Dia delosmuertosvarela

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Dia delosmuertosvarela

  1. 1. Transforming the Humanities with Virtual World Technology Steve Varela and Janet Hill
  2. 2. We see dead people…
  3. 3. The Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum Shared digital content in Second Life
  4. 4. Humanities and Technology Don’t Mix?
  5. 5. Merge the Known with Unknown
  6. 6. Make it FUN!
  7. 7. Dr. Meredith Abarca Students created videos, built altars
  8. 8. Eduardo Barrera - Communications • Howard University students • Cultural Identity through avatars
  9. 9. Lisa Smith– Theatre and Dance Dept. • Dances related to Dia de Los Muertos • Traditional • Hip-hop
  10. 10. University 1301 Students • Altar building workshop with Smithsonian staff • UTEP resources and archives in virtual worlds
  11. 11. Future Plans • Bigger and Better • Grants
  12. 12. Steven Varela: stvarela@utep.edu Janet Hill:jhill2@utep.edu The University of Texas at El Paso http:// latino.si.edu/education/LVMDayoftheDeadFestival.htm

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