The Convergence Culture Consortium at MIT is hosting a very intriguing conference called Futures of Entertainment on November 17-18 in Boston. As advertised, the conference promises to cover such diverese topics as user-generated content, transmedia issues, fan culture and the ever-expanding boundaries of what we call virtual communities. For those of you in JOMC 490 with me this semester, this is right up our alley.
The speakers include ever-interesting danah boyd, whom I had a chance to see speak a few weeks back. Also scheduled to appear is John Lester from Linden Labs, the creators of Second Life. (I, for one, would love to hear him explain SL to me, because I’m not 100% sure I get it.) See the bios of the other amazing speakers here.
Thanks to Gareth Kay for blogging this to my attention.