Internet2 Arts and Humanities Link Accessed: 2006-07-07.

Contributor: vjp

Keywords: Arts, Humanities, Internet2


Internet2 has a long tradition of utilizing its advanced network environment to facilitate educational endeavors that bring Arts & Humanities venues those who can not go to the source.  For example, using Internet2 technology, the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art along with The School at Columbia University and the Alaska Teleconference Network collaborated to bring The Metropolitanís exhibit,  Light Motifs: American Impressionist Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art  to 3300  students in Fairbanks Alaska via videoconferencing. Similarly,  in 2002, Virginia Tech in collaboration with Virginia Community Colleges, the JASON Foundation, Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Virginia Department of Education, The Science Museum of Virginia and Blue Ridge Public Television, hosted and transmitted over Internet2 the live broadcast of JASON XIII expedition called "Frozen Worlds."  The Interent2 feed was transmitted to six selected sites throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. At each site was a scientist with backgrounds in artic studies. After the Internet2 transmission ended, the Virginia participants stayed connected, and students were able to ask scientists at the different sites questions about the presentation. This site offers many more such examples, papers, and information about how to get involved with Internet2 Arts & Humanities initiatives and activities.