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INST CCKS World Conference Cities, Cultures and Language in Virtual Worlds

Time: November 26, 2010 from 8am to 6pm
Location: Second Life
Website or Map: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.…
Event Type: online conference in second life
Organized By: Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2010

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Event Description

Friday, 26 November 2010, 8am GMT - 6pm GMT

Section title: Cities, Cultures and Languages in Virtual Worlds
http://www.inst.at/ccks/w-sektionen/hammermueller_ozimova_philp.htm

Leading questions:

* Will we be working and living ‘in-world’?
* How sustainable is this urban second life?
* In a world without borders, without time and space, where are the opportunities and where is danger?
* What kind of role do virtual worlds play for the preservation of culture?
* How do we overcome the last of all barriers, the language barrier?

RECORDINGS

All of the recordings have been published on the following Google doc: http://tinyurl.com/inst-ccks-cclvw


Friday, 26 November 2010

Paneldiscussions with Universities in Second Life
8am GMT/ 9am Vienna time/ 12am SL time
World Timehttp://tinyurl.com/26Nov-8amGMT
Monash University, Melbourne Australia, Scott Grant [Xilin Yifu]
University of Western Australia [JayJay Zifanwe]
Freie Universität Berlin, Dr. Undine Frömming [Augenblick Winkler], Germany
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Dr. Pawel Topol [Pawlus Twine], Poland
Dublin Institut of Technology, John O’Connor [Accupa Tae]
1 VirtualVision [Micheal Armundsen], Australia
Moderation: David Richardson, Linnaeus University, Sweden
RECORDINGS: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p64451299/ (1h42min)

Virtual Athens in Second Life
10am GMT / 11am CET/ 2am SL time
World Time: http://tinyurl.com/26Nov-10amGMT
Virtual Athens and Hellas in Second Life
Representatives: Christina Oikonomou [Xris Oller], Eleftherios Artopoulos [Aristotelis Republic], [billy42 Streeter], [Mariposa Melodie]
Location: Virtual Athens
Moderation: Jose Louwes [Jose Eternal]
RECORDINGS: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p14407158/ (1h18min)

Paneldiscussion of cities in Second Life
12pm GMT / 1pm CET/ 4am SL
World Time:http://tinyurl.com/26Nov-12pmGMT
Representatives of virtual 1900 Paris, Athens, Berlin of 1920s and Hamburg
Location: EduNation I
Moderation: David Richardson [Davric Rinkitink] Linnaeus University, Sweden
RECORDINGS: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p93251776/ (52min)

3D exhibition about Tashkent, Uzbekistan in SL and presentation by Halima and two others in Adobe ConnectPro.
RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p38575308/ (14min)

Virtual Berlin of the 1920s in Second Life
2pm GMT/ 3pm CET / 6am SL time
World Time: http://tinyurl.com/26Nov-2pmGMT
Representatives: [Jo Yardley]
Location: Virtual Berlin
RECORDINGS: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p61704752/

Virtual Harlem
5pm GMT / 6 pm CET / 8am SL Time
World Time: http://tinyurl.com/26Nov-4pmGMT
Presentation/ Moderation: Bryan Carter [Bryan Mnemonic]
RECORDINGS (in two parts): http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p16939275/ and
http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p70825664/

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Comment by Pawel Topol on November 25, 2010 at 23:03
Thanks for this comment, Nergiz. Following the conference's motto, one of the key questions is how 3D VW's correspond with/to real life with their city/culture installations/builds/reconstructions/replicas, etc. Is it an escape? I personally do not think so. However, one never knows... let's talk :)
Comment by Nergiz Kern on November 23, 2010 at 22:18
That's cool.

But what I actually meant (but didn't say clearly) is that in the text above it sounds like SL were a separate world in which you can escape from the "Real World". Maybe it's just my interpretation of it. So, I'm curious what the presenters will say about the connection between the avatar and the person behind it or the virtual city and the physical one.

Anyway, enjoy it! :-)
Comment by Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi on November 23, 2010 at 22:03
Vienna is quite excited about this full-day event in SL and put us on the main screen in the plenary hall. The whole day.

Fascinating.
Comment by Nergiz Kern on November 23, 2010 at 21:55
I wanted to participate but have to work all day.

I'm curious how the panelists/presenters will make a connection to the physical world, whether it be the cities or the people behind the avatars.
Comment by Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi on November 23, 2010 at 21:09
Hi Pawel,
Thanks for pointing this out.
I changed the Virtual Harlem CET time because it was wrong and changed the Webadress to the only fixed adress which I have right now, the one of Adobe ConnectPro which we will use to do the streaming.
All SLURLs have to be fixed as of yet. However, I will publish them here and also at the main program page
http://tinyurl.com/inst-ccks-cclvw
Hope you can join.

rgds Heike
Comment by Pawel Topol on November 23, 2010 at 19:30
Hi. Two things:
1. The slurl on top directs to the "Ahern Welcome Area". Is this the meeting point? ;)
2. Virtual Harlem. The zone times do not match. Should it be 6pm CET?

:) Pawel / Pawlus

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