Copyright©2007 Antony Williams
If you don’t know what Second Life is then this should fix that: ” Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its Residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by a total of 9,716,584 Residents from around the globe.” I have a second life…but my first one is busy enough so I don’t show up there too often. However, if you meet Dicky Dollinger do say hi to me…
Jean-Claude Bradley has been very active with Second Life in recent months (1,2) and Drexel Island was purchased on Second Life by the University Jean-Claude teaches at. Hiro Sheridan (Andrew Lang in this First Life) has created a molecule rezzer that accepts InChI, SMILES, and InChIKey identifiers. It takes user input and queries the Chemspider web services (for InChiKeys) plus two more of Rajarshi Guha’s web services (format conversion and minimization – under smi23d) and then rezzes a 3d minimized molecule in Second Life.
If all of this sounds very confusing have no fear. Watch the movie on YouTube.!Stumble it!