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” “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 technical procedures which might be… 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 at  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 →

Visitors Book

Comments from our visitors book used at Sensation in Dundee earlier this year, and Food for Thought on Sunday. Thanks to everyone who visited the exhibit and interacted with the Virtual Cathedral.  Visitors to the Virtual St Andrews Cathedral, were encouraged to leave some comments about their experience, the comments were hugely positive, with many relating to the possibility of… Read more →

600th Anniversary Graduation Week

The 3D reconstruction of St Andrews cathedral proved very popular at the University Food For Thought event yesterday. The event was organised as part of the university’s 600th anniversary celebrations.   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 →

Secret Lives of Medieval Books

An interesting article was published in the University News yesterday, looking at how the physical interaction people had with medieval books can offer an insight in to why and how they were using them. A fascinating glimpse into medieval life – could be useful background for some of the MSc project work on the Cathedral over the summer. Read more →