[SLED] Education and the Expanding Metaverse

Johnson, Jessica Lea jeslea at ku.edu
Wed Mar 4 10:13:57 PST 2009

Hi Muxe,


Sorry for the slow reply, but I wanted to point you toward the Spencer
Museum of Art's Second Life Island. Thanks to designer Stacey Fox (SL:
Sage Duncan), we have an "island" which is made up of icebergs and a
giant tree. In conjunction with art exhibitions in the real life
Spencer, you can learn about the work scientists are doing in Greenland
and Antarctica to measure and chart the ice sheets. Here's our website
with a slurl:
http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/exhibitions/secondlife.shtml. Hope you like


Jessica (SL: Beacon Wirefly)



Jessica Lea Johnson

Project Coordinator

IMLS Engaging Communities Grant

Spencer Museum of Art

University of Kansas

1301 Mississippi Street

Lawrence, KS 66045-7500


Phone:  785.864.0120

Fax:  785.864.3112

jeslea at ku.edu


From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Andrea B
Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 8:10 PM
To: educators at lists.secondlife.com
Subject: [SLED] Education and the Expanding Metaverse


I'm Muxe Magic and doing research on the evolution of online education
around the
metaverse for a mechinima TV show called Life Online.

After the screening event on Spacejunky island in Second Life, I had a
chat with the producer about the amazing things going on with education
and he wants to share that on the program and on the website.
I am having no trouble finding content to cover in Second Life, but I am
looking for virtual campuses and project of all sorts on grids such as
OpenLife, OpenSim, 3rd Rock, Avatar Hangout, etc.  Being that this
program is about the metaverse at large, that's what we would like to
present to the audience.  

The program is in English, but we would like to show what's happening
all over the world international studies, projects, etc.  It would also
be great to include a wide range of subject matter.  Has anyone created
an underwater world ala Jacques Cousteau?  Do you have something
interesting going on in meteorology showing virtual storms?  Perhaps
your agricultural / ecology studies have some kind of simulation project
about the effects of global warming.  How about art and music history,
culture and spirituality?  Do you know of some grids that has some great
building tutorials for particles, clothing, skins, scripting, etc?

Please email me, or drop me a card in my post box on the Dradis
University sim on OS Grid.


Muxe Magic

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