Princeton Goes Virtual

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Becoming the latest academic institution to join in the Second Life craze, Princeton University has begun the construction of a virtual campus from which it plans on offering classroom sessions and writing seminars for the Schools of Architecture and Visual Arts. The campus will open to Second Life residents in September, but you can check out a brief tour and a collection of photos at Ambling in Second Life.

“…Behind you as you arrive is a simulation of Chancellor Green Student Center, which was originally the college library building and dates from the 1870s. It reeks of Victorian Gothic. Inside is a library (surprise!), which the college plans to build into a Second Life-based online resource, together with a couple of informal meeting rooms that would house around 6 people.”

More information on art and architecture in Second Life here and here.

Posted by Chris

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