Do you remember that strange, recursive effect, when you are sitting in a barber shop or hair-cutting salon and there is a mirror in front of you and a mirror behind you? Mirrors within mirrors within mirrors….very Godel, Escher, Bach. Or maybe more like Alice in Wonderland….
Well, I just created the same effect, but this time in the virtual world. Thanks to my buddies at Tools.Jam (organized every week by the amazing Jenn Forager, Tuesdays at 12:30 EST), I learned about a desktop sharing application called YuuGuu. This is not a free application, but they do have a free 7-day trial. So I signed up, downloaded the app, and started up a desktop sharing session (you can have as many as 30 people in your session). YuuGuu gives you a url and a PIN to share with those you are inviting to gaze at your desktop. Then I fired up Second Life, rezzed a media screen, and plopped the YuuGuu url into the web-on-a-prim address field. Zooming in on the screen, I entered the PIN number and hit the “connect” button…and voila! There I was, as my avatar, Spiral Theas, looking at Spiral Theas on Robin’s desktop. I think my head is going to explode. Dang, that’s cool