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Light Immersive Platforms ... an example
This is a recording of an event that took place online in a
"Light Immersive Platform"
Virtual (online) Photography Event http://www.pdnvirtualevents.com
This one day online event (8 Dec 2010) was focussed on the Photography community and organised by PDN .. Photo District News .. a monthly photo magazine that comes out of New York and is designed for professionals and keen amateurs.
The event, PhotoPlus, took place in a virtual '3D' environment although it was closer to a webinar experience than to that of being in a 3D immersive environment.
This meant it was a very easy experience ... just at the click of a button a visitor would be transported to the environment which was totally inside a browser ... so no elaborate 3D viewers needed downloading and no avatar was involved ... very low learning curve.
There was a keynote and several online presentations ... which were advertised as 'live' but in fact were recorded ... there was also an exhibition hall where information could be found about individual exhibitors and you could have real-time chat with a company representative.
Original screencast (better quality/downloadable) hosted at