Announcement: MetaverseU at Stanford

Metaverse U Conference at Stanford University

WHERE: Annenberg Auditorium, Stanford University
WHEN: Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of February 2008
WEBSITE: http://metaverseu.stanford.edu

The Stanford Humanities Lab (SHL) is delighted to announce the Metaverse U conference at Stanford University. This two day conference will be held on February 16th and 17th 2008 and feature distinguished speakers from a wide range of disciplines spanning industry and academia. SHL has done pioneering work in virtual worlds for half a decade and has seen interest in them grow exponentially over the past couple of years. We believe that the time has come for a broad, multidisciplinary conversation about the question of what the metaverse has been, should be, and can become.

Metaverse U's list of speakers includes Jeremy Bailenson (Stanford University), Jon Brouchoud (Wikitecture), Parvati Dev (Innovation in Learning), Daniel Huebner, Wagner James Au (New World Notes), Brewster Kahle (The Internet Archive), Vladlen Koltun (Stanford Virtual Worlds Group), Raph Koster (Metaplace), Kari Kraus (University of Maryland), Wm. LeRoy Heinrichs (Stanford Medical Center), Mike Liebhold (Institute for the future), Henry Lowood (Stanford University), Rebecca Moore (Google Earth), Cory Ondrejka, Tony Parisi (Media Machines & Web3D), Byron Reeves (Stanford University & Seriosity), Christian Renaud (Cisco), Howard Rheingold, Jeffrey T. Schnapp (Stanford University), Reuben Steiger (Millions of Us), TL Taylor (The IT University of Copenhagen)

For more information please visit: http://metaverseu.stanford.edu.

Registration is open at: http://metaverse.stanford.edu/registration/register-now.

About the Stanford Humanities Lab: We engage in experimental projects with a "laboratory" ethos ­ collaborative, co-creative, team-based ­ involving a triangulation of arts practice, commentary/critique, and outreach, merging research, pedagogy, publication and practice. We don't just comment and discuss, we build: new media, interactive archives, predictive models of social change, new courses, collaborative research workshops, art exhibitions.

Sponsored by: Mondobiotech, Innovation Center Denmark and the Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation, and Cisco Systems

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