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This is where you can keep up with the latest news and updates about Cosma as they unfold...
A new version of
is up and running on
This version of
will remain available as an archive, but it will no longer be updated.
Watch for a whole new version of
There's another new sister site to highlight another 3D interface to an extended set
related content from
New Computer Museum, Virtual Edition
The site now highlights 100s of great real life (RL) and virtual (3D/VR)
Check out the brand new, experimental spatial interface to 3D content in the
There is also a brand new sister site to highlight great 3D and VR content called
The 3D "Knowledge Places" interface in SecondLife has been fully renovated
and is available to explore. "Places" is back in the main menus as well. Enjoy!
The roll out of Cosma v. 1.5 has begun -- check out the sample pages about
section has already been upgraded to the new format as well.
There is also a very special new page about
Computer preservation and history
The 3D interface built in SecondLife is going to be undergoing extensive renovation,
so "place" has been removed from the main menus.
Learn about the influences, theory and structure of Cosma on these pages:
collage, montage & barrage
Then check out some of these special "New England Wide (NEW)" pages on the site too:
NEW knowledge network
The rollout of Cosma v. 1.2 is complete. Baseline interface elements and content are all in place!
Knowledgeland in SecondLife has been totally renovated and greatly expanded!
The brand new Cosma v. 1.2 homepage layout is released!
The first full Cosma v. 1.2 areas of the site are finished and ready for review.
virtual & augmented reality
A new "Spotlight" feature page was added to highlight "cool content of the moment."
The full Cosma v. 1.2 new features, format and content rollout began!
A preview of the Cosma v. 1.2 highly simplified interface with new look and feel released!
Cosma officially has its' own URL now
Older URLs still work fine too!
These pages were posted
knowledge network (k-net)
new england wide knowledge network (new k-net)
Knowledgeland in the heart of the original SecondLife mainland got a new amusement park!
All of the "terrestrial realm" was updated in celebration of Earth Day!
A significant percentage of Cosma pages include embedded subject specific news feeds (rss).
Cosma pages appear at or near top of Google searches for “Cosma+Subject” (Cosma+bear)!
Two brand new SecondLife mainland sites mark the return of Knowledge Capital (K-Palace, K-Pier)!
Greatly expanded cast of "Knowledge Objects" join "magic windows & doors" in SecondLife!
Also, introductions to the new objects along with demonstrations available at Knowledge Square.
Cosma Version 1.1 rollout has begun! Check out the demonstration page with the new format and features!
Check out these newly released Cosma Version 1.0 content areas!
Cosma Version 1.0, a general knowledge system, officially released!
Check out the newly renovated Cosma Version 1.0 demonstration areas!
fun & games
Cosma was first item returned in searches for terms "knowledge" and "welcome area" within SecondLife!
This tends to remain true, but results vary over time due to changes in SecondLife search algorithms.
New feature on the home page!
Click here to see the page of the day...
Cosma debuts in
SecondLife Destination Guide
(4th at top level "All" and 1st in "Help & How To")!
Check out the new documentation for Cosma Version 1.0!
Rollout of SecondLife interface to Cosma Version 1.0 completed!
We participated in the New Media Consortium (
Survey on What's Happening in Virtual Worlds
K-Foundry's Cosma was included in the NMC Virtual Worlds Survey Listing
Cosma Version 1.0 Rollout began!
Knowledge Palace, Knowledgeland discontinued, relocation planned. (Knowledge Places/Cosma, Beta Version)
Hopper, M. E. (2009, April).
Cosma, Constructing a Kingdom of Knowledge
. Media in Transition 6 Conference:
Stone and Papyrus, Storage and Transmission, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Cosma Version 0.9.0 Introduced!
Hopper, M. E. (2008, May).
Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds
, UMass Boston’s
Information Technology and Healey Library Educational Technology Conference, Boston, MA.
Hopper, M. E. (2008, April).
SecondLife: Powerful Places for Teaching and Learning
. UMass IT Conference:
The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Making "IT" Matter, Boxborough, MA.
(Knowledge Places/Cosma, Beta Version)
Hopper, M. E. (2007, April).
The Knowledge Gates to SecondLife
. Media in Transition 5 Conference:
Creativity, Ownership and Collaboration in the Digital Age, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Knowledge Foundry releases Knowledge Gates to SecondLife (Knowledge Places/Cosma, Alpha/Prototype Version)!
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