I just found out about this and I'm going to try to attend (if I can find my avatar....)
Please join us for Carolina Conversations. Carolina conversations is a series of live interviews with members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community conducted in the virtual world, Second Life. Our guests discuss their work and interests and will also respond to questions from the Second Life audience attending in-world.
Guest: Gary Marchionini, Professor in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina.
Live at 3:30 p.m. EDT, on Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Gary Marchionini Bio:
Gary Marchionini is Cary C. Boshamer Professor in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina, where he teaches courses in human-information interaction, interface design and testing, and digital libraries, and heads the Interaction Design Laboratory. He received an IBM Faculty Research Award for 2006-07 to work on digital video surrogate creation and metadata evaluation. He leads the development of a digital video repository, The Open Video Project, and was principal investigator for a National Science Foundation-funded project to develop and test interfaces for video retrieval and browsing. He is also the principal investigator for a Library of Congress grant to develop strategies for preserving digital video content. He is active in the leadership of several professional associations, has published more than 150 articles, chapters, and reports, is author of Information Seeking in Electronic Environments (Cambridge University Press), and serves on the editorial boards of numerous information science and technology publications. His Ph.D. is from Wayne State University in mathematics education, with an emphasis on educational computing.