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

20 06 2007

Richard Urban and Michael Twidale produced this academic paper for the 2007 Museums and the Web Conference – A Second Life for Your Museum: 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments and Museums.

Abstract:

The paper gives an overview of some of the museum-like activities currently being undertaken in Second Life. Current development is mainly in the hands of pioneers, often interested amateurs engaging in serious leisure to create spaces enabling them to share their interests with others. These efforts are explored in this paper through a systematic analysis of museum visits and a qualitative analysis of interviews with designers and developers of museums in Second Life. Findings identified include the impact of the current technology on what is created, and the importance of interaction-centric designs.

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25 06 2007
Mike Twidale at the UK Museums and Web conference « JonSun Spitteler in Second Life

[…] spoke about the same experiences covered in his paper on Second Life and Museums delivered for this year’s international Museums and the Web Conference. It was a shame that […]

26 06 2007
Richard Urban on there.com « JonSun Spitteler in Second Life

[…] Richard Urban, co-author with Mike Twidale on the Museums and the Web Second Life paper, has just posted on Musematic about his first look at […]

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