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Re: avatars98: lastest report and other VRML Happenings


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Posted by CCafeFWD: Bruce damer on January 12, 1999 at 12:37:02:

In Reply to: avatars98: Last chance to sign up: speaker, booths, Avvys, Art, Webcams posted by Creativity Cafe Foweard: Bruce Damer on November 17, 1998 at 14:22:52:

From: Bruce Damer
Subject: avatars98: Upcoming Virtual World Events for 1999
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 23:42:45 -0800
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Dear Attendees and Supporters of Avatars98,

1999 is off to a bang in virtual world cyberspace as new worlds and
platforms seem to be under construction everywhere. Catch a bit of the wave
at the following upcoming live in-person events featuring avatars and their
virtual communities. You can find the list below in this email on the
Consortium homepage fully linked to event homepages at:
http://www.ccon.org/events/events.html

And.. watch for some more exciting Consortium announcements in the next two
weeks and we will keep you informed about planning for Avatars99. By the
way, the full report on Avatars98 is now posted at:
http://www.ccon.org/conf98/

Bruce Damer, DigiGardener and co-Director

Upcoming 1999 Events

January 16, 3pm PST: in AWCC world in Active Worlds is the
Cy Awards, where Bruce Damer will present a keynote
in-avatar at the AWCC/AWcommunity hosted awards.

January 19, 4pm: Bruce Damer presents a session "Cyberspace
becomes a Place" at Human-Centered Computing Seminar, at the
University of California Berkeley/SIMS, where this year's
series is focused on "Social Networks meets Computer
Networks". Hosted by Profs. John Canny and Nancy Van House
with special support by Dr. Barry Wellman.

January 18-20: Is the 1999 Western Multiconference in San
Francisco CA where Bruce Damer will present two papers, on
TheU Virtual University and Nerve Garden at the VWSIM99
sub-conference. on Wednesday January 20th, 8:30am -10:00am.

Janurary 20-23: Is Medicine Meets VR in San Francisco, the
foremost international conference on interactive technology
in healthcare. This event often features virtual worlds,
avatars and virtual humans.

January 22: Expert Workshop - Future of Identity in
Cyberspace at the Institute for the Future, Menlo Park CA.
NOTE: this event is not open to the public.

February 23-26: Is VRML 99,the 4th International Conference
on the Virtual Reality Modeling Language and Web 3D
Technologies in Padeborn Germany.

March 5-7: Is CONTACT XVI, a unique conference bringing
together anthropologists, space scientists, science fiction
writers and others at the Biltmore Hotel and Suites in Santa
Clara. On Sunday the 7th the Contact Consortium will present
a special session on the Avatars98 experience as a large
scale experiment in contact through Digital Space. CONTACT
COTI (Cultures Of The Imagination) is the grandfather
origanization to the Contact Consortium. Special features
this year: a day at NASA Ames exploring The Copernican
Principle and featuring keynote speaker Greg Bear.

March 15-19: is the Computer Game Developer's Conference in
San Jose California, see what's new in online multiplayer
gaming worlds.

March 22-23: Is theAAAI 1999 Spring Symposium Series on
Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University where Bruce
Damer will participate on a panel entitled "New Directions
for AI in Interactive Entertainment and Art" and present
Nerve Garden and other worlds and works of the Contact
Consortiium.

March 26: Is the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering
(CIFE) 1999 Conference at Stanford University where Bruce
Damer will present a session with Professor Renate Fruchter
on the use of shared 3D virtual environments as
process-based learning environments.

April 26-27: Is VirComm '99, the Conference on
Business-Based Virtual Communities in San Francisco
California where on April 27th Bruce Damer and Bonnie
DeVarco will present a session onVirtual Tradeshows as an
Extension of Communities covering the Avatars98 experience.
In addition, later on the 27th Bruce Damer will present a
special live tour session on Virtual Worlds and their Avatar
Communities on the Internet.

August 8-13: Is SIGGRAPH 99 in Los Angeles CA.

August 11-14: Is the CT'99: Cognitive Technology - Networked
Minds Conference where the Contact Consortium is planning to
present a session with Michigan State University on
cognitive issues in the use of networked virtual worlds.

Fall 1999: Is Avatars99, stay tuned for announcements about
this millennial event in cyberspace!

end of report.

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