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CASA moves into Second Life

22 August 2007


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  • Second Nature (Second Life membership required)
  • Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith
  • Nature blog
  • Second Life, the online environment where millions of users have bought space to occupy as online avatars, has an interesting new resident. Researchers from the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) have moved into Second Nature, 'Nature' magazine's island in the virtual world.

    CASA are using the space to research the modelling of cities, as well as to communicate the growth and diversity of cities. They have already installed graphic models of London showing different data for the city, and 'Urban Bubbles' that show panoramic views of London locations. They have also placed globes showing different national indices such as gross domestic product.

    To find out more, follow the links at the top of this item.

    Image: Two screenshots showing CASA's activities in Second Life (courtesy Andrew Hudson-Smith)

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    The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis is engaged in a number of collaborations with other institutions and UCL departments, including research into children's use of space, a campaign to make London greener, innovative pollution-mapping of the capital, and analysis of consumers' use of information and communication technologies. Read more at the links below.