Gather.town offers a virtual space for conference attendees to interact with other attendees and sponsors. In the virtual space of SIGSPATIAL 2021, 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 2021 consists of 8 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. Five smaller rooms for the sponsors. All the rooms are connected by portals as is shown below.
Please sign in to https://gather.town/app/Agfk00kzknqgIdDE/sigspatial2021, with the passcode received from the conference. Then choose your appearance, type in your name, and click "Join the Gathering". If your browser asks for your permission to use microphone and camera, please answer "Allow".
Enable/disable your audio and videoAfter signing in, you can still enable/disable your audio/video at the right bottom corner.
Change characterClick your Avatar on the bottom menu to change your name and appearance.
Search a person for chatting
You can search a specific person with their name in the "PARTICIPANTS" menu on the left bottom. Once you identified the person, you can use "Locate" to find a path to reach the person or click the "Follow" button to reach that person automatically. You can also drop a message to them and start text conversation.