Machinima Report

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Bernard Drax (aka Draxtor Depres) makes a surpurb machinima about the site and experience.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Rikomatic Blog Post

Rik Riel, a member of NPC, does a terrific job describing the experience in his blogpost.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Seton Hall Law School Constitution Day Event

Constitution Day Event Announcement
Constitution Day Event Schedule of Speakers
A huge team of people worked to make the simulcast work technically and it functioned without a hitch for the four hour conference. Our feed was broadcast within the conference in Seton Hall so that the speakers were able to view the avatars. We realize that we need to put a mechanism in place for the speakers to respond to avatar comments. Next time.
I marvel that I can participate in the conference, from home, in my kitchen. The conference begins with Professor Darius Rejali from Reed College, speaking on Torture and Crimimal Justice. He introduces himself by saying (and I am paraphrasing) that his uncle in Iran "never refrained from the use of torture" and thus he'd made a career of studying it, joking that his publisher referred to his 900 page book on the subject, Torture and Demcracy, as an object of torture. I'm riveted, a tear rolling down my face when I'm startled by the cats tearing into the kitchen with a bird. As Prof. Rejali delivers a comprehensive history of the subject, I witness my cats' expertise in the subject before intervening.