The Virtual Garden of Time



The Virtual Garden of Time is a virtual island where can walk through the seasons, months and hours of the day. We can migrate with the birds, swim in rivers, wander the forests. We can choose to be Winter, Spring, Fall or Summer …
This project was designed by a teacher and students of the Art Multimedia Program of the Viseu Polytechnic Institute – School of Education, in a collaborative virtual environment that allows its users to create their own worlds and avatars.

This is a collaborative virtual environment, designed in the Craft World, a OpenSimulator platform that allows us to create our own worlds and avatars. The entire project and each of its parts was discussed by the group remotely, using either the Craft World or a Facebook group to exchange ideas and inspirations.

Now we ask our visitors to create new things from our creations! Maybe virtual photographs, machinima or even derived avatars from the ones we offer, open to modification, copying and sharing. This garden is just a plateau in the creative flow of the metaverse.

This will be a part of  Jardins Efémeros (JE; Ephemeral Gardens), a multidisciplinary cultural happening organized in the town of Viseu, Portugal.


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