Jean Clause Bradley posts in Nature Island Review
Joanna Scott just wrote a nice little review of what is going on at Nature Island (slurl) on Nature’s Nascent blog since her return from the American Chemical Society meeting in Chicago.
The Blue Obelisk Cemetery, where I give my students quiz races on Fridays was featured (only possible through help from Beth and Eloise – thanks again!). Another fun place is Mary Anne Clark’s biological cell that you can enter and float amongst the mitochondria.
Nature Island has really become a very interesting place to hang out, meet smart people and learn and share.
a summary by TECFA on the value of BioMOO for education. Again most links are 404.
A record of the meetings in BioMOO of the Principles Of Protein Structure course which Alan Mills and I kicked off in 1995. “ClareS” is Clare Sansom who took over.
a description of how to use BioMOO in 1995 (VR = virtual reality)
a transcript of a tutorial on protein structure at which petermr was present.
with link to “tour of BioMOO by petermr”
A description of BioMOO including a map. BioMOO (Gustavo Glusman and others) developed a rich system of images to paint a picture of BioMOO, Our course was held in VSNS-PPS classroom and some of the students decorated the virtual walls with interactive 3D objects in RasMOL.
So – secondLife – it’s all been done before. But before the world was ready for it. Because it’s technically hard and takes a lot of infrastructure. So perhaps all these ideas of the 1990+ have had to wait for the Cloud, the Web, SeocndLife etc. to impact on everyday life. So now it is almost costless to try them out.
I am delighted to see a garden in which flowers of sorts that I cannot imagine will grow
But the tragedy is that we have lost much of the digital garden of the first generation. Are we in danger of losing the record of the BlueObelisk Cemetery? Can we record it for posterity? I think we probably can.