In a few days the Medici University College of Avatar Architecture & Virtual Urban Planning opens.
Provost Isabella Medici’s CV
I’m submitting a Linden Endowment for the Arts, Artist in Residence, Land Grant proposal for Round 12. Here’s a copy of my application:
For all the power of sculpts and mesh, there is something democratic, inclusive, and even magical about the humble prim.
5 simple rules to empower all MU learners to have a great experience here
Back in 1564, my dad built the “Vasari Corridor” along the Ponte Vecchio (medieval bridge across the river Arno) so he could get from the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti without getting assassinated. On Sunday, Edie and I were hanging out on the PV. A sketch artist made portraits of us.
We have an incredible opportunity here at Medici University. Let’s build a maker-university filled with sharing and community.
Medici University is only 9 weeks old, yet so much has already happened. A Brief History of MU We received the 6.5 hectare LEA23 land grant on 1 January ’15. The first couple of weeks were spent thinking about what size would be optimal for Learner Studios (back in January …
Art & Life & Art Oluja
Effective today, all Students are expelled from MU! Effective today, all Faculty are fired from MU! Everyone is invited back as a Learner.
I’ve taken a few MOOCs now. All great. All different. Here’s what I think works best. MOOCs are progressive! Their openness offers knowledge to a wide range of students. MOOCs are regressive! We’ve been trying to move from Sage on the Stage education to more active experiences. Yet MOOCs reprivilege …
Comments about my salon from Donna Cardamone and Gabrielle Langdon. That salon of so long ago was the initial seed now blossoming into Medici University.
A letter to ArtTrav editor Alexandra Korey talking about my sister Bia and the origins of Medici University.
After 438 years underground, my brain is thinking new thoughts. How do I shake all the worms out of the synapses of my brain? How do I know what is authentically me in this unexpected 35th year of life, here in this unimaginable 21st century?
In our current “knowledge hoarding” educational model, we learn many things that we might not use for a long time, if ever. What if we switched to “Just in Time”, or “Project Based” learning, where you learn the tools you need to complete the projects you care about?
Today’s bored student is tomorrow’s unfulfilled worker. 24/7 media has eliminated boredom from all aspects of life. Except the classroom. And the workplace. At Medici University we believe there’s another way
Today I opened “Izzy’s Gym”, a new kind of Gym with Treadmill Desks. A place where you can walk and work at the same time. We have Virtual Treadmill Desks for avatars, and I also encourage “typists” to use RL treadmill desks at the same time.
You might have heard I was a princess…