Wednesday, September 30, 2015

2015 VIDEO: ART: Drax Files: Jayjay Zifanwe and the University of Western Australia (UWA)

Drax Files: Jayjay Zifanwe and 
the University of Western Australia (UWA)
Drax files reports on the extensive work of the University of Western Australia to encourage the development of art and videography in a virtual world.  

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"The backbone of the our university's presence in the virtual world is the art and the film. It keeps things alive at all times!" says Jayjay Zifanwe from the University of Western Australia in Perth.

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    With the blessing of his Dean Jayjay is actively promoting immersive art and machinima made by Second Life residents from all walks of life all the while emphasizing giving voice to creators with disabilities or chronic illness.
    The relationship between UWA and the SL art scene illuminates how a major university can use the creative and social aspects of virtual environments to enhance their mission of inclusive learning on a global scale.




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                  The University of Western Australia (UWA) has launched 'PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE, the 6th UWA Grand Art Challenge and MachinimUWA VIII with a starting prize pool in excess of L$560,000.   Deadline: Midnight SLT, 31st October 201

                  Summer of Arts submissions open on Metropolis

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