Parsec was discussed at the IGDA NY Virtual Worlds discussion on 4/23/08. Unfortunately the video presentation of it didnt work. But the speaker gave an interesting presentation about the potential of virtual worlds for game type applications. He also discusses his colourful orientation experience at the start of this video ! :
Holly Willis Phd, a Research Assistant Professor and the Director of Academic Programs, Institute for Multimedia Literacy at the University of California School of Cinematic Arts brought a group of her students to PARSEC today.
It was great session, lasting about 2 hours. We went through the aims of the project, explained the process of its creation and then spent some time in the chamber. Thanks so much for coming Holly and gang !
We were very happy to hear that PARSEC was discussed by Rebecca Moore, Jeffrey Schnapp and Wagner James Au at the Metaverse U conference in Stanford University recently as a great example of collaborative virtual art.
PARSEC has been featured on the official Linden Lab Second Life music blog ! Special thanks to Jesse Linden for kindly featuring the project!
The initial response to PARSEC has been quite overwhelming. A number of blogs and media outlets have already interviewed the team, with many more interviews due to happen soon. Here are some of them :
Hamlet Au’s “New World Notes” broke the story with a superb article that really sums up the PARSEC experience, the process of how we created the project and some of its potential ramifications. Thanks so much to the wonderful Bettina Tizzy of NPIRL for making this interview possible.
Thanks also to Bettina for her kind help, assistance and encouragement during the testing phases of PARSEC. Many thanks are also due to the members of NPIRL, for helping us through the tougher times of playtesting where things didn’t always go as planned !
NMC Campus observer posted a great article here :
Some of the other great posts include :