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CTIT PhDs demonstrate at Dutch TED Event

TED is devoted to 'ideas worth spreading', bringing together three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. The TED talks are wellknown. Many innovative ideas in computer science have been presented at TED events and videos of the talks are always made available on the web.

On November 20, a TED event is being organized in the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. 450 people will attend (by invitation only) to listen to top speakers with an 'idea worth spreading', to watch amazing tech demo's, to be inspired by local talent, and to enjoy superb art and entertainment. During the day the event will be streamed into the ActiveWorlds Europe 3D environments.

Two PhD students from the Human Media Interaction group of the CTIT have been invited to give an on-stage performance with their Brain-Computer Interface to the multiplayer online game World of Warcraft. The PhD students are Danny Plass-Oude Bos and Bram van de Laar. Blizzard Entertainment, the Californian company creator of World of Warcraft reacted enthusiastically to this news and plans to distribute the video of the demonstration around the company.