**Update: Second Life will be down for an upgrade during part of Wednesday, so we've rescheduled the presentation for 12 PM PST on Thursday, January 26th** This Thursday
Wednesday, January 25th at 12 PM PST, Tim Moenk/Lyre Calliope and I will be giving a presentation at the Real Life Work in Second Life meeting on ASF's Future Salon Network and the Second Life Future Salon. I'll post my slides here beforehand. Looking forward to getting the whole story out! IM me in SL as SNOOPYbrown Zamboni. Hope to see you there.
Official Announcement follows below the fold:
RL Work in SL Presentation: SL Future Salons
Join us on Democracy Island, Thursday January 26th at 12 noon PST for the January RL Work in SL presentation. IM Satchmo Prototype, Echinacea Wallaby, Katherine Mullen or Pietro Maracas for TP.
RL Work in SL Presents: Second Life Future Salon and the Futures Salon Network
The Future Salon Network is made up of monthly discussion groups (Future Salon) where people get together for educational, fun, and challenging presentations, debates, and dialogs on important trends and innovations in science, technology, business, and society. The meta-theme for the salons is a multidisciplinary inquiry into accelerating technological change, and the implications, issues, and challenges that rapid ongoing change creates. There are currently salons in more than a dozen cities including Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Phoenix, Atlanta, Seattle, and Honolulu, and soon Austin, New York, Chicago and pretty much wherever else a group of people decide they want to start a salon. The Future Salon Network hopes to expand to 30 cities internationally by the end of 2006.
Last April, Jerry Paffendorf founded the Second Life Futures Salon to see how the model would translate into a virtual world, and over the last nine months many valuable lessons have been learned from this endeavor. During this talk, Jerry Paffendorf (AKA SNOOPYbrown Zamboni) and Timothy Moenk (AKA Lyre Calliope), the new Future Salon Network Director, will discuss the history, vision and goals of the Future Salon Network, as well as future plans to bring more of the network into SL.
The Future Salon Network was founded by the Acceleration Studies Foundation (ASF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that networks industry leaders, entrepreneurs and strategists seeking to better understand and manage accelerating technological change. ASF produces the annual Accelerating Change conference at Stanford University and is beginning a major foresight project called The Metaverse Roadmap: Pathways to the 3D Web.
Groups in SL: SL Future Salon
Groups online: Future Salon Yahoo! group — http://groups.yahoo.com/group/slfuture