Monday, October 27, 2008

Construction Continues...

The island is nearly finished being terraformed- the general layout is stable and all of our planned land masses are in place. I've popped up a temporary tent city in for the Willamette lowlands- Regulus and I will be working on more permanent structures soon- it's been a busy project week outside of Second Life.

This week, I'll be having a meeting with possible partners from allied health- moving health care simulation space on the island forward is one of our primary goals. We know now that it's easy enough to construct a health care related space in Second Life- now what we need are subject matter experts to help us 'flesh out' a simulation script to test here. Will we do this through interactive objects, or a scripted HUD? Only time and a little formative evaluation will tell.

Also in our new build plans- we have talked from the beginning about wanting a large presentation space, like an outdoor ampitheater on the island- we've decided upon the Ashland open air Elizabethan theater as a model, and it sounds like we may have a theater arts instructor who will be interested in being involved- exciting times!

Now that the island needs only minor land tweaks, the next step is our flora project! Stay tuned for when the "how to make plants in Second Life" workshop will be held on the island in the next few weeks....

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