Research Essentials

Perspectives on an academic environment: a collaborative blog by Gill Clough & Rebecca Ferguson

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Entries Tagged as 'Virtual worlds'

Virtual memorials

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments

One of my research interests is heritage sites in Second Life. I’m currently looking at memorials – for real-world events, for virtual events, and for cross-overs – when the loss of the avatar appears more real than the death of the person. Such virtual memorials can be intensely moving, as I found when one of […]

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Time runs fast in virtual worlds

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

While researching heritage in Second Life, I noted that time speeds up in virtual worlds. Events that took place only months ago are referred to as part of the world’s history. When your world is only five years old, anything that survives for a few years begins to look like a venerable antique. Second Life’s […]

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Tags: by Gill · Conferences · Handheld2007 · Handheld2008 · Virtual worlds

Massively Multi Learner Workshop at Anglia Ruskin

March 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Anna Peachey presented first at this event – describing the Schome Park part of the Schome project in which teens aged 13 to 17 explore alternative approaches to learning through the virtual environment of Second Life. During the presentation, she asked how many people in the room had an avatar in 2nd life and I’d […]

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