In Conversation: Mal Burns talks with Tish Shute

Enjoy a discussion between Mal Burns and Tish Shute reflecting on early OpenSimulator and speculating on our immersive future.


Dec 10 2023


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm




Keynote Auditorium


  • Mal Burns (Poster Booth #2)
    Mal Burns (Poster Booth #2)

    Mal Burns is host of the “Inworld Review” – a weekly news and discussion program mostly focused on the hypergrid which has been running for over 15 years. Mal has used virtual environments for nearly two decades, is concerned about user interfaces in general and has a wealth of media and design experience behind him. In the organic sphere he is now retired and uses his experience to deploy and promote immersive spaces. He also has a twitter stream (@malburns) which provides news links on a daily basis.

  • Tish Shute
    Tish Shute

    I work at the intersection of design, research, technology, & market to develop innovative products leveraging AI and spatial computing for entertainment, games, AVs, robotics, intelligence augmentation, and augmented ecosystems. Currently I’m working on a simulation game about the future of our planet and life centered AI that brings together nature, humans, and AI. In our divided world we are unable to address the global challenge of our collective future. Through play we are creating an opportunity for us to design together a better future for our planet and AI.

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