Introduction: Virtual Conversations ** Computer-mediated converations

Conversations can take place physically face-to-face or they can be mediated in some way by technology such as a phone or Skype chat. Such conversations are frequently termed computer-mediated conversations or virtual conversations. A physical face-to-face conversation is quite different from a virtual conversation even a video based one such as Skype. To my mind … Continue reading Introduction: Virtual Conversations ** Computer-mediated converations

Virtual Knowledge Café ** Challenging but possible

The Knowledge Café is designed for face-to-face conversation, but there is a very real need to run them virtually for people who are not co-located and are geographically spread across a global organization who cannot meet face-to-face. Much is lost when people cannot meet face-to-face and in many ways the conversations are no longer real, … Continue reading Virtual Knowledge Café ** Challenging but possible

Telepresence – beaming into a Knowledge Café ** Being present virtually

Telepresence is an exciting, emerging technology that has the potential to bring remotely located people into the small group conversations of a Knowledge Café and to some degree the whole group conversation. Traditional telepresence video conferencing systems like the one pictured above are very expensive to purchase and operate and require a dedicated room but smaller, portable, less expensive … Continue reading Telepresence – beaming into a Knowledge Café ** Being present virtually