miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

Chinita's Fair in Second Life~!!

Heaven knows I'm not a religious person, but when duty calls, you can't say no. I find myself working with my teammates in perhaps the most anticipated celebration of the State calendar and certainly one of the most important religious festivities/movements in the Latin America region. It's something called "Feria de la Chinita" or "Chinita's fair" in english; Chinita would mean "little  chinease" and the term it's use to call the local appearance of the Virgin Mary in Zulia state, Venezuela. 

So as part of our non conventional learning methods of english classes (and I say that in a good way), the whole group of students had to elaborate a cultural and promotional campaign in Second Life to bring attention to this local Feir and make it more present in the SL community. Also, It's the perfect way to apply our design and english knowledge and make something beneficial out of them. Here's what I've been working on.

The concept behind this design was to bring the musical aspect of the Fair, with gaita (Traditional music) instruments, like maracas, cuatro (a small version of a guitar) and drums playing and bringing festivity and colorful joy to the Fair and to our exposition in SL. ;)

Here's other thing I've been working on:

Can you see the resemble?

A miniature representation of Rafael Urdaneta Bridge. For me it was very important not only to bring the religious imagery but also the musical and architectonical elements that our State it's famous for.

Adding the final details.

These whole 3 months of learning and experiencing Second Life have been a great adventure. I thank our english tutor not only for giving us tools for learnig advance english, but also for being creative and having the vision of merging experimental methods with traditional teaching. 

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