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Aug 04, 2006


From the conference website


The TransVision 2006 annual conference of the World Transhumanist Association, Helsinki 17-19 August 2006, organized by the WTA and the Finnish Transhumanist Association, will be open to remote visitors in the virtual reality world of Second Life.

TransVision 2006 website

TransVision06, August 17-19: University of Helsinki, Finland, Europe

This year the theme of the conference will be Emerging Technologies of Human Enhancement. We'll be looking at recent and ongoing technological developments and discussing associated ethical and philosophical questions.


We will hold a mixed reality event between the Helsinki conference hall and Second Life:

The Second Life event will take place in the uvvy island in SL. To attend, use the Second Life map in the client, look for region uvvy and teleport.

The real time video stream from Helsinki will be displayed in SL.

Some presentations will also be displayed in SL in Power Point -like format.

Some PCs running the SL client will be available in the conference hall in Helsinki for SL users (at least 3 plus myself (gp)).

Some SL users will be simultaneously present in both worlds who can relay questions from the remote SL audience to speakers.

The SL event will be projected on a screen in Helsinki.

There will be a single text chat space for Second Life users and IRC chat users. So those whose computers are too slow or for some other reason don't want to use Second Life can use a combination of IRC and the video feed to interact with the conference participants in both Helsinki and Second Life.

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