Shame on me! I am so accustomed to having a large firm behind me with a public relations and marketing team that I am still forgetful to do my own shameless self promotion. :-)
On Friday, I participated with David Wortley of the Coventry Serious Games Institute, Justin Bovington of Rivers Run Red, and Nick Wilson of Clever Zebra on a panel for SRIC-BI in Menlo Park, in Second Life. We walked through the current state of Virtual World technology and future prognostications, and we were (mostly) in violent agreement about where things are and where they are headed. I believe Nick put up some notes over at his blog regarding the questions, and hopefully Eilif Trondsen at SRIC-BI will post the transcript or mp3 of the event.
Tomorrow, Monday, I will be speaking with my friend Robert Bloomfield on his Metanomics program in Second Life at 11a Noon PDT (I refuse to say 'SLT', its seems like some childish affectation like calling your friends by their Warcraft names in the pub). Robert is setting me up for some smacking around in his promotion of the event, as he quoted one of my prognosticating posts saying that Second Life and it's closed ilk will fade into the sunset in the promotion of the event. So, tomorrow I get to walk into a room of Second Lifers and explain that sentiment.
Be sure to drop by for what promises to be an entertaining time. I will have to make sure my blood sugar and green tea are well balanced before wading on in.
On a related note, I have had the distinct pleasure to work with Aliza Sherman/Cybergrrl Oh again in preparing the lead-in to the Metanomics event, as she aggregated some professional background on me as context. I don't know exactly how that will play out but she already has incriminating photos of me in flip flops in an early mail-room job, so it can only go uphill from there.
I'll look around to see if anyone captured the output of the SRI event, and I'll make notes of the Metanomics conversation tomorrow as well on the blog for those who cannot attend. (Update- the Metanomics text/audio/video transcript of the event is here.)