The workshop ‘Making Sense of Virtual Worlds and User Driven Innovation’, will take place June 7th-9th 2010 at Magleaas Denmark. Three sessions will be streamed live from this blog and the mixed reality broadcast will be streamed from the Metanomics site.
June 7th 16:30-17:30 CEST (7:30am PST) – Key note session 1
Co-director Jeremy Hunsinger, Center for Digital Discourse and Culture, VirginiaTech: Frames and Fields: An overview of the field and the Im/possibilities of innovation
June 8th 9:30-10:30 CEST (00:30am PST) – Key note session 2
Associate Professor Mia Consalvo, School of Telecommunications, Ohio University: When casual became hardcore, and social went asynchronous: Exploring the changing landscape of virtual worlds and online games
June 8th 20:00-21:00 CEST (11:00-12:00am PST) – Metanomics Mixed Reality Broadcast
New Market Dynamics Host Robert Bloomfield will lead a Second-Life panel including Robin Teigland, Edward Castronova and Tom Boellstorff as they discuss the purchase of virtual islands, leasing of towns, recruiting avatar employees and more. The episode will include a stream from the panel in Second Life and the live workshop event in Denmark.
June 9th 14:00-16:00 CEST (5:00-7:00am PST) – Key note session 3
Professor Jay David Bolter, School of Literature, Communication and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology: Mobile augmented reality and the future of virtual worlds
Independent Consultant John Lester: Knowing When to Let Go: The Mind, the Metaverse, and Metaphor