Location: Metaplace's Portrait World
With a few moments free, I decided to see what new worlds have appeared lately in Metaplace.
I came across Portrait, focused on da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It has:
- A giant canvas of the painting
- Embedded video on how to paint the Mona Lisa with MS Paint
- Links to the Louvre and Wikipedia Web sites
- Explanatory kiosks about portraiture & da Vinci's masterwork.
Update: At tonight's SL Roundtable meeting (details coming soon) I was pleased to hear Tom Boellstorff, author of Coming of Age in Second Life, praise Wikipedia as a non-academic source. One of my students recently said that Wikipedia is like "having a very smart friend." Tom noted its accuracy ranks alongside most printed and online encyclopedias. Teachers...get over your aversion to this tool.