Monday, 4 October 2004

League Of Worlds

In a few hours, I will be heading off to Helsinki to attend the first League Of Worlds symposium. It is the first time I visit Finland and I am looking forward to it.

The LoW1 symposium will bring together people engaged in the creation of virtual worlds and real-time simulations for educational, artistic and creative purposes.

The programme will aim at:

1. sharing information on work undertaken so far;
2. outlining a set of analytical, theoretical and technical questions to be pursued;
3. establishing a permanent organisation, the League of Worlds, to publish a journal and organise future events.

The conference will have aim to take a fresh look at the questions that arise in approaching virtual territory, in meeting people there, and learning to learn and play with them.

The concept was first initiated by Roni and a group of people he met during a round the world tour earlier this year. The first symposium is organised by Arcada Polytechnic, Finland.

The trip is about 30+ hour and I don't know how the connection may be at the other end. I suppose this and the next post will be the last before I start writing in Finland and reports on the League of Worlds.

Fablusi is considering hosting the second symposium in Australia this time next year, but nothing has been decided yet.

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