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The seven caves of Chicomoztoc, from Historia Tolteca-Chichimeca
The seven caves of Chicomoztoc, from Historia Tolteca-Chichimeca

Aztlan Island


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Aztlán (Spanish pronunciation: [asˈtlan], from Nahuatl: Aztlān, pronounced [ˈastɬaːn]) is the legendary ancestral home of the Nahua peoples, one of the main cultural groups in Mesoamerica. "Aztec" is the Nahuatl word for "people from Aztlan."

Mission: Aztlan Island is first and foremost a place for SDSU students to imagine, create, collaborate and experience 3D world building in Second Life®, the online virtual world. It is also SDSU's virtual world presence and provides users with an introduction to the next generation of the social web: avatar-based 3D environments. What is Second Life®?

Island Theme and Design: Aztec/Aztlán heritage represent the diversity of our regional histories. The island design combines realism in the form of familiar SDSU architectural landmarks and local terrain with the creative idealism for which Second Life® is famous. View a showcase of extraordinary places that have been created in Second Life®.

Island Purpose: With a few island guidelines, you can let your imagination soar. The island supports all SDSU related activities. Some examples of the kinds of things you can do on Aztlan are:
  • For organizations, clubs and groups
    • Create a a virtual presence of your organization, club or group, complete with buildings and landscaping. Hold meetings and gatherings. Connect with similar organizations in Second Life®.
    • Promote your organization, group or event. Create machinima for it.
    • Use your virtual organization to do community outreach.
  • Class-based and academically focused projects
  • Online courses and coursework
    • Meet in Second Life® for class or outside of class.

What you'll find when you arrive:
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