Recently a new conference series has started within the Metaverse, specifically Second Life and we have the fortune to be involved in a few different aspects, more I hope in the near future.
This conference, Metanomics ’07 is hosted by Metaversed and Cornell University and the locations “in world” fill up very fast. As such the last one I was not able to get in, but in true community (and a little hacker spirit) I found the live feed address and started it inside of the SAP Open Forum, and tonight preparing of course now in advance we will be doing the same – if you can’t make in to live show then please come by and join me watching the live broadcast.
Today at 12pm PST IBM, Cornell University and Metaversed.com will be staging a trans world, tri-reality eventin 4 seperate locations, two of which will be 3D virtual world platforms glued together by virtual camera crews and IP telephony. A packed Metaversed Island in Second Life will interface with IBM’s ActiveWorlds platform via Skype, inworld video and streaming web, as Prof. Robert Bloomfield speaks in front of a real life audience in Cornell’s Sage Hall with Sandra Kearney, IBM’s Director for 3D Internet about the companies vision for the Metaverse.
I look forward to seeing everyone there, and while you are there you’ll have a chance of checking our Expansion and new adventures… efforts as well.