This project aims to further develop the programming language MOO as implemented in the LambdaMOO Server
One of the things I do too much of. MOO is an online, interactive, user-modifiable and extendable, text-based environment. I help run three different educational MOOs (one of those on a very part-time basis), and one social MOO. I also have characters on more other MOOs than I really care to count, but I only log in regularly to about ten or so. See? I told you I did too much of this stuff. (10/2002) I don't do nearly as much of it now as I did when this journal started but it's still a part of my life and I still have good friends there, but it's been a long time since I made any new friends through the medium so I expect the downward trend will continue.
Multi-user dimension, Object-Oriented. MOOs are a form of synchronous communication, similar to Chat rooms, with users communicating through the keyboard. MOOs are a very simple type of virtual reality, and users can pick up objects and navigate around rooms by typing in special commands. Although users communicate through text, it is possible to add images to MOOs. MOOs and MUDs have their origins in role-playing games. To find out more, read Lee et al. (1999) Guide to Online Teaching: Existing Tools and Projects.