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Good People: So, I concocted this idea for a summer course that would combine films about virtual reality (Matrix, Avatar, Surrogates, etc. -- from a pool of suggestions by people on these lists) with exploring Second Life. And now I must do it! Students will have avatars, and, as much as possible, the class will meet in Second Life. Has anybody done anything like this? Would there be ideas for pairing specific sites with specific films? Would there be ideas for experiences that would help us compare the dreams/nightmares in these films with the state of current virtual reality? Just thought I would tap the collective consciousness as I start to (try to) fill the blank syllabus screen in front of me. Even wild and random thoughts appreciated! Ed (EdwardScholarhands) -- Edward J. Gallagher Professor of English Lehigh University http://www.lehigh.edu/~ejg1/ejg1.html ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.