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This is where you can keep up with the latest news and updates about Cosma as they unfold...
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Announcement A new version of Cosma is up and running on Wordpress as Cosma.org
This version of Cosma will remain available as an archive, but it will no longer be updated.
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Announcement Watch for a whole new version of Cosma soon!
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Release There's another new sister site to highlight another 3D interface to an extended set
of computer history related content from Cosma New Computer Museum, Virtual Edition.
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Announcement The site now highlights 100s of great real life (RL) and virtual (3D/VR) experiences!
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Release Check out the brand new, experimental spatial interface to 3D content in the 3D Gallery.
There is also a brand new sister site to highlight great 3D and VR content called Cosma 3D.
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Announcement The 3D "Knowledge Places" interface in SecondLife has been fully renovated
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Release The roll out of Cosma v. 1.5 has begun -- check out the sample pages about Venus and whale.
The entire Information Technology section has already been upgraded to the new format as well.
There is also a very special new page about Computer preservation and history!
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Advisory The 3D interface built in SecondLife is going to be undergoing extensive renovation,
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Announcement Learn about the influences, theory and structure of Cosma on these pages:
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Release The rollout of Cosma v. 1.2 is complete. Baseline interface elements and content are all in place!
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Release The brand new Cosma v. 1.2 homepage layout is released! blank.gifgo...
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Announcement The first full Cosma v. 1.2 areas of the site are finished and ready for review.
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Release A new "Spotlight" feature page was added to highlight "cool content of the moment." blank.gifgo...
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Announcement The full Cosma v. 1.2 new features, format and content rollout began!
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Announcement A preview of the Cosma v. 1.2 highly simplified interface with new look and feel released!
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Announcement Cosma officially has its' own URL now http://www.cosma.org Older URLs still work fine too!
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Announcement These pages were posted knowledge network (k-net) & new england wide knowledge network (new k-net)
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Announcement Knowledgeland in the heart of the original SecondLife mainland got a new amusement park! blank.gif go...
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Upgrade All of the "terrestrial realm" was updated in celebration of Earth Day! blank.gifmore...
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Upgrade A significant percentage of Cosma pages include embedded subject specific news feeds (rss).
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Announcement Many Cosma pages appear at or near top of Google searches for “Cosma+Subject” (Cosma+bear)! blank.giftry it..
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Release Two brand new SecondLife mainland sites mark the return of Knowledge Capital (K-Palace, K-Pier)! blank.gifmore... blank.gifgo...
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Release Greatly expanded cast of "Knowledge Objects" join "magic windows & doors" in SecondLife!blank.gif more...
Also, introductions to the new objects along with demonstrations available at Knowledge Square. blank.gifmore... blank.gifgo...
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Release Cosma Version 1.1 rollout has begun! Check out the demonstration page with the new format and features! blank.gifview...
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Release Check out these newly released Cosma Version 1.0 content areas! blank.gifknowledge blank.gif formblank.gif system
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Release Cosma Version 1.0, a general knowledge system, officially released!
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Release Check out the newly renovated Cosma Version 1.0 demonstration areas!blank.gif fun & games
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Announcement 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.
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Release New feature on the home page! Click here to see the page of the day... blank.gif
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Announcement Cosma debuts in SecondLife Destination Guide (4th at top level "All" and 1st in "Help & How To")! blank.gifweb blank.gif
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Release Check out the new documentation for Cosma Version 1.0! blank.gif faq blank.gif about blank.gif white paper blank.gif places history blank.gif
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Release Rollout of SecondLife interface to Cosma Version 1.0 completed! Knowledge Kingdom
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Announcement We participated in the New Media Consortium (NMC) Survey on What's Happening in Virtual Worlds. web
K-Foundry's Cosma was included in the NMC Virtual Worlds Survey Listing pdf
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Release Cosma Version 1.0 Rollout began!
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Announcement Knowledge Palace, Knowledgeland discontinued, relocation planned. (Knowledge Places/Cosma, Beta Version)
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Presentation 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. web
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Release Cosma Version 0.9.0 Introduced!
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Presentation Hopper, M. E. (2008, May). Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds, UMass Boston’s
Information Technology and Healey Library Educational Technology Conference, Boston, MA. web
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Presentation 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. web
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Release Knowledge Palace (Knowledge Places/Cosma, Beta Version)
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Presentation 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. web
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Release Knowledge Foundry releases Knowledge Gates to SecondLife (Knowledge Places/Cosma, Alpha/Prototype Version)!


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