show #86: curious george

back in the glorious days of ’08 the scilands archipelago of sims was home to MICA which stands for meta-institute for computational astrophysics. among many thriving exhibits run by a number of other institutions, MICA held public lectures and was focused on communicating with the enthusiastic science “amateur”. our guest today is curious george aka caltech professor…

show #68: minecraft in the classroom = better than sl?

dear listeners, if you want to go straight to german high school teacher mirek hancl explaining how he uses minecraft to engage 6th to 12th graders, skip to 35:00 in the show. for those who want to know everything about the recent drama regarding second life journalism – please listen straight from the top: after your listening…

show #15: reconnecting with education

i am sure we can all agree that education in virtual worlds – the immersion into science, art and/or history – is one of the most important “unique affordances” of second life [and other such platforms]. only natural then for the new regime at linden lab to emphasize their eagerness to embrace the diverse community…