Hello, people of CompSoc.
It's Week 2, and we have our first talk of the term on Wednesday, at 8:30:
Second Life and IBM
Speaker: Ian Hughes
Wednesday 2nd May, 20:30
Sainsbury Common Room, Worcester College
Ian Hughes talks on Second Life and IBM, and how virtual worlds are
the company and others:
Ian Hughes, a.k.a. 'epredator potato' in Second Life, is an IBM
IT Specialist who has worked on leading edge emerging technologies for
past 17 years, a programmer since he was 14. He is now officially an IBM
Metaverse Evangelist having led in bands of colleagues into Second
the past year with a view to understanding what the social, business and
technical implications are of virtual world technology used with a web
mentality and user generated content. What makes this work now? What has
caused the massive increase in usage from 70,000 to 4.2 million
in less than a year? How can business become involved without killing the
spirit? Who are we online?
Head for the Porter's Lodge at Worcester; there will be someone there to
you to the Sainsbury Common Room.
Second Life is a great subject for a talk, and now the university has
island it's even more relevant, so come and listen!
Next week, we'll have Ian Hardingham talking about game development; if you
want more information the full termcard is now up on the website, for your
See you at the talk.
Andrew Godwin, President, Oxford University Computer Society