State of Play V: Building the Global Metaverse (August 19-22, 2007)
State of Play V: Building the Global Metaverse is the fifth annual State of Play conference on the future of virtual worlds. Organized by New York Law School, in conjunction with Trinity University, with the support of Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, this year's conference invites experts across disciplines to discuss the transnational dimensions of the Metaverse and the impact of virtual environments on education, law, politics and society.
Virtual worlds are crucial building blocks of global civil society. As such, they harbor great potential for relationship-building and cooperation across national borders. We hope you will join us for this important interdisciplinary conversation about the future of the global Metaverse. The conference will be held on August 19-22, 2007 in Singapore.
The conference will feature experts from around the world speaking about:
- Cross-cultural communication and avatar-to-avatar diplomacy
- Strategies for understanding behaviors and values of virtual world residents
- Regulating speech, property, and addiction in the Metaverse
- Building transnational businesses in virtual worlds
- Using virtual environments to teach kids and teenagers
- Space, place and virtual world cultures
We also present two new documentaries about how global virtual worlds intersect with real-world economies and social structures: Gold Farmers and Ideal World. On Wednesday, August 22nd, we offer several half-day workshops on topics including virtual world journalism, using virtual environments to transform global business, educational applications of virtual worlds, and managing virtual identities.
For conference schedule and registration please visit: www.nyls.edu/stateofplay. We hope to see you there.