Learning from the


  • Yesha Y. Sivan Tel Aviv University & Metaverse Labs




Edge, Future, Bounderies, Exploration, VR, virtual worlds, real worlds,


During 2016 we got many JVWR submissions that dealt with the future of virtual worlds. Of them, a group of papers seems to suggest new angles and unique points of view. We packed these top five papers into this Edge issue. Each of them pushes the boundaries of the disciplines in a different way. Together, they demonstrate the dual value of JVWR, first as a stage to explore the future of virtual worlds (defined broadly) and then help to shape the future of real worlds.

Author Biography

  • Yesha Y. Sivan, Tel Aviv University & Metaverse Labs

    Prof. Yesha Sivan is the Executive Director of The Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University faculty of management, and a visiting professor of innovation and venture at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Design School. He is also the founder of Metaverse Labs (MVL) - a leading think tank focusing on innovation via virtual and real worlds. Sivan's professional experience includes developing and deploying innovative solutions for corporate, hi-tech, government, and defense environments (see for example: the Harvard 9-Keys for Knowledge Infrastructure). He published numerous papers in the areas of strategy and IT, innovation and venture, knowledge, 3D3C virtual worlds, and standards. Sivan received his doctorate from Harvard University. He has taught EMBA, MBA, engineering and design courses in his areas of expertise. His blog is http://www.dryesha.com.






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