Category Archives: Second Life

Portus Project

I have been very interested lately in 3D recreations of ancient sites. Today I ran across the Portus Project. The project which is directed by researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Cambridge. The project’s website says … Continue reading

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Second Life Advising

Penn State’s online campus (Penn State World Campus) now is requiring advisors to be available in Second Life for meeting students face-to-face, so to speak. “Students on the real campus get to chat with their advisers face to face. Now … Continue reading

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Second Life Competitor

It looks like there is a new competitor for second Life to worry about. The University of California at San Diego announced recently that one of its professors is working on creating a new virtual world environment that will offer more … Continue reading

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Google not so "Lively" anymore

Google recently announced that it plans to shut down its virtual world, Lively, by the end of 2008. Google only introduced the virtual world a few months ago. Google says on its blog that it has decided to focus its … Continue reading

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Darwin in Second Life

I read an article in Educause (Galapagos Islands in Second Life) about a project by the University of Cincinnati that is celebrating the sesquicentennial of the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection. … Continue reading

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SL Archaeology

So I have ventured back into SL to see what archaeology sites have popped up. I visited ROMA Archaeology – an interactive archaeology site whose goal is archeological education. This was an interesting site to visit.  There were a number … Continue reading

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IBM and Second Life

IBM continues to use Second Life as a platform for unveiling its newest products. On Friday it will use a Webcast to inform people about its new eco-friendly data center. A 3D model of it will be available for viewing … Continue reading

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