Using Avatars in a Virtual World [S-13-52]

Presenter:Dana Barry
Location: SUNY Potsdam: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 1:00 PM 03/20
Status: CLOSED

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Participants will be introduced to a three-dimensional virtual world (Second Life), where avatars represent people and can carry out activities on their behalf. Dana Barry’s avatar teaches students (represented by other avatars) in a virtual classroom. With the use of a personal avatar, individuals can walk, fly like Superman, chat, build houses, and do many enjoyable things in Second Life.

Dana Barry is Senior Technical Writer and Editor for the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) at Clarkson University. She has served as Visiting Professor in various countries and currently has the title of Visiting Professor for Suzuka National College of Technology in Japan. She earned her Ph.D. in Engineering from Osaka University in Japan. Her work is published in various journals.

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