Marie Vans, School of Information graduate student, received 1st place in the Adult Division of the Curriculum Content Category in the International Society for Technology in Education’s annual ISTE’2015 EduMachinima Fest http://connect.iste.org/blogs/tanya-martin/2015/07/06/edumachinima-fest-2015-winners-announced. Her entry, “Catherine de Medici – St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre,” was created in fulfillment of an assignment for the LIBR 287 – Virtual Worlds: The Birth of The Renaissance in Florence course taught during the spring semester, 2013.
If you missed the 6th Annual VCARA Conference in April, you can watch the machinima of both keynotes and all the mini presentations. Visit the VCARA Videos YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe3kkzyWCmzLGBXulzn3mzg
The traveling exhibit “The Aeronauts” exhibit put together by Sere Timeless, will be on display on VCARA until the end of summer. This wonderful exhibit tells the story of the hot air balloon including the first “duel in the air” and even the hot air balloon craze that showed up in ladies fashion. Come see the wacky variations on hot air balloon design complete with oars and wings that were thought to help steer the contraption.
Our very own Jane Awesome/Kerri Keil wrote a great article on VCARA in the first issue of Archeota: “Exploring next generation archivesthrough VCARA”.
The 6th Annual VCARA Conference was held on April 21, 2015. It was well attended, which is not surprising considering the lineup of speakers.
Albert “Skip” Rizzo
Director for Medical Virtual Reality — Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Professor — USC Davis School of Gerontology –USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Written by: Jennifer Christensen
Disclaimer: In an effort to retain the integrity of the blog’s format, interview questions and answers are abridged. Every effort, however, has been made to preserve the spirit and integrity of the interview.
Our spotlight series profiles Alfred “Skip” Rizzo, whose work in the design, development and evaluation of virtual reality (VR) systems in the treatment of PTSD earned the American Psychological Association’s 2010 Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Treatment of Trauma.
Spring 2015 Alice Krueger/Gentle Heron Colloquial talk on March 31, 2015. People with Disabilities in Virtual Worlds.
Colloquium Talk on VCARA: People with Disabilities in Virtual Worlds. Virtual Ability supports people with many types of disabling conditions and chronic illnesses in Second Life. Some require special accommodations. Learn how some persons use assistive technology or human assistance to access Second Life.
Interested in taking a class in Second Life? The SJSU iSchool’s Summer 2015 immersive learning course is 287-10 Virtual Worlds: Moving Through Time and Space: U.S. Revolutionary War.