This is another news release. Normally I don’t like to re-post news since it’s already handled by RSS feeds. However, at the start of the University of Florida’s fall semester, there’s so much news with so many new people that it’s good to share to help get the word out through the clamor. The newness of the fall semester should start to quiet down in the next few weeks though.
The Library Virtual Worlds Group at the University of Florida Libraries will be hosting a virtual lecture by Paul Fishwick, Professor of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida, on Friday, September 12, 11am-12pm. Prof.
Fishwick will be leading a discussion on the role of libraries in virtual worlds as well as providing a tour of his recent work in Second China. Pre-lecture questions posed by Prof. Fishwick will be posted on the Virtual Worlds Group wiki by September 8.
Prof. Fishwick received his B.S. in Mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University, M.S. in Applied Science from the College of William and Mary, and Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. He is a Fellow of the Society for Computer Simulation (SCS) and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has also had much experience working with games and simulations for learning and cognition.
Come join us in Second Life at (Cybrary City, 97 x 15 x 24; slurl), or come join us in West 212 for a live simulcast. Questions about the event may be directed to Laura Jordan.