Yup!! A virtual world is now offering a “Fellowship in the Visual and Performing Arts’, according to Terra Nova! Sounds interesting and oh…wouldn’t it be lovely is someone from UiB got it!!
This is the announcement from Robin Harper of Second Life:
I’m very excited to announce that Linden Lab is offering its first fellowship in visual and performing arts for creative innovation in Second Life.
This $4,000 fellowship will provide a young artist with a chance to be free for a semester or summer to explore the use of the digital world of Second Life as an artistic medium. In doing so, we hope that we will see Second Life used to even greater potential in the expressive arts to the benefit of both the Second Life culture and the broader world of art.
I hope that all of you will take the opportunity to visit http://www.secondlife.com/education for more information, and please let anyone at your university who might be interested know of the March 15, 2006 application deadline. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of distinguished academics, and the fellowship recipient will be announced in mid-April.
Also, please feel free to share this announcement with any colleagues who may have eligible students.
Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.