What are our goals this year?
Our goals this year are to show the world that inhabited virtual worlds
on the Internet are alive and well way back in the 20th Century and that
we are hard at work pioneering a new way to interact, share, work, learn
and play way forward into the 21st. In ten years do we want to be still
sitting here surfing web pages and typing into chat rooms with no shape?
No way! Cyberspace is about *space*, *place* and *a human face*. So who
is going to build it? It is you and I right here in 1999 who will bring
about this greater world online. Be a part of Avatars99
and help us colonize Cyberspace!
See the page for
What Is It All About for our welcome message
Who and how are people colonizing cyberspace?
stories of the colonists.
3) Key Themes for Avatars99
Pioneers' Telepark: live tours of worlds made by the first colonists
of Cyberspace with a telling of their stories?
back by popular demand, the emergent exhibition featuring booths, wallposters,
bots, links to pages, private event teleports, card swipe, hot dogs,
video and audio.
Board Live Events:
ground zero for conference sessions with live speakers on many topics
about Cyberspace, life in-world, place design and any old crazy topic.
Virtual Discussion Rooms, a new technology giving the Big Board live
event presenters instant and rich meeting rooms, and fully bot-powered
(hey, they will record your sessions, run your slides and even turn
out the lights!)
us a window on your world, jack your camera onto our big wall of monitors,
a veritable CNN Center of cyberspace
a once in a lifetime world, roll into the Millenniium riding the (virtual)
world's biggest odometer turning over all four numbers from 1999 to
of this World Art Gallery:
an Avatars regular since 1996 (back when we were physically based!)
grow the show by hanging your work in OOTWAG.
your Avatar a Star?:
submit your av to the Avvys awards and possibly immortality.
Biggest Global Nodal CyberParty:
you think Burning Man was a big shindig? well become a node in Avatars99
and host an event at your space (in-world and out-world). How about
a Burning Av?
Sections of the website to be:
Colonists: Story and Space
Book my Booth!
Get Your Event on the Big Board
Millen-O-meter: what do you think Century21 Cyberspace will look like?
Jack in My Cam!
Hang My Art!
Avvy Awards Submission
List My Node!