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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2016 

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software. Organized as a joint production by Core Developers of OpenSimuator and AvaCon, the virtual conference features presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.

More info at: http://conference.opensimulator.org and to register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opensimulator-community-conference-2016-registration-28824725530 

Events taking place Saturday, Dec 10, and Sunday Dec 11 will be live simulcast streamed to https://gaming.youtube.com/c/AvaconOrg/live

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Saturday, December 10 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Beyond the Viewer - the Future of World Interfacing

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Worlds on the web, discussing new access devices and haptics, plus the future of interfacing with virtual worlds and 3D/VR immersive spaces. Open Simulator, its forks and especially the hypergrid represent years of content, community and a compelling prototype for a formative “metaverse”, but as new players and platforms emerge, are we ready to push for a place in the accelerating scheme of online participatory environments?



Moderators
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Mal Burns

Inworld Review
Mal Burns is host of the "Inworld Review" - a weekly news and discussion program which has been running for almost 10 years. He and Tara Yeats run Metaworld Broadcasting to provide input and output services for TV in virtual worlds and the expertise for the same. Mal has used virtual environments for nearly a decade, is concerned about user interfaces in general and has a wealth of media and design experience behind him. In the organic sphere... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Selby Evans

Selby Evans

writer / editor, Virtualoutworlding blog
Writer and editor of Virtualoutworlding blog:  http://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/ | Retired as Professor of Psychology at Texas Christian University. Taught courses in psychological measurement, computer applications, and systematic problem-solving. Conducted research in pattern perception, and studies of cognitive systems, supported by U. S. Military organizations, NASA, National Institutes of Health, and other government... Read More →
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John Lester

Immersive Learning and Virtual Worlds/VR/AR Designer
John "Pathfinder" Lester has been working with virtual worlds and online communities since the 1990s, creating online patient support groups at Massachusetts General Hospital for people dealing with neurological disorders, developing online immersive learning environments for students at Harvard, and helping build communities in Second Life that assist people living with disabilities. He worked at Linden Lab for 5 years where he founded Linden... Read More →
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Crista Lopes

Professor & OpenSimulator Developer, University of California Irvine
Crista Lopes (Diva Canto) is professor within the Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California Irvine and a core OpenSimulator developer. She developed Hypergrid, which is a federation architecture and protocol for OpenSimulator virtual worlds that supports the seamless transfer of avatar user agents and assets between them. | | In 2016, Crista... Read More →
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Beth Reischl

President, InWorldz Inc.
Beth A. Reischl is a partner at InWorldz, LLC, a computer game company specializing in 3D virtual world industry simulation, initially based off the open SIM software, free self-created avatars with no membership charge, and help and support. A lofty background in sales, customer services, and technology allows Ms. Reischl to expertly manage customer support for virtual world residents and public relations, oversee day-to-day grid administration... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/

Attendees (48)