"Open Source Virtual Reality Spreads Out", article on DIVE, open source software from SICS

21 October, 2008 - 15:52

"There is an interesting piece
in iTnews today about a group of researchers using a wireless open
source virtual world to teach language learning to students, including
allowing them to practice. "Dubbed ‘Realtown’, the newly-developed
wireless environment incorporates a virtual supermarket, schools,
pharmacy and bank, as well as background sounds that may be enabled to
increase the environment’s realism," says the story. Realtown is
actually just one of many applications of the open source framework DIVE
though, which stands for Distributed Interactive Virtual Environments.
Here's what it's all about and a look at some other open source virtual
reality efforts."

Read the article in Ostatic a GigaOM Network Site.Read more about DIVE.