i-SIG News

A quick blog post on i-SIG activity over the past month or so and what's coming soon

NewsBits


1. The Sun Immersion Special Interest Group has opened a trial social networking site on NING. Join today and share your project ideas, thoughts and ideas. Sign-up here

2. Education Grid Launch - Sun and Media Grid host first public demonstration of Wonderland for the Education Grid - Read the Press Release

3. Virtual Northstar - Saint Paul College offers World Building and Hosting services via Virtual Northstar services offering. Watch for upcoming announcement on Sun Center-of-Excellence

4. Wonderblog - SunLabs launches blog on Wonderland

5. Wonderland 0.4 build ready for release. 0.5 to offer major platform improvements by end of the year and early 2008. New avatar system, new rendering engine, API clean-up, World Builder and more

6. Aaron Walsh, Director of the Grid Institute, Media Grid and Immersive Education Initiative interviewed on Innovation Insider on blogtalkradio by Sun's Russ Castronovo


7. Open Virtual Worlds Project - New Media Consortium Annual meeting features three sessions on Project Wonderland and roadmap for OVW project. Rated one of top 15 sessions out of more than 90 at the event.

Upcoming Events!

- Campus Technology, Live Wonderland Demonstration, Boston, 7/31, 9:45am
- Getting Started in Wonderland Tutorial, Saint Paul College, 8/14, 9am Central
- Immersive Education Day Asia - Japan, November 20-23

Articles, blogs and Postings

\* Wonderland Spillage

\* Why Digital Avatars Make the Best Teachers

\* Wonderland Works!

\* Fleep's Deep Thoughts

\* NC Public Schools see major learning gains with 3D virtual reality technology



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