St Andrews Cathedral

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

This new paper in the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research provides a nice overview of “Virtual Archaeology in Second Life and OpenSimulator” . LINK TO THE PAPER “Traditional approaches to virtual archaeology include dealing with research methods to capture information from heritage sites, creating models out of that information and how to present them to the public; these are intense… Read more →

The Madras Experience

Pupils from Madras College in St Andrews had an opportunity to interact with the virtual reconstruction of St Andrews Cathedral earlier this month. After classroom presentations on Monday and Tuesday, pupils used the 3D reconstruction to complete a task sheet on Wednesday and Thursday to reveal interesting facts about the cathedral, medieval characters and lifestyles. Robert the Bruce was in-world… Read more →

Open Virtual Worlds News

What’s happening in Open Virtual Worlds? The Palace and the Cathedral go to Paris. The 3D reconstruction of Linlithgow Palace and St Andrews Cathedral will feature at the Immersive Education Initiative (IED) Paris Summit later this month. CJ and John will be at MetaMeets “The Art of Creation : Virtuality meets Reality” 2012 in Holland. John’s Routing Island world was… Read more →

Virtual worlds news round-up

What’s been happening in virtual worlds research at St Andrews? Summer dissertations ended in August. Six students completed dissertations focusing on virtual world resources using OpenSim. We had great fun supervising the students, and thank them for all their hard work. Dissertation Titles: A Toolkit for Managing Open Virtual World Grids Multimedia and Interactivity in Virtual Worlds using a Reconstruction… Read more →

The Cathedral or the Palace

Planning a visit to the actual preserved monuments of Linlithgow Palace or St Andrews Cathedral during the Holidays? Visit the Historic Scotland website for some interesting materials. My favourite is investigating Mary Queen of Scots you could also visit the National Museum of Scotland to see artefacts associated with her. Read more →

The Dodo Book of Visitors

Comments from our visitors book used at Sensation earlier this year, and Food for Thought on Sunday. Thanks to everyone who visited the exhibit and interacted with the Virtual Cathedral. We would like to share your thoughtful comments. Read more →

Successful SELF bid

A proposed collaborative project between Open Virtual Worlds in Computer Science, Special Collections and Art History called Flexible Access to Medieval Books (FAB) has been successful in this year’s SELF funding. The goal of this project is to utilise 21st century technology to enable learners to participate in history and thereby to extend the boundaries of experiential learning. The project… Read more →