At a Play Date at Cornell today we discussed and demonstrated a range of issues to do with virtual worlds, computer games and educational technology. A creative and relaxed atmosphere and a really interesting group of people. Margaret Corbit and her team here are doing very interesting work in Active Worlds among other things.
Soon time for the seminar.
Update: There are many connections between what goes on at Cornell and HUMlab, and there was also considerable interest in HUMlab. One key issue seems to be facilitating interdisciplinary work and arenas. An example of exciting work going on here is the gamedesigninitative run by David Schwartz and others.