Fashion Research Institute CEO Shenlei Winkler will be speaking Friday, December 11, at 1 pm ET at a MICA Professional Seminar in Second Life. The title of the talk is: Towards the Future: A Foundation to Support OpenSim in Education, Science, and Research.
Fashion Research Institute has been working in OpenSim since Fall 2007. Winkler developed the well-known Shengri La Spirit region, the first OpenSim region that broke the artificially imposed prim limit of Linden Lab’s Second Life platform. Shengri La Spirit is currently hosted on hardware provided by Intel Labs, and is available for the interested public to freely visit in the ScienceSim grid.
The ScienceSim grid is hosted by IEEE and ACM, and it was created as a presentation grid for Supercomputing 09. ScienceSim itself is the result of multidisciplinary teams of collaborators working on various educational, scientific and data visualization projects. The efforts of the teams working on and in ScienceSim has left a lasting impression on the OpenSim code base, with multiple performance code patches contributed to the code base. In tackling the challenges of preparing the various projects being developed on ScienceSim, the collaborators also created a rich repository of data and knowledge.
This repository offers appreciable insights into using the OpenSim platform for an array of educational, scientific, and research purposes, and it should be used and built upon to create offerings that other educators, researchers, and scientists can use as they expand onto this platform. It is from this basis that the proposal was made to develop a formal foundation to support OpenSim for use by educators, researchers and scientists.
Please join us on Friday, December 11th at 10 am PT/1 PM ET in Stella Nova in Second Life for this initial proposal of a foundation to support OpenSim in education, science, and research.