UWVW12 Graduation & Spring Show – New Museum of Virtual Media Launches in Second Life

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The University of Washington’s Certificate in Virtual Worlds (UWVW) Class 2012 graduation is today, June 7th 2012, and it features the opening of the Museum of Virtual Media. Students designed and built the Virtual Media Museum in Second Life as described in Chapter 2 of the book Infinite Reality and presented in Natural History magazine. The Museum of Virtual Media consists of twelve interactive exhibits:

  1. Landing Point
  2. Storytelling
  3. Graphics
  4. Sculpture
  5. Theater
  6. Manuscripts, Printing and Movable type
  7. Photography
  8. Cinematography
  9. Electricity
  10. Broadcast Media
  11. Computer and Internet
  12. Virtual Media of the Future

Utilizing the unique affordances of 3d virtual immersive environments, each Museum exhibit applies different 3d instructional design methodologies including storytelling, gaming and learning archetypes to stimulate learning through agency, interactive guided experiences, exploration, tours, active participation and knowledge creation.

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It was a great pleasure and honor serving as a Mentor to this extraordinary group of talented people from around the world along with the magnificent Anna Gadler Pratt and scripting wizard Michael Thome.
Adrianne, Allison, Cooper, Chimera, Leela, Magnus, Merlin, Nany, Ryland, Suzician, Tapio, Zorreau you rock!

The graduation ceremony starts at Thu June 7th, 6pm PDT/SLT | Fri, June 8th, 2am GMT in UW Avalumni Island, Second Life. Don’t miss it!

I will be streaming live the opening on the web and covering by twitter under hashtag #MVM2012

Check out here the official press release about the launch of the Museum of Virtual Media and help spread the word around!



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