Video and audio examining the integration of digital technology into research and teaching and guiding your investigation of the digital world.
Find links to grants and other resources to help fund your projects in digital environments.
Calls for papers and conferences of interest to those invested in research and teaching in digital environments.
Virtual environment workshops are offered throughout the year for ASU faculty interested in learning how to work in Second Life or Open Sim.
ASU in Second Life:
Over the past five years there has been a marked increase nationally in the usage of virtual environments in the humanities and sciences, as well as significant interest in using these environments as teaching and research tools in universities. With the creation of its first "sim" in Second Life (SL) in April 2008 (the ASU Virtual Campus), ASU is riding the crest of this wave and with its diverse projects crossing all areas of the university is at the forefront of universities employing this digital tool. Our SL presence is growing. In October 2009 we added the ASU Heritage Island. In 2010 we added ASU Heritage South, ASU Campus West, and the ASU Digital Initiatives sim, and in 2011 we added the ASU Dyess Colony which is the Second Life home of the boyhood home of Johnny Cash. These sims ("simulated environments") have a tremendous amount of traffic from online visitors to the sites, and in June 2010 the Blueberry Gallery on the ASU Virtual Campus was designated a Top Ten Destination in Second Life by Linden Labs, the parent company of Second Life.
The Arkansas Multi-User Instrument DataBase (AMUIDB) is a tool designed to assist researchers in locating and scheduling use of instrumentation needed for cutting edge research and innovation. Each of the participating research institutions and affiliates play key roles in expanding the STEM research capabilities and educational outreach activities of the ASSET Initiative, a $24 million National Science Foundation Experimental Program for Stimulating Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR) project administered by the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority. Arkansas ASSET Initiative has aligned the research focal areas and workforce plans with focal themes identified as areas of economic growth opportunities for Arkansas by the Arkansas Research Alliance Battelle study and the research and development areas for Arkansas identified by the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority. ASSET Initiative consists of three centers: Plant Powered Production (P3),Probe Station Vertically Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research (VICTER) and the Arkansas Center for Generating Reliable, Energy Efficient, Nanoplasmonic Solar Cells (GREEN) Each center is a multi-campus, interdisciplinary cluster that creates the critical mass needed for transformative research aimed at increasing industry-relevant outcomes (e.g. new start-up companies).