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John Lester

I'm the Director of Community Development at ReactionGrid, a company that develops 3D simulations and virtual world platforms. Our focus is education, working with academics and businesses to develop immersive learning environments.

From 2005-2010 I worked at Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life. At Linden Lab I led the development of the education and healthcare markets while evangelizing the innovative use of virtual worlds in academia, training and immersive learning.

Previously, I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, creating online medical education and patient support communities while exploring the underlying neuroscience behind how people communicate and collaborate effectively. I also have a background in neuroscience research.

Areas of Interest: 
3d simulations,
virtual worlds,
immersive learning

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