Children Everywhere Invited to Play in World Game via the Web


Thursday, September 14th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


The Guardians of the Millennium Web site (http://www.theguardians.com) will host the biggest ever live interactive World Game webcast played by schoolchildren all around the world on September 21, 2000.

This exciting event will be seen as a live streaming video event on the Guardians Web site and broadcast on a large screen at the Hanover World's Fair for the European Commission's World's Fair Education and Culture Day.

Teachers and students can watch and play The World Game live during the Web cast from The Guardians of the Millennium Web site on www.theguardians.com.

A Global Game - Live in London and Dublin

The event will originate live from London at the Dome with five hundred school children from the London Borough of Redbridge . Also the event will also originate live from Arthouse Multimedia Centre in Dublin, Ireland with students form various schools around Dublin.

Students from around the world will be able to play, participate and answer questions about the areas of the earth and space that belong to us all and that need protecting. The Oceans, Antarctica, Information, Weather and Outer Space which according to the United Nations are Global Commons and belong to us all.

Vicki Lynn, Creator and Executive Producer of The Guardians of the Millennium Web site said: "My vision has always been to create a world game where children of the world can come together to create 'what if' scenarios to help safeguard the planet's future."

Student Participation and Coordination

This event including parts of The Guardians site, which shows work and student projects made by and for kids. This event is being shot LIVE by YCTV, a student organization in London, which trains young people in all aspects of contemporary television production. Performing LIVE are five hundred students from various schools of London Redbridge and students from various schools in and around Dublin. The Guardians ' project has also been working with the global co-ordination of students, from Nation 1, which is part of the Junior Summit and MIT Media Lab, from The Global Youth action Network and IEARN which are international student Internet networks sustained by and for kids in over 100 countries.

The Guardians of the Millennium World Game is being sponsored in part by The Information Department of the European Commission's Office of Education and Culture; by Servecast; Europe's leading audio and visual content delivery network and Camvista; Europe's leading Web cam experts.

Working with Vicki Lynn, of Satellite Events Enterprises, Inc. the Executive Production Company, are a team of experts from live television, computer graphics, multimedia, game shows, Sink Digital Media, The Guardians' Web design company, and with video streaming provided by Servecast.

To see the event live on the Internet please go to The Guardians of the Millennium Web site on www.theguardians.com and click on the World Game, please download in advance the RealPlayer: it will take approximately one hour to do this, and instructions are on the site. You can then watch the event live from the Guardians site.

If you have Realplayer and want to link directly to the video stream: ( http://www.servecast.com/webcasts/
guardiansmil/guardian.ram)

Time: Dublin/London: 4.30pm.approx

Hanover/ Paris: 5.30pm. approx

New York: 11:30am approx

Los Angeles: 08.35am. approx

Toyko 12:30 Sept 22

Date: Thursday 21st September 2000.