Monday, August 18, 2008

Nicholas Negroponte: One Laptop per Child, two years on

Nicholas Negroponte talks about how One Laptop per Child is doing, two years in. Speaking at the EG conference while the first XO laptops roll off the production line, he recaps the controversies and recommits to the goals of this far-reaching project.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Second Life - Introduction for Businesses...

Yet another post here about the metaverse. Although this is an introduction to Second Life and designed for business, the message is equally appropriate for other groups such as those concerned with ecology and progressive politics.

Don't ignor this platform - it is the future and you need to adopt it now.

Elevating Art for the Greater Good in Ancient Mesopotamia

The Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds project visits a collaborative simulation of Ancient Mesopotamia, present-day Iraq, where writing was invented.

In the process of seeking additional perspectives from modern Muslim women, we came across a "Brief Statement of Hate," by an Arab woman who says she has lived in Iraq, Palestine and Syria among other places. Her letter, which vows to elevate her hate to an art form, underscores the necessity for channeling conflict productively for greater cultural understanding.

Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf on net neutrality at Fortune Brainstorm conference talks about being misquoted by Verizon and how the actions of the Telcos are a threat to national interests.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Read this document on Scribd: Intermix Court Ruling

Meanwhile, Brad Greenspan is working on CitySpace - a new photo-realistic virtual world soon to be entering the metaverse arena.