March 16, 7:00 am SLT: Henrik Bennetsen talks about OurBricks and Sirikata, an open source platform for games and virtual worlds

Please join us at NVWN’s next monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 16, from 7:00 am  to 8:00 am SLT/PST (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm CET) when Henrik Bennetsen of Katalabs will present OurBricks. (Click here for a two minute introduction video to OurBricks.) The presentation will take place on SSE’s island in Second Life.

Katalabs is an active participant in the open source community working with Sirikata, a BSD licensed open source platform for games and virtual worlds that was developed at Stanford University. During the past 12 months, Katalabs has been developing OurBricks based on a vision of enabling internet users to discover, interact with and share 3D content right in the browser. Katalabs aims to provide a set of libraries and protocols that can be used to deploy a virtual world as well as fully featured sample implementations of services for hosting and deploying these worlds.

If you have any questions about OurBricks, Katalabs, or Sirikata, please contact Henrik directly at If you have any other questions, please contact me at

Please join us for what promises to be an exciting talk!



About Robin Teigland

Robin Teigland is an Associate Professor at the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), as well as the caretaker of SSE’s island in Second Life. Robin’s research interests revolve around the creation and diffusion of knowledge in social networks and the impact on a firm’s competitive advantage. The focus of her current research is on investigating how virtual worlds and social media are enabling firms to create value outside the boundaries of the firm. She has published numerous articles in international books and academic journals, and in 2008 she received the “Researcher of the Year” award at the Stockholm School of Economics. In addition, she is a reviewer for the US National Science Foundation as well as a globally sought after speaker. Robin really enjoys teaching students at the Stockholm School of Economics and lecturing for executives. In March 2010, she started the NVWN a pan-Nordic project financed by the Nordic Innovation Center investigating innovation and entrepreneurship in virtual worlds.