Monday, April 20, 2009

CONTIL: Case Study of Virtual Worlds for Museums - at the Virtual LEM Conference

The second annual “Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education, and Museums (VW LEM)” Conference will be held in Second Life on Friday and Saturday, April 24 & 25, 2009.

Purpose of the Conference: To provide a gathering place for librarians, information professionals, educators, museologists, and others to learn about and discuss the educational, informational, and cultural opportunities of virtual worlds.

See details at the site.

My Talk (together with the Artist Dr. Ilana Salama-Ortar) will present a work in progress that explore how Art can be Done in virtual worlds. We will review 10 different states of artistic expression that push the medium of both art and virtual worlds.

Location & Time:

Sat, April 25
Track 3 (Museums & Misc.): Yesha Sivan. “CONTIL: Tunnels/Containers 2: Case Study of Virtual Worlds for Museums” (Location: Land of Lincoln -- see SLURL -- more details as I get them)
9:00 AM SLT (San Fransisco Time)
7:00 PM Israeli Time.

*** Update ***


Hi, Everyone.
The VW LEM Conference begins later today at noon SLT.  I thank everyone who will be presenting, facilitating, exhibiting, and sponsoring this conference.
The main conference venue is Infotainment Island (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infotainment%20Island/120/125/31/).  At various spots on that venue you can pick up a notecard containing the conference schedule with landmarks to each location, a conference t-shirt, and a lanyard. 
Here's the line-up of presenters, venues, and venue managers. 
A few presenters (highlighted in blue) have not yet accepted my invitation to join the VLEM2009 in-world group.  
IMPORTANT:  You need to accept that invitation and make that your active group in order to get onto the conference sims today and tomorrow.