[FoRK] David Orban on the Singularity University, Teleplace, May 11

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri May 7 02:19:49 PDT 2010


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David Orban on the Singularity University, Teleplace, May 11
http://giulioprisco.blogspot.com/2010/05/david-orban-on-singularity-university.html

David Orban, Chairman of Humanity+ and Advisor to the Singularity
University, will give the second teleXLR8 talk in Teleplace on May 11,
2010, at 11pm continental EU (10pm UK, 2pm PST, 5pm EST). David will
present an overview of the Singularity University, including program
details and recent developments.

Date and time: Tuesday May 11 at 23pm continental EU (22pm UK, 2pm PST, 5pm EST)

Title: Presentation of the Singularity University

Abstract: The Singularity University (SU) is an interdisciplinary
university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre
of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of
exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s
grand challenges. With the support of a broad range of leaders in
academia, business and government, SU hopes to stimulate
groundbreaking, disruptive thinking and solutions aimed at solving
some of the planet’s most pressing challenges. SU is based at the NASA
Ames campus in Silicon Valley and offers two main types of programs:
an annual 9-week Graduate Studies Program as well as 3- and 10-day
Executive Programs throughout the year.

Teleplace is one of the best 3D applications for telework, online
meetings, group collaboration, and e-learning in a virtual 3D
environment (v-learning). It is a powerful telepresence environment
where multiple participants can stream their webcam video to
interactive 3D online meeting areas and workspaces. The virtual 3D
space permits effectively organizing the work areas and creates the
impression of "being there", which is fundamental for effective remote
collaboration. One of the main features of Teleplace is its ability to
immediately import Office documents from the desktop for presentations
and collaborative editing.

The talk is sponsored by Teleplace and Italsat.

There are a few seats available for the online interactive event,
please contact me by email if you wish to attend, or request to join
the teleXLR8 Facebook group. For those who cannot attend, the talk
will be posted to telexlr8.blip.tv on May 12.

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