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Previews of tomorrow’s virtual key handoff

The collaboration team in Eric’s day class at Emerson did a great machinima video of their project that also serves as a good overview of their entire class’s overall goals: Re-Imagining Boston City Hall Plaza Using Second Life This blog doesn’t allow posting of video objects 🙁 More links to final video projects to come…

Immersive Education Day presentation

Here’s the PowerPoint presentation for the talk I gave this afternoon at Immersive Education Day at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. [ EDIT: Link fixed. Sorry about that! ] [ UPDATE: The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on this event, and I’m mentioned near the end. ]

Hub2 To Present Mayor’s Office with the Keys to Virtual Boston At December 13 Event

For more information contact Eric Gordon BOSTON, MA – Hub2, a project involving the City of Boston, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), Emerson College, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, will showcase virtual models created by Boston residents to improve the city’s public spaces and present Mayor Menino’s office […]

Hub2 Evening Class Concludes

We concluded the official part of the Hub2 evening class on Tuesday with a final evaluation, discussion, and a gallery showcasing the participants’ work. I had taken screenshots of the various spaces with my GFX fully cranked, making for some really nice pics (see the one below of the “Expression” group — the exterior of […]

Hub2 at Immersive Education Day

I’m one of the slated panelists this Saturday at Media Grid‘s Immersive Education Day at Harvard University. Event Details December 8, 2007 from 2-5pm EST Askwith Lecture Hall in Longfellow Hall 13 Appian Way Cambridge, MA 02138 Directions Speakers Enabling the Age of Immersive Education [2-2:30pm EST] Aaron E. Walsh, Director, Immersive Education Initiative | […]

Second Hub2 Open House on Boston Island, 20 Nov, 7:00-7:30 EST

The Hub2 evening group (that’s the one I teach) is hosting our open house this evening at 7pm EST (4pm SLT). We’ll be showing off our Greenway design system, Second T neighborhood tour creator, and Local Talk diner. Please come by and give us your ideas and feedback to make Boston Island a truly immersive […]

Eric Gordon & I present tonight on “Placeworlds”

Prof. Eric Gordon (Emerson College) and I are presenting a draft of our forthcoming paper, “Placeworlds: Using Virtual Worlds to Foster Civic Engagement,” at tonight’s CyberScholars forum hosted at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. The paper provides the theoretical underpinnings of our Hub2 project with Emerson College and the City of Boston, and […]

Hub2 Open House on Boston Island, 1:00-1:30pm EST

The Emerson student section of the Hub2 project will be holding an open house for the public to explore and test their work on Tuesday, Nov 6, from 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Standard Time (10am Second Life Time). The undergrad and grad students in that section have developed some really exciting concepts around the Government Center / […]

Hub2 week 6; also: situated, synchronous spaces and their value in community-led design

My Hub2 class is chugging along, and I thought the halfway point would be an opportune time to “publish” the class agendas for the program so far on the off-chance that they might prove useful to someone contemplating a similar effort. I’m afraid it lacks the level of detail most people would need to run […]

Hub2 week 5: launching project groups

More on this week’s Hub2 class here. I feel like the group has picked up more energy now that we have broken into project teams accountable for specific outcomes. (Somehow I’d forgotten one of the cardinal rules of adult education: make it relevant and make it real from the beginning). Each of the proposals that […]