Oct 27 2009

Talk: Old stuff in new ways

Henrik Bennetsen

With the 3rd post in a row about giving a talk I do realize the need for variation but I had to share that MediaX have invited me to come speak. The event will take place on Thursday, November 5th at noon.

My focus will be on the work I have been involved in on the content side of the Sirikata equation (long winded way of saying less technical). Here is the abstract:

The platform has grown out of a several years of research at Stanford University, initiated by Media X, and the current ambition is to expand into a fully community run open source project. At the Stanford Humanities Lab we have built practical projects that explores potential futures of collaboration, cultural institutions and musical performance. Bennetsen will demonstrate and discuss this work in context of new technological possibilities offered by Sirikata.

The whole deal over at Events at Stanford


Oct 9 2009

Sirikata talk at Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH

Henrik Bennetsen

The Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH chapter has kindly invited Daniel Horn and myself to come talk about Sirikata. The event is open to the public so if you find yourself near Apple’s Cupertino campus on Thursday, October 15th then I hope you are able to join us.

Here is our abstract:

Sirikata (www.sirikata.com) is an BSD licensed open source platform for games and virtual worlds. We aim to provide a set of libraries and protocols which can be used to deploy a virtual world, as well as fully featured sample implementations of services for hosting and deploying these worlds. The platform has grown out of a several years of research at Stanford University and the current ambition is to expand into a fully community run open source project. In the talk we will describe the technology and its application and explore some possible roads ahead.

Full scoop and logistics