=IcaruS=, Art and Art Education in SL

January 26, 2012

If you come to visit =IcaruS= House in Magna Carta, Avalon Town, you will see a new building on our property. It’s the =IcaruS= Parthenon Art Gallery building. Situated on the hill overlooking the river, the Neo-classical style building will be used as a virtual classroom and art gallery by students at SUNY-New Paltz, under the guidance of their professor, Nana Chingseng.

=IcaruS= Parthenon Gallery, View from Castle=IcaruS= Parthenon Gallery, View from River=IcaruS= Parthenon Gallery, Inside

Since we are located in a community of artists, we want to show our support for the arts and encourage students to explore the creative expression possibilities of a 3D virtual world. The students may put on an exhibition toward the end of their semester. Watch for news about that in a few weeks – the display will be open to the public.

There are a number of excellent in-world teaching aids available. We have one, the =IcaruS= CyberSlide which is a combination presentation tool, slideshow and item giver all in one handy and easy-to-configure device. While showing any given slide, educators can have students click on that slide to receive an item to supplement the instruction; it can be an object or notecard that is specific to that particular slide. We have a working demo of the CyberSlide in the =IcaruS= Art Gallery, just inside the main gate, and if you’re interested in purchasing one, it is available on our SL Marketplace shoppe.

We continue to show selections of art in our own gallery inside the castle. Visitors are welcome any time.

=IcaruS= Art Gallery
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