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A Second Life  for Your Museum 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments and Museums Richard Urban (aka Aethalides Kukulcan) Grad...
Growth of Online Worlds: From… Courtesy mmogchart.org
To…  International Space Flight Museum
Second Life Is Not a Game
http://secondliferesearch.blogspot.com
So what is it? <ul><li>3D Multi-user Virtual Environment (MUVE)‏ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Virtual Environment (...
Museums in Second Life <ul><li>Through early 2007 most museums are created, built, and maintained by SL Residents </li></u...
Science
International Space Flight Museum
International Space Flight Museum
NASA CoLab
‘ Splo (Now Open! Sploland)
Star Trek Science Museum
Art
Second Louvre Museum
Second Louvre Museum Watch on YouTube http: //youtube .com/watch? v=IX8HskHNSIc
Bolinas Art Museum
Artsplace
Fantasy
Sci-Fi Museum
History/Archeology
Second Life Historical Museum
Paris 1900
Jewish Historical Center
Xibalba: Mayan Museum
Virtual Morocco
Museum of Antiquity
Getting Started <ul><li>www.secondlife.com </li></ul><ul><li>Become a “Resident” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First account is Fr...
Getting Around <ul><li>Walk </li></ul><ul><li>Fly </li></ul><ul><li>Drive/Ride </li></ul><ul><li>Teleport </li></ul><ul><u...
Building in Second Life Watch on YouTube http: //youtube .com/watch? v=KruzH82Z2qQ
Scripting in SL Watch on YouTube http: //youtube .com/watch? v=B6vZqC8SsL8
Other Communities In SL <ul><li>Second Life Library 2.0  http://www.infoisland.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Islan...
Get Involved <ul><li>Museums in Second Life (MiSL) Group Search in-world under Groups – Join! </li></ul><ul><li>MiSL Googl...
More Information <ul><li>http://del.icio.us/rjurban/secondlife </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube Museum videos http://youtube.com/...
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A Second Life for Your Museum: 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments and Museums

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Originally presented at Museums & the Web 2007. Related paper at:
Urban, R. et al., A Second Life for Your Museum: 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments and Museums. In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Museums and the Web 2007: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics, published March 31, 2007 at
http://www.archimuse.com/mw2007/papers/urban/urban.html

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A Second Life for Your Museum: 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments and Museums

  1. 1. A Second Life for Your Museum 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments and Museums Richard Urban (aka Aethalides Kukulcan) Graduate School of Library & Information Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dr. Paul Marty (aka Pont Mirabeau) School of Information Florida State University Dr. Michael Twidale (aka Dingdong Bellman)‏ Graduate School of Library and Information Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  2. 2. Growth of Online Worlds: From… Courtesy mmogchart.org
  3. 3. To… International Space Flight Museum
  4. 4. Second Life Is Not a Game
  5. 5. http://secondliferesearch.blogspot.com
  6. 6. So what is it? <ul><li>3D Multi-user Virtual Environment (MUVE)‏ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Virtual Environment (CVE)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proprietary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But based on open standards (OpenGL)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open-source Client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open-source server coming? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An open world, you build it, you script it. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Museums in Second Life <ul><li>Through early 2007 most museums are created, built, and maintained by SL Residents </li></ul><ul><li>Real-life museums are few or not actively promoting their presence </li></ul><ul><li>This is already changing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Sploland (Exploratorium) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Center (UK)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newseum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your museum?? </li></ul></ul>Image courtesy Taran Rampersad
  8. 8. Science
  9. 9. International Space Flight Museum
  10. 10. International Space Flight Museum
  11. 11. NASA CoLab
  12. 12. ‘ Splo (Now Open! Sploland)
  13. 13. Star Trek Science Museum
  14. 14. Art
  15. 15. Second Louvre Museum
  16. 16. Second Louvre Museum Watch on YouTube http: //youtube .com/watch? v=IX8HskHNSIc
  17. 17. Bolinas Art Museum
  18. 18. Artsplace
  19. 19. Fantasy
  20. 20. Sci-Fi Museum
  21. 21. History/Archeology
  22. 22. Second Life Historical Museum
  23. 23. Paris 1900
  24. 24. Jewish Historical Center
  25. 25. Xibalba: Mayan Museum
  26. 26. Virtual Morocco
  27. 27. Museum of Antiquity
  28. 28. Getting Started <ul><li>www.secondlife.com </li></ul><ul><li>Become a “Resident” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First account is Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t own land </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Install Client </li></ul><ul><li>Get Oriented </li></ul><ul><li>* Be sure to check system requirements first! </li></ul>
  29. 29. Getting Around <ul><li>Walk </li></ul><ul><li>Fly </li></ul><ul><li>Drive/Ride </li></ul><ul><li>Teleport </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SLURL – Second Life URLs http://www.slurl.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In-world search limited to paying landowners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://search.sheeplabs.com (Beta) – Search for items </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Building in Second Life Watch on YouTube http: //youtube .com/watch? v=KruzH82Z2qQ
  31. 31. Scripting in SL Watch on YouTube http: //youtube .com/watch? v=B6vZqC8SsL8
  32. 32. Other Communities In SL <ul><li>Second Life Library 2.0 http://www.infoisland.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cybrary City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ALA Arts Island </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Science Islands </li></ul><ul><li>New Media Consortium http://www.nmc.org/sl </li></ul><ul><li>Educators http://www.simteach.org </li></ul>
  33. 33. Get Involved <ul><li>Museums in Second Life (MiSL) Group Search in-world under Groups – Join! </li></ul><ul><li>MiSL Google Group http://groups.google.com/group/Slmuseums </li></ul><ul><li>Active groups are also maintained by librarians, educators, non-profits (Tech Soup) and many many more! </li></ul>
  34. 34. More Information <ul><li>http://del.icio.us/rjurban/secondlife </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube Museum videos http://youtube.com/musebrarian </li></ul><ul><li>http://isrl.uiuc.edu/~rjurban </li></ul><ul><li>http:// mailer.fsu.edu/~pmarty/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://people.lis.uiuc.edu/~twidale/ </li></ul>

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