ACM Distinguished Speaker Presentation, brought to you by TorCHI and Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter.
Date: Thursday April 30, 2015 7:00PM
Time: Networking starts at 6:45pm, Presentation starts at 7pm
Location:40 St George St. Room BA 1170.
Cost: TorCHI members FREE with Eventbrite RSVP REQUIRED (check your emails for discount code link). JOIN ToRCHI for $20/year membership. Guests $15 Eventbrite RSVP REQUIRED
Presenter: Michael Macedonia
The talk will cover the challenges and research issues for large scale, persistent virtual worlds in the 21st century. After nearly fifteen years, virtual worlds are on the verge of demonstrating their disruptive potential, as they are enabling new innovations in business models that go far beyond entertainment and into diverse fields such as medicine, national security, diplomacy, learning, and psychology. However, these innovations are bringing about new demands and requirements for virtual world technologies, features, and policies. Whatever the challenges, virtual worlds now offer a new medium for making computing more tangible and collaboration more powerful.