There’s lots of talk about The Wave…
Ready to jump on board??
Join SFSU Design and Industry class (http://online.sfsu.edu/~jkv4edu/VWS/627/index.html) on Virtual World Design for an experiment from 2-3 PM today “Meteor Slams Dorms“. You must be added to the group by emailing gnusart[at]sbcglobal.net with your avatar name or contact avatars Jane Valentino, JD Mint or Cassandra Avedon to be added. More instructions here:
This experiment is designed to test the theory that Internet users would be likely to choose to enter a virtual world to experience a news event such as a disaster or a crime, or to gain information on a hot topic.
More instructions here:
Jonas Lowgren, Professor of Interaction – Arts and Communication at Malmo University Malmo, Sweden
Interaction Design Bookshelf: http://webzone.k3.mah.se/k3jolo/idBookshelf/index.htm
Montagne, O. (2007). Metaverse manifesto. San Francisco: Studio SFO. [IM]
“Written in classical manifesto style, with each epigrammatic sentence forming its own paragraph, the book lays out a fundamental split between those humans who »cling to the dim vestiges of of a default reality« and those who create new realities. The rest of the book, simply put, outlines the ideological stance of participatory grassroots media as applied to Second Life and similar virtual worlds. The tone is confrontational, as befits a Manifesto.”
The Manifesto is slowly but surely having an impact. Can I call it an “underground classic” in Silicon Valley circles?? Let me know any mentions or reviews you see! http://twitter.com/mro