Sun Internet Radio to Discuss 3D Virtual Worlds

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This week's Innovation Insider, Sun's Internet Radio show, will feature Jonathan Kaplan, Staff Engineer, Collaborative Environments Project, Sun Microsystems Laboratories. On the show, Kaplan will discuss Project Wonderland (a toolkit for building 3D Virtual Worlds), MPK20 (Sun's Virtual Workplace), and Project Darkstar. Innovation Insider is a show on from Sun Microsystems that features discussions with industry innovators on a variety of topics.

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12 Noon - 1 p.m. PDT, Thursday, August 7   How to Listen to the Live Show:

Visit, dial in number for questions: (646) 478-3261.

Note: If you would like to submit a question for consideration in advance of the program, please send to by Wednesday, August 6.

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  About the Guest Speaker:

Jonathan Kaplan is a researcher for Sun Microsystems Laboratories, working on the Wonderland project. His research interests include virtual worlds, collaborative computing, computer-mediated communication, distributed systems, multi-user cooperative environments, security and user interfaces. Before joining the Labs, Jonathan worked on system management software for Sun's volume systems. His work included hardware monitoring, as well as fault analysis and reporting. Jonathan is also a co-author of the book, "J2EE Design Patterns", from O'Reilly. His education includes a BS and MS in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania.

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About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at

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