WWI Sim in Second Life

A colleague and I explored a Second Life destination dedicated to sharing the poetry and history of WWI.  It included various stops along the way to listen to audio and watch slide shows. It was very well done.

My colleague observed that as an observer, it didn’t feel immersive to her and that she was doubtful that even as a participant that it could stand alone to convey the depth of tragedy and the context of WWI.  I agreed with her that no virtual world simulation could stand alone as a delivery tool, but as a supplement could be powerful.  I would still want kids in my life to see Gallipoli and read a powerful novel like Ben Elton’s “The First Casualty”.  My colleague also observed that delivery method was a matter of personal taste and comfort as well.

Lunchtimes like this make me feel very lucky…

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