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‘Fashion Through the Looking Glass’ NVWN hosts symposium on August 23

NVWN – The Nordic Virtual Worlds Network ( invites you to participate in a symposium on August 23, 2011, ‘Fashion Through the Looking Glass: exploring the impact of virtual worlds and the 3D internet on the Fashion Industry’.
From the announcement: “as virtual worlds and the 3D internet have the potential to transform the technological, social, and economic dimensions of many industries, we have chosen to explore the Fashion Industry in particular as it is one industry leading the way in terms of developments across an industry’s value chain. We have an exciting list of presenters from both industry and academia who will speak on variety of topics from various virtual worlds.”
When: Tuesday, August 23, 5:00 am to 10:30 am SLT, 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm Iceland time
Where: Mixed reality event / simulcast in Reykjavik, Iceland and in Second Life on the Stockholm School of Economics island (SLURL:!)
Speakers (and preliminary topics) in alphabetical order:
1. Linda Björg Árnadóttir, Director of Fashion Department, Iceland Academy of Arts and Creative Director, Scintilla: Challenges and Opportunities for Fashion Designers in 3D and Virtual Worlds.
2. Göran Lindqvist, Principle Associate, Center for Strategy and Competitiveness, Stockholm School of Economics: Does Space Matter? Exploring the Second Life Fashion Industry and its Value Chain from an Agglomeration/Regional Development Perspective.
3. Hilmar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games: A Look inside the Eve Online Economy and its Fashion Industry.
4. Dominic Power, Professor, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University: Creating Successful Virtual World Fashion Brands: What Can We Learn from the “Real” World?
5. Malin Ströman – Former Online Strategist and Concept Developer, VP of Product, Content at Stardoll 2005 to 2010, Fashion in the Future: A Look at Today’s Young International Entrepreneurs.
6. Shenlei Winkler, CEO of Fashion Research Institute Inc: 3D Technologies and the Apparel Industry: Some Insights from OpenSim and other VWs.
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