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Broad Art Museum


Broad Art Museum

This is an interesting project that presents art in a virtual setting.  It is fairly easy to use.  You just download the Unity plug-in and launch it.  The Flickr Gettr exhibit steams images through the virtual gallery space while you navigate through it. If you happen to visit when another avatar is there, you can interact and chat about the exhibit with them.

What I like about this is that it is one attempt to bring real world art into a virtual space that is available for the any internet user.  You don’t have to join a virtual world and potentially this could make existing museum collections readily available for patrons who cannot travel to visit them. 

Of course, this is nothing like viewing art in a virtual 3D world like Second Life. But, there is a lot of potential here.  I have his vision of the future internet where we will all have an avatar that walks around through virtual space meeting at a web site and interacting about what we see in a real time chat rather than these discussion boards we are all accustomed to. 

I hope you will all take a few minutes to check out this site and while you are at it, join a virtual world and explore some art there too!

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About Eliza Quinzet-Leijon

Interested in all creative endeavors, Eliza collects virtual books and art in Second Life. She also creates virtual sculptures. Lisa Johnson has an MA in Rhetoric and Composition and currently teaches English composition. She is currently attempting to learn Swedish in order to raise her status from that of mono to bi-lingual. Apparently, the ability to say "hello," "goodbye," "please," thank you," and "WTF" in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Swedish does not make one a polyglot.

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3 thoughts on “Broad Art Museum

  1. I love these pictures that you posted. Where did you find them?

    Posted by Taylor | April 8, 2012, 4:49 pm
    • Thanks Taylor. Pictures at the Broad Art Museum are apparently a feed from Flickr. Nearly all other photos on this site are from Second Life. I take them in-world or get them from friends who are frankly, better photographers than I am. Running around Second Life you have a camera built into the viewer so you can capture images of whatever you wish. Secondlife.com

      Posted by Eliza Quinzet | April 14, 2012, 3:22 am
    • So sorry, Taylor. I had pretty much abandoned this blog. My life has been full of transition and some travail!
      I took most of the pictures you refer to myself in Second Life.

      Posted by Eliza Quinzet | September 6, 2014, 11:34 pm

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