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Event ACRL-VWIG August Meeting - 2014-08-07

by JJ Jacobson on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 06:46 pm

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

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:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westphalia/33/100/25

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”

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bay%20of%20Naples/128/128/2802

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”

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westphalia/129/162/2801

 

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)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westphalia/106/178/2801

 

ee 18th c clothing - Parc de Sansouci  (both men and women)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rajika/131/216/1988

(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)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Baekje/58/155/2496

(usethe teleport on the upper level in the back to get to the store outlet)

 

L’Optimiste (one women's free gown)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westphalia/57/101/25

 

Armoire Fashions (one women's free gown on the wall above the armoire!)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Antiquity%20Bexar/33/142/26

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Event Virtual Worlds Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

A planning and discussion meeting of the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group. Members will attend in person or online in the 3D Virtual World of Second Life.

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File Agenda-ACRL-VWIG-6-28-14

by Esther Grassian on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm

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File ACRL-VWIG-2014-MW-Agenda-Notes

by Esther Grassian on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm

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File VWIG-ALA-Midwinter-2014-agenda

by Joseph Floyd on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 03:06 pm

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Event "Blended Information Behaviour in Second Life": FREE Program & Meetings

by Esther Grassian on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 01:46 pm

***Cross-posted to various lists. Please share widely.***

***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
 
Questions? esthergrassian@gmail.com
     Best,
       Esther (Alexandria Knight)

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Event Invitation to FREE Minecraft & Digital Citizenship Program, Sun. 7/28, 12-1pm SLT

by Esther Grassian on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 06:10 pm

**** 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).

**** 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
        http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Imagination%20Island/154/184/26

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: estherg@ucla.edu

    Look forward to seeing you there!
        Best,
            Esther Grassian/Alexandria Knight & Joe Floyd/Joe Cupla, Co-Chairs, ACRL VWIG 2013/2014     

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Discussion ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Final Report

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 06:36 pm

The ACRL VWIG met in Chicago at ALA2013 (both at the ALA headquarters in Chicago and in the virtual world of Second Life).  The final report shared accomplishments for the 2012-2013 year.

Event Virtual Worlds Interest Group/ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group Joint Meeting (ACRL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Joint business meeting of the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group and the ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group. Discussion will focus on ongoing projects and future plans.

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To provide information and activities for ACRL members and to recruit new ACRL members through virtual worlds like Second Life; to manage the ACRL presence in Second Life; to participate and support the activities of ACRL in virtual worlds on an ongoing basis; to hold meetings within these virtual environments at ALA and ACRL conferences to share information and provide professional networking opportunities.

 

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