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Life gets busy and choices have to be made. We look forward to an offering from Johannes in 2020.
Presenter: johannes1977 Resident
Description: Storming the Bastille: A Look at the French Revolution will be an interactive walk through timeline, where participants can learn about the French Revolution and get an idea of how they can present important moments in history in virtual worlds.
Access: Second Life. See the conference website for information about creating a Second Life account. Either SL or Firestorm viewers are recommended.
This venue will be available for a limited time for individual exploration after the presentation.
Location / SLURL: TBA
Accessibility: SpeakEasy HUD Tool
Presenters: Alyse Dunavant-Jones (SL: AlyseDunavantJones), Advocacy and NonProfit; Valerie Hill (SL: Valibrarian), Advocacy and NonProfit; Marie Vans (SL: amvans Lapis), Advocacy and NonProfit
Description: Through librarians’ perspectives, this presentation analyzes conflicting definitions of VR and virtual worlds and addresses friction between VR and 3D virtual world developers and users. The presentation contrasts two free, desktop-compatible VR worlds (AltspaceVR and Sansar) and summarizes the state of communities in these worlds vs. 3D virtual worlds like Second Life. Ultimately, it proposes best practices for future educational collaboration and digital citizenship across virtual platforms.
Participants will be aware of the complex relationship between VR and virtual worlds
Participants will understand advantages, challenges, and tips for collaborating with VR proponents
Accessibility: Voice and SpeakEasy HUD Tool