NMC Conversations #10
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In this NMC Conversation we are transglobal! Larry (in Texas), Rachel (in California), and Alan (temporarily in Iceland) talk with Angela Thomas in Sydney, Australia. Angela, a senior lecturer in English Arts and New Media Literacies at the University of Sydney. The NMC and Angela have collaborated numerous times since first meeting her in Second Life back in 2006, and she has presented several times at our Second Life conferences as well as being a featured speaker at the 2006 NMC Summer Conference.
We invited Angela to talk about her recent work on Virtual Macbeth, a deeply immersive Second Life experience designed to create a feeling for the visitor of the influences on and psychology of being “inside” Macbeth’s head. The NMC Virtual Worlds team built the entire project and brought her ideas to life.
Angela shares with us some interesting information on the design aspects of the project, the success in working with a large number of colleagues in its production, and its potential for teaching and learning. If you have not taken the time to visit Virtual Macbeth, carve out some time and enter Macbeth’s head via http://slurl.com/secondlife/Macbeth/44/54/54.