Research Essentials

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

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Entries from November 2008

Change management meeting

November 15th, 2008 · No Comments

An email circulated inviting all staff to sign up for one or the “change meetings”. Following the IET review that took place earlier in the year, consultants have been hired to to manage the transition process. I’m still not 100% sure what we are transitioning to, but I think that that is yet to be […]

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Tags: by Gill · IET

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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Tags: Virtual worlds

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