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Science Commons goes virtual


John Wilbanks will be giving a talk in the virtual world Second Life this Monday (4/16). Taking on avatar-form for his first official SL speaking engagement, Wilbanks will be giving an introduction to Science Commons. The talk – “Scientific Research and the Creative Commons Methodology” – will shed light on the application of CC copyright licenses in a research context for science. The talk will also examine the application of CC methods such as standard human-readable contracts and technology implementations of contracts to non-digital materials (such as DNA, stem cells, research animals).

An avatar is required to attend this lecture, which can be acquired for free on Second Life’s Web site.

The event will take place at the Science Center on Info Island II at 1 p.m. EST/ 10 a.m. SL time.

Posted 13 April 2007