I'm a computer programmer currently working in the film/visual effects industry, though most of my background is in industrial automation, robotics, computer graphics and machine vision.
I'm a musician, a husband and father, aspiring novelist and icorrigible dreamer.
What is my contribution to a Global Villages network
I'm interested in replicable models of sustainable, equitable communities, and in designing the technology, the social protocols, the contractual frameworks, and the inspiration narratives to help make them successful.
The ultimate enterprise is optimizing the world for human happiness, and this seems to be the way to do it.
I have a particular interest in building, and aesthetics. I'm interested in creating architectural design tools, and building systems for creating beautiful places to live and work. This in an area in which I have almost no competence and endless motivation.
can we share emails? Mine is email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . the second one reaches me faster, bec it is hosted in China.
Are you on skype? my user name is: irvbeiman
My friend/colleague was a top flight musician, including movie music. he [and I, and others], have been interested in NZ for a long time......we have been seriously discussing the issues for developing a 21st century approach to Sustainable Community in NZ. Irv
With your interest in Virtual Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording you might find of interest.