Saturday, September 17, 2016
The Future of the Metaverse
My friend Will is going to be speaking Sunday so I wanted to post up his info. Should be interesting.
"ACRL-VWIG Meeting for Sunday, September 18, 2016
Noon - 2pm SLT - joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG:
CVL Auditorium: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
Speaker: William Gerard Burns III, Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group
Program: The Future of the Metaverse: Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds
This presentation will provide an overview of the history of virtual worlds and phases of development. Defining the "Metaverse" and a glimpse into the future of virtual worlds will include interoperability and other key elements of design.
Join librarians, educators, and anyone interested in virtual worlds and the future of immersive learning. The session is jointly sponsored with the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Initiative Group."
(pic below of Mr. Will Burns himself)