unconferences are so 2003

New York Times-bestselling author Thomas P.M. Barnett comes to Second Life in avatar form to speak on his Blueprint for Action– October 26, 11:30am-1pm PST. He’ll address us from the floor of a virtual UN building, speaking to an audience, one hopes, that’ll include Residents from around the globe– those in the Functioning Core, those in the Seam states, and with luck, even those from the Non-Integrating Gap itself.

barnett is very interesting, and this setting doubly so. i’ll most likely be there (as Kichiro Kawabata).
kichiro kawabata


as a regular videoconferencer, i wish i had facetop

a new video conferencing interface, named Facetop, improves the level of collaboration by blending transparent images of the user filmed by a video camera on the computer display. This results in a ‘ghost’ image of the user on the screen. When he points at something, “his video reflection appears to touch objects on the screen.