Virtual One Green Gov Tutorial

Connecting in the virtual world to save the real one.

On January 22nd, join team mates in a virtual reality (VR) room designed for One Green Gov! In this article I’ll share the practical steps for how you can participate. As questions come in (beyond the comments in Medium), I’ll answer in Q&A format at the bottom of this blog.

Connect with us on January 22nd

Victoria BC is hosting a live space for our local cohort to connect. We’ll also have the virtual space running and we hope others from around the world will join in throughout the day.

How

We’re using Mozilla Hubs, a VR chatroom designed for every headset and browser, but it is also an open source project that explores how communication in mixed reality can come to life.

use mozilla hubs to connect with others in an engaging way for free
use mozilla hubs to connect with others in an engaging way for free
You can take selfies in Mozilla Hubs. I hope my next one has friends in it!

When (UPDATE)

In Victoria, BC, Canada, we’re gathering from 10am until 2pm PST in the live space.

Why we’re using VR

I decided to add on this virtual connection to the live event for a few reasons.

This is Spoke, the tool I made the room with. Sooo easy! And free. I still can’t believe it is free.
Here is a little preview of the space and some of the guidance for how to participate.

Q&A

Are you recording this online session?

As you can imagine in a 3D world, it’s tricky to capture everything. However, we are able to broadcast a single point of view, and to record that. I will be attempting to broadcast and record the facilitated online session from 2–3pm.

Can I create a hubs room for my local One Green Gov Team?

Yes! Not only that, but you can take the scene I created and use it. You can even modify it in Spoke if you don’t like the trees I chose :)

Can I use Internet Explorer?

What? No. Apparently Microsoft Edge is also problematic. Please use Chrome or Firefox.

Slow to judge, quick to suppose: truth and alternatives I’m keen to expose. Open by default. How can I help? https://bit.ly/32Fmz2l