Ian Hughes: Virtual Emulsions

In Conversation with Ian Hughes/Epredator: Virtual Emulsions

June 15, 2011
4:30 PM SL/PST (7:30 PM EST)

Like oil and water, virtual environments offer a rare and complex mix of technical and social extremes where all the really interesting bits are occurring along the thin edge of the emulsion between the two. This week Kevin and Ian discuss the various perspectives of how technology and social constructs are merging and how far we have still yet to go.

Ian Hughes is a Metaverse Evangelist and founder of Feeding Edge Ltd ” Taking a Bite Out of Technology So You Don’t Have To” http://www.feedingedge.co.uk/blog/

In 2006, whilst at IBM, Ian led thousands of colleagues into virtual worlds like Second Life with projects like Wimbledon. He has shown that leadership can be driven by the digital native and innovators can gather together regardless of geography or organization. Using creative expression online leads him to no longer be the programmer he grew up as.

He presents an emerging technology slot on the ITV kids show The Cool Stuff Collective, currently into its second series http://www.feedingedge.co.uk/blog/tv-showreel/. Ian is the chair of the BCS Animation and Games industry Group.

Ian will be this year’s moderator for Metameets Conference in Amsterdam, June 17-19. http://www.metameets.com/

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