IDRAC 2012 Presentation - 12:30 pm PDT, August 3, 2012
Philip Rosedale (Second Life Avatar: Philip Linden) is the founder and chairman of Linden Lab, creators of Second Life.
In 1995, Philip Rosedale created an innovative Internet video conferencing product (called "FreeVue"), which was later acquired by RealNetworks where (in 1996) he went on to become Vice President and CTO. In 1999, Rosedale left RealNetworks, founded Linden Lab and built a virtual civilization called Second Life, fulfilling his lifelong dream of creating an open-ended, Internet-connected virtual world. Since leaving Second Life, Rosedale is working on several new experiments in distributed work and computing, including Coffee & Power and Worklist.net.
Rosedale will chat with Alice Krueger (Second Life Avatar: Gentle Heron), President of Virtual Ability, Inc, and founder of the Virtual Ability community in Second Life. They will explore the technical and other design decisions and limitations that have guided the formation and growth of communities within Second Life. They will also discuss how the infrastructure of the virtual world facilitates peer support communities now and look to what types of tools could be created to take such communities to the next level in the future.
The chat will be presented simultaneously in voice and text. There will be time at the end of the session for the audience to ask questions of Rosedale.
Update August 8, 2012: A video of the conversation with Philip Rosedale is posted to You Tube, thanks to Metaverse Broadcasting Company!