code is concerned (and who can be seen at left in the photo above).
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