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Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
Bruce Damer's talk at Univ Pennsylvania on the Virtual World, its Origins and Evolution - A Timeline Project (Mar 12, 2009)
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  • 1. The Virtual World Bruce Damer [email_address] Contact Consortium Its Origins and Evolution A Timeline Project VWTimeline.org
  • 2. Bruce Damer – 1970s worlds of the imagination
  • 3. Bruce Damer - 1980s Built one of first GUIs for PCs (Elixir-Xerox)
  • 4. So where did (digital) virtual worlds come from? We first learned to play together in a digital world in Spacewar! in 1962 (on a PDP-1)
  • 5. … and in 1974, the first 3D virtual worlds in Maze War
  • 6. And then we learned how to imagine and describe worlds, players and objects in text-based worlds: MUDs, Adventure, Plato, LambdaMOO & etc (70s-80s)
  • 7. … then in 1986 affordable personal computers are connected to dial-up networks And Lucasfilm’s Habitat (and avatars) were born
  • 8. And then… Worlds Chat, 1995: where Avatars first teleported into the Internet Also in that year Steven Spielberg created the marriage of virtual worlds and Hollywood with Starbright World
  • 9. Followed by an explosion of worlds in the mid 1990s…
  • 10.
    • Platform, User, Company & Venture Landscape
    The Mid 90s - The Early Adopter “Cambrian Explosion” period Lets take a look at some of them…
  • 11. Explosion of Social Virtual Worlds platforms (Book Avatars by Damer – 1997)
  • 12. Case Study: Alphaworld Ron Britvich’s design notes (Spring 1995)
  • 13. Alphaworld 1995 “first teleport” And in-world building
  • 14. And emergence of community And shared building
  • 15. … learning to meet, greet, build in Summer 1995… 1997 and onwards
  • 16. AlphaWorld “satellite map” 1995-96
  • 17. Working out how to meet (talking circle) and working together to build-Sherwood Forest Towne (Jan ‘96). Roles, Robin Hood, Town Crier, old towne layout, new town, vandalism, first informal ethnographic practice
  • 18.
    • 1996-IRL
    Building the Community The Avatars Conferences - IRL and InWorld 2004 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 1997-IRL 1996-2004
  • 19. The Avatars IRL Conferences Earth to Avatars 96 (San Francisco)
  • 20. Avatars 97 (San Francisco)
  • 21. Design of the first large scale event in avatar cyberspace: Avatars98 Inside Cyberspace first CyberConference
  • 22. AW-versionDesign elements: single large meeting space - avatars, chat, web cams, streaming voice, bots
  • 23. Visual and functional elements of Avatars98
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  • 26. Virtual Worlds Design enters outerspace in: Avatars 99 & 2000
  • 27. … and through common media archetypes: Avatars2001
  • 28. Learning case study: Virtual Walk on the Moon with Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart Rusty Schweickart in Cyber Space - 1999 Rusty Schweickart in Outer Space - 1969
  • 29. Rusty became our historical actor and narrator to commemorate the 30 th anniversary of the Apollo XI moon landing
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  • 33. 2003-present: “Second Coming” Next Generation Social Virtual Worlds
  • 34. DigiBarn Computer Museum – the artifacts behind the emergence of personal, interactive computing (including virtual worlds)
  • 35. Preview the Dipity VWTimeline & Internet Archive Video Collection
  • 36. Preview the Dipity VWTimeline & Internet Archive Video Collection
  • 37. Computer History Museum event March 30 th
  • 38. www.VWTimeline.org
  • 39. ` DriveOnMars: DigitalSpace’s simulator/experience for the public (2004)
  • 40. Lunar Rover Polar Ice Mission – DigitalSpace/NASA MSFC, ARC (RLEP2)
  • 41. CE &R studies: telerobotically build a Lunar base.
  • 42.  
  • 43. Telerobotically build a Lunar base.
  • 44. Sending people to an asteroid NASA HQ, JSC, Ames
  • 45. Sending people to an asteroid
  • 46. Popular Science, November 2007
  • 47.  
  • 48. DigitalSpace “DSS” modular plug-in architecture – all Open Source!
  • 49. Now lets jump into Digital Space! (find it all at www.digitalspace.com)
  • 50. Bonus! From the Digibarn Collection Finite State Fantasies, 1976 This has been a vision of cyberspace for a long time
  • 51. “ Escape” in Finite State Fantasies (1976) by Rich Didday
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  • 59. “ The Personal Computer, Use it, Don’t let it use you!

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