Stephen Downes

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Gather.Town

Gather.Town, Oct 08, 2020

During our Town Hall today we tried out an application called Gather.Town - the idea is that it puts you on a map as an icon, and as you walk around the map, it shows your video and opens your audio to those people around you. And you see theirs. It was one of those experiences where we spent the period playing with the new toy; maybe in future uses we would be more deliberate. For me, it felt like informal gatherings everywhere, except without the wine glass - random encounters, not really knowing what to say, etc. I guess this is good for extroverts, but for someone like me, it's not as good as a more structured interaction.

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