SLActions — Mixed-media research conference

SLActions

So how do you get hundreds of researchers to simultaneously present their papers at different places in the world, on a conference spanning the globe? The ingenuous solution: use Second Life.

Starting today, and going on until the 26th, SLactions is live. Researchers in virtual worlds all over the world will be presenting their work and results to their colleagues, and they’re using Second Life to join the conference. So far, this is not very innovative — a lot of similar conferences have done the same in the past.

But it’s also a mixed-media event: people can watch and interact, either from Second Life or a real life location, with each other. It’s also not big news.

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