[MUD-Dev] Fw: [RRE]MediaMOO birthday Celebration, March 20th 2000!!!

Bruce bruce at cubik.org
Thu Mar 16 17:26:44 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000

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Subject: [RRE]MediaMOO birthday Celebration, March 20th 2000!!!

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> Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 05:30:12 -0500 (EST)
> From: Carlos Jensen <carlosj at cc.gatech.edu>
> Subject: MediaMOO birthday Celebration, March 20th 2000!!!
> Dear friends,
> Another year (+) has flown by, and we again have the pleasure of
> inviting you all to come join us to help celebrate MediaMOO's birthday
> on Monday March 20th from 1-3PM EST.  Those of you keeping track will
> have noticed that this year the birthday celebration comes 2 months
> late.  No, we did not forget, we were busy arranging this special
> symposium, and hopefully the extra work will have been worth the
> delay.
> We have worked hard to set-up a graphical server, in support of this
> years symposium topic.  We have developed a communication link between
> MediaMOO and this new server, giving you the choice of attending the
> symposium from MediaMOO, or from the new graphical server.  Please
> refer to the full announcement at:
> http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~carlosj/MediaMOO.html for more details.
> We hope to see you all this coming Monday,
> Sincerely,
> The MediaMOO crew.
> -------
>       You Are Cordially Invited
>     To The Annual Online Symposia
> In Honor of MediaMOO's 7th Birthday
>     Now in Stereo!
>       Join us on MediaMOO (telnet://mediamoo.cc.gatech.edu:8888)
>        or on our NEW graphical VWorlds server!
>        Monday, March 20th, 2000
> 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET: Using 3D Graphics in Online Communities:
>      Opportunities and Challenges
> 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET: The 8th Annual MediaMOO Costume Ball
>                            -------------------
>        Using 3D Graphics in Online Communities:
>      Opportunities and Challenges
> An Online Panel Discussion Featuring:
>     Lili Cheng, Microsoft Research
>     Wendy Kellogg, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
>      Raph Koster, Origin Systems
>   Hannes Vilhjalmson, MIT Media Lab
>      Moderators:
>    Amy Bruckman and Carlos Jensen, Georgia Institute of Technology
>   1:00 - 2:00 PM EST in the STS Summer Conference Room (@go summer)
> Are 3D graphics in online environments useful for other than
> entertainment purposes?  Slick graphics have for a long time been
> one of the main selling points for entertainment products, but can
> they be effectively used in other domains?  Games like Ultima Online,
> EverQuest and Asheron's Call demonstrate that graphical environments
> can foster a sense of community.  Can graphical environments grow and
> prosper outside the games domain?  How will these environments differ
> from the more traditional text-based systems?  What challenges and
> opportunities do the use of graphics bring to the table?
> In keeping with MediaMOO's spirit of exploration, we have set up a
> graphical server based on Microsoft Research's VWorlds
> <http://www.vworlds.org> platform.  This server has been linked to
> the MediaMOO conference room, allowing cross-world communication.  You
> will be able to attend the symposium from either server.  In order to
> use VWorlds you need a Windows 98/2000 computer with Internet Explorer
> 5+.  No other OS or browsers are currently supported.
> For more information on the symposium, the panel members, and the new
> VWorlds server, please see:
> http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~carlosj/MediaMOO.html
> MediaMOO is a professional online community for media researchers.
> For more information about MediaMOO please see our web-pages at:
> http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~asb/MediaMOO/

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