Second Life is a virtual environment where its over 7.5 million residents can build, shop, play, and interact with each other. UCI Libraries has purchased an island in Second Life which we named Anteater Island found at the slurl http://slurl.com/secondlife/Anteater%20Island/152/188/26/. The purposes of this investment are to foster and support creative design through course-related instruction and faculty research. In previous quarters courses such as Computer Games as Art, Culture and Technology (US 12) and Reasoning and Modeling with Graphical Models (ICS 295) made using Anteater Island an integral part of the syllabus. Student teams in these classes not only used Second Life as a platform to build computer games, they also used it as a collaborative work environment. UCI Libraries wants to partner with creative faculty who are interested in this new technology. Participation could be limited to holding a single class session in Second Life to using a parcel of the island for an entire quarter.
Second Life Links
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the Academic Community
- Memorandum of Understanding for Participation in Second Life
- Griefer Policy
- Second Life Resources
For more information, contact Julia Gelfand at firstname.lastname@example.org.