Meta Happenings: SL Virtual Worlds Business Panel

July 16, 2008

Friday, July 18th
Time: 2pm CST
Place: Within Second Life, Nokia Island, SLURL

“We invite all aspiring Second Life entrepreneurs and those already in business that want to learn the down-and-dirty on how business really operates within the metaverse to come and hear what we have to say. The event will be held as an informal, moderated panel discussion with direct audience Q&A to get *YOUR* questions answered by some of the best people in the business, all in a euro-friendly time frame. Please feel free to bring friends as well, and also feel more than welcome to send your questions to Hydra Shaftoe beforehand.”


MetaHappenings: Upcoming Cisco Talk on Learning 2.0

March 11, 2008

When: Noon PST on March 13, 2008

Where: In Second Life, click here for map.

What: (taken from Cisco website)
This TechChat features John Connell, Education Strategist and Business Development Manager at Cisco. During this TechChat Connell will discuss the concept of “Learning 2.0,” in which social technologies are brought to bear on the central issues and relationships in learning. John will share his thoughts about the future of education in a world where the onset and permeation of digital technologies are transforming the way we live, work, and learn.


Virtual Graphic used on NBC Nightly News

February 6, 2008

I was surprised last night while viewing NBC Nightly News to hear Brian Williams refer to a new on-screen graphic introducing the next segment as a, “virtual graphic”. The graphic appeared 3 dimensional and moved in real space, tracking with the camera and the walking correspondent. I haven’t been watching the national network news broadcasts lately, so I’m not sure if this is a first, or a growing trend. I wonder if this technology is an offspin of Tobey McElroy’s Georgia Tech Grad project (http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2008/01/georgia-tech-gr.html).