April Geek Dinner Wed. the 25th 5:30-9pm at AS220 Featuring Eyegloo’s Second Life-Based "Virtual Providence"

Posted by Jack

Photo Credit: Bret A. Ancowitz, M.D. of Garris Photography

Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 5:30pm – 9pm+
115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

This is all too perfectly fitting - at the April Geek Dinner, Arnell Milhouse - Providence Geek, President of the Downtown Merchants Association, and Founder of interactive media services company Eyegloo - will give the first (and an extremely early) public sneak peak of Eyegloo’s ambitious “Virtual Providence” project.

Eyegloo is in the process of recreating all of Downtown Providence  within the megapopular online 3D community Second Life (the image to the right shows Arnell’s SL persona in front of the RI Convention Center).  Virtual Providence aims to become the first real world city that has been recreated in a 3D world, where you will be able to visit, walk the streets, and go in an out of actual stores and restaurants.

Arnell will explain how Eyegloo is doing it, including their use of Second Life’s LSL scripting language. He will also introduce the innovative business model behind Virtual Providence.

BONUS: Yes! There will be a virtual dimension to the presentation itself – stay tuned.

Please RSVP in the comments section of this post so that we can give the good folks at AS220 an estimated headcount. And while you’re at it, subscribe to Providence Geeks’ RSS feed (see sidebar) and/or join our very-low-volume email announcement list (for the announcement list, send an email to Jack Templin, jtemplin over at Gmail with your name and affiliation).

As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:

  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and vamoose whenever… And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not say the food isn’t good—it’s actually great).
  • Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, mash-ups, start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, etc. etc. etc.
  • Food and beverages are for sale at the adjoining Taqueria Pacifica and bar.
  • There is WiFi so bring your connected device of choice.

39 Responses to “April Geek Dinner Wed. the 25th 5:30-9pm at AS220 Featuring Eyegloo’s Second Life-Based "Virtual Providence"”

  1. Jack Templin
    April 17th, 2007 11:40

    Yup – there.

  2. John Duksta
    April 18th, 2007 09:07

    I’ll be there.

  3. Coryndon Luxmoore
    April 19th, 2007 09:49


  4. Brett Sheldon
    April 19th, 2007 09:49

    Sounds neat. Count me in.

  5. Owen
    April 19th, 2007 09:59

    Hope to make it, but most likely won’t be able to.

  6. Steve Swenson
    April 19th, 2007 10:01

    I will be there.

  7. Matt Gillooly
    April 19th, 2007 10:57

    Ok if I bring my killer nanorobots?

  8. Tony Pelliccio
    April 19th, 2007 11:17

    I’ll be there.

  9. judy
    April 19th, 2007 11:54

    I will be there too! yay!

    p.s. it’s rather hard to see the form field outlines on my laptop screen.

  10. kathryn
    April 19th, 2007 13:19

    i will be in LA next week at orientation for my new job. sorry to miss it!

  11. Sara Streeter
    April 19th, 2007 15:54

    Sounds intriguing – see you there

  12. Brian Jepson
    April 19th, 2007 20:52

    See ya there!

  13. Bob Chatham
    April 20th, 2007 11:27

    Will be there.

  14. Brian Jepson’s Weblog » Blog Archive » April 2007 Providence Geek Dinner
    April 23rd, 2007 07:50

    [...] Don’t miss this month’s Providence Geek Dinner (this Wednesday!); Arnell Milhouse will be giving a sneak peek at his ambitious “Virtual Providence” project. This is going to be very interesting. Details and RSVP here. [...]

  15. Tibet Sprague
    April 23rd, 2007 12:51

    i’m back

  16. Arnold Lasker
    April 23rd, 2007 13:38

    I will be there

  17. Rick S.
    April 23rd, 2007 13:43

    Looking forward to it.

  18. Rihard Soares
    April 23rd, 2007 13:52

    See you there. Looks to be an interesting night.

  19. derek enos
    April 23rd, 2007 14:18

    I will be there.

  20. Walter
    April 23rd, 2007 19:30

    Will be in NY sorry to miss it.

  21. harry johnson
    April 24th, 2007 05:24

    Looking forward to the event. I will be there.

  22. Andrew Shearer
    April 24th, 2007 11:14

    See you Wednesday.

  23. Kipp
    April 24th, 2007 13:53

    I might be late, but I’ll be there.

  24. Brandy
    April 24th, 2007 20:21

    Sounds interesting! I’ll be there.

  25. davidsegal
    April 25th, 2007 00:27


  26. Russ Conway
    April 25th, 2007 08:23

    Me too

  27. andy cutler
    April 25th, 2007 09:18

    I look forward to it!

  28. Greg Arzoomanian
    April 25th, 2007 09:37

    I’ll be there

  29. Matt C
    April 25th, 2007 09:54

    Hope to be there at some point this evening…

  30. Alan Schinazi
    April 25th, 2007 10:06

    Virtual PVD? How could I refuse?

  31. Amy
    April 25th, 2007 10:14

    Sounds great, will try to be there!

  32. Jeffrey Isaacs
    April 25th, 2007 10:22

    I’ll be there.

  33. Adam
    April 25th, 2007 10:23

    I’ll be there!

  34. xangoir
    April 25th, 2007 10:46

    hope to attend in SL

  35. Dominic Herard
    April 25th, 2007 11:51

    I will certainly be there too!

  36. Rob
    April 25th, 2007 12:33

    sounds interesting. i’ll be there.

  37. Eric Krause
    April 25th, 2007 12:55

    hope to be there. We’ll see.

  38. David Durand
    April 25th, 2007 13:29

    Looking forward to the geeks once again.

  39. MIchelle Riggen-Ransom
    April 25th, 2007 15:39

    See you tonight!

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