What is Terra?
The Terra Project is a virtual state simulation run by Professor Quinn Mecham of Middlebury College. The online virtual world Second Life is the platform that was chosen to host this simulation. Citizens of the Terra Project log in to Second Life in order to run for office, vote, make and enforce policy, and perform other functions of government, all within a virtual environment. This simulation just finished its second iteration as part of Professor Mecham’s Spring 09′ PSCI 0103 introductory course.
The Terra Project is now open to all interested students of the NESCAC Schools. For more information on the constitutional referendum and other pieces of legislature passed please check out the Constitution and Legislation pages at the top of this site.
Second Life users can find the Terra Project on Middlebury’s hosted land by following this SLurl (Second Life url).