Invitation to join an engaging exercise..

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There have now been sufficient positive responses to the invitation to Let’s Get Visceral in the Immernet to be able to proceed!

Overview of the exercise:

 - Purpose:
   Open-ended, however I am hoping to gain some or all of the following:
   To explore & analyse the criteria, experience, qualities and value of:
     -’visceral’ engagement.
     – Some of the learning archetypes at work, particularly Avatar Persona & Role Play
     – Noticing the comparitive degrees of immersion, suspension of disbelief (#SoD), narrative and reflection between interacting via my avatar in the first or 3rd person e.g. through its eyes or watching it (as ‘a highly vested voyuer’ p.93).
     – I think the intellectual aspects of immersive learning are becoming clearer as we progress. I am interested in further unfolding more of an understanding of the ‘emotional’ in the ‘emotional & intellectual investment’ p.92.
   Noticing the interplay of the learning domains of Agency, Exploration, Experience & Connectedness.
   What else would you like to suggest…

 - Platform: Quake Live mmolrp platform ( ).
   The reasons for choosing this platform for the excercise are as follows:
   - Cost
   – Works via browser
   – Life ‘n’ death: there is alot at stake for you as your avatar and your team.
   – Convincing graphics.

 - At least two sessions will be played
   1)Team Deathmatch
   2)Capture the flag

- We will use also communicate via live audio through the Shell Meetme bridge.

- Following the sessions there will be a discussion and brief report to feed back into the Lin3Drg group

- Next steps:
1. Sign up at
2. Create your avatar
3. Take the 20-30 minute guided tutorial
4. Indicate your preferred days/time for participation at: – All welcome!

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