Avatars99 Colonizing Cyberspace
Avatars99 Attendee Testimonials
Dave Blackburn's report from the Electronic Cafe International Event (Santa Monica California)
I would like to thank you
and all of the wonderfully talented volunteers of the Contact Consortium
As a speaker on the Electronic
Cafe International Track of the Avatars 99 Conference, it was a pleasure
to be a part of this seminal Cyberspace event. Our Hybrid combination
of live webcast audio and video with the
For the last 8 years, I
have actively participated in a wide variety of activities in the realm
of VR development.
I look forward to many more years collaboration with the Contact Consortium, as we all continue to grow the 3D cyberspace of our dreams.
Kit Galloway has some video of the days events at ECI. I am sure he will be sending a dupe of it to you soon. Hopefully the chat in room #2 was archived.
Rasalgethi's report from the University of Paris 5 Event
From Rasalgethi (Claude Lattaud
For the event we had ~100
people for conferences, ~70 for the discussions and ~50 for public manipulations.
The discussion was really active and some interesting ideas was discussed :
In the manipulation phase, people discovered Active Words, the 2nd World and Cryopolis (from cryo-networks) and they liked a lot to discuss with other people in the other side of the world... several guys told me that they wanted to install the 3D Engines of these Virtual Worlds at home :).
To conclude, many people
told me that they liked a lot this event and they learned a lot about
Virtual Worlds and ALife. Personnaly, I think it was a success too :).
Just one thing about the
cyber-talks : I guess we must think about what happened when I came
in vdr1 ... the chaos, maybe we must find some solutions about discussions
with a large public. I mean, in the reality,
Well, I think that's all :), if you need other precision, told me.
Else, I put online the slides
of 4 conferences (on 5) at my av99 site :
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