W2C Forum #2 Chris Thorne 20090715

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Presentation by Chris Thorne at the UWA Emerging Technologies Forum on 15th July 2009 on 3d representations of the UWA campus

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W2C Forum #2 Chris Thorne 20090715

  1. 1. Emerging Technologies at UWA A forum hosted by the Online Student Journey Project and the UWA Staff Web 2.0 Community Cross Worlds Campus Chris Thorne
  2. 2.  Web 2.0 + virtual worlds + social networks ● If you have a dream, begin it, and providence will move to help you  SIGGRAPH: meeting across the world
  3. 3. UWA Second Life Projects
  4. 4. Cross Worlds 3D Campus  Google 3D campus comp  We Won!!
  5. 5. Conferences, Teaching, MUVES  2008 1st SIGGRAPH MUVE Moot  Aspire presentation, June – Learning Links, Raffles, Awards from VC/Shenton
  6. 6. Super Social Networks
  7. 7. Super Social Networks
  8. 8. Approach  Requirements:  Satisfy multiple client needs/platforms  Has to be low cost to get to every desktop/ user/ content creator  Flexibility to adjust to new technologies  Tool Learnability/usability high priority  Therefore:  Core assets multiply repurposed because no one output form satisfies all requirements  Free Sketchup, open source Gimp, commodity cameras, free Web delivery platforms with cross platform APIs/clients.
  9. 9. Repurposing assets
  10. 10. Student Models 
  11. 11. Other Models
  12. 12. Selected images
  13. 13. State of The Art/Play 2009  3D on macbook/mobiles, HD on netbook : time for vis/sim on the desktop  3D cross platform Web APIs: google, Mozilla, Khronos; Google Earth, Maps+VR, Second Life  Those who were afraid to try still can't play …  This year at MUVEMoot09: Phillip Rosedale: Founder & CEO of Linden Lab (Second Life), Sun (Wonderland), ...  Applications for grants : collaborative sim
  14. 14. Uses  Educaton: enhanced courses: synch and asynch learning  Story telling, machinima  Course aids for visualisation  In course projects in programming, graphics, games, ....  Online archives, Planning, Enhanced web sites for marketing, wayfinding – conferences, open days, International advertising/show  Desktop tools for visualisation and simulation  http://www.simlyf.com/UWA/physics/GE
  15. 15. Example • Directions for • Learning links • class Class Here Enter 2.01 Here
  16. 16. Education in Second Life • UWASL
  17. 17. Questions? Cross Worlds Campus Chris Thorne

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