always in season island


More than 700 universities around the world teach courses or conduct research in the virtual world of Second Life (SL) where students and educators regularly come together in virtual spaces called Simulators (SIMs) or islands to meet others, study and train, and learn about social issues.  Prototyped in 2010, the media-rich environment of Always in Season Island gives visitors a experiential sense of the choices and circumstances that brought tens of thousands of men, women, and children out to watch lynchings in every state across the United States but four.  As they learn about this intrinsic part of American history and share the experience in an facilitated interactive, role-playing environment, visitors can gain strategies for preventing others from being targeted in their own communities today.