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Dreaming in Public
Social skills in cyberspace	
Clo Willaerts
Kortrijk, 15 March 2009
Clo Willaerts?

 Sanoma Magazines
 Belgium
 @bnox
 http://www.bnox.be
 brusselsgirlgeekdinner.
 be
Sanoma Magazines Belgium
Sanoma Magazines Belgium
virtual   physical
1975 Maze War

virtual world
virtual = not real,
simulated, fantasy
http://www.digibarn.com/history/
04-VCF7-MazeWar/index...
1984 William Gibson

Neuromancer:
 artificial intelligence
 virtual reality
 genetic engineering
 cyberspace
1985 Ultima IV
Avatara (Sanskrit):
quot;incarnationquot;
avatar
    computer games
    internet chat
    instant messaging...
1992 Neal Stephenson

Snow Crash
avatars (= online
virtual bodies) in the
metaverse (= a virtual-
reality version of the
I...
1993 Peter Steiner
“On the internet,
nobody knows you’re a
dog” (The New Yorker)
“the ability to self-
represent from behi...
2007 Robbie Cooper
Alter Ego: gamers and their avatars
2007 Robbie Cooper
Alter Ego: gamers and their avatars
What happens on
Facebook....
Kevin Colvin
Kevin Colvin
Facebook: Kevin Colvin
MySpace: Carmen Kontur-
Gronquist
Bebo: Naomi Broady and
David Rice
Bebo: Naomi Broady and
David Rice
YouTube: Alberto Arroyo
Flickr: Tamara Hoover
Blog: Michael Hanscom
Twitter: @keyinfluencer vs
FedEx in Memphis
Now what?
The internet is not virtual any
more
 smartphones:
 cameraphones +
 mobile internet
 Google never forgets
 (and neither do...
The comcast guy
http://twitter.com/comcastcares
Dreaming in public

 “Dreaming in public is an important part of our job
 description, as science writers, but there are b...
Thank you

http://www.bnox.be
http://www.brusselsgirlgeekdinner.be
http://www.twitter.com/bnox
http://www.slideshare.net/b...
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Internet is no longer "virtual" (in the sense of: fantasy, make-belief, not real). It's becoming physical. Some people don't realise this and their online behaviour clashes with their real life.

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  1. 1. Dreaming in Public Social skills in cyberspace Clo Willaerts Kortrijk, 15 March 2009
  2. 2. Clo Willaerts? Sanoma Magazines Belgium @bnox http://www.bnox.be brusselsgirlgeekdinner. be
  3. 3. Sanoma Magazines Belgium
  4. 4. Sanoma Magazines Belgium
  5. 5. virtual physical
  6. 6. 1975 Maze War virtual world virtual = not real, simulated, fantasy http://www.digibarn.com/history/ 04-VCF7-MazeWar/index.html
  7. 7. 1984 William Gibson Neuromancer: artificial intelligence virtual reality genetic engineering cyberspace
  8. 8. 1985 Ultima IV Avatara (Sanskrit): quot;incarnationquot; avatar computer games internet chat instant messaging blogs
  9. 9. 1992 Neal Stephenson Snow Crash avatars (= online virtual bodies) in the metaverse (= a virtual- reality version of the Internet)
  10. 10. 1993 Peter Steiner “On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” (The New Yorker) “the ability to self- represent from behind the computer screen may be part of the compulsion to go online.”
  11. 11. 2007 Robbie Cooper Alter Ego: gamers and their avatars
  12. 12. 2007 Robbie Cooper Alter Ego: gamers and their avatars
  13. 13. What happens on Facebook....
  14. 14. Kevin Colvin
  15. 15. Kevin Colvin
  16. 16. Facebook: Kevin Colvin
  17. 17. MySpace: Carmen Kontur- Gronquist
  18. 18. Bebo: Naomi Broady and David Rice
  19. 19. Bebo: Naomi Broady and David Rice
  20. 20. YouTube: Alberto Arroyo
  21. 21. Flickr: Tamara Hoover
  22. 22. Blog: Michael Hanscom
  23. 23. Twitter: @keyinfluencer vs FedEx in Memphis
  24. 24. Now what?
  25. 25. The internet is not virtual any more smartphones: cameraphones + mobile internet Google never forgets (and neither does Twitter Search) The Internet of Things Meet-ups e.g. Twunch.be
  26. 26. The comcast guy http://twitter.com/comcastcares
  27. 27. Dreaming in public “Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We’re dreamers, you see, but we’re also realists, of a sort.” (William Gibson)
  28. 28. Thank you http://www.bnox.be http://www.brusselsgirlgeekdinner.be http://www.twitter.com/bnox http://www.slideshare.net/bnox/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/clowillaerts
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