Assisi in SL

In my recent research on foreign language areas in SL, I came across Assisi. It was launched a few days ago and on my initial wanderings amongst different world areas I missed this excellent replica build of the Saint Francis’ Basilica in Assisi.

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To quote from the notes and in-world press release:

“The Basilica, built with original proportions and sizes, is unique in its quality and details, and in its interior churces avatars can enjoy many renaissance paintings of Giotto, Cimabue, Pietro Lorenzetti and many others.

Every painting has a caption explaining the brief details, just by clicking on it. It’s also possible to wear an HUD (Heads Up Display), built by Wedoit too, to have a complete virtual visit, accessing textual and audio informations about the paintings. The device is currently available in italian and english languages only, and it is distributed at the two entrances of the churches.”

The detail and effort that has gone into this particular build is quite impressive. Add to that the use of Audio and HUD and the SL visitor has a unique experience in culture and language not often found.

It’s possibility in structured lessons from; language to architecture to cultural studies to art to history is not to be underestimated and perhaps examples one of the fundamental ways in which SL may be headed in supporting educational RL world.

Further info can be found here.

Check it out in-world

Comments

  1. Simone Brunozzi says:

    Dear Graham,
    thanks for your nice review!
    If you have ideas or proposals for our Assisi SIM, let me know!

    Best,

  2. Simone Brunozzi says:

    Dear Graham,
    thanks for your nice review!
    If you have ideas or proposals for our Assisi SIM, let me know!

    Best,

  3. beautiful, if it;s anything like the RL one, I definately have to go and visit!!

  4. beautiful, if it;s anything like the RL one, I definately have to go and visit!!

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