ASU Virtual Environments

ASU Virtual Environments

Over the past decade there has been a marked increase nationally in the usage of virtual environments in the humanities and sciences, as well as significant interest in using these environments as teaching and research tools in universities. With the creation of its first “sim” (simulated environment) in Second Life (SL) in April 2008 (the ASU Virtual Campus), ASU was riding the crest of this wave. Our SL presence grew from 2008-2010. In October 2009 we added the ASU Heritage Island, and in 2010 we added ASU Heritage South, ASU Campus West, and the ASU Digital Initiatives sim. These islands have a tremendous amount of traffic from online visitors to the sites, and in June 2010 the Blueberry Gallery on the ASU Virtual Campus was designated a Top Ten Destination in Second Life by Linden Labs, the parent company of Second Life. In 2010 all of the A-State Heritage Sites were brought into this virtual environment. The CDI is now re-creating these sites in Unity so that they will continue to be accessible to the public in the future.


Arkansas State University

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Our Task


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Skills Involved


  • Photoshop
  • Second Life
  • 3D Modeling
  • Architectural Illustration
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