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Web Meets World: Participatory Culture and Sustainable Living

25. November 2008


In a conversation with Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing) at Web 2.0 Summit 2008, Al Gore suggested that only the aggregate bandwidth of the internet could supply us with the kind of emotional intelligence we need to respond with appropriate urgency to the challenges of our times, for example, the CO2 targets […]

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Rob Smart, IBM: ‘Web 2.0 to OpenSim Made Easy’

29. September 2008


Web 2.0 surpasses all previous technologies in its ability to “explicitly leverage network effects” (a definition of Web 2.0 from Tim O’Reilly). But, while virtual worlds pass another classic litmus test of Web 2.0 – two way participation, they have been, up to this point, largely cut off from Web 2.0 power/network effects. Persistent immersive […]

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Philip Rosedale:
Open Source, Interoperable Virtual Worlds

26. September 2008


Metanomics host Robert Bloomfield interviewed Second Life founder and Chairman of the Board, Philip Rosedale, at the Second Life Community Convention in Tampa, Florida.  The Rosedale interview is available here (pictures above are Philip Rosedale and his avatar). Rosedale talked about Linden Lab’s long standing commitment to open source and open protocols in one segment […]

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