Real-Virtual Worlds Engaging Interactions: Human-Computer Interactions Seminar [in Hebrew] at H.I.T

I will talk about Real-Virtual Worlds Engaging Interactions at the Human-Computer Interactions Seminar [in Hebrew] at H.I.T-Holon Institute of Technology on the 5th of January 2009. Here is a short abstract of my 30min talk:
Massively Multiplayer On-line Games (MMOGs), social networked, and three-dimensional virtual worlds (3D), are merging to form the Web3D, known as the Metaverse. Forrester Research forecast that the Web3D will evolve from an immature emerging market to a standards-based , interoperable global environment. This presentation focus on the future of real – virtual worlds engaging interactions and its possible impact on our every day life: From Brain computer interaction to telematic production process in second life which afford personal customization. Additionally, several games concepts of my Instructional System Technologies Department students will be presented together with its second life's presence plans and SLACTIONS 2009 call.

The Human-Computer Interactions Seminar I'm organizing will include Prof. Ehud Sharlin's keynote talk on Physicality in Human-Computer Interaction. Ehud is an assistant professor at the University of Calgary's ComputerScience Department and uTouch research group. Michal Rinott from H.I.T's Faculty of Design will present Designing Interactions.

For full HCI seminar agenda, abstracts and speakers Bio sketchs + event registration click on the link:
Dr. Hanan Gazit is a faculty member of the lnstructional Systems technologies department, at H.I.T were he teach games and virtual worlds. Hanan is the owner and CEO of MetaverSense Ltd, an Israeli based company leading the use of virtual worlds, digital Games and social networks for instruction and business.

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