Wednesday, February 28, 2007
One of Second Life’s main strengths is that it provides a virtual space for academic research and discourse. Many communities rather islands on Second Life have been built specially for these purposes and have been specifically designed for new media research. The New Media Consortium is one such experimental community that supports academic research and collaborative learning.
The amphitheater located at the heart of the Island is one such structure used for group discussions and lectures.
The Aho Museum showcases, contemporary digital art, a medium that is becoming increasing popular and changing the way we view art and how it should be exhibited.
Another useful resource found at NMC is a virtual library that provides up to date information of recent developments in new media technology.