I assisted Isabella Medici’s Twitter Resurrection on 17 January 2014. The seeds of Medici University, an alternative, unaccredited, virtual university for avatars, began from there.
On 14 February ’14, Izzy enrolled in the History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education with Cathy N. Davidson. This course provided an excellent opportunity to rethink the problems with contemporary education.
A year later, on 12 January ’15, the gates of Medici University opened for the first time. Built on 6.5 hectares of virtual land, the university skipped classroom buildings in favor of about 100 individual studios where students pursued projects of their own design.
- University Website: MediciUniversity.co.uk
- MU Discussion Forum: MU/Talk
- MU Creativity magazine: MU/Creativity
- MU MOOC Magazine: mooc.mediciuniversity.co.uk
- MU Flickr Group: flickr.com/groups/mediciu
I spoke about Medici University at TEDxCSULB: