Ms. Marion Smeltzer of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania will be at this Friday's Nonprofit Commons to talk about the sim she built called Archeology Island on the ScienceSim (opensim) virtual platform. Previously housed on the Second Life platform, Archeology Island was moved after Linden Lab recinded the education / nonprofit rate for land rentals.
Archaeology Island consists of virtualizations of archaeological sites investigated by faculty members in the IUP , including a Monongahela Village, a Roman site in Cyprus, an underwater shipwreck, a Maya site in Belize , and the Laurel Hill /Brown farm, was the site of an antebellum community of former slaves. Come find out how these recreations are being used to further research and education at IUP.
Learn all about it this Friday, April 6, starting at 8:30am PT at the Plush Nonprofit Commons amphitheater.