Living Game Worlds Streaming Online & In Second Life

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Nov 30, 2008, 11:44:49 PM11/30/08
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***Don't miss the pioneers panel on Tuesday 1:00pm PST featuring members of this group!***

Living Game Worlds IV - Interplay: Multiplayer Games and Virtual Worlds
Streaming Online and in Second Life
December 1-2, 2008

Step in to the vanguard of digital gaming at Georgia Tech's 4th annual
Living Game Worlds symposium to be held December 1-2, 2008.   Ralph
Koster and Chris Klaus headline this year's conference which will
showcase "InterPlay," networked online play and the rapidly-growing
domains of multiplayer games and virtual worlds.  The symposium will
also feature a pioneers panel including luminaries Richard Bartle,
Brian Green, Randy Farmer and Pavel Curtis.  More details at

Come join us in Second Life for a day of watching the stream live,
playing Second Life board games, networking and chatting with
colleagues, and interacting with the speakers!  GVU Center,

Video will be streaming live for non-Second Lifers at

A conference-wide backchannel SL-IRC relay will be available at:
IRC clients:, port 6667, #gameworlds

December 1:
(All times SLT/Pacific Standard Time)

*4:00 PM SLT - Evening Keynote*
-- Ralph Koster

December 2:

*6:00 AM SLT - Welcome & Intro*
-- Celia Pearce, Beth Mynatt

*6:15 AM SLT -Morning Keynote*
-- Chris Klaus

*6:45 AM SLT - Panel 1: Playing Well With Others: Collaboration in
Virtual Worlds and Games*
-- Jason Ellis, Amy Bruckman, Rhonda Lowry, Tim Holt

*8:00 AM SLT - Panel 2: Designing for New Audiences*
-- Emmi Kuusikko, Sam Lewis, Jason Achilli, Yasmin Kafai, Craig Kronenberger

*9:00 AM SLT - Lunch*
-- games, tea, and chatting in Second Life
-- Sneak Peak of Cartoon Network's FusionFall

*10:00 AM SLT - Panel 3:The City as Gameboard*
-- Susan Bonds, Ian Bogost, Blair McIntyre

*10:30 AM SLT - Panel 4: Shared Spaces (sponsored by ROSS)*
-- Michael Nitsche, Steffen P. Walz, Jay Bolter, Ali Mazalek, Doug
Wilson, Luke McCampbell

*12:00 PM SLT - Panel 5:Cultures of Virtual Worlds*
--Tom Boellstorff, Celia Pearce, Lisbeth Klastrup, TL Taylor

*1:00 PM SLT - Panel 6: Pioneers Panel*
--Richard Bartle, Pavel Curtis, Brian Green, Randy Farmer
--Celia Pearce (Moderator)

*2:30 PM SLT - Closing Remarks*
--Kenneth Knoespel, Janet Murray

Twitter hashtag #LGWIV, technorati/blogging/flickr everywhere else
LGWIV.  please email if you are liveblogging!

Second Life, Web 2.0, & video streaming inquiries: or Muse Carmona in-world.

We plan to put on an accessible conference but if you need specific
assistance for a disability please notify us in advance.

The Second Life conference is produced by Katherine Mancuso (Muse
Carmona) & Betsy Gooch (Rinehart Miami) of the Georgia Tech
Experimental Game Lab, with help from dedicated volunteers Fauve Aeon
& Aberdon Enigma of Ardentia Ars (RL & SL clothing designs) and Varahi
Lusch of Buddha Wheel (a RL & SL serious game).  Celia Pearce, Blair
McIntyre, Brian Poole, and Don Schoner of the GVU Center provided
invaluable assistance, and Katherine would like to thank Joyce
Bettancourt (Vesuvius Group) and Evonne Kenzo (Amoration) for their
advice and support on mixed reality production.

In ev'ry job that must be done
There is an element of fun
We find the fun, and snap!
The job's a game!
            -Mary Poppins
Celia Pearce, Ph.D.
Director, Experimental Game Lab
School of Literature, Communication & Culture
Georgia Institute of Technology
686 Cherry Street NW/Room 361
Atlanta, GA  30332-0165
mobile & text: +1 310 866-8014
Web sites:
  • Emergent Game Group:
  • Ludica:
  • Virtual Cultures:
  • IndieCade:
  • Celia Pearce & Friends (Design & Consulting):
  • There: Artemesia
  • Second Life: Artemesia Sandgrain
  • Uru: Artemesia, Dr.Artemesia
  • World of Warcraft: 
     --Thunderhorn: Artemesia & Xendria
     --Steamwheedle Cartel: Dyonesia
  • Guild Wars: Artemesia Aurora, Artemesia Ludica
  • Guild Wars Factions: Magdalena Ludica

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