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SIGGRAPH SpaceTime Exhibition
August 4, 2009, 2:15 pm
Filed under: Art,Event,Virtual Campus News | Tags: , , , , , ,

siggraph-spacetimeThe SpaceTime competition is an international juried exhibition for students currently enrolled in school and studying computer graphics and digital arts disciplines. The exhibition captures the state of creative computer-based student work and acts as an annual slice of the computer graphics continuum. The exhibition encompasses three general areas: Print, Animation, and Interactive works.

This year’s SpaceTime exhibition is hosted in Second Life on the BGSU Virtual Campus. The exhibition is now open and features over 80 artworks.

siggraph-spacetime_001To visit the exhibition in Second Life follow this SLURL:

siggraph-spacetime_002Our dynamic media player in Second Life allow visitors to watch all the animations on demand.

SIGGRAPH (short for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is the name of the annual conference on computer graphics (CG) convened by the ACM SIGGRAPH organization.

SIGGRAPH on Wikipedia

Official SIGGRAPH Website

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Art 101: Intro to Art in full swing
July 8, 2009, 11:24 am
Filed under: Art | Tags: , ,

Anthony Fontana’s Art 101: Intro to Art online class in Second Life has begun their summer semester. The first thing the class learned to do was learn to use Second Life using a number of tutorials now on the BGSU Second Life Wiki.

During the second week, students took a field trip to the Sistine Chapel re-creation on Vasar Island. Check out the pictures below! Each student was to find a composition that was an good example of the vocabulary the students were introduced to in class. Each student then communicated to the rest of the class how  they saw the term used in the image. The students are keeping blogs to document their explorations of art on the web and in Second Life using the BGSU blogging system (

art101 sl pics

Click this link to see more pics.

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Virtual Architecture Class Underway
June 2, 2009, 1:07 pm
Filed under: Art,Classes in SL,Learning Community | Tags: , ,

If you’ve been flying around the Virtual Campus lately you may have noticed A LOT of new projects underway! That would be Instructor Audra Magerman’s TECH 4800 Topics in Technology – Architecture in Second Life class.

Virtual Architecture class 1

Architecture in SL 2

14 students are taking the course this summer and are currently working on personal work spaces (seen above) and departmental office spaces for BGSU Departmental use (below).

Architecture in SL 3

The platform in the image below is a proposed ‘classroom’ built by a student for the ATE program (Advanced Technological Education).

Architecture in SL 4

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FATE: Student Exhibition of Art
April 10, 2009, 12:10 pm
Filed under: Art,Event,secondlife,Virtual Campus News | Tags: , , ,

Please join us on Friday, April 10th at 8pm EST on the BGSU Virtual Campus for the opening of the FATE: Foundations in Art: Theory and Educations Student Exhibition in Second Life.

This exhibit features student work by FATE members, including artwork by students of BGSU faculty members: Michael Arrigo, Joe Mesier, Joel O’dorisio, and Anthony Fontana. Each artwork, when clicked, leads to the FATE assignment wiki, a wiki that enables art educators to share assignments for 2d, 3d, Drawing and other college Freshman art courses.

Come meet FATE members, see the artwork, and experience an gallery opening on BGSU’s Virtual Campus in Second Life!

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