Congratulations to those who made it to Seattle.
We didn't have enough experience to accommodate
those who either used Ventrilo or did not,
so I'm doubly appreciative of the feedback.
One of our WAOE members in the U.S. reported
that she didn't get Ventrilo in time but enjoyed
the ambience, slides, and Gavin's avatar's moves.
We've had good results viewing in SL with prompt
resolutions of images and the whole environment.
When we were preparing with Gavin the previous day
and I wasn't preoccupied with the presentation
and Mac and Win computers, Gavin could hear us
speaking into the mic, and his voice boomed into
the room speakers. During the presentation itself,
occasionally the room speakers would announce the
entry or departure of people, giving an amusing
air of spontaneous unpredictability, not knowing
when another world would intrude upon this one.
Regarding Alicia's enquiry about "access to the
recordings of this event through the net," yes,
so far there are a number of items linked under
Presentations at the site below, including
Gavin's video of a few minutes from within SL,
which, like Kurosawa's "Rashomon," showed a
different perspective on the same event. See:
> > Here is a Web page with shots of the presentation in the
> > http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=djszdhm_31d9vstb
> > Conference Website: http://wirelessready.nucba.ac.jp
> > Collegially, Steve McCarty, Professor, Osaka Jogakuin College, Japan