Paul Grabowicz

by Paul Grabowicz

A lot of people have asked me why we didn’t use Second Life to create our Remembering 7th Street virtual world and video game (if you aren’t familiar with Second Life, Mark Glaser, who helped set up this weblog for the Knight Challenge Grant winners, did a recent story for MediaShift on Second Life and [...] more »

by Paul Grabowicz

A big concern we had when we started our Remembering 7th Street video game project was how older people who lived and worked on Oakland’s 7th Street in the 1940s and 1950s and frequented the jazz and blues clubs there would react to our virtual world rendition of it. Would it look like what they [...] more »

by Paul Grabowicz

Can new technologies be used to tell old stories about a local community? That’s the question we’re trying to answer with our “Remembering 7th Street” project that uses a video game to tell the story of Oakland, California’s old jazz and blues club scene. During the 1940s and 1950s, Oakland’s 7th Street was a vibrant [...] more »