Showing posts from November, 2019

ASN:Podcast - Virtually There or There Virtually? Are we still waiting for the Virtual World? (44 mins)

Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (44 mins) Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed reality worlds (V/A/XR) are coming, but progress is truly incremental. If virtual is meant to augment our lives positively, what are we looking for? What are the deeper issues and what have we been missing all along? Listen to our November ASN:Podcast What is good in the virtual reality world How can it be truly augmentative? Worlds and spaces that are ripe for development Codes of conduct and behaviour in a virtual setting

Event: We’ve Embraced Tech. Have We Lost Community?

Jan 23, 2020 11:00 AM – 12 noon PST Please join us for an ASN: Discussion There was a time when BBS and chat room users were filed away as loners and introverts. Then social media took shape and we’ve blurred the lines between social insulation and community activation. Things have certainly changed, and have forced us to reconsider our relationship to community. We increasingly meet online, talk to friends and relatives on Skype, and depend on our tech for our sense of self. With Facebook currently creating a fully immersive environment to tempt ‘citizens’ into spending time in its virtual world, where will we define person, place and community? Technology usage and adoption is closely tied to societal and cultural factors. The beauty in every technology that has ever succeeded is in how it actually enabled 'shaping' by the people/users, and not necessarily just commuted by the companies developing and deploying them. Governments have been toppled, music, art and tec