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Upcoming events at Minerva, SL

Minerva is the online teaching and research space for the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University. Our research and study space in Second Life has an orientation area, classroom spaces, and a large meeting area that is open to the public. Thanks to a grant from the American Association of University Women, we are able to present a series of free lectures in support of the growing women’s community in virtual worlds.
This Sunday, April 8,  at 11am Pacific (2pm Eastern, 7pm GMT) we will be presenting a talk on violence against women in Native American communities  by Nancy K McDonald Miller (SL: Nany Kayo).
Nancy McDonald Miller is the founder and executive director of Virtual Native Lands, an educational organization promoting the use of virtual worlds technologies to benefit Native American communities.  Virtual Native Lands provides facilities and services for individuals and organizations interested in authentic Native American culture.  Established in 2008, Virtual Native Lands is currently the only Native American educational organization in existence on any virtual world platform.


Prior to her work in virtual worlds, Ms. McDonald Miller was a Windows software engineer for more than 20 years.  She is currently enrolled in the University of Washington Designing Virtual Worlds certification program.  She  is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma).
We meet as usual, at the Minerva amphitheatre.
To join us you must download the Second Life client, here:
Then use the link on that page to join Second Life (free).
Use this link to arrive at the Minerva amphitheater: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minerva/53/218/27
By request, we have continued “St. Isabella’s Isle” the art exhibit created by Indea Vaher for Women’s History Month.  This immersive space gives visitors the impression of visiting an African American seacoast community in the early part of the 20th century. Through 3D recreation, videos, music and interactive exhibits, visitors learn about the rice-growing culture of the South Caroline and Georgia Sea Islands.
This exhibit will remain open to the public until April 15.
To join us you must download the Second Life client, here:
Then use the link on that page to join Second Life (free).
Use this link to arrive at the exhibit: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minerva/101/83/29
Then use this link to arrive at the exhibit.
Sunday May 27, 11 am Pacific (2pm Eastern, 7pm GMT)
Sarah Stewart (SL: Petal Stransky) was the lead educator of the SLENZ midwifery project, conducted in conjunction with Otago Polytechnic and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology in New Zealand.  This virtual environment, which replicates a small midwifery clinic, is designed to familiarize students with midwifery techniques in a familiar simulated environment.
Sarah’s blog is here: http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com/
More on the SLENZ midwifery build is here:

April 6, 2012 - Posted by | Art in Virtual Spaces, lectures, Research, Virtual Worlds | , , , , , ,

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