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Oscc17 the noble-spirit-stricker-calongne-truman


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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 presentation with Dr. Andrew Stricker (Spinoza Quinnell), Dr. Barbara Truman (Delightful Doowangle), and Dr. Cynthia Calongne (Lyr Lobo) called The Noble Spirit: Transcendentalism & Transdisciplinarity, hosted on December 9, 2017. The OSCC17 featured 31 conference sessions and 6 panels on virtual worlds in education, language learning, eCommerce, the arts, literature, motion capture, and virtual reality research.

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Oscc17 the noble-spirit-stricker-calongne-truman

  1. 1. The Noble Spirit: Transcendentalism & Transdisciplinarity Dr. Andrew Stricker Dr. Barbara Truman OpenSimulator Community Conference December 9, 2017
  2. 2. Virtual Harmony in OpenSim …a place for meeting minds & reflecting on what we hold most dear… Transdisciplinary Design for Supporting Transcendentalism in 3D
  3. 3. Transdisciplinary Design for Supporting Transcendentalism in 3D Transcendentalism, inspired by German philosophers, English and European Romantic authors, is a form of American Romanticism… Kant Hegel Goethe Coleridge Wordsworth
  4. 4. Transdisciplinary Design for Supporting Transcendentalism in 3D Early American transcendentalism was in part a reaction against increasing industrialization in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and against the dehumanization and materialism that frequently accompanied it. Emerson Thoreau Whitman
  5. 5. Transdisciplinary Design for Supporting Transcendentalism in 3D Contemporary transcendentalism is a humanistic philosophy — it puts the individual right at the center of the universe and promotes respect for human capabilities.
  6. 6. Why use Transcendentalism in 3D World Design? Merleau-Ponty (1962) advocated for the reconstruction of a person’s ability to notice the transcendent world rather than merely as a set of “bracketed” or reduced isolated experiences wherein objects, people, events are taken for granted, go unnoticed. He placed emphasis on the importance of reflection (mindfulness) as means for arousing “forms of transcendence [to] fly up like sparks from a fire” (p. 8). Merleau-Ponty, M. (1962). Phenomenology of perception. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. …reconstruction to notice the transcendent world
  7. 7. Transdisciplinary Design for Supporting Transcendentalism in 3D Transdisciplinarity in OpenSim …bridging scientists & avatars from all walks of life on a journey to discovery…
  8. 8. Design focus is primarily on experiences to benefit the spirit and commonwealth by transcending isolation and disconnectedness. Both function and aesthetics are satisfied. Well-springs, using iconographic forms, are observable for promoting mindfulness and to render favorable impressions. Expansiveness of the 3D landscape offers familiarity with defined natural places as well as spaces for co-transcendence. * Stricker, Calongne, Truman, & Arenas, 2017, Integrating and Awareness of Selfhood and Society into Virtual Learning TRANSCENDENTALISM Tenets for 3D Design*
  9. 9. TREE TRANSCENDENTAL CONTEMPLATION Communal Events Labyrinth Nature Areas Roofless Church Contemplative Salons Wheel of Life Communion Connection Community
  10. 10. Virtual Harmony in OpenSim Tree of Transcendental Contemplation Activity TREE TRANSCENDENTAL CONTEMPLATION
  11. 11. Join us for a Tour of Virtual Harmony Tuesday, December 12th at 11AM Pacific Time 8PM Central European Time Hypergrid Enabled Spinoza Quinnell Delightful Doowangle Lyr Lobo Questions? Booth 3 on the OSCC Expo Zone 3