Be2Camp: Exploring Web 2.0 in the built environment

Interest in the upcoming Be2Camp on October 10th is growing rapidly, and I would highly recommend joining the community HERE to be informed of future updates on the agenda as it emerges.  Even if you can’t make it to London, we are hoping to stream some of the content into Second Life live.  I will post updates as new information about that becomes available, but for now, here are a few quotes just to set the stage for what is sure to be a very exciting event:

From the Public Works Group Blog: “How can the building industry use Web 2.0 tools to enhance delivery of services and better integrate new concepts like sustainability? These are some of the questions and issues that will be discussed at the upcoming barcamp, Be2Camp

From the be2camp site: “The concept for be2camp started as a Twitter conversation between Martin Brown and Paul Wilkinson, following Martin’s attendance at barcamp type events, suggesting we do ‘something’ for the (UK) built environment. This discussion was picked by Jodie Miners in Australia, again through Twitter, and through conversations within Second Life with Pam Broviak from Illinois, USA. The timing of the event has been fixed to coincide with Jodie’s visit to the UK. We do hope Pam will be able to attend, if not she will be coordinating the be2camp Second Life activities. So now you know who to contact, praise or blame!”


The Renaissance of Geographic Information: Neogeography, Gaming and Second Life: Newly Published UCL Working Paper Available for Free Download

I haven’t had a chance to review this yet, but wanted to pass along right away a link to Digital Urban’s post announcing their newest in their series of UCL Working Papers available HERE.

“The world of Geographic Information (GI) Science has changed. It has experienced expeditious growth over the last few years leading to fundamental changes to the field. Web 2.0, specifically The Cloud, GeoWeb and Wikitecture are revolutionising the way in which we present, share and analyse geographic data.”

Their work is always very thorough and engaging, I’m sure this one will be no exception!