Monday, 16 February 2009

MICA Small Amphitheater:Science and Scholarship in Second Life

MICA Small Amphitheater

MICA Workshop: "Science and Scholarship in Virtual Worlds"Monday, Feb. 16, 2009; all times are SLT
Location: StellaNova (70,206,31) - the MICA small amphitheater

Feb 16 2009:

(Schedule subject to minor modifications)
10:00-10:20 Piet Hut / Pema Pera (IAS & MICA): "Form MODEST to MICA, and from a Vax to virtual worlds: a personal perspective"
10:20-10:40 Roundtable discussion: reviewing the progress over the past year
10:40-11:00 Steve McMillan / Lagrange Euler (Drexel & MICA), and others: "Stellar Dynamics in VWs: A Progress Report"
11:00-12:00 Roundtable discussion: "Towards more general WV environments: OpenSim, interoperability, and portability"
12:00-2:00 Lunch break
2:00-2:20 Adrienne Gauthier / Ourania Fizgig (U. Az. & IYA2009): "International Year of Astronomy 2009"
2:20-2:30 Open discussion: "Broadening astronomy participation in SL"
2:30-2:50 Mike Pitman / Rez Tone (IBM): "Computational chemistry and visualization in VWs: a progress report"
2:50-3:10 Open discussion: "How to advance and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations in SL and VWs?"
3:10-3:30 Coffee break
3:30-3:45 Matthew Graham / Matthew Grantham (Caltech & MICA): "Looking to the future: semantic web and virtualization of knowledge environments"
3:45-4:15 Open discussion: "The future of virtual worlds in a broader context"
4:15-4:45 Roundtable discussion: "Art and science in SL"
4:45-5:00 George Djorgovski / Curious George (Caltech & MICA): "Where next? The future of MICA, and science and scholarship in virtual worlds"
5:00 Adjourn

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