Building Virtual Worlds @ the Centre for Digital Media - BCNET Conference 2008

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Dr. Gerri Sinclair, Joanna Robinson & Masters of Digital Media students @ the BCNET Conference 2008 Simon Fraser University

Dr. Gerri Sinclair, Joanna Robinson & Masters of Digital Media students @ the BCNET Conference 2008 Simon Fraser University

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  • 1. Building Virtual Worlds @ the Centre for Digital Media BCNET Advanced Networks Conference, April 23 rd 2008 Dr. Gerri Sinclair Executive Director Joanna Robinson Virtual Research Assistant & *Masters of Digital Media Students* Masters of Digital Media Program Centre for Digital Media Great Northern Way Campus http://mdm.gnwc.ca
  • 2. Agenda
    • Introduction to the Masters of Digital Media Program
    • Two locations, one vision:
    • The Centre for Digital Media & the Virtual Centre for Digital Media
    • Our uses of Virtual Worlds: Events, Recruitment, and Classes - a virtual campus and more...
    • “ GrooveTube” Student Project
    • “ Sky Palace” Student Project
    • Discussion with Dr. Sinclair, Joanna & MDM Students
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  • 6. Centre for Digital Media (Latitude: 49:16:0.383N, Longitude: 123:5:26.329W) ‏
  • 7. Virtual Centre for Digital Media University Project (150, 84, 23)
  • 8. Thank You!
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  • 10. Thank You!
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  • 12. Two locations, one vision
    • Centre for Digital Media
    • Great Northern Way Campus, Vancouver, Canada
    • Wired, powered, modifiable spaces
    • Renovated tractor factory
    • Large 'hangar' space for student projects, green screen
    • Virtual Centre for Digital Media
    • 'University Project' Region, Second Life
    • Fully modifiable, reconfigureable spaces
    • Virtual model of future first life building
    • Student sandboxes, green screen room
    • Grounds & skybox space for projects
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  • 16. Events @ the Virtual Centre for Digital Media:
    • Mixed reality Open House
    • Vancouver Police Department
    • William Gibson book launch
    • CITASA Conference 3.0 2007
    • Program launch with Premier Campbell
    • MDM Student Showcase – Mixed reality with live DJ
    • Contemporary Art Gallery's 'RSVP' Picnic
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  • 33. Classes & other activities @ the Virtual Centre for Digital Media:
      • ‘ The Visual Story’
      • ‘ Building Virtual Worlds’
      • 'Interdisciplinary Improvisation'
      • Student organized sandbox experimentation and socializing
    • Upcoming speaker series Krazy Talk
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