Saturday, June 23, 2012

UWA goes to Barcelona

Between the 25th - 28th of June, UWA will be represented in Barcelona by Jay Jay Jegathesan (SL: Jayjay Zifanwe), Manager of the School of Physics & Lead of the UWA Virtual World projects at the 7th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

An interview on Todas, a Spanish new site describes what will happen. The original Spanish version is HERE.

2 presentations will be made, the first a joint presentation with Professor Sarah Higley of the University of Rochester, “In Three Dimensions: Art, Machinima, and the Virtual Community" on the 25th of June. As part of the presentation, special guest appearances will be made by L1aura Loire (Professor Lori Landay), Bryn Oh, Tutsy Navarathna, Rowan Derryth, Fuschia Nightfire and Barcelona's very own Laslopantomik Yao.

The second presentation, “The University of Western Australia 3D Art Challenges: Virtual Promotion of an Art Community” on the 27th of June is one that will be presented by Jay Jay but which was jointly developed in collaboration with Merle Hearns (SL: Briarmelle Quintessa) of the Manukau Institute of Technology.

Commenting on the presentations, Jay Jay said, "This is the first time I am actually presenting at an academic conference. I have contributed a number of times to papers presented at conferences, but this is the first time I will be there. I can't speak enough about how much support, guidance and encouragement I have had from Sarah and Merle in the lead up to this. They are true superstars!"

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