Museum Virtual Worlds

Bringing Real and Virtual Together

October 5, 2009
by Rob Rothfarb
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Encoding Tools for Live Webcasting into Virtual Worlds

Since the beginning of the Exploratorium’s explorations with virtual worlds (circa 2006–I know, seems like a long time ago!), we’ve combined live webcasting with exhibits to create social events.  To bring the outside world in using programs like webcasts, you … Continue reading

July 3, 2009
by Rob Rothfarb
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NASA Virtual Worlds and Immersive Environments Report

NASA has published a report from the workshop on virtual worlds and immersive environments held in 2008 at Ames Research Center.  The report, created by workshop organizers and participants, summarizes the presentations and discussions at the workshop, which was attended … Continue reading

March 23, 2009
by Rob Rothfarb
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Taxonomy of Virtual Worlds for Education

Educational media developers and researchers at the Cornell University SciCenter put on a workshop with sponsorship from the National Science Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania called the Taxonomy of Virtual Worls for Education.  The workshop brought together virtual worlds … Continue reading

March 26, 2008
by Rob Rothfarb
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NASA Virtual Worlds and MMOG RFI

NASA has had a long time interest in the application of virtual worlds technologies for space exploration research and mission planning. Over the past ten years, there have been many wonderful simulations and 3D virtual worlds which have been created … Continue reading