WASHINGTON (AP) — It's one thing to make an object invisible, like Harry Potter's mythical cloak. But scientists have made an entire event impossible to see. They have invented a time masker.
Teaching students how to build airplanes, robots and simulations is serious business, but Designing Digitally, Inc. plans to make it a game — literally. 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.
Today, the Metanomics Community Forum will re-visit the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds 2011 conference which took place recently in Washington, DC. 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.
No formal program planned for this afternoon’s Metanomics Community Forum at 3pm SLT , but feel free to drop by and chat if you have a topic to propose or questions. I plan to load the YouTube feed of the Royal Wedding (great photo gallery of preparations in the Washington Post.)
Metanomics was the virtual host for a fascinating Real Life/ Second Life event on Saturday, April 23rd which featured Philip Rosedale, Founder and former CEO of Linden Labs and regular Metanomics guest, anthropologist Tom Boellstorff, author of “Coming of Age in Second Life.” Following their discussion, Michelle Tea, Valencia author and founder of RADAR Productions and Sister Spit, interviewed Amos Mac, founder and editor of Original Plumbing, the SF-based magazine dedicated to exploring the sexuality and culture of FTM transgendered men.
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WHERE do languages come from?
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. 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.
At 12pm PDT we’ll speak with the intrepid group who brought you the wonderful events of this week, mirroring the National Robotics Week with events scheduled through out the United States. There’s more to take in through Sunday, April 17th, with a particularly interesting session at 2pm today, at Virtual Ability.
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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. Virtual worlds have become an important technology to support training and community outreach.
Volume 47 Number 6, 2010 Pages vii — xi
How is technology supporting social justice?
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.
Monday at 12pm PST , Robert Bloomfield welcomes Michael Chorost once again, as his guest on Metanomics.