Gather.town is like a top-down 2D video game. Each user has an on-screen character they can control and move around the area. When two characters come close together, those two users can talk to each other in a video conference. This proximity-based connection allows hundreds of people to be in the same virtual meeting space, while still allowing small group interactions.
We’ve designed our Gather.town space to emulate the look and feel of a traditional OrigamiUSA Convention Hospitality Area: a big room with many tables for folders to congregate, chat, and fold together. Each table in the main room is a private space: any users sitting in chairs around the same table will be able to talk privately amongst themselves. We hope that event attendees will walk around this virtual world to find old friends and meet new ones. Attendees can use this space to organize their own mini classes, show off their models, organize folding competitions, or just fold in the company of others.
Here is a short demonstration of Gather.town.
Gather.town will be open during all of WOD for 2 hours before and after each class. The password to join will only work within this time. Gather.Town works best using the Chrome web browser on a laptop or desktop computer. It works on a limited basis using a mobile device.
Join Gather.town. You will need a password:
Make sure to check the room every day to register to win door prizes from Aitoh and Tuttle. Please register for the door prizes once each day that you enter into Gather. There will be a total of 25 prizes available. Each day that you enter, increases your chances of winning. In order to win you must fill out all required fields on the form. We will contact you by email after World Origami Days has ended. Prizes from Tuttle are one of their books or kits, including 1 signed Fuse book for a lucky winner. Prizes from Aitoh are a grab bag of origami paper with a total minimum retail value of $40.