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Monday, December 10, 2007

MacArthur Series on Digital Media and Learning -- this Wednesday On-Line & Second Life

From the Serious Games Community -- and Global Kids -- comes another event this Wednesday on-line or in Second Life. More info below.  There are a whole slew of events going on, from the NanoTech Forum today and tomorrow (at Embassy Suites), the the Winter Tech Holiday Event tomorrow night (Tuesday @ Hotel Albuquerque), and the Game Developers Holiday Meet-up Thursday @ Sauce|Raw...

Join the web or Second Life simulcast on December 12, 2007, 5:30-7:30
EST p.m., for an event hosted by the John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation to celebrate the publication of the MacArthur
Series on Digital Media and Learning.

It will feature:

- Henry Jenkins, Professor, MIT, and author of Convergence Culture,
will talk about his latest work on media literacy and skills young
people need for the 21st Century.
- Katie Salen, Professor, Parsons the New School for Design, and game
designer, will discuss the new public school based on design and
games she is opening in New York City.
- Howard Gardner, Professor, Harvard University, and author of Five
Minds for the Future, will talk about the ethical implications of
growing up online.

The panel will be introduced by Jonathan Fanton, MacArthur President,
and moderated by Connie Yowell, MacArthur's Director of Education.

To view the event remotely:

- view the live stream on the web at:

- watch with others in Second Life at the University of Southern
California Annenberg Island -

- watch with teens in Second Life at the Global Kids estate -

To learn more about attending in person, visit:

The simulcast of this event is being created by Global Kids
(globalkids,org) as part of the MacArthur Foundation's year long
investigation into the role of philanthropy in virtual worlds.

Barry Joseph
Online Leadership Program
Global Kids
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