[AG-TECH] Creating New Collaborative Opportunities on the AG

Jimmy Miklavcic jhm at chpc.utah.edu
Fri May 3 12:43:02 CDT 2002

Here at Utah CHPC, we're beginning to look at the grid for artistic pursuits. Live remote
collaborative performances, remote manipulation, distributed poetry, etc. A lot of those I
just made up, I think, but you all get my drift. I think your idea is a good one. I'm aware of the
digital world gang in Florida and virtual world work that has been exhibited a few times on the
grid. We hope to begin investigations this Fall.


Allan Spale wrote:

> Hello,
> I was pondering about how to increase AG usage at EVL, when I came up with
> an idea.  What if there was a one or two day session that lasted all day
> where there was an exposition of all things AG over the AG.  The two
> primary goals of this exposition would be the following.
> First, indicate the current uses of the AG for end-users (unlike the AG
> Retreat which I think is more geared for technical and AG development
> people).  There could be many seminar sessions about what the AG can do
> for different user groups such as distributed classrooms, scientific
> visualization, general usage, etc.  This would also be a good venue for
> panel sessions discussing AG usage, future development areas, etc.
> Second, provide an exposition floor type of venue which is already
> provided in part using the Institution Lobby and the Institution-related
> venues.  Sites would broadcast their "booths" from their Institution venue
> and hold demos or just talk to people "passing through".  This "exposition
> floor" would be used for individual sites to indicate what their
> institution's strengths are (in research, strong curriculum areas, etc.),
> current collaborative efforts using the AG, and prospective collaborative
> efforts (i.e. sites that are looking to establish collaborations).
> Basically, this would be a good opportunity for people at various sites to
> do information gathering of what the AG is used for and find new
> collaboration opportunities.
> I think that this type of event should attract current sites and the
> people working on the AG, but I would also think it would be good to
> invite other groups from the sites that are not involved with the AG
> (at universities, this could be other colleges that might benefit having
> the AG as a collaboration medium for research or for teaching) to show the
> possibilities of having an AG.  Another possible group of people that
> could come are people interested in collaboration technology.  They could
> attend by visiting the nearest AG site in order to participate in the
> event.
> Thanks for your time.
> Allan
> EVL at UIC
> node-op

Jimmy Miklavcic
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