Invented Worlds

Class Mentor Tenchi Morigi
This page is the class Wikispace for Dr. Joe Essid's Eng. 216 class, "Invented Worlds" in Spring 2008. We continue to maintain the space because our work with Second Life and other invented worlds, in fiction, film and cyberspace, is not done.

The links below will take you to major parts of this Wiki. Why a Wiki instead of traditional papers? One reason has to do with the ability of this medium to foster collaboration while permitting students to embed media other than print into their work.

Second, like scholar Albert Rouzie, I'm drawn to play as an often denigrated means for serious learning. As he puts it: "I came up with a term "serio-ludic," to describe what I was seeing in many of the course projects. . . .I found myself particularly drawn to moments that combined playful actions with serious content, where play was integral to effective rhetoric" (Rouzie 1).

Faculty & Mentor Sites:
Joe Essid's (Ignatius Onomatopoeia) Wiki: Rust in Peace
Class Mentor Tenchi Morigi's Wiki (new content added 14.04.)
Pappy Enoch's SLP Site ("awlways sum'fin new tu see, chirren! Ya'll kum on ovur")

Links to Wikis and Second Life Avatar Names:
Crimson Markova's Wiki
Matt Lonnquest: Wiki
(Iskender Republic)

Bhai Maruti's Wiki
Cannon Ninetail's Wiki
Nyleve Rayna's Wiki
Huey Ashbourne's Wiki
Kalili Saunder's Wiki
Matt Fanelli's Wiki
(Amato Piaggio)
Seraphine Larkham's
Back to the Future
Justin Hamilton's Wiki
(Renegade Schwade)
Ghostface Shostakovich's Wiki
Drax Marksman's Wiki
Diggs Dalglish's Wiki
Hennessy Harbour's Wiki
Platinum Trenchcoat's Wiki
Brian Holcomb's Wiki
Jericho Trenchcoat's Thoughts Of Identity
Ariena Weatherwax's Wiki
Mikhail Albatros' Wiki
Joon Kim's Wiki
Fantasia Galthie's Wiki
Dan Letovsky's Wiki
Melanie Varga's Wiki
Magnolia Ember's Page

Work Cited:
Rouzie, Albert. At Play in the Fields of Writing: A Serio-Luic Rhetoric. Cressskill, NJ: Hampton, 2005.