Gather.town offers a virtual space for conference attendees to interact with other attendees and sponsors. In the virtual space of SIGSPATIAL 2020, you can search a specific person and chat with text or video. You can have a video chat with a person who is close enough with you or with people in the same private space as you. You can also interact with objects in the space. You can use arrow keys for moving around in the space. A shortcut “x” will enable/disable all interactions with objects.
The gather.town space for SIGSPATIAL 2020 consists of 11 rooms. Three of them are big rooms: a main foyer as a hub, a bar for social purpose, and a beach with additional social space. Seven smaller rooms for the sponsors plus one smaller room for the keynote speakers. All the rooms are connected by portals as is shown below.
Please sign in to https://gather.town/app/brWjWDAiauCYyPuc/sigspatial2020, with the passcode received from the conference. Then type your name, and click “Join the Gathering”. If your browser asks for you permission to use microphone and camera, please answer “Allow”.
Enable/disable your audio and videoAfter signing in, you have the option to enable/disable your audio/video at the right bottom corner.
Change characterClick the first button on the bottom menu to adjust your character.
Change nameClick the last button on the bottom menu to change your name.
Search a person for chatting
You can search a specific person with his/her name in the “PARTICIPANTS” menu on the right. Once you identify the person, you can use “Locate” to find a path to reach the person. Or you can click on “chat” for messaging.
Video chatYou can have video chat with a person who is close enough to you.
The interaction distance can be adjusted using the button with concentric circles at the bottom menu. The interaction distances for different configurations are shown below.