Pink Cow Conspiracy, Wednesday 12 July 2006, 7pm
Web 3.D - Serious applications for online virtual worlds, Paul Cohen, SonicViz (http://sonicviz.com/)
Online virtual worlds are now being used for purposes beyond the pure entertainment game markets: serious games (games created for training, health, government, military, educational and other uses), marketing and market research, SNS, and collaborative development.
The topic is relevant due to the growing market for online games and SNS and the convergence between the two - such as people using World of Warcraft (6 mill++ subscribers) guilds as a networking tool, to virtual business and educational projects inside MMOE (Massive Multiplayer Online Environment) SecondLife (270K+ subscribers) through to specially constructed environments for targeted demographics. (Habbo Hotel, Gaia Online, Cyworld, Cafesta) .
Relevant and of interest to marketers, developers, corporate trainers, educators, business development managers and anyone else interested in this growing industry.
The presentation will cover:
- An overview of the virtual world marketspace
- Examples/Case studies from the various sectors
- Trends - social and technological
- Heads up on an emerging area - Web 3.D [without the hype]
- An understanding of where we are on the Technology Adoption Life Cycle model
- A glimpse into the virtual world economic models
== Speaker Profile ==
Paul Cohen has recently returned to Tokyo from Australia to start up a company in the Serious Games/Games for Health area. A former professional IT senior consultant in the finance industry, he currently classifies himself as an Artist/Engineer/CTO and holds Masters degrees in Technology Management and Music Technology.
See http://sonicviz.com/ for more.
DATE: Wednesday 12 July 2006
TIME: Doors open 19.00 'til late, Presentation starts 19:30
COST: No Charge for entry! Bar and food pay as you go
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