Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL) Community
08/17/2014 12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG
Program: Education in Virtual Worlds: Discussion & optional Living History participation
12-12:30 Orientation, Rocca Sorrentina OOC (Out of Character) Platform: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westphalia/85/160/2801
12-1 Tour of Rocca Sorrentina, meet at the Harbor: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westphalia/56/192/25
1-1:30 Living History Participation: in-character discussion of theater, Coffee House:
Here’s what we’ll discuss!
Make up from last month: If you weren’t able to attend the performance, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_T0wkq43zY
A Bird in the Hand, an adaptation of the play :Sleepless in Sienna" written by Talia Fenix in 2003, performed in Second Life by the Commedia Dell'Arte Company, I Sorrentini.
Visit the Commedia dell’arte exhibit in Rocca Sorrentina: “Introducing La Commedia Dell'Arte”
For those who want to know more: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/comm/hd_comm.htm
Visit the exhibit on Shakespeare vs formal/classical 18th c theater: “Embracing the Savage: Shakespeare in the 18th Century”
Dressing the part: information on period clothes and appointments
For participation in Living History activities in the Enlightenment-era world of Rocca Sorrentina:
There are many fine historical costumers in SL, and the shops in Rocca Sorrentina (Westphalia sim) and neighboring Duché de Coeur sims carry their designs.
For those less inclined towards shopping, the cheapest accurate Enlightenment costumes are the 100$L “Baroque” outfits from Arundelain Dumart on SL Marketplace:https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/19212
N.B. Arundel also makes Elizabethan & Victorian/Steampunk outfits - make sure to
choose something with “Baroque” in its name.
For those disinclined to purchase anything at all but wish to look the part, free 18th century clothing
may be obtained here:
ee 18th c clothing - Rocca Sorrentina (both men and women)
ee 18th c clothing - Parc de Sansouci (both men and women)
(Note: This is directly below the landing point for the region. You will have to use the stairs to get there)
Le Grenier du Chateau outlet store (men)
(usethe teleport on the upper level in the back to get to the store outlet)
L’Optimiste (one women's free gown)
Armoire Fashions (one women's free gown on the wall above the armoire!)
Discussion in Second Life of Part 1, Draft ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Educationby Esther Grassian on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm
***Cross-posted to various lists. Please share widely.***
You are invited to a FREE program, "Blended Information Behaviour in Second Life," presented by Sheila Webber (Sheila Yoshikawa), University of Sheffield, sponsored by the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group (VWIG). See below for details.
DATE: Sunday, September 22, 2013
TIME: 12- 1:30 pm SLT (Pacific Time)
(12 - 12:15 pm: ACRL VWIG business meeting
12:15 - 1:15 pm Program
1:15 - 1:30 pm ALA Virtual Worlds group business meeting)
LOCATION: Community Virtual Library Meeting Area, Imagination Island
SLURL (Second Life URL): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Imagination%20Island/94/183/25/
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Sheila Webber, Senior Lecturer in the
Information School at the University of Sheffield, UK and the Director of the
Centre for Information Literacy Research will present the results of a study
investigating the information behaviour of people in Second Life. This study
can provide insights into how people can navigate the blended information
Note: Basic Second Life accounts are free, though you will need to download and use a free viewer: http://secondlife.com
Esther (Alexandria Knight)
**** Cross posted to a number of lists. Apologies for any duplication.****
You are invited to a FREE program on the game of Minecraft & Digital Citizenship, scheduled for the 3D virtual world of Second Life (SL), sponsored by the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group (VWIG).
Presenter: Valerie Hill, PhD
Topic: An after school club built a game to promote digital citizenship in Minecraft. The project will be discussed along with the topic of
gamification in education.
Date & Time: Sunday, July 28th, 12 noon - 1 pm SLT (Pacific Time)
Location: Community Virtual Library Meeting Space on Imagination Island
Basic Second Life accounts are free: http://secondlife.com/
You will also need to download a free Second Life viewer in order to participate, or someone with a Second Life account can project onto a screen for group viewing and listening.
Note: The ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries (VCL) group will meet from 1 pm to 2 pm, following the Minecraft program.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend and participate in both the VWIG program and the VCL meeting.
Questions? Contact Esther Grassian: email@example.com
Look forward to seeing you there!
Esther Grassian/Alexandria Knight & Joe Floyd/Joe Cupla, Co-Chairs, ACRL VWIG 2013/2014