The Turing Church Online Workshop 2 will be scheduled in November or December 2011, date TBD, with a format similar to the Turing Church Online Workshop 1 on November 20, 2010.
As last year, the Workshop will explore transhumanist spirituality and “Religion 2.0″ as a summit of persons, groups and organizations active in this area.
We hope to see all the panelists and participants in last year's workshop, and also many more new faces. Fully interactive participation will be free, invitation-only. If you wish to participate, please request to join our mailing list and/or our Facebook group.
Call for papers: Please submit proposals for talks relevant to transhumanist spirituality and “Religion 2.0″, the converge of science and religion, highly imaginative future science and technologies for resurrection, emerging technologies for immortality such as brain preservation and mindfiles, social and memetic engineering to inspire hope, happiness, sense of wonder and sense of meaning.
As last year, the technical implementation of the Workshop will be managed by teleXLR8 using the OpenQwaq VR technology. teleXLR8, a telepresence community for cultural acceleration, produces online events, featuring first class content and speakers, using the open source OpenQwaq, the best technology for e-learning and collaboration in an online 3D environment. We are also investigating parallel webcast options with limited interactivity and the possibility to show webcasts in Second Life.
Appropriate training in the telepresence technology used for the Workshop will be provided to all speakers, and also to the attendees who will request it. Take a look at the full video coverage of the 2010 Workshop to see the telepresence technology in action.