Archive for May, 2011

teleXLR8 Project News, May 27, 2011

We are preparing to reload the teleXLR8 project using the open source OpenQwaq technology and in collaboration with 3d Immersive Collaboration Consultants (3dicc).

OpenQwaq @ 3dicc

Ron Teitelbaum of 3dicc says: “3d Immersive Collaboration Consultants is the leading provider of professional development, hosting and support for OpenQWAQ. OpenQWAQ provides everything you need for unitified collaboration, from Voice over IP, Webcams, Video, Applications, Whitboard and more, all in an easy to use and friendly software environment. We provide world class support, and can host your collaboration environment for you or help you to set up your own behind the firewall deployment. At 3dicc we are proud to support educational programs like teleXLR8. We offer great educational discounts.

We will soon launch a fundraising project for the set up and the first year of operations, and we will try to meet the running costs after the first year with donations and sponsorships. The new phase of teleXLR8 will be a community project, and we encourage all users to become actively involved.

See also teleXLR8 Project News, May 16, 2011

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teleXLR8 Project News, May 16, 2011

We are working to reload the teleXLR8 project using the open source OpenQwaq technology. The teleXLR8 online talk program based on Teleplace has been covered by Hypergrid Business “as an online open TED, using modern telepresence technology for ideas worth spreading, and as a next generation, fully interactive TV network with a participative audience.” At this moment OpenQwaq includes most features of Teleplace, basically all features but the video codecs, and missing / new features are being implemented by an active development community.

OpenQwaq, first test

In the picture above, a first test with OpenQwaq. Some teleXLR8rs are actively participating in the OpenQwaq development community. We are evaluating two options: 1) setting up our own servers, and 2) working with other developers who are setting up OpenQwaq hosting services.

We will continue to produce free by invitation online talks and online extensions to conferences, with a focus on future studies and emerging technologies. All existing users will be welcome. If you wish to join, please contact us and/or request to join the mailing list or the groups on Facebook and Linkedin. Please note that we have created a new Facebook group using the new FB group format. If you are in the old group, which will be archived soon by FB, please request to join the new group.

Participation in the online talks will be free by invitation. Of course, as we used to do last year, we will post full video and audio recordings of all talks on our video channels (Blip.tv, Vimeo and Youtube). Very good news: our Youtube channel has been approved for videos longer than the standard 15 minutes. We have uploaded the most popular videos of previous shows to Youtube.

We will soon launch a fundraising project for the set up and the first year of operations, and we will try to meet the running costs after the first year with donations and sponsorships. The new phase of teleXLR8 will be a community project, and we encourage all users to become actively involved.

The new image used on teleXLR8 sites is taken from a very nice picture of street art, video-conferencing with an alien touch, with a Creative Commons license.

And… we are back!

The recent announcement of OpenQwaq opens new and exciting possibilities for the teleXLR8 project, and we are planning to reload the project with OpenQwaq and re-open our virtual doors in a couple of months. See telexlr8-project-news-may-16-2011/.

OpenQwaq

Teleplace, the leading provider of virtual workspaces, announced a new open source project called OpenQwaq.

openqwaq

CEO Tony Nemelka said in a Hypergrid business interview (see below): “Not enough people are exposed to the technology. We felt that there was an obligation we had, to expose a lot more people to the technology. The open source release of the platform will do no economic harm to us and will benefit the market as a whole.” I am persuaded that Teleplace has the best technology for real communication, collaboration and education in telepresence, and I think open sourcing OpenQwaq is a great and visionary initiative.

This opens new and exciting possibilities for the teleXLR8 project, and our team is planning to reload the project with OpenQwaq. See this summary of teleXLR8, and stay tuned for more.

OpenQwaq website
OpenQwaq mailing list
Teleplace: Teleplace Announces the OpenQwaq Open Source Project for Virtual Workspaces
Teleplace blog: Moving Immersive Collaboration Forward
Hypergrid Business: Teleplace open sources OpenQwaq
Hypergrid Business: Why Teleplace went open source
Hypergrid Business: Teleplace Connect to have web viewer


NEW WEBSITE

Please note that our NEW WEBSITE is at http://turingchurch.com/telexlr8/.

The Blip.tv video channel has gone. All videos are in the Youtube and Vimeo video channels, see the new website for links.

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The teleXLR8 online talk program based on OpenQwaq has been covered by Hypergrid Business “as an online open TED, using modern telepresence technology for ideas worth spreading, and as a next generation, fully interactive TV network with a participative audience.

See our NEW WEBSITE at http://skefia.com/category/telexlr8/.

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