@email@example.com Not recently active ActivityProfile View General First Name Thomas Last Name Oster Job Title Support Specialist III Social Networks Twitter toster Second Life User Yes Second Life Avatar toster Oh Contact Info Website http://www.rice.edu/ Blog http://metadiversity.blogspot.com/ Extended Profile Biography I’ve been involved with New Media since the days of Gopher. (I attended the Gopher conference at UMinn in 1993, when the topic of conversation during breaks was this new thing called the World Wide Web.) In 1996-1997, I was part of a team that pieced together technology such as CUSeeMe for a teleconference between Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX and Moscow State University, hosted by Dr. Michael DeBakey. Along the way, I built the web presence for the National Space Biomedical Research Inst. and the Hispanic Center of Excellence at BCM. My interests more recently run to investigating and promoting the use of New Media in higher ed classrooms.