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Jason Farman
A tour of the abandoned college campuses of Second Life
Once upon a time, in the year 2007, people were really excited about Second Life.
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Rita J. King 14 Aug 18
Replying to @farman @anthonydever
Love the idea but since I remember the spirit of that development and how it was used and explored, I find the story as flat and unimaginative as its author finds the abandoned campuses.
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Jason Farman 14 Aug 18
Yes, point well taken! That said, the spirit of development did largely ignore what made the physical classroom a compelling space for learning. People at Linden often ignored what was lost in the medium, arguing that all of the important elements of teaching could be ported over
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Sarah the fence is done #FenceProjectA2020 14 Aug 18
Replying to @farman @adr
Second Life is still around?
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Jason Farman 14 Aug 18
Replying to @spermoda @adr
It is, and I heard that they're heading onto the Oculus.
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Marti Canipe 14 Aug 18
Possible explanation for the pirate ship is that East Carolina โ€˜s mascot is a pirate.
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BEE is AWOL 15 Aug 18
Replying to @farman @mseangallagher
I was a student in one of the uni worlds not mentioned. It was fun, vaguely uncanny valley, and just seemed like it could be so much more but nobody could figure out how. Better graphics would definitely have helped. The funniest part was avatars air-typing during chats...
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David Parisi 15 Aug 18
Replying to @farman
Awesome...using this when we tour SL in my class this semester
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Sarah Dyson 15 Aug 18
Replying to @farman @lynnemthomas
I thought this concept was a great idea. What happened to it? Why is it abandoned now?
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Lynne M. Thomas๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿš€ 15 Aug 18
Replying to @farman
If I had to guess, from a library perspective: lack of sustainable resources. Money/staff moved on to other projects, wasn't renewed.
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Brandon Telg 15 Aug 18
Replying to @farman
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ = me every time i think about how much universities and corporations invested in Second Life infrastructure
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