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Howard Rheingold Keynotes Digital Media Symposium

published 21.Oct.06 by Alan Levine

Today at 11:00 AM was the headline event (well, actually, they all were!), but having Howard Rheingold in world for a keynote is definitely a high water mark for our Impact of Digital Media Symposium… 12 days of presentations, art, music, discussion, and interaction. We will have some stats to share soon, but our sensors recorded more than 1000 unique avatars came to NMC Campus during the Symposium.

Howard Rheingold in RL (left, photo) and SL (right, avatar) presenting to NMC Campus.

Rheingold’s presentation on The Pedagogy of Civic Participation filled our 60 avatar limit quickly. We apologize to anyone left outside, we needed to optimize and not crash the sim, though we were able to provide the live stream URL for people to listen via iTunes or Media Player.

Full house in Gonick Ampitheater

See below for the podcast recording from this presentation.

Some of the web resources mentioned in the session include:

And lastly, for those that were there (and for those not, there will be the podcast up Monday) — from a question in the audience, we now know all about the iconic hat Howard wears (in both lives):


Pedagogy of Civic Engagement (presentation podcast)