Well, today I found out that he is coming to Modesto as part of the Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS).
Here is the announcement for this event from the MAPS site:
“Friday, January 26, 2007
7:30 pm, Forum 110, MJC East Campus
Bruce Damer discusses the creation, exploration and utilization of virtual worlds.
Bruce Damer is the author of the acclaimed book, Avatars! Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet and has been featured on the recent History Channel program, “How William Shatner Changed the World.” Bruce will take us on a tour of the virtual worlds of cyberspace and the work and science being done in this fascinating realm.
Bruce is CEO and founder of The Digital Space Commons, and director of the Contact Consortium. Bruce co-directs a research and development consortium bringing virtual worlds and communities to the net. He is a visiting scholar at the University of Washington HIT Lab and through Digital Space is engaged in innovative projects with such partners as NASA and Adobe Systems Inc.
Age range: Middle School and up.”
If you happen to be in the Modesto area next Friday, you really should consider stopping in for Bruce’s presentation. He is very knowledgable in the areas of Virtual Worlds and Simulations, has more experience in these worlds than anyone I know, and is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met involved in this area of study.
Highly recommended. And you can’t beat the price: FREE. Thank you MAPS for bringing Bruce to the Modesto area.