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    Design the shape of the future with us in online worlds

    Spime Design Workshop

    For the past few months we have been holding a successful series of interactive events at the conferences where we are invited, called the Spime Design Workshops.

    We have found that even people who are familiar with technology, have a hard time getting adjusted to the new orders of magnitude involved in thinking about the Internet of Things. As it is sometimes the case in phase-changing systems, the quantitative changes have substantive qualitative consequences that are not necessarily intuitive.

    Now we are extending these workshops by eliminating one of the limiting factors in their success, geographic proximity: we are announcing today a new series of events, the Spime Design Workshops in Second Life!

    Spime Design Workshop in Second Life

    The advantages of setting the Spime Design Workshops up in Second Life, on top of the usual ones of virtual worlds, are that everything we want to achieve in the physical world is already available there:
    every object is connected, and knows about its own structure, capabilities, permissions, life-cycle, etc.!

    We also feel that being able and get the event hosted each month by a different entity playing out its view of the Internet Of Things, and applying its unique slant to our message, is going to guarantee a heightened interest for the series. We are starting in Second Life, but of course the concept can
    be extended to other online worlds as they become relevant, and capable of sustaining a complex collaborative effort like ours.

    Vulcano-Lipari, CISCO, Feeding Edge in association with Eightbar, L’École de Design, ScienceSIM are some of the initial lands and organizations that are hosting the workshops in the coming months.

    The workshops are held once a month on different lands, and last two-three hours, starting at 1PM PST. They begin with a brief but provocative assignment, and concentrate mostly on the brainstorming work of 3-4 groups of 3-5 people who at the end of the event present their ideas and their findings.

    Participation in the workshop is free, and in order to maximize its value, each workshop is for a limited number of participants. Make sure that you reserve your place by filling out the application form! You will be notified in case of approval, and you will receive all the details that will enable you to effectively prepare for the workshop of your choice. The first event is next week already, and we still have some positions available…

    Of course if your organization is interested in hosting an event on your land, let us know, and we will be more than happy to accomodate your request in our calendar.

    Spime Design logo image cc-by Dennis Mancini

    Discussion

    7 comments for “Design the shape of the future with us in online worlds”

    1. […] continua la sua evoluzione, la community si allarga e nuove forme di condivisione vengono adottate: Spime Design Workshop, sono dei laboratori, dai 5 ai 30 partecipanti, che avranno luogo su Second Life, se non avete […]

      Posted by OpenSpime: Spime Design Workshops | | February 27, 2009, 5:56 pm
    2. […] more information and link to workshop registration from widetag.com « Le sens des choses – […]

      Posted by Yann Le Guennec » Spime design workshop dans Second Life | March 2, 2009, 6:54 pm
    3. […] ciclo di eventi SPIME DESIGN WORKSHOP che è in calendario in varie isole di SL è notevole e i partecipanti sono pazzeschi. Qui -ad esempio- potete leggere di CISCO e della sua […]

      Posted by leeander.com » WideTag Updates: Spime Design Workshop! Il futuro di OpenSpime. Il nuovo sito. Le applicazioni WideSPIME e SEM, nonché un WideNoise… da applausi | March 3, 2009, 9:07 am
    4. This is clearly the thing to do !

      Natively virtua worlds are internet of things…

      We organize a live conference in march 5 in SL so i can’t come but i will attend the next and i am sure your works and prototypes are in a good way !

      Best regards from France.
      Hugobiwan
      French speaking library of SL and metaverse
      http://sldirect.blogspot.com

      Posted by hugobiwan zolnir | March 3, 2009, 1:27 pm
    5. […] gli altri ci siamo abbastanza presi bene e abbiam giocato con i caschi immersivi di ieri e con gli SPIME di oggi. Perché SL può anche andare su o giù, ma il metaverso è lì per restare un tempo lungo […]

      Posted by leeander.com » Sogni, interfacce estese ed il ritorno il SL. Shake! | March 6, 2009, 1:44 pm
    6. […] plus d’informations, voir en anglais: Announcement: Design the shape of the future with us in online worlds (WideTag) Spime Design Workshops in Second Life (Cisco) En rapport:Spime design workshop dans Second […]

      Posted by Yann Le Guennec » Premier workshop en ligne de design de spimes | March 7, 2009, 11:42 am
    7. […] continua la sua evoluzione, la community si allarga e nuove forme di condivisione vengono adottate: Spime Design Workshop, sono dei laboratori, dai 5 ai 30 partecipanti, che avranno luogo su Second Life, se non avete […]

      Posted by PB | May 28, 2009, 5:36 pm

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