“The story is always better than your ability to write it.” — Robin McKinley
Just a quick recap of the night. Just had the pre-dinner with tomorrow’s speakers (I think they were tomorrow’s speakers. There were definitely speakers at the tables who will be doing said speaking tomorrow).
There’s always too much to discuss in just a few hours. And I get all jacked up and start conversations with too many people that never get finished.
What you’re about to read is just a small bit of the conversation that happened at my table (and only a few of the people there). This excludes the whole “Web 2.0 is not a real thing” debate that I couldn’t help but start.
Donnie, I am totally in my element. Here’s what I know:
Mark Earls is giving the opening keynote. He was just in Prague (the same time I was in Prague) doing a workshop on what he will discuss tomorrow: creating communities through stories.
I finally met Dan Hon, one of the famous ARG (I know, I have to use the word just because) Hon brothers. Now he runs Six to Start, which does ARG-like workj with the BBC and others.
Alex Fleetwood developed a 2-person, virtual-real world prototype. Hang with me on this. The real world room is wired up so that 1) one player can interact in the room with the object while 2) the second player is also interacting in a virtual representation of that room. Whatever one does affects what the other sees. (e.g. if the virtual player picks up a book, the book IN THE ROOM gets picked up)
Alfie Dennen is into geo-located communities.
Melissa Stery works on sustainability projects with companies, looking at making products both eco-friendly and long-term sustainable.