I’m involved in build a five-day workshop that will bring teens aboard into the virtual worlds. The work shop will be conducted in the new advance center of the Israeli MadaTech Science and Technology center
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You will hear more about this… but lately I am interested in how museums can use virtual worlds. This is one of the best examples. The next presentation will cover it. It is the Tech Museum in San Jose. (Source: Nina’s Blog)
Off — and this presentation (Voice Thread) tool is amazing…
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I am happy to announce that the forming of the “Israeli Forum for Virtual Worlds.” This is a working group of the Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL). We (Gur Shomron, and Yesha Sivan) are looking to build a community of people who are interested in various aspects of virtual worlds. This will be a real (ah ah) group… with virtual life…
Our speaker will be Eyal Levin from IBM — who will share with US IBM global interest in the field. (Eyal IS NOT in the picture. Picture Credit).
Details about the meeting here.
He will cover both technology and business. This will be a good place to start the discussion.
Soon — there will be call for speakers on the ISOC web site.
We are looking for a logo… so let us know what you think. See you there… (looking for Free tickets let me know… I may get some).
There was an interesting news item about using 3D glasses to train heart surgeons. So all those days in Halo could make sense if you want to be a Doctor (see full report).
Surgery has been done inside some adults’ hearts while the heart is still beating, avoiding the need to open the chest, stop the heart and put patients on cardiopulmonary bypass. But to perform intricate beating-heart operations in babies with congenital heart disease or do beating-heart complex repairs in adults, surgeons need fast, highly sophisticated real-time imaging that allows them to see depth.
In an NIH-funded study featured on the cover of the June Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, cardiac surgeons from Children’s Hospital Boston report good results with a simple technology borrowed from the gaming industry: stereo glasses.