Tag: Virtual Worlds

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 →

Virtual worlds news round-up

What’s been happening in virtual worlds research at St Andrews? Summer dissertations ended in August. Six students completed dissertations focusing on virtual world resources using OpenSim. We had great fun supervising the students, and thank them for all their hard work. Dissertation Titles: A Toolkit for Managing Open Virtual World Grids Multimedia and Interactivity in Virtual Worlds using a Reconstruction… Read more →

Visit to St Andrews Castle

The sun shone yesterday as we took a tour of St Andrews Castle with Prof Richard Fawcett to discuss all aspects of the Castle as it would have been in the 16th Century.  We will use this information along with further consultation with Prof Fawcett to create our 3D virtual reconstruction of this once magnificent building.     Read more →

ViStA Project

ViStA Project: A Virtual World Orientation for Overseas Students While starting life in a new university may be an exciting prospect for many students, it may also be an anxiety-provoking one. Students face many adjustment challenges and success in meeting these challenges may impact on students’ subsequent academic achievement. This project aims to provide students with an online orientation to… 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 →

Pleasure Palace of the Royal Stewarts Revisited

Linlithgow palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and was once lived in by successive Stewart kings. The preserved monument of the Royal Palace can be visited in a picturesque park setting overlooking Linlithgow Loch. An earlier reconstruction of Linlithgow Palace undertaken by Education Scotland and Historic Scotland is now being developed further by Open Virtual Worlds in… Read more →

PGNET 2012 & ICCCN 2012

Chris’s paper, Virtual Time Windows: Applying Cross Reality to Cultural Heritage has been accepted at The 13th Annual Post Graduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting (PGNET 2012) Iain, Alan and Colin‘s paper, Mongoose: Throughput Redistributing Virtual Worlds has been accepted at The 21st International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN 2012). 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 →

Heritage of Scotland’s Coast

Ongoing collaboration with SCAPE to create virtual sites from 3D Point Cloud data. Work has started on developing methods of transferring the detailed archaeological data into a virtual world in order to make a more complex educational resource. Read more →