Personal perspectives on information science, the evolving Internet, delivery of public services online, Web 2.0, the Web of Data, the Semantic Web, communities, folksonomies and more. With an emphasis upon convergence between some or all of the above, and a UK slant.
The officialgrand opening ceremonyis this Saturday, and I'll be 'speaking' as part of it (or, maybe,speaking) at noon SL (3pm in Ottawa where I'll be at the time, or 8pm at home).
One of the concepts that interests me, personally, is using the technology to bring the remote (spatially, temporally, and/or conceptually) closer. At home (a very long way away from where I write just now), there is an eight year old quite remarkably engrossed by his current school project; the Tudors. It was with interest, therefore, that I came across this announcement from the Second Life Library team;
“Henry VIII will again visit Second Life on Wed. October 11 at 5 pm sl to talk about his life and how biographers have villified him. Come and heckle Henry during his one hour program.”
There have been similar events featuring his daughter, Elizabeth, and it strikes me as a great way to continue engaging with a keen and interested child. It's a shame, therefore, that I'd need to wake a child at 1am if I wanted him to participate.
I look forward to seeing events such as this one repeated at times more conducive to participation by those outside the Americas. And Henry, if you're reading, I know a little boy who'd love an audience with you, Your Majesty!