Update! Berkeley Big Bang 08 :: Big Bang ‘08 is very happy to announce that Philip Rosedale, Creator of Second Life and Founder and Chairman of the Board at Linden Lab, will be giving the plenary talk at Embodiment: A Symposium on New Media and the Body, June 2, presented by the Berkeley Art Museum and the Berkeley Center for New Media. Embodiment is a public discussion and inquiry into the relationship between the human body and new media, and Second Life is an emerging theme of the symposium.
Hubert Dreyfus, Berkeley Professor of Philosophy will deliver the keynote talk on the same day in which he analyzes Second Life from a philosophical perspective, exploring how thinkers such as Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger would respond to the virtual embodiment enabled by such systems. Continue reading