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  • 1. Faculty Seminar on Virtual Reality Episode 1 - Context and Introductions - 1/29/08 cory ondrejka - cory.ondrejka@gmail.com
  • 2. before we get started
  • 3. who are you?
  • 4. yes, you
  • 5. who i am
  • 6. now, on with our program...
  • 7. Faculty Seminar on Virtual Reality Episode 1 - Context and Introductions - 1/29/08
  • 8. Faculty Seminar on Virtual Reality ? Episode 1 - Context and Introductions - 1/29/08
  • 9. Faculty Seminar on Virtual Reality Episode 1 - Context and Introductions - 1/29/08
  • 10. Faculty Seminar on Virtual Reality Worlds Episode 1 - Context and Introductions - 1/29/08
  • 11. Faculty Seminar on Virtual Worlds Episode 1 - Context and Introductions - 1/29/08
  • 12. Faculty Seminar on Virtual Communities Episode 1 - Context and Introductions - 1/29/08
  • 13. Faculty Seminar on Virtual Communities Episode 1 - Context and Introductions - 1/29/08
  • 14. Faculty Seminar on Online Virtual Communities Episode 1 - Context and Introductions - 1/29/08
  • 15. Faculty Seminar on Online Communities Episode 1 - Context and Introductions - 1/29/08
  • 16. online versus virtual community versus world
  • 17. online versus virtual
  • 18. online versus virtual
  • 19. community versus world
  • 20. community versus world
  • 21. not false dichotomies
  • 22. not false dichotomies “You are standing in the middle of a foreboding great room.”
  • 23. not false dichotomies !=
  • 24. not false dichotomies
  • 25. nota bene this is not a value claim
  • 26. nota bene it is an assertion of difference
  • 27. the difference between reading
  • 28. and doing
  • 29. or
  • 30. 1-to-1, sequential
  • 31. 1-to-1, simultaneous
  • 32. many-to-many, blended
  • 33. so, while history matters
  • 34. focus on the edge
  • 35. realtime spatialized collaboration
  • 36. realtime
  • 37. realtime
  • 38. realtime
  • 39. realtime
  • 40. spatialized
  • 41. spatialized
  • 42. spatialized
  • 43. collaboration
  • 44. particularly media
  • 45. consumption
  • 46. and creation
  • 47. and creation...
  • 48. so, we’ll be calling it...
  • 49. Faculty Seminar on Virtual Worlds Episode 1 - Context and Introductions - 1/29/08
  • 50. why think about virtual worlds?
  • 51. some reasons
  • 52. millions of reasons Online Game Online Communities Online Worlds crapload many lots a few
  • 53. “crapload” is a term of art
  • 54. membership hard to measure
  • 55. some rules of thumb for world-wide numbers: Virtual worlds: 20 million MMOs: 50 million Social networks: 100 million (with lots of overlap)
  • 56. million$ of reason$
  • 57. education
  • 58. lpp
  • 59. situated
  • 60. situated
  • 61. heterogeneous 65% international 41% female 50% over 35 y.o.
  • 62. on demand
  • 63. some more reasons
  • 64. theoretical questions
  • 65. not to mention
  • 66. mass customization
  • 67. breaking global vs. local
  • 68. new trends
  • 69. and my favorite
  • 70. amateur versus expert
  • 71. amateur versus expert
  • 72. amateur versus expert
  • 73. traditional situation
  • 74. traditional situation amateur
  • 75. and then
  • 76. you may want to avert your eyes
  • 77. the experts arrive
  • 78. the experts arrive expert amateur
  • 79. with their expertness “The essential paradigm of cyberspace is creating partially situated identities out of actual or potential social reality in terms of canonical forms of human contact.”
  • 80. but
  • 81. in a zero marginal cost world
  • 82. are we sure about the roles? ? ?
  • 83. consider
  • 84. and all this despite
  • 85. low participation Web Wikipedia Sims Open Source Mainstream Media 65.00 48.75 32.50 16.25 0
  • 86. except... Web Wikipedia Sims Open Source Mainstream Media Second Life 65.00 48.75 32.50 16.25 0
  • 87. why is that?
  • 88. so, over the next several months
  • 89. history
  • 90. so, not really history
  • 91. capabilities impacts untested assumptions applications
  • 92. virtual worlds
  • 93. and probably
  • 94. online worlds and online communities, too
  • 95. plus mobile
  • 96. whatever people are doing
  • 97. because
  • 98. virtual worlds today
  • 99. are like the web 10 years ago
  • 100. so the next 10 years should be very interesting...
  • 101. stop talking now
  • 102. cory.ondrejka@gmail.com http://ondrejka.net

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