Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2015 EDU: Virtual epidemiology investigation, Stephen Gasior on REDgrid

Virtual epidemiology investigation
Stephen Gasior on REDgrid
A recreation in a virtual world of a world-famous investigation.  The battle of the theories, the collection of data, the emergence of scientific investigation, the credibility of evidence, the beginning of discoveries that made big cities possible.
  • HG address: Paste the line below into the world map, next to Find.  Click Find, TP
  • redgrid.bsu.edu:9000:VirtualSnow 
  • (More after the break)

News and Notes


Genre-Jailhouse Poetry Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 9/1, 7pm SLT - 

This week at the Short Poetry Workshop Arabella Nemeth is guest host as she presents the Genre-Scared Straight-Jailhouse Poetry. We’ll focus on expanding our poetry with the emotions, language and lingo.



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    • The adventure begins in the anteroom of professor Klein's lecture hall.
    • You are supposed to get clothing of the era by clicking the sign.
    • But as a time-traveler, I don't bother.  
    • People ignore timeline violations. 
    Professor Klein lectures 
    about the miasma theory
    • Miasma theory 
    • Professor Klein is a Non-Playing Character (NPC).
    • No real person is required to operate him.
    • Thus he is always available when a student comes in.  
    • A lot more convenient than a "real" professor. 
    John Snow gives the visitor 
    an assignment
    The view down Broad street
    • I need to interview the people living on broad street.
    • Conveniently, they are out on the street now.  
    • These are all NPC's.
    • Always available.
    • At no cost.
    • Has anyone in the house had cholera?
    • Where did they get their water? 
    • The results emerge:
    • People who drank from the Broad Street pump.
    • People who did not drink from that pump did not get cholera.
    The infamous Broad Street pump

    And now a word from the YesButters

    Yes but this experience is only available to students who have a computer that can run virtual world software.
    Or the experience would be available to students who have access to a computer in the class laboratory, which could be available and operating 24/7 if needed. 
    Actually, much of the experience could be replicated on web-based unit.   The meetings with any of the people could be rendered in video, simply by video capture of the event in the virtual world.  The conversations could be rendered in voice, as was done here:
    Flying Saucers Return: A pilot (Episode 1)
    Video could also present the build up of data points on John Snow's original map. 
    This kind of experience could also incorporate practice in web-sourced research, as I have suggested here in the links I provided.

    News and Notes


      HG WIP Show Sun, Sept. 6

      The Hypergrid WIP Show

      The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog. 
      • HG address: Put the line below in the world map, next to Find. Click Find.  TP.
      • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
      • In Kitely: put the line below in the Firestorm nav bar, enter
      • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/77/373/22
      • Upcoming WIPs: Sept. 6, 20

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