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Welcome Back NMC Virtual World Art Sims!

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Sep 28, 2012 09:39am
Have you heard? An exciting new development has occurred!  We received not one, but TWO anonymous donors on the night of our inworld "goodbye" party to our art sims.  The donors both agreed to sponsor the sims, with one sponsoring Ars Simulacra and the other sponsoring NMC Campus West for at least one more year and perhaps more! NMC Campus West is still set up with an amazing show of early SL art from 2004 to 2007!  Please stop in and ... more...

Saying goodbye to the NMC Art Sims…

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Aug 25, 2012 01:38pm
Sadly, it is time to say goodbye to the sim that houses the Aho Museum(NMC Campus West) & the sim of Ars Simulacra.  Both sims, provided by the New Media Consortium, have showcased some of the finest artists Second Life has to offer since 2006. Please join us as we celebrate the past 6 years of creativity, imagination and celebration of the arts.  We will travel down memory lane and visit art from as early as  2004 to current day art ... more...

Student Art Exhibition in Second Life: National Chiayi University

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir May 17, 2012 06:09am
Dr. Mary Stokrocki, Professor and Area Head of Art Education, Fullbright, recently shared a story with me about using Second Life for education. Dr. Stokrocki is conducting research about multi-literacies as well as cross cultural research. On April 26, while teaching on her sabbatical, Dr. Stokrocki arranged for her undergraduate students from the National Chiayi University in Minshong Taiwan to have an art exhibition opening in Second Life called Taiwan Now. The university is a combination of an agricultural school and normal ... more...

Upcoming Art Exhibit!

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Dec 14, 2011 12:57pm
The full sim exhibit celebrates ART with MUSIC, MOTION, LIGHT & COLOR.  Join us in Second Life on Sunday, December 18th at 12pm slt. [caption id="attachment_11671" align="aligncenter" width="508" caption="STAR DANCE-Created by Gwen Carillon"][/caption] In the above 3d light sculpture, the pieces glide gracefully to mimic a beautiful dance.  You cannot see the motion and movement, or hear the music and sound of the pieces in this exhibit ...unless you drop by and see them! The exhibit can be found on the NMC Campus ... more...

Immersive Experiences in Second Life

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Jul 27, 2011 04:26pm
Part 3 of a 3-part series: A Virtual World, Endless Learning Potential One of the greatest assets of Second Life is the ability to connect and collaborate with people from all over the world, in real time, and in the same space. "Macbeth" is a great example of an immersive art and educational experience that was a collaboration between multiple avatars. It is a space to explore, role-play, deconstruct, and reconstruct the text of Shakespeare's Macbeth.  Exploring the island allows you to ... more...

Art Programs in Second Life

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Jul 20, 2011 10:18am
Part 2 of a 3-part series: A Virtual World, Endless Learning Potential What is a world without art? People find joy in viewing, creating, and discussing works of art. Art is a means of expression and exploration. Learning about art means becoming immersed in another culture, another time period, and at times another world. Imagine being able to step foot into the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam...from your house. Or recreate a famous piece you've always longed to have in ... more...

Your NMC Campus Story: Jan Baum

published by Beth Sachtjen Apr 7, 2010 08:37am
"Your NMC Campus Story" highlights the many ways in which educators are using the NMC Campus in Second Life to spark innovation, learning, and creativity. This post introduces us to Professor Jan Baum of Towson University and her Hype project as part of a Global Design Collaboration program. I have an ongoing collaborative art and design project that utilizes digital media in several forms. This semester’s iteration is the Global Design Collaboration. I used the NMC listserv along with other professional ... more...

Ball State Digital Artists Showcased on NMC’s Ars Simulacra

published by Alan Levine Aug 21, 2008 10:46am
Imagine flying over a pyramid shaped boat as a variety of tones from the engine combine to create a melody. That is just what visitors will get when they interact with the new virtual art collection created by Ball State University faculty in Second Life. John Fillwalk, Ball State associate professor of art, and director of the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts and Animation (IDIAA), is the lead artist on a project that will be showcased in Second Life beginning Sunday, ... more...

Artists on the Green

published by Alan Levine Aug 13, 2006 05:02pm
We had quite the turnout yesterday for our Artists on the Green event, where both art and its creators were both assembled on NMC Campus to dialogue about art in Second Life. Co-host Sasun Steinback welcomes attendees to the event Our panel session with Second Life audieoces ran for almost an hour, and for many it was the first time to pair the voice with the avatar-- we were able to bring in the artists by teleconference and Skype and broadcast it ... more...

Eastman House Exhibit Debuts on NMC Campus

published by Alan Levine Jul 31, 2006 04:59pm
Eastman Exhibit Originally uploaded by NMC Second Life Part of the Seeing Ourselves: American Faces exhbit provided by the George Eastman House. This is currently on display in the Aho Art Museum on NMC Campus As part of a collaboration with the George Eastman House, the world's oldest photography museum, NMC is proud to be hosting a unique exhibit. This show, Seeing Ourselves: American Face, is going on tour in Real Life, and at the same time, is ... more...