Inside The Avatar’s Studio: In Conversation with Robert Bloomfield

In Conversation with Robert Bloomfield: The first 2500 days – Insights & Implications
Wednesday, January 19, 3:00 PM SL/PST – 6:00 PM EST – 12:00 PM CET

This month, Inside Avatar’s Studio opens its 2011 season with guest Robert Bloomfield (Beyers Sellers). Kevin and Robert will be discussing the past, present, and future implications of what the first 2500 days of Second Life has meant in terms of social change, market-dynamics and impetus for innovation as we proceed into the next 2500 days.

Robert Bloomfield is a professor at the Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Over the past four years, Robert has been an advocate for serious uses of virtual worlds for education and distance collaboration. His extensive experience includes the use of simulation software to study effects of regulatory policy, investor welfare and financial market behaviors. Robert’s virtual world activities have been covered extensively in the media, from Business Week and The New York Times to CFO Magazine, Technology Review.

Currently, Robert is the host and editor-in-chief of the weekly Metanomics event series in Second Life, in addition to serving on the editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Accounting Research.