OMAHA – Student artists at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will soon display their latest creations in a series of 3D virtual art exhibitions. Each online event is free and open to the public.
The first exhibition will take place in the virtual world Second Life on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. (Accessible via secondlife.com).
The goal of the art project is to get students to use emergent virtual technology to create contemporary media art forms in a meaningful and expressive way.
The Computer Generated Imagery course is supported by the Kelly Fund, an endowed fund intended to foster research that improves teaching at UNO. Funds in 2015 were allotted to faculty proposals seeking to improve existing blended courses, which integrate online learning with traditional face-to-face classroom activities.
Lu and colleague Russell Nordman received the maximum amount of funding: $25,000 to be utilized over two years for their project.
Organizers say the success of the upcoming virtual exhibition relies on public critique and feedback. Members of the public and campus community are encouraged to attend the first of the planned exhibit events on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.
The exhibit is accessible by signing into Second Life and visiting ArtCafe@UNO. A free account can be created at join.secondlife.com.
To register for the event, email an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Second Life location URL and instructions will be sent to you before the event.
The other planned exhibits will take place at 2 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 8 and Thursday, Dec. 10.For media requests, please contact:
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