ACRL Virtual World Interest Group visits LOCUS Amiais @SL project on 15 March 2023

On Wed Mar 15th 2023, at 9-10am SLT, meet the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group at the VWEC Fireside Deck on to join a visit to the LOCUS Amiais@SL project.

The ACRL — Association of College and Research Libraries is a division of the American Library Association. The ACRLVirtual Worlds Interest Group aims to provides an opportunity for academic librarians with virtual environment interests and responsibilities to have a place in ACRL to network, share information, ask questions, and work on special projects, promote accessibility and provide programs relevant to academic libraries (read more…)

The LOCUS Amiais @SL, a project of Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, and realized by Beta Technologies in 2021, recreates the village of Amiais, Sever do Vouga, Portugal, in the Second Life metaverse. It aims to develop and test interactive immersive scenarios, based on co-designed ludic storytelling, to explore cultural contents and learn about the cultural heritage of Amiais. The project also aims to understand the impacts of individual characteristics in immersive practices in metaverses in order to conceptualize virtual ludic experiences to promote cultural heritage and converge it with experiences in the physical territory.

If you already have a Second Life account and would like to join the visit, contact Valibrarian Gregg, Suemoon Magic (ACRL) or Moon Adamant (Beta Technologies).