In his three-hundredth anniversary year, Carl Linnaeus is branching out — into a virtual world.
On Friday, November 2, at 4-5pm Stockholm time (8-9am Second Life time), the Swedish Institute is inaugurating a new permanent exhibit about the famed Swedish scientist at the Second House of Sweden, Sweden’s virtual embassy in Second Life. To kick off the exhibit in style, we’re planning a range of activities.
About the exhibit:
The exhibit consists of the Linnaeus Room inside the Second House of Sweden, and the Linnaeus Garden, on the archipelago. You can teleport between them.
- In the room, watch Herbarium Amoris, a photographic tribute to Linnaeus by Swedish photographer Edvard Koinberg. (www.herbariumamoris.se)
- Pick up a free PDF book about Linnaeus, available in nine languages (a L$2600 value, USD$10)
- Discuss the scientific question of the week posted on the Linnaeus300.com website.
- In the garden, enjoy the typical Swedish flowers, each one hyperlinked to more information.
There are special events planned on Friday, November 2, 2007:
See you there!
How to visit the Second House of Sweden:
First-time users of Second Life: Get a free account at http://www.Sweden.se/secondlife. Download and install the viewer (Windows, Mac or Linux), log on and you will be instantly transported to the Swedish Institute sim. There, a short orientation course teaches you the basics of navigating Second Life. After about 15 minutes, you’ll be ready to join the activities at the Second House of Sweden.
Seasoned users of Second Life: Using maps, search for “Swedish Institute” and teleport there. You can also use this SLurl.