Art education in a metaverse: ground<c>
Ayiter, Elif (2008) Art education in a metaverse: ground<c>. In: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2008, Vienna, TU-Wien
ground<c> is a metaverse environment for art education, inspired by 'The Groundcourse'; Roy Ascott's educational methodology developed during the 1960's; the aim of which was to shake up preconceptions and behavioral patterns through exercises, games, role-play and the implementation of educational 'irritants', in accordance with constructivist theories and Cybernetics. However, ground<c> will also incorporate novel educational theory as well as the findings of cyber psychology into its methodology. The design of an experimental architecture of both changeable/unpredictable components; as well as static spaces designated for gathering and learning, is a crucial component of the author's research. A description of the design process, a visual documentation of all design phases, currently under way in 'Second Life', alongside a description of educational precedents and methodology will constitute the content of this paper.
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