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Kae / Apr 01, 2019
We'll be doing our Immersion book club in July and August. Here's the signup and the bitly http://bit.ly/immersebookclub to share with your colleagues.

Accelerando by Charles Stross
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Donnerjack by Roger Zelanzy and Jane Lindskold
Rainbows End by Verner Vinge
Readme by Neal Stephenson
Tea from an Empty Cup by Pat Cadigan
The Terminal Connection by Dan Needles
True Names by Verner Vinge
Winter by Rod Rees

https://sites.google.com/site/metagamebookclub/summer2019

VR Demo at Anschutz by kaezenovka, on Flickr
Kae / Aug 12, 2018
Ethics & Games Monthly with Sherry Jones
Sunday August 19 at 5 pm MT

Sherry will be discussing Observer.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/514900/observer/

Observer is a cyberpunk and dark dystopian game set in the year 2084, when biohacking and neural hacking become legal. Detective Dan Lazarski (voiced by Rutger Hauer) has been employed by the government to hack people's brains as part of his investigation methods. Lazarski encounters a series of horrific events while neural hacking suspects for an investigation of a possible murder.

Google Hangout https://youtu.be/sgGHgB-Qg5M
Kae / Aug 10, 2018
Saturday August 11 at 1 pm MT

The ISTE Games & Sims Network is hosting an immersive event & discussion of learning in a multiuser virtual environment (MUVE). Join us for a blended reality session featuring a live stream from the World of Warcraft (WoW) as we explore educational opportunities in a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). You can participate 3 ways. We have a YouTube live stream, a Discord channel for voice discussion, and the immersive event in WoW. For more information or to RSVP go to this google doc.

Avatars by kaezenovka, on Flickr
Kae / Jul 23, 2018
ISTE Games & Sims Network
Sunday July 29 at 5 pm MT

Sherry will be discussing Observer
https://store.steampowered.com/app/514900/observer/

Observer is a cyberpunk and dark dystopian game set in the year 2084, when biohacking and neural hacking become legal. Detective Dan Lazarski (voiced by Rutger Hauer) has been employed by the government to hack people's brains as part of his investigation methods. Lazarski encounters a series of horrific events while neural hacking suspects for an investigation of a possible murder.

Google Hangout Link https://youtu.be/sgGHgB-Qg5M
Kae / Jul 23, 2018
We're doing a Tech Trek for professional development at eLCC's July 27th meeting. Our first ever Tech Trek from 10 am - 1130 am MT will start in Zoom.

If you want to join get into the Zoom BaseCamp between 10 am - 10:20 am.
Promptly at 10:30 we'll start our Tech Trek.
We see how the pacing goes....and jump to or through as many platforms as we can.
We start in Zoom, go to Google Hangout on Air Live, Discord,
then go to a FlipGrid grid, a Kahoot Quiz and end up on Periscope.
Before the trek, please update your Chrome browser

Suggested Equipment:
1) Webcam
2) Having a second screen will make sure you can stay in touch with Basecamp and participate in events
3) A mobile device would be nice to use with Flipgrid, Kahoot and Periscope
Please invite your staff, faculty and instructor for the PD portion

Event Brite RSVP http://bit.ly/julyelccmeeting
Kae / Jul 23, 2018

Join in at anytime! The ISTE Games & SIms Network will be reading Learning Transported which is Jaime Donally's book on augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Mary Townsend @MaryBTownsend1 is facilitating the slow tweetchat until July 29. We’re using the hashtag #istebook. Even if you’re not reading the book will be some interesting discussions on VR and AR happening on twitter using the #istebook.

ISTE Games & SIms Network Book Club Flyer by kaezenovka, on Flickr