This weekend I’ve been invited to DJ and Speak at the PhilCon 2006 Convention. I will DJ sometime during the Friday night PhilProm (310)”prom” that will begin at 10pm. On Saturday, I will also be on the following panels of the virtual world tract:
Sat 10:00 AM in Seminar A (1 hour)
VIRTUAL WORLDS 101: INTRODUCTION TO THE METAVERSE (281)
The Street in Snow Crash has inspired creation of online spaces
where you can interact with others in a virtual reality. From games
to virtual platforms, learn about these spaces and join us in
interacting with one of them live.
Sat 10:00 PM in Seminar A (1 hour)
GENDER & SEXUALITY ISSUES IN VIRTUAL REALITY (291)
Come explore the potentials for personal exploration and discuss the
potential positives and negatives of being able to create yourself
as any gender in an anonymous 3D interactive environment.
Sat 11:00 AM in Seminar A (1 hour)
EVOLUTION OF VIRTUAL WORLDS (277)
From forums to chat rooms to 3D worlds, the methods of interacting
online have grown. What are the roots, where are we going, and when
will we see the Metaverse?
Sat 5:00 PM in Seminar A (1 hour)
OFFICE MELTDOWN: REAL BUSINESS IN A VIRTUAL WORLD (294)
With the growth of Internet technologies and speed, more and more
business is being done online. Some businesses are completely
online, and others have taken it a step further by selling virtual
goods to a virtual consumer. What are the challenges when business
is no longer constrained by four walls?
Sat 7:00 PM in Seminar A (1 hour)
MIXED REALITIES — VIRTUAL AND REAL WORLDS COLLIDE (289)
This is truly the meta panel. Join us in a mixed reality panel (both
in the real world and in Second Life) as we discuss the issues with
mixing the two. Some want complete anonymity and others desire a
complete blending of the two. How do we cope with this and other
For more information, check out www.philcon.org, hope to see you there!