Thursday, May 6, 2010

David Orban on the Singularity University, Teleplace, May 11


David Orban, Chairman of Humanity+ and Advisor to the Singularity University, will give the second teleXLR8 talk in Teleplace on May 11, 2010, at 11pm continental EU (10pm UK, 2pm PST, 5pm EST). David will present an overview of the Singularity University, including program details and recent developments.

Date and time: Tuesday May 11 at 23pm continental EU (22pm UK, 2pm PST, 5pm EST)

Title: Presentation of the Singularity University

Abstract: The Singularity University (SU) is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges. With the support of a broad range of leaders in academia, business and government, SU hopes to stimulate groundbreaking, disruptive thinking and solutions aimed at solving some of the planet’s most pressing challenges. SU is based at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley and offers two main types of programs: an annual 9-week Graduate Studies Program as well as 3- and 10-day Executive Programs throughout the year.

Teleplace is one of the best 3D applications for telework, online meetings, group collaboration, and e-learning in a virtual 3D environment (v-learning). It is a powerful telepresence environment where multiple participants can stream their webcam video to interactive 3D online meeting areas and workspaces. The virtual 3D space permits effectively organizing the work areas and creates the impression of "being there", which is fundamental for effective remote collaboration. One of the main features of Teleplace is its ability to immediately import Office documents from the desktop for presentations and collaborative editing.

The talk is sponsored by Teleplace and Italsat.

There are a few seats available for the online interactive event, please contact me by email if you wish to attend, or request to join the teleXLR8 Facebook group. For those who cannot attend, the talk will be posted to telexlr8.blip.tv on May 12.