VCARA Blog

Overview

VCARA Blog

Our school hosts virtual world events as part of our Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration. Managed by Dr. Pat Franks and written by current students and alumni, this blog highlights lectures and events held on iSchool Island in Second Life, including the annual VCARA Conference. This blog also reports relevant events hosted by other education and information groups in virtual worlds. For more information about VCARA and its members, visit our website: https://sjsuvcara.weebly.com/

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The Dickens Project – A model for live interactive, project based engagement [Virtual Worlds Lecture]

Published: November 19, 2015

Virtual Worlds Guest Lecturer:  Judith Cullen (RL) | Caledonia Skytower (SL), Seanchai Libraries – Library Lead

When: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 | Time: 6:00pm PST – 6:50pm PST

Location: We’ll meet at VCARA’s amphitheater on the SJSU iSchool Island at 6 p.m. SLT; then we’ll teleport to The Dickens Project for a tour and Q&A around 6:20 p.m. SLT.

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Inaugural issue of Archeota features VCARA

Published: May 7, 2015

Our very own Jane Awesome/Kerri Keil wrote a great article on VCARA in the first issue of Archeota:

“Exploring next generation archives through VCARA”

Archeota is the official newsletter of the San José State University Society of American Archivists Student Chapter.

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Come Visit the Aeronauts Exhibit while it’s still up

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.

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Spotlight Interview – Albert “Skip” Rizzo

Published: April 27, 2015

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

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Multimedia – Fall 2013 – Spring 2015

Multimedia – Fall 2013 – Spring 2015

Published: April 24, 2015

Spring 2015 Alice Krueger/Gentle Heron Colloquial talk on March 31, 2015. People with Disabilities in Virtual Worlds.

Spring 2015

Alice Krueger/Gentle Heron Colloquial talk on March 31, 2015. People with Disabilities in Virtual Worlds. Machinima URL:

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Gentle Heron/Alice Krueger – Colloquia Talk-Tuesday, March 31 6:00pm SLT

Published: April 16, 2015

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.

Colloquium Talk on VCARA:

People with Disabilities in Virtual Worlds

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Alice Krueger/Gentle Heron: People with Disabilities in Virtual Worlds – New Machinima

Published: April 6, 2015

SJSU iSchool Colloquium Series talk by Alice Krueger/Gental Heron at VCARA on March 31, 2015 is now available on the VCARA YouTube channel. If you missed the event, Gentle talk about how 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.

Alice Krueger/Gentle Heron: People with Disabilities in Virtual Worlds – New Machinima