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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Public speaking

Well, I've turned down my fourth invitation to speak about virtual worlds and Second Life at a conference this year. Crazy that the fact that I can't be there in the flesh is a barrier to participating in a conference about virtual worlds.

No keynote for you, sorry.

6 comments:

  1. What about machinimaking a keynote speech ? e.g. use your avatar + CrazyTalk

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  2. Heiko2:26 AM

    or even live with a VoIP connection and a camera Avatar.

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  3. The last time I made a public presentation was as my avatar, appearing on the big screen. Jade Lily and I took questions that were relayed by a typist, logged in with us, and we stood in front of the crowed and typed back our responses. On the whole it actually worked quite well.

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  4. It seems to me that conferences about virtual worlds would be EXCITED to have a keynote speaker appear virtually. "In the flesh" appearances are so...20th century...

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  5. Maybe they don't want to set a precedent.
    Like if they had a conference, everybody wanted to come as their avatars.

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  6. Shockwave makes a good point - the conference organizers are trying to make money from the fact that people want to attend in-person. If the attendees feel that they can just as effectively meet in-world then why bother paying for the conference and travel? :)

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