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Now you see it, now you don't: Time cloak created. WASHINGTON (AP) — It's one thing to make an object invisible, like Harry Potter's mythical cloak.

Now you see it, now you don't: Time cloak created

But scientists have made an entire event impossible to see. They have invented a time masker. Immersion Toolsjam. What do you love? MCF: 2011.Jun.09 | Designing Digitally: How Virtual Business Gets Done. Teaching students how to build airplanes, robots and simulations is serious business, but Designing Digitally, Inc. plans to make it a game — literally.

MCF: 2011.Jun.09 | Designing Digitally: How Virtual Business Gets Done

Join us for the Metanomics Community Forum on Thursday, when Andrew Hughes of Designing Digitally updates us on his firm’s virtual activities. He claims that he is bringing a secret guest who has very real information on exactly how Designing Digitally gets things done. MCF: 2011.May.26 | FCVW.2011 Via the Media Flow. Today, the Metanomics Community Forum will re-visit the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds 2011 conference which took place recently in Washington, DC.

MCF: 2011.May.26 | FCVW.2011 Via the Media Flow

One day of workshops followed by two days of presentations from both government and the private sectors covered many topics and way streamed to a number of virtual platforms. The media stream that resulted continues a week later and we’ll look at how that affects the reach of an event. Join us, Thursday at 12pm PDT in Second Life at the Metanomics Studio. Please feel free to post comments here with links to coverage that I may have missed.

Resources: MCF: 2011.Apr.28 | Take Your Pick: Space Shuttle? or Royal Landeau? Searching for local service provider in Australia was made easy.

MCF: 2011.Apr.28 | Take Your Pick: Space Shuttle? or Royal Landeau?

All thanks to Oneflare for providing quality e-marketing platform where thousands of service providers are always on stand-by to receive an offer from consumers. Since consumers are now turning to the internet to search for almost everything that they need. Mind Reading with Technology: What's Possible Now?, Can a mind really be "read?” Learn how researchers are using new technologies to "see" what the human b.

Philip Rosedale and Tom Boellstorf, Live from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts—Update. Educators have a special energy in the summer.

Philip Rosedale and Tom Boellstorf, Live from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts—Update

Perhaps it is the freedom from classes, grading and being so adult. Summer is a great time for learning, exploring and yes, professional development but why choose something dry and serious. Location-Based Linking in Second Life. A Perfect Jewel of a Community Forum for Designing Worlds. April 21, 2011 by primperfect Saffia in the Designing Worlds Studio: Photograph by Wildstar Beaumont Join Designing Worlds today, Thursday 21st April at 12 noon SLT, for an unexpected extra show – not OF Designing Worlds but ABOUT Designing Worlds!

A Perfect Jewel of a Community Forum for Designing Worlds

Saffia and Elrik are appearing on Metanomics Community Forum to talk about the Designing Worlds show, how it has grown and developed – and to answer your questions about the show too! The Customizable Body: The Present/Future of Identity. The evolution of language: Babel or babble? Economics: Jonathan Levin wins the John Bates Clark medal. THE American Economic Association has announced that Jonathan Levin, an economist at Stanford University, has one the prestigious John Bates Clark medal, which is given to the most promising economist under 40.

Economics: Jonathan Levin wins the John Bates Clark medal

Previous winners include Milton Friedman and Paul Krugman; last year's winner was Esther Duflo. Here's the AEA's introduction of Mr Levin: Jonathan Levin is a leading scholar in the fields of industrial organization and microeconomic theory, whose work stands out for its combination of theoretical depth, empirical methods, and compelling applications. He has conducted influential research on the economics of contracting, the organization and design of markets, subprime lending, and on empirical methods for studying imperfect competition. His research is methodologically broad, and often combines a sophisticated grasp of economic theory with careful empirical analysis. MCF: 2011.Apr.14 | The Hunt for RoboWeek! The IEEE Daily. SLRoboWeek. Virtual National Robotics Week « Virtual IEEE. Home > Events, IEEE, SecondLife > Virtual National Robotics Week Banner for National Robotics Week The IEEE Computer Society will host events inside of the virtual world of Second Life in support of National Robotics Week ( Click here to view the Google Calendar which is shaping up with speaker and tour events.

Virtual National Robotics Week « Virtual IEEE

All times are being posted in Pacific Time, which is also Second Life Time (SLT). Various events are scheduled April 9-17 including: Archivist Llewellyn's Photostream. March 24th: LIVE from Gametech Orlando - The Future of Virtual Worlds | Join us for a special date and time as Metanomics broadcasts live from Gametech, the annual military conference on games and virtual worlds for training and simulation.

March 24th: LIVE from Gametech Orlando - The Future of Virtual Worlds |

Virtual worlds have become an important technology to support training and community outreach. But over the past several years, changes in the virtual world industry have opened up new choices while closing others. Advances like the consumer adoption of Microsoft Kinect, widening use of Unity 3D, and the coming changes to the browser with the launch of HTML-5 and WebGL are opening up a new range of options. Join Douglas Maxwell, Science and Technology Manager for Virtual World Strategic Applications at the U.S. Army Simulation & Training Technology Center (STTC) as he welcomes a panel to explore current and future trends in virtual worlds. Amputee Virtual Environment Support Space-A vision for virtual military amputee support. Volume 47 Number 6, 2010 Pages vii — xi Physical rehabilitation alone is not sufficient for a full recovery.

Amputee Virtual Environment Support Space-A vision for virtual military amputee support

A full recovery from limb loss requires deep psychological and social support that includes patience, tenacity, and help from friends, family, and the community [4]. Peer support potentially can provide information and education not achieved in any other team relationship. March 7th: At the Intersections - Spirituality in the Age of the Machine |

The Architecture of Healing: The Making of the Veteran-Civilian Dialogue Space in Second Life. If only I had a Linden for every time a client asked for a meeting space or auditorium in their new sim… The grid is saturated with auditoriums, and these vast, elaborate and often prim-intensive spaces could almost always be put to better use. So when the ‘cats’ (founders of Startled Cat) originally described their need for a conversation space, I quietly took notes, listening carefully as they articulated their needs – waiting for a pause in the conversation to push back a little.

But as they described the project in greater detail, I realized this one was different. This space would soon be hosting some of the deepest and potentially life-changing conversations on the grid, and the architecture of this space would need to play an integral role in organizing, nurturing and encouraging a variety of emotionally powerful experiences.

MCF_03_10_11 on Metanomics Community Forum. February 28th: Cyborg to Borg—Cont’d,  with Michael Chorost | Educators have a special energy in the summer. Perhaps it is the freedom from classes, grading and being so adult. Summer is a great time for learning, exploring and yes, professional development but why choose something dry and serious. How about camp? And why not, GameCamp! Project Lead Lisa Dawley, PH.D. has assembled an incredible team to guide campers at 3D GameLab’s first ever, GameCamp in August of 2011. Select words by thinking - world record. Presents Michael Chorost March 14; all are welcome to attend! Michael Chorost, author of Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human, a memoir about receiving cochlear implants, will read passages and discuss his most recent book Word Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet.

For an overview of the book, click here. Copies of the new book will be available for purchase and signing, and a discussion with audience members will follow his lecture. When: Monday, March 14, 201111:30 am Complimentary lunch served 12 - 1 pm Chorost lecture/reading (an ASL interpreter will be present during this portion) 1 - 2:30 pm Q&A / Discussion with audience members Please do not feel obligated to stay for the entire time but know that you are welcome to! Where:Bay 4, Room C105 The Smith Warehouse at Duke University114 S. Buchanan Blvd. February 21, Robert Bloomfield sits down with Paul Ford, Writer and Web Native. Metanomics: Feb.21 | Robert Bloomfield hosts Paul Ford, Writer and Web Native.

The Web Is a Customer Service Medium. Thursday, January 6, 2011 By Paul Ford I look forward to your feedback. I sometimes chat with people in the book- and magazine-publishing industries. I Am Gary Benchley by Paul Ford. One Saturday night well over a year ago, I went to Williamsburg, Brooklyn—more specifically, to the bar Galapagos—to meet my girlfriend, Mo, who wanted me with her at a modern burlesque show where one of her friends was performing. I emerged from the Bedford Avenue L-train stop into a parallel universe where everyone seemed to be pressed out of the same mold.

Each man seemed to wear a trucker hat; each woman seemed to wear a little T-shirt and was laden with 10 pounds of accessories. February 7th: Daryl J. Bem, Social Psychologist Emeritus Joins Robert Bloomfield at 12pm (PT) | Professor Emeritus from Cornell (and Metanomics Guest) Incites Scientific Community. February 10th: Event News. FeelingFuture - Powered by Google Docs. January 31: Masterclass on Digital Anthropology and Our Virtual Lives | December 13: 2010 & Next - Second Life, Virtual Worlds and the State of the Union | December 6: Can Being Part Machine Make Us More Human? | Exploring the serious uses of virtual worlds | Metanomics. Daden, Ltd Talks about their "Virtual World Finder" Tomorrow, May 20 in Second Life.

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Second Life. Google. Why Tyler Cowen’s new book will be on Kindles, not bookstore shelves. Book Chat: A Conversation With Tyler Cowen. Rolandlegrand. Virtual worlds. May « 2011 « Virtual Body Language. Designing Digitally, Inc. Wins 2011 Air Force Research Lab Virtual World Contract. How virtual worlds will converge. Continuing Medical Education in Second Life. 11 Predictions for 2011 (and beyond) Rod Humble: Here’s how Second Life can rule the world. How Linden Lab could simplify promotion in Second Life. Business and Technology in Second Life » Perhaps I should blog a bit more here… IDIA - Ball State University - projects. New story - storify.com.