DigitalSpace Events Schedule
Year 2001 DigitalSpace Events

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January 15 Was the DCNET 001 where the DigitalSpace Principal Bruce Damer presented a special demo based on the paper by Damer, de Bruin(s) and Gold on Conferences and Trade Shows in Inhabited Virtual Worlds A Case Study of AVATARS98 and 99.

Janurary 24-27 Was the 9th annual Medicine Meets VR 2001 at the Newport Beach Marriott, California, the foremost international conference on interactive technology in healthcare. This event often features virtual worlds, avatars and virtual humans along with telemedecine, imaging, and immersive VR.

February 19-22 Was the Web3D/VRML 2001 Symposium in Padeborn Germany.

March 2-4 Was CONTACT 2001, the 18th annual conference of CONTACT COTI (Cultures Of The Imagination), the grandfather organization of the Contact Consortium. This is a truly unique conference bringing together anthropologists, space scientists, science fiction writers and others at the Biltmore Hotel and Suites in Santa Clara. This year's dinner keynote speaker was be Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute. During this event, the Contact Consortium+DigitalSpace presented a special session on the Avatars2000 cyberconference, work with NASA Ames on the SimHab/Houghton Mars Project, the Moon project and the VLearn3D SIG, On Friday March 3rd was a day at NASA Ames Research Center exploring Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

March 20-24 Was the Computer Game Developer's Conference in San Jose California: what's new in online multiplayer gaming worlds.

March 26th Adobe Atmosphere Launch and Events starting March 26th: The release of Adobe Atmosphere Public Beta and DigitalSpace launches the Atmospherians community

March 28-April 11th Was the Online conference Online Social Networks 2001 co-hosted by Lisa Kimball and Howard Rheingold (this event was facilitated through a web-based threaded discussion forum).

April 12th was a special Brown Bag lunch at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (Cyberlaw) where Bruce Damer, Steven Reading, Galen Brandt, and Bob Gelman presented a session on for Lawrence Lessig's students and researchers. This presentation featured live journeys into online virtual worlds where ad hoc property and civil rules of conduct are emerging. From avatar citizens pilfering hairstyles and ending up in a moot court to communities and enterprises utilizing franchising and choardic structures, this fascinating corner of the net illustrates the concept that in Cyberspace, the code is the community.

June 18-19 Was VirComm 2001, the Conference for Virtual Community Professionals in San Francisco California.

See DigitalSpace at the Web3D Roundup showing Adobe Atmosphere

Aug 10-17 Was SIGGRAPH 2001 in Los Angeles California featuring another Web3D Roundup featuring DigitalSpace and Adobe introducing the Atmosphere environment.

September Was the launch of the Atmospherians.com Atmosphere users community site, produced by DigitalSpace in cooperation with Adobe and the Atmosphere user community.

September 15-16th Was Cyberarts X, the Tenth Year Anniversary of Cyberarts International held in San Francisco at the Exploratorium and the Somarts Cultural Center. This year's theme was "rediscovering creativity". Cyberarts was presented in concert with YLEM (celebrating their 20th anniversary) and several other organizations supporting including Adobe, DigitalSpace and the Contact Consortium which presented a keynote and special "virtual CyberArts" and "YLEM/20 gallery" permitting in-world avatar attendance at this important event.

September 21-23rd Was Paradox III: Third Millenium Habitats, Integrating Community, Virtuality and Nature at Paolo Soleri's Acrosanti in the Arizona desert. Presentations by Bruce Damer touched on virtual worlds in their connection with design and living in realspace and cyberspace.

Sept 27-29 Was Experiential Ecommerce in East Lansing Michigan with keynotes by Michael Kaplan, of Adobe Systems & Bruce Damer of DigitalSpace Corp. Event was organized by the MIND lab of Michigan State University.

Dec 1-2 Avatars2001 happened on Dec 1-2, see our conference report. December 1-2: Was Avatars2001 combined with VLearn3D 2001. Six years of previous conferences are covered here. The Avatars Cyberconference is prduced anually by DigitalSpace.

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