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IMPORTANT – invitations and logistics

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Don’t forget: if you had a Teleplace login in 2010 and you have not participated in teleXLR8 talks in 2011, you need to download the new OpenQwaq client. Also, your old login will only work for our current setup if I invite you again. Repeated: your login of 2010 WILL NOT WORK if I have not invited you again.

The invitation emails sent by the system has the line: “PLEASE SEE https://telexlr8.wordpress.com/openqwaq/help/ for software download links and help”. Repeated: PLEASE READ THE HELP PAGE at
https://telexlr8.wordpress.com/openqwaq/help/.

Please remind me if you don’t receive an invitation. Remember that I NEED YOUR EMAIL to invite you. I may not be able to create individual logins for all those who requested one.

There are 14 shared test logins. Look for them in the mailing list archives or in the Facebook group, and use one if you don’t have an individual login. If before entering the forum you receive a warning that somebody is already using that login, please choose another one.

There is a limit on the number of participants per talk. This means that if the conference hall is full, latecomers won’t be able to enter. Repeated: if there are already too many people the system WILL NOT LET YOU ENTER. Please come on time or even better some minutes early.

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Welcome to the 2011 season!

teleXLR8 2011

Watch on Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Welcome to the 2011 season! This video shows a teleXLR8 presentation with an embedded video showing some teleXLR8 2010 highlights. This was the second test of the new open source video codecs in OpenQwaq. We tested webcam videoconferencing, video playback and session recording on OSX (Snow Leopard).

The 2011 season will be opened with a talk by Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse! on Sunday August 21 2011 at 10am PST. Attendance is free but invitation-only, please contact us if you wish to attend. Please see our Help page with a simple video tutorial for first time users.

See also, on KurzweilAI: teleXLR8 returns, featuring quantum physicist Gildert on ‘Hack the Multiverse!’ and Suzanne’s announcement on the D-Wave blog: TeleXLR8 presentation this weekend: ‘Hack the Multiverse: The Talk.

Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse!, OpenQwaq, August 21 2011, 10am PST

Suzanne Gildert, Hack the Multiverse!

UPDATE with full video coverage of the talk: Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse!, OpenQwaq, August 21 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011,
at 10am PST (1pm EST, 6pm UK, 7pm continental EU)
Talk title: Hack the Multiverse!
Presented by: Dr. Suzanne Gildert
Quantum Computer Programmer (D-Wave Systems Inc.)

William Gibson famously said: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” The same is true of quantum computing. This mysterious subject is often relegated to ivory tower discussions and shrouded in a language of complex mathematics. Yet there are many people out there who feel an itch to start hacking with quantum computers — a desire to program the very fabric of reality — no matter how early the adoption may seem.

This talk will be a call to arms — I’ll excite you about quantum physics – our deepest understanding of the Universe. I’ll explain why quantum computing is not as mysterious as everyone thinks. And I’ll show you how to become a quantum computer programmer in less than 10 minutes… Join me for an hour of both deep learning and fun, as I proudly stand up for those who are turning an abstract science into a powerful computational resource, and deliver the message that quantum computing is not spooky, it’s just misunderstood.

Suzanne Gildert in OpenQwaq

About the speaker: Dr. Suzanne Gildert is currently working at D-Wave Systems, Inc. Suzanne obtained her PhD and MSci degree from The University of Birmingham UK, focusing on the areas of experimental quantum device physics and superconductivity.

OpenQwaq is one of the best 3D applications for telework, online meetings, group collaboration, and e-learning in a virtual 3D environment (v-learning). There are a limited number of seats available, please contact us if you wish to attend. Join our mailing list, our Facebook group, or our Linkedin group.

First test of OpenQwaq with open source video codecs

Open Qwaq with open source video codecs

We are almost ready to restart the teleXLR8 program with the open source OpenQwaq software. In the pictures I am testing the new open source video codecs with Randal A. Koene, one of the main speakers and organizers of the previous phase. Webcam video works great. For end-to-end testing we have recorded the session and played it back (last picture). We will postpone Suzanne’s opening talk by one or two weeks to make sure everything works well.

Open Qwaq with open source video codecs

The initial release of OpenQwaq was functionally equivalent to Teleplace with the exception of the video subsystem used for webcam videoconferencing, video playback and session recording, because the proprietary video codecs used in Teleplace could not be included as open source. The OpenQwaq development team and 3d Immersive Collaboration Consultants (3dicc) have now integrated the open source video and audio codecs used in the VLC media player, which will be included in a forthcoming release.

Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse!, OpenQwaq, August 14 2011, 10am PST

UPDATE – NEW DATE:
Sunday, August 21, 2011,
at 10am PST (1pm EST, 6pm UK, 7pm continental EU)

See Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse!, OpenQwaq, August 21 2011, 10am PST

VIDEO – teleXLR8 highlights 2010

teleXLR8 highlights 2010

VIDEO – teleXLR8 highlights 2010

Short version (5 min 50 sec) – Blip.tv | Youtube | Vimeo
Long version (1 hour 5 min) – Blip.tv | Youtube | Vimeo

teleXLR8 highlights 2010. The teleXLR8 online talk program based on Teleplace (now based on OpenQwaq) has been covered by Hypergrid Business “as an online open TED, using modern telepresence technology for ideas worth spreading, and as a next generation, fully interactive TV network with a participative audience.” In 2010 teleXLR8 produced many online talks by well-known emerging technologies experts and futurists, and online extensions to conferences such as the ASIM 2010 Conference, satellite to the Singularity Summit 2010, and the TransVision 2010 Conference.

These video excerpts feature Suzanne Gildert, Ben Goertzel, Max Hodak, Randal A. Koene, Luke Robert Mason, David Orban, Mike Perry, Martine Rothblatt, Anders Sandberg, and many others participating in the audience. The full video coverage of our 2010 program can be found at our channels on Blip.tv | Youtube | Vimeo.

teleXLR8 Project News, May 27, 2011

We are preparing to reload the teleXLR8 project using the open source OpenQwaq technology and in collaboration with 3d Immersive Collaboration Consultants (3dicc).

OpenQwaq @ 3dicc

Ron Teitelbaum of 3dicc says: “3d Immersive Collaboration Consultants is the leading provider of professional development, hosting and support for OpenQWAQ. OpenQWAQ provides everything you need for unitified collaboration, from Voice over IP, Webcams, Video, Applications, Whitboard and more, all in an easy to use and friendly software environment. We provide world class support, and can host your collaboration environment for you or help you to set up your own behind the firewall deployment. At 3dicc we are proud to support educational programs like teleXLR8. We offer great educational discounts.

We will soon launch a fundraising project for the set up and the first year of operations, and we will try to meet the running costs after the first year with donations and sponsorships. The new phase of teleXLR8 will be a community project, and we encourage all users to become actively involved.

See also teleXLR8 Project News, May 16, 2011


NEW WEBSITE

Please note that our NEW WEBSITE is at http://turingchurch.com/telexlr8/.

The Blip.tv video channel has gone. All videos are in the Youtube and Vimeo video channels, see the new website for links.

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The teleXLR8 online talk program based on OpenQwaq has been covered by Hypergrid Business “as an online open TED, using modern telepresence technology for ideas worth spreading, and as a next generation, fully interactive TV network with a participative audience.

See our NEW WEBSITE at http://skefia.com/category/telexlr8/.

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