Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Study Invitation

Kathleen Cool (Kathleen Koolhoven), a Doctoral student at the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences at Nova Southeastern University, is conducting a study on how SL residents experience and make meaning of activities in virtual art museums and galleries through their avatars.

The study will be conducted entirely in SL. Participation will involve one to two IM interviews lasting no more than one (1) hour each. Interviews will be conducted entirely in English, so you must be able to communicate fluently in this language to participate.

To be eligible to participate, you must also have visited several art museums and/or galleries in SL and have actively participated in various museum/gallery related activities such as openings, tours, group discussions, individual/group contemplation of the displayed works, read notecards on works/artists, etc.

Participation is voluntary and your SL identity will be protected. You will never be asked to disclose you real life name and you will be allowed to withdraw from the study at any time without penalty.

If you would like additional information on this study or are considering participating, please IM Kathleen Koolhoven in SL. 

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