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Bruce Damer presents a vision of a Grand Convergence between Cyberspace, Outerspace, Lifespace and Personalspace at the Yuri's Night 2010, worldwide space party, at the Northern California location: ...

Bruce Damer presents a vision of a Grand Convergence between Cyberspace, Outerspace, Lifespace and Personalspace at the Yuri's Night 2010, worldwide space party, at the Northern California location: NASA Ames Research Center.

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    Yuri's Night 2010 presentation by Bruce Damer Yuri's Night 2010 presentation by Bruce Damer Presentation Transcript

    • The Grand Convergence Cyberspace Outerspace Lifespace & Personalspace Bruce Damer DigitalSpace Yuri’s Night Bay Area NASA Ames Research Center April 10, 2010
    • Cyberspace
    • What is a Virtual World? The combination of media from the 19 th Century that drove life in the 20 th
    • But where did our propensity for Virtual Worlds start? Virtual Worlds circa 25,000 BCE
    • Projecting virtual worlds Through The Lanterna Magika (1671)
    • A shared experience: the Cinema replaced the earlier Kinetoscope Parlors
    • 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)
    • … and in 1974, the first 3D virtual worlds in Maze War – developed at NASA Ames!
    • Roll tape! Tom Uban plays Maze War on original 1974 version and machine!
    • Maze War in Action
    • … then in 1986 affordable personal computers are connected to dial-up networks And Lucasfilm’s Habitat (and avatars) were born
    • Roll tape! 1986… LucasFilm’s Habitat The First Avatars!
    • 1986… LucasFilm’s Habitat The First Avatars!
    • Followed by an explosion of worlds in the mid 1990s…
    • Explosion of Social Virtual Worlds platforms (Book Avatars by Damer – 1997)
    • Alphaworld 1995 “first teleport” And in-world building
    • Roll tape! 1998… Avatars98 CyberConference The first “big event” in Internet Virtual Worlds
    • Walking Tour of Avatars98
    • … and through to the 21 st Century: Avatars2001
    • 1990s… Beginnings of Multiplayer Gaming Worlds
    • 2003-present: Second Generation of Social Virtual Worlds
    • Outerspace
    • Going where No Virtual World has Gone Before: Virtual Walk on the Moon with Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart Rusty Schweickart in Cyber Space - 1999 Rusty Schweickart in Outer Space - 1969
    • Employing a historical actor and narrator to commemorate the 30 th anniversary of the Apollo XI moon landing - demonstrated the power of the medium as a learning space
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    • ` Going where no avatar has gone before: Cyberspace meets Outerspace – Driving on Mars
    • Roving the moon looking for water ice
    • Getting Avatars (and then humans) to space and the surface of an asteroid)
    • Roll tape! Design animation of a Human Mission to an Asteroid, for NASA 2007
    • Design animation of a Human Mission to an Asteroid, for NASA 2007
    • Roll tape! Hubble Telescope Servicing Mission Real time 3D simulation produced for NASA in 2009
    • Hubble Telescope Servicing Mission Real time 3D simulation
    • Lifespace
    • The EvoGrid, a New Class of Virtual World An “artificial origin of life” in cyberspace in this Century
    • Roll tape! The EvoGrid: An (Artificial) Origin of Life Simulation Experiment
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    • Roll tape! How the EvoGrid Might Get Us to the Stars!
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    • Personalspace
    • Burning Man… a virtual world for transformation of the self
    • Augmented Reality You become the Avatar The Virtual World becomes the World
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    • Where are these Virtual Worlds and Augmented Reality headed?
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    • Bruce’s iDoublet Project Garments permit Your Avatar to walking “out-world”
    • Convergence!
    • Thank You Yuri! Bruce Damer www.damer.com [email_address]