Artists and writers have new media opportunities to explore with digital tools. For example, artist CK (Creakay Ballyhoo in the virtual world of Second Life) created watercolour (spelled that way in her part of the world!) paintings in 3D to illustrate a story presented in a virtual world. Read the story of a little girl on a watercolour wander.
A group of educators, the Virtual Pioneers, take virtual field trips to simulations in Second Life. A recent trip allowed the pioneers to wander through CK’s story paintings. This machinima shows the educators inside A Watercolour Wander.
The Virtual Pioneers are an open group, welcoming others to come along on virtual adventures. Through collaboration with groups like this, the Community Virtual Library strives to connect virtual communities with high quality simulations. This machinima illustrates how the future of libraries and the future of education may include mixed reality and amazing new ways to enter art, history, and all subjects for all learners. Learning will never be the same.