Professional workshops & conferences roundup

I know you all are stoked for ARLIS/NA Annual in Boston –  here are some other great events, workshops and conferences that may also be of interest. SEI Pro – Summer Educational Institute For Visual Resources & Image Management – registration has officially opened. Albuquerque, NM, June 8 – 11, 2010 This intensive workshop is […]

Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education and Museums Conference

Join us in Second Life on March 8 for a conference on virtual worlds and libraries, education and museums!  The purpose of this conference is to provide a gathering place for librarians, information professionals, educators, museologists, and others to learn about and discuss the educational, informational, and cultural opportunities of virtual worlds.  There will be […]

Call for Papers: Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education, and Museums

Saturday, March 8, 2008 in Second Life Purpose of the Conference: To provide a gathering place for librarians, information professionals, educators, museologists, and others to learn about and discuss the educational, informational, and cultural opportunities of virtual worlds. Please note: Although the conference will be held in the virtual world Second Life, presentation and paper […]

LOC Preservation – 21st Century-Style

Gamasutra reports that the Library of Congress is funding an initiative – Preserving Creative America – to preserve creative media, including movies, digital photography, and video games. The blog further states According to a statement announcing the program, many of the included projects will involve “developing standardized approaches to content formats and metadata (the information […]

Art and Second Life: Social and Experiental Opportunities

Check out Nina Simon’s post, Jumping Into Art in Second Life, at Museum 2.0.  The following statement sums up her point: So much energy is put into recreating physical spaces and their real-world limitations rather than experimenting with ways that virtual worlds create opportunity to do things that are impossible in real museums. These opportunities […]

The Sistine Chapel Reaches Second Life

Steven J. Taylor, director of academic computing at Vassar College, has recreated the interior of the Sistine Chapel in the virtual world Second Life. On the college’s Second Life island, visitors can step inside a pale-yellow building and view a replica of the frescoes that adorn the 15th-century chapel in Vatican City. They can even […]

Second Life, Museums, and Archaeological Modeling

Richard Urban blogs at Inherent Vice on his collaborative poster session, “Second Life, Museums, and Archaeological Modeling” for the Digital Humanities Conference. The researchers have identified the trend of user-created cultural institutions, rather than institution-created cultural sites.  Plus, “serious leisure” and Oldenburg’s “third spaces” – what an amazing opportunity to create new spaces for cultural […]