I have to admit that blogging and writing about this MellaniuM/web.alive collaboration is a distant poor second to going online and experiencing the brilliant richness and depth of complexity of the virtual space. So no more long winded descriptions of the potential and possibilities, less of both the blather and bluster just go and try it out for yourself and then ponder quietly and imagine for yourself "If that is possible......." http://furnace.projectchainsaw.com/
Now you must be aware of some of the web.alive features that allow for an infinite array of customizable avatars and the practical proven fact that up to 250 individuals could be concurrently existing in this or any other environment. Portals can be inserted to allow for transport to any linked environments, drag and drop presentations can be co-ordinated and viewed in designated areas. However it is the simple effortless entry and auto-configured flawless audio which should help erase what little resistance to adoption exists in adventurous first-time explorers into the 3D virtual domain.
However I must issue a warning of sorts, since entry into a MellaniuM 3D environment should be approached with a little trepidation. The experience will not leave you unaffected I guarantee. You will forever afterwards be driven to accept nothing less than an"experience" with the same, if not better enhanced realistic immersion. Beware, I say unto thee, you have been warned....
If you are willing to dare the adventure. Climb to the topmost ramp and cast yourself into the fiery furnace through the mouth and check it out inside, quite cool and not a little psychedelic I must say.