Dave Taylor, Programme Lead for the Medical Media and Design Laboratory (MMDL), will deliver a talk entitled "Serious Applications of Virtual Worlds" including a live tour of the SciLands (Science and Technology Continent) and Imperial College's new Medical School in Second Life. Dave will also give details of a virtual worlds competition that is planned for later this year.
Medical Media and Design Laboratory (MMDL) is a new research group headed by Professor Ara Darzi within the Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology. This group have already explored ground-breaking applications for virtual worlds with a focus on innovative and efficient means for communicating complex health messages, the visualisation of future health care delivery models, medical device development, professional networking and educational tools for patients and staff.
MMDL have a number of work streams underway and can suggest project work for suitable computer science students. If interested please attend this presentation or contact dave.taylor_at_imperial.ac.uk.
Second Health is an immersive hospital environment that can be visited in Second Life. Full details at http://www.secondhealth.org.uk
Dave Taylor MSc MBCS
Dave is Programme Lead for Virtual Worlds and Medical Media at Imperial College (St Mary's Hospital). He previously initiated and ran the UK National Physical Laboratory's Virtual Worlds business, and is a founder of the SciLands, a Second Life continent for Science and Technology. He is a member of the Government's 'Serious Games' Group helping to advise the Internet Governance Forum on Virtual Worlds for Delivering Public Service & Innovation.
In previous lives Dave has been Vice President of Global Web for a leading multinational and managed Letraset's European Software business, working with Adobe Systems, Pixar and Apple Computer in the 80's and 90's.
Dave has a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Experimental Psychology.
When & Where
Imperial College Internet Centre
The Imperial College Internet Centre was created in 2005 to develop the applications and industries of the next-generation
Internet. The Centre continues and expands the
activities of the London e-Science Centre.
The Internet will clearly continue to grow in importance and complexity as an economic and social arena. To meet this challenge, the Centre promotes a research agenda in which the economic, social and legal dimensions of the next-generation Internet are equal partners with computing and technology.
The Internet Centre also works closely with leading commercial and academic stakeholders in the next-generation Internet, such as Vodafone, the BBC, and the London Science Museum.