Category Archives: Immersive Internet Australia

In virtual worlds, health is an activity

I have just uploaded the next instalment of Immersive Internet Australia, entitled ‘Focus on Health’, which canvasses the opportunities for delivering health services via virtual environments. By way of an introduction, I includ below, a couple of charts which indicate the depth and breadth of innovation amongst health providers.  Table 1 is my own: Table 2 was… Read More »

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26 points about virtual worlds for 2011

Here are some ruminations from my research project, Immersive Internet Australia , commissioned by the Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre  and Swinburne University of Technology. The list is neither exhaustive, nor final. Comments welcome. The immersive Internet is a generic term for technological platforms that enable a 3D or 2.5D (a flatter perspective) graphic rendering of real… Read More »

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New Report: Immersive Internet Australia: Education

I’ve posted my report, (the full PDF version is located under the Immersive Internet Australia tab, profile on education), profiling Australian educators’ use of virtual worlds and other immersive technologies. Hopefully, it is something of a roadmap for those contemplating such tools, as well as a marker of those who already do. Here’s the abstract :… Read More »

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Virtual Parliament House

The industry white paper, Immersive Internet Australia, is currently embargoed, as Smart Services CRC  industry partners get the first look.  It will shortly  to be released (see the tab on the home page which links to it).  In the  concluding chapter, I suggest  Parliament House in Canberra should go virtual.  Here’s the excerpt : Coincidentally,  Australian… Read More »

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Aarnet's mixed reality workshop

AARnet  is considering a move into hosting virtual environments on its academic research network, and is exploring the idea of creating an  intra-world  for Australia’s research institutions  to whom it supplies superfast connectivity. The workshop (program here) was held at Wollongong University’s new  iC (Innovation Campus).   I presented a ‘primer’ of virtual worlds,  AARnet’s James Sankaar’s  idea, which I am… Read More »

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