Metaverse U Conference at Stanford

Innovation Center Denmark, Palo Alto has invited me to participate in a conference on Metaverses arranged by Stanford Humanities Lab i February.

I’ll be spending about a week in Palo Alto and San Francisco, and I’m really looking forward to learning more about metaverses, Stanford University and meeting interesting people.

I’m especially looking forward to hearing Jeremy Bailenson from Virtual Human Interaction Lab. I’ve read some of his papers, and I think the work Bailenson and his collegues do is quite interesting. Even though my focus currently is on SL, I think it’s possible to draw on experiences from other metaverses.

There will be live video streamed from the Stanford website during the conference, and I’ll be writing on my blog from Palo Alto during my stay.


Hello world!


I’m Marianne Riis and on January 1. I started a PhD project at Aalborg University, Denmark. I intend to use this blog to inform and communicate about the project.

The working title of the project is:

“Identity, embodiment and collaboration i 3D Virtual Worlds”

My specific focus will be on using 3D VW’s as a supplement in CSdCL based on a Scandinavian tradition of Problem Oriented Project Pedagogy.

I’m currently exploring Second Life and my avatar is Mariis Mills, which will be my identity .. for now .. on this blog.

/Mariis :-)