State of Play III: Social Revolutions was the third annual State of Play conference on the future of cyberspace convened by the Institute for Information Law & Policy at New York Law School, the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. That year, we focused on social relationships in the metaverse and how to build vibrant, flourishing, creative places.
The conference was held on October 7–8, 2005 at New York Law School in TriBeCa, New York City. It drew leading voices in the online virtual world and videogame space together with legal and social thinkers to explore the next-generation of cyberspace and the legal implications of its massively-multiplayer, immersive and graphical environments.
We intentionally convened both virtual world experts and technological neophytes to deepen our shared understanding of the impact of law on the virtual world and of the virtual world on our legal, social and political structures.
The conference featured panels on:
A special keynote panel marked the tenth anniversary of cyberlaw with a debate about governance in the new cyberspaces. There was the traditional State of Play keynote dinner, showcasing leading virtual world technologies and their designers; the State of the Industry breakfast and, of course, the Dance Dance Revolution Extravaganza, the Mini-Machinima Film Festival, music, art and film from the new frontier and wonderful conversation. Conference Coordinator: Ms. Catherine Bracy, email@example.com , Program Coordinator of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School