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MEDIA LINKS FOR June 25, 2009 SRI EVENT

June 25, 2009 By: studiosfo Category: Uncategorized

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    TODAY’S SCHEDULE IS:

    10:15 – 10:45 PDT
    “Effective Learning and Collaboration in Virtual Worlds Year in Review”

    Speaker: Eilif Trondsen SRI Business Intelligence

    10:45 – 11:15 PDT
    “Effective Design for Learning”
    Speaker: Clark Quinn, Quinnovation

    11:15 – 12:00 PDT
    “IBM’s Work and Research on Learning and Collaboration in Virtual Worlds”
    Speaker:  Chuck Hamilton, IBM Institute of Advanced Learning
    Chuck will be presenting live from Second Life.
    Slides from this talk are only viewable in Second Life.

    1:15 – 2:00 PDT
    “Adding Intelligence to Virtual Worlds To Support Training and Learning”
    Speakers: Parvati Dev, Innovations in Learning, and Media X, Stanford University, and William LeRoy Heinrichs, Stanford University.

    2:00 – 2:30 PDT
    “Between the Real and the Virtual: Looking for Training Opportunities”
    Speaker: Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta.
    Please note, this segment will not be streamed.
    Slides from this presentation are available below, or at:
    (http://www.slideshare.net/estroulia/sri-vw-augmenting-real-1636206)
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    Online Event *LIVE* from SRI: “Designing Effective Learning, Training, and Collaboration in Virtual Worlds” June 25

    June 23, 2009 By: studiosfo Category: Uncategorized

    Announcing an online event *LIVE* from SRI: “Designing Effective Learning, Training, and Collaboration  in Virtual Worlds” June 25

    A special SDForum Virtual World SIG online session  in collaboration with SRI Business Consulting Virtual Worlds @ Work

    On Thursday June 25  SRI Business Consulting Virtual [email protected] (http://www.sric-bi.com/VWW) will host a special online seminar open to the members of SDForum Virtual World SIG (and our readers). This session was planned in mid-June and we are happy to have this opportunity to explore the use of virtual worlds in collaboration, training, and learning, from some of the most important projects in the space.   This event will be viewable online and hosted virtually in Second Life.  All media for the event will be linked from https://www.virtualworldsig.com

    10:15 – 10:45
    Effective Learning and Collaboration in Virtual Worlds Year in Review;
    Speaker: Eilif Trondsen  SRI Business Intelligence
    10:45 – 11:15 Effective Design for Learning;
    Speaker: Clark Quinn, Quinnovation
    11:15 – 12:00 IBM’s Work and Research on Learning and Collaboration in Virtual Worlds;
    Speaker:  Chuck Hamilton, IBM Institute of Advanced Learning
    1:15 – 2:00     Adding Intelligence to Virtual Worlds To Support Training and Learning,
    Speakers: Parvati Dev, Innovations in Learning, and Media X, Stanford University, and William LeRoy Heinrichs, Stanford University

    All media for the event will be linked directly from https://www.virtualworldsig.com
    We look forward to seeing you there!
    Best Regards,
    Chairs of SDForum Virtual World SIG.

    $2M raised for “massive online social strategy game” eRepublik

    June 17, 2009 By: studiosfo Category: Uncategorized

    Via (http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/06/17/new-funding-for-a-new-world-erepublik-raises-e2-million/)

    At eRepulik (http://www.erepublik.com/en) you can “Change the world and rewrite history”  “Become your country’s president”  “Become a citizen and change the world” “Build the biggest virtual company in the world”   “Be a hero by leading your country to battle”.   Let’s try it!

    erepublik2

    Via (http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/06/17/new-funding-for-a-new-world-erepublik-raises-e2-million/)

    Stratim Capital buys out Second Life(tm) investor

    June 17, 2009 By: studiosfo Category: Uncategorized

    Stratim Capital (http://www.stratimcapital.com/) buys out a Second Life(tm) (http://www.secondlife.com) investor, to .  Partner in the firm Zach Abrams  states “it doesn’t look like it (Second Life) will need to raise another VC round.”   This seems like a good sign of the stability and maturity of Second Life, amidst a lot of recent naysayers, most of which don’t  choose to use the world anyway.

    Via (http://www.pehub.com/42270/stratim-buys-stake-in-linden-lab/)
    and
    Via
    (http://www.thestandard.com/news/2009/06/16/investor-virtually-sneaks-second-life-s-equity-pool)

    Read more about the predictability of established entities roundly criticizing new technologies in the Metaverse Manifesto !

    Opera Unite called Web 5.0

    June 17, 2009 By: studiosfo Category: Uncategorized

    I found this reference to Opera Unite (http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/an-introduction-to-opera-unite/)being called “Web 5.0“   The quote is from SFGate (http://www.sfgate.com) from Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner.  Released on 06/16/09  (http://labs.opera.com)  Opera Unite allows you to set up a mini-web server right from your personal computer, to host pages, share files,  chat, and more.

    Of course this brings a couple of questions to mind…
    Barely a couple of years into Web 2.0  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0) which has even been proclaimed dead (http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/02/14/the-death-of-web-20/) by lots of folks,   did we ever define  Web 3.0, and 4.0 ??  A lot of people call virtual worlds Web 3.0, but  others have posited different definitions, such as:

    “Web 1.0 was primarily a publishing and transactional environment. Web 2.0 as a space where users co-create value. Web 3.0 as a semantic space where machine intelligence combines with human intelligence to create new insights. Web 4.0 as a mobile space where users and real and virtual objects are integrated together to create value. Web 5.0 a sensory emotive space where we are able to move the web from an emotionally flat environment to a space of rich interactions.”  Via  (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight)

    and “Web 5.0 will scoop up all this new knowledge and the intelligence  offered by Webs 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 and deliver it in an ethical, self-aware and sentient framework, embedding all biological and artificial life within a global cooperative intelligence.”   Via (http://www.australia.to/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4940:future-of-the-web-will-web-50-take-control-&catid=92:david-tow&Itemid=122)

    What if…. you can host a virtual world from your personal computer with this degree of simplicity?

    Smithsonian to use Virtual Space Entertainment for “Blue Mars” exhibit

    June 10, 2009 By: studiosfo Category: Uncategorized

    blue-mars

    The Smithsonian Institution is tapping Virtual World SIG presenter (https://virtualworldsig.com/virtual-space-entertainment-june-23-2008/) Virtual Space Entertainment (along with Avatar Reality and Big Stage) to create a museum exhibit about a terraformed Mars.

    The idea is that by 2150 the planet Mars has been transformed into a human-habitable environment.  The virtual version of this goal is in progress to be rolled out as a virtual world to be colonized for  business and educational uses.  Using extremely high-end graphics the project is not yet available as an online virtual world, but apparently can be installed locally, and quite a few stunning virtual land and cityscapes have been created.

    At the June 2008  Virtual World SIG Richard Childers gave a stunning demo of the environment.   Some of the artwork was apparently influenced by or even contributed to by Roger Dean. Congratulations to this set of businesses working on the “Blue Mars” concept,  and we’re looking forward to a day in which users can login from home and experience the work.  In the virtual sense, it’s a great concept.  In reality? I can only wonder what it might take to scale the environmental impact studies on Mars….

    Via Venturebeat (http://venturebeat.com/2009/06/09/smithsonian-taps-virtual-world-technology-to-take-us-to-blue-mars/)  Also covered by (http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2009/06/blue-mars-2150-moves-closer-to-launch.html)

    More Blue Mars videos at: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C89ZL6wjwM)

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