Award winning students

Two SalfordUniversity postgraduate students have won an international competition launched by The Tech Museum of Innovation in California. The students, Alan Hook and Pete Wardle, are both studying on the creative technology master’s programme.

Their creation, Connecting Point: Hole in (Virtual) Space, is a concept which bridges the gap between virtual reality, in this case second life, and the real world.

Hook explained: ‘The piece consists of three screens, two will be set up on the real museum and one will be in the virtual museum, which appears in Second Life. The screens show live feeds between the two spaces.’

He added: ‘Basically, it’s a way of letting the avatars of Second Life users around the world interact with real people who are visiting the museum.’

The project has been awarded £2,500 in prize money.