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Valerie Hill's picture

Virtual Meditation: ACRL VWIG Meeting March 24, 2013

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group meeting on March 24, 2013 was on an interesting topic:   virtual world meditation. 

Photos of the 13 avatars (mostly librarians) in attendance can be viewed in an Animoto video at

http://animoto.com/play/IRuBgCXSS5UsCckLn8Z2oQ


Donavan Vichi shared meditation techniques in virtual worlds. 
Oberon Octagon (Donavan Vicha) oversaw the design and construction of a sim for the American Library Association. He served as admin for sim for three years, consulting for another two years before it closed due to funding issues. Beyond his professional interests, he has received a certificate from the Christos Center for Spiritual Formation as a spiritual director. He helps facilitate the training of spiritual directors in the ChristosChicago branch and is on the board of directors of Christos. He has taken his experience inworld with an appearance at the 2012 International Spirit Festival and gave a series of talks on Happiness and Spiritual Disciplines at the Island of Nirvana.

Professional journal: http://diehard03.blogspot.com/

Relevant Memberships

Association of Virtual Worlds

http://www.network.associationofvirtualworlds.com/profile/DonavanVicha

RezEd

http://rezedhub.ning.com/profiles/profile/show?id=DonavanVicha