Beverly Gay McCarter is an architect/designer of 3D Immersive Virtual Spaces. Her work focuses on the psychology of the avatar and virtual worlds, “wicked problems”, the complexity of immersive learning spaces, as well as the impact of the aesthetics of 3D immersive environments on complex human systems. Previous work has included the National Defense University (Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds) and Smithsonian Institute.
She received her M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology and Human Systems from Florida State University, her M.F.A. in Studio Art from the Memphis College of Art, and is published in the field of Complexity; she is also certified in the areas of Self Organizing Systems for Complex Environments (Center for Self-Organizing Leadership), as well as in Virtual Worlds (University of Washington). Ms. McCarter has been a Solution Provider for Linden Labs’ Second Life virtual world and is familiar with other virtual worlds such as Unity 3D, OpenSim, MOSES, UDK, World of Warcraft, Teleplace, VastPark, 3Dxplorer, ActiveWorlds, to name a few.
While working at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, she helped coordinate and execute the efforts of the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds’ to bring the Federal Government into virtual worlds, as well as instructing faculty and Pentagon leadership in the navigation and use of virtual worlds. In addition, she was instrumental in the inclusion of the Process Enneagram/ Living Systems facilitative technique into Dr. Dwight Toavs’ strategic leadership course at NDU, Leveraging Relationships in Organizations (LRO).
Her award winning work includes 3rd Place WINNER in the Army’s international 2012 Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge: Engaging Learning for her Maya Astronomy Center, Phases 1 & 2; and the 2012 Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference - “Best Example of Educational Practices in a Virtual World" for Maya Island.
Also, Ms. McCarter is an award winning artist focusing on human dynamics and the inherent effects of complexity and the edge of chaos on human consciousness. Her work emphasizes the ability to “see” multiple perspectives and complexity of who we are and our relationships with others.
-- Beverly G. McCarter, Human Mosaic Systems, LLC
* Certified Virtual Worlds Architect and Designer * Certified Facilitator of Self-Organizing Systems