ENSP 481: Theory and Practice of Hypertext
The Mud Room
A MUD is a multi-user dungeon--a text-based virtual reality program that could be described as spatialized hypertext. This class will occasionally make use of a type of MUD called a MOO (Mud, Object-Oriented) for office hours and guest lecturers. MUDs and MOOs are accessible by telnet, with or without a software client.
- IATH's collection of information on Text-Based Virtual Reality is available here.
- The MUD literature reference list
- Client programs for various platforms are available here.
- A programmer's manual for MOO users is available here.
- A brief introduction to the core concepts of the MOO is available here.
- Some good sources of information on MOO developments are
- Andrew Wilson's Cardiff VR Page
- The Web Entrance to Jay's House MOO
- For the curious, Lambda MOO is at: lambda.parc.xerox.com 8888. Watch for e-mail instructions on how to get there.
Seminar members can log in to special accounts that have been set up to provide client sessions for those who do not have access to client software on their own accounts: if you have difficulty following the anchors below (especially users of MS Windows on the PC) you may want to make a telnet connection, outside of the Web, to:
Image from a photo by R. Petersen, in "Rain Mud Fashion and Cars at Burning Man 1995"
Last Modified: Monday, 20-Oct-2008 14:42:58 EDT