Sura/ViDe 2007 Keynote Speaker
proud to announce that Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the New Media
Consortium, will be the keynote speaker at the SURA/ViDe 2007 Conference.
His presentation is entitled
"Down the Rabbit Hole, or how the NMC took
the Red Pill and Got a Second Life..."
Over the past year, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has conceptualized and
built a virtual campus in SL to explore the potential of this environment
for serious work and knowledge sharing. NMC's commitment to the project is
long-term, and the effort includes not only a fully-realized campus in SL
and a thriving community of more than 2,000, but also an active blog, wiki,
community directory, as well as streaming servers and other technical infrastructure.
Last fall, NMC expanded its holdings for the NMC Campus estate twice, and
now the campus has grown to encompass more than 30 sims or "islands."
Included among the resources there are a theater and performing arts complex,
a life sciences complex, a museum, a planetarium, a library, classrooms, three
amphitheatres, dozens of places to gather and meet, and much much more. The
NMC Campus estate is now the largest educational presence in Second Life by
Join Dr. Larry Johnson, CEO of the NMC, to learn why this international consortium
of some 250 universities. Libraries, museums, and research centers has embarked
on this project, why they chose Second Life as the platform for this work,
what they have learned already about the potential of virtual worlds for learning,
and where the project is heading next.
Dr. Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of the New
Media Consortium (NMC), an international consortium of more than 200 world-class
universities, colleges, museums, research centers, and technology companies,
dedicated to using new technologies to insure, energize, stimulate, and support
learning and creative expression. He is an acknowledged expert on the effective
application of new media in many contexts, and has worked extensively to build
common ground among museums and universities across North America, and in
more than a dozen other countries. He is the author of a number of important
books on the topic, and dozens of monographs, chapters, and articles exploring
emerging trends and issues related to that work.
Learn more about Larry Johnson
updated: February 19, 2007
This Conference has been made possible through the generous support
of these vendors: