show #234: disability and virtual worlds

show #234

the 8th annual international disability rights affirmation conference happened this past weekend. and where you ask? yes: second life of course. the most amazing list of presenters and panelists gathered right here in sl. and although big “competition” is afoot in the social vr space, when it comes to actual inclusion and accessibility AND rich culture, sl can NOT be beat! enjoy just a snippet of two days of thought-provoking conversations:

now on to read context:

  • full program with presenter names of the 8th annual idrac in sl:

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the “hearing our voices” panel with shyla on the left
  • rob’s syndio health is an interesting concept …
  • kirk is the voice of … yes you guessed it : rare patient voice

  • alyssa [among so many other things] is the founder of assistiveware:

  • shyla is well known to our listeners but i am linking to her previous full hour talk on this show:
  • and a shyla outtake from “our digital selves”:
  • plenty of videos at the official vai youtube channel [which is where we pulled our audio from]
  • what is happening in sansar? a few things but also tim maughan is coming soon [and to this podcast] to talk near-future dystopia/utopia of his “infinite detail”novel:

  • drax was turned into a hello kitty fan? what? well … it happened, he made a video:
  • pete’s dragon is a fab movie and we use a tune to gently “take” us out of today’s show: there is room for EVERYONE yes yes yes!

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