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Second Life expert to lecture on research in virtual worlds
March 5, 2010, 2:53 pm
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Second Life expert Mark Bell will discuss “The Future of Research in Virtual Worlds: Developing Virtual Data Collection Interfaces” at 6 p.m. March 16 in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. His talk is part of the Tech Trends Series.

Bell’s research interests are in trust in mediated environments including virtual worlds, mobile networks and augmented reality. He is highly involved in the Second Life research community, managing the SL Researchers mailing list and presenting at several conferences, including NCA and AoIR. He has published on trust, web 2.0, Second Life, graphic novels and technical books. Bell has also developed an innovative virtual data collection interface for use in the virtual world of Second Life.

His talk is sponsored by the BGSU Virtual Campus in Second Life and Tech Trends.

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Art 101: Intro to Art in full swing
July 8, 2009, 11:24 am
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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
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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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