Tuesday, April 1, 2008

First Congressional Hearing on Virtual Worlds

This morning, Senator Markey, chair of the Energy and Commerce SubCommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, U.S. House of Representatives, held a Congressional hearing on Online Virtual Worlds. Four panelists included:
  • Philip Rosendale, Executive Director of Linden Labs (creator of Second Life), San Francisco, CA
  • Larry Johnson, CEO, New Media Consortium, Austin, TX
  • Susan Tenby, Online Community Manager, Tech Soup, San Francisco, CA
  • Colin Parris, Digital Convergence, IBM Research, IBM Corp., Somers, NY

See the archived webcast on "Online Virtual Worlds: Applications and Avatars in a User-Generated Medium." Note: 2 hours.

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