Imagine having the opportunity to visit UWA's stunning campus - complete with the iconic Winthrop Clock Tower, Sunken Gardens, Somerville Auditorium, peacocks, ducks and other ‘Treasures of UWA' - from any location in the world!
UWA began its cyber journey in 2007 and is now recognised as the leading university in the world in regards to 3D Virtual Art & Animated Short Film (Machinima).
After the creation a UWA Virtual Universe, Dr Chris Thorne & Jay Jay Jegathesan (from the School of Physics) won the Australasian Google Earth ‘Build Your Campus in 3D' competition in 2008, and in 2009 launched a 3D representation of UWA in the virtual world of Second Life.
At present the major ‘pillars' of the UWA presence in virtual worlds is built on Teaching, Research, Art, Architecture and Machinima (short animated 3D film). UWA Architecture student Brad Curnow created a Grand Prize-winning short 3D film representing these pillars.
There have been hundreds of entrants from all corners of the globe presenting a high standard of immersive and interactive artwork for various other 3D challenges hosted by UWA. These works, and the UWA virtual campus, can be experienced via your own ‘avatar' - a virtual representation that can move through 3-dimensional space.
For more information on UWA's presence in virtual worlds, contact Jay Jay Jegathesan from the School of Physics.