Draxtor Despres has released episode 32 of the amazing Drax Files World Makers series featuring Jayjay Zifanwe. This month it’s all about Machinima and this epsiode runs for 4mins/59secs.
In this episode JayJay Zifanwe and the University of Western Australia in Second Life helps people to express themselves through using machinima in Second Life. The UWA in Second Life is a great place for artists to come together and take part in many interesting projects.
I thought this episode was fascinating and informative giving a more in-depth look into machinima which is a great way of promoting. Here are some more details about this epsiode…
“The backbone of the our university’s presence in the virtual world is the art and the film. It keeps things alive at all times!” says Jayjay Zifanwe from the University of Western Australia in Perth.
With the blessing of his Dean Jayjay is actively promoting immersive art and machinima made by Second Life residents from all walks of life all the while emphasizing giving voice to creators with disabilities or chronic illness.
The relationship between UWA and the SL art scene illuminates how a major university can use the creative and social aspects of virtual environments to enhance their mission of inclusive learning on a global scale.
May this be a model for other educational institutions to follow?
With the resurgence of interest in VR JJ’s efforts may just be a template to emulate in the future…
More information on UWA in Second Life is at http://www.uwainsl.blogspot.com
Great job Drax and Jayjay :)