Constructing the Digital Universe

April 10, 2006

Some news

Filed under: Digital Universe - News — Larry Sanger @ 1:36 pm

Last Friday, April 7, we received news that our application for 501(c)(3) status has been approved. The Digital Universe Foundation is now officially a nonprofit.

A few weeks ago, Howard Rheingold, author of Smart Mobs and The Virtual Community and many more, agreed to join the DUF’s Board of Advisors. We’re very happy about that. If anyone can advise us about virtual communities, it’s Howard Rheingold.

I made a visit to Purdue University March 27-29, and gave a talk and taught a couple of Sorin Matei’s classes. That was an enormously fun and productive week. There are a lot of people at Purdue interested in partnering with the Digital Universe in various ways.

I’ve got a paper forthcoming in the first “issue” of the Digital Universe Journal. It’s the same paper I presented at Purdue and, last December, in Macau.


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