Being a net leech on TN I thought I’d ask the Hive Mind another question.
I’m running a workshop at Virtual Worlds in San Jose on Wed at 13:00 – 14:00. The workshop is part of my larger project to engage industry, academia and governments in discussions about virtual worlds and public policy. This all falls under the umbrella of the think tank The Virtual Policy Network that I’m gradually giving life to.
The challenge here is: what topics / angles that fall broadly into the arena of public policy and fit within the context of the US debate would a crowd primarily interested in commercial / serious uses of virtual worlds be interested in?
The ‘easy’ area, at least for a topic rather than an answer, is the use of virtual worlds as part of education. I want to include this but also think outside – when I start to think about things like MTV’s use of the There platform, or Coke studios, or Raph’s new gig – what policy related bulbs does this light up in the American psyche?
Or should I stop worrying and talk about tax, rights holding and RMT?