Isola del Giglio, Second Life Simulator

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dc.contributor.author Vanni Accarigi, I
dc.contributor.editor Ilaria Vanni
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:04:56Z
dc.identifier.citation Isola del Giglio
dc.identifier.other J1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12326
dc.description.abstract Background Second Life (SL) is an online 3d environment created by its users, who can meet together in the same place to discuss, role-play, design, write collaborative narratives, and build their own virtual worlds. SL provides an immersive, interactive, multimodal experience, Isola del Giglio is a SL simulator I created in 2008 as a meeting and discussion point where UTS International Studies students could meet together and with staff to discuss their research projects. Contribution In 2008 researched and developed Isola del Giglio. Isola del Giglio is designed as a virtual island, set in an imagined geographical location evocative of the Mediterranean. My contribution consisted in developing the concept of the project, landscaping. designing and maintaining the site and producing a short machinima (animation film) to document the island and its use by International Studies students and staff. Significance The project started with virtual ethnographic research of several different sites in SL from recreational spaces, gaming sims and educational sites in order to understand the affect of the designed environment on its users. Most universities in SL simply reproduce replicas of existing campuses, some with 'classrooms' and 'lecture theatres'. On the contrary Isola was built as an innovative 'open' space with different models of communication in mind to generate innovative learning and teaching experiences.
dc.publisher Second Life
dc.title Isola del Giglio, Second Life Simulator
dc.type Exhibition
dc.parent Isola del Giglio
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isola%20del%20Giglio/13/222/35 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Cultural Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 021234
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Yes en_US
dc.date.activity 20080801 en_US
dc.date.activity 2008-08-01
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Virtual worlds; Second Life. en_US
dc.description.keywords Virtual worlds
dc.description.keywords Second Life.
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)


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