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Building & connecting the metaverse, dual life, Open Source.
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pings from the afterLife: More Emphasis

pings from the afterLife: More Emphasis | Metatrame | Scoop.it

The Emphatic Eccentricia show is still on, at the sim of the same name on OSGrid. It marks the 4th anniversary of the group which started in SL but which has high hopes and big plans for an open sim future. 


" Both Danger and soror started out in SL (duh) but have moved on; I wondered why they think more artists don't leave, considering the much-hated TOS which have driven even the likes of Bryn Oh out of the arms of the Lindens." 

Read theirs answers in the excellent post of Thirza Ember.

gawlab's insight:

Great article and analysis around art and artist on Second life vs OsGrid. by Thirza Ember.

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Visions of Our Communal Dreams | Robots and Avatars

Visions of Our Communal Dreams | Robots and Avatars | Metatrame | Scoop.it

Michael Takeo Magruder

With Drew Baker, Erik Fleming and David Steele

United-Kingdom / United States of America

Visions of Our Communal Dreams is a new media art installation blending virtual, physical and networked environments that explores issues of hybridity, embodiment and collective creativity in the Digital Age. The artwork is comprised of two public spaces – one virtual and one physical – that are inherently connected in order to create a series of mixed-reality contexts, situations and experiences.

The installation’s virtual component consists of a fantastical landscape constructed using the open source 3D application server OpenSimulator. This synthetic, ‘living’ metaverse is defined by the creative aspirations of its avatar inhabitants and is intrinsically linked to a changing selection of physical gallery spaces. Real-time interactions and exchanges flow between the virtual and physical realms through various site-specific portals ranging from immersive architectural projections to arrangements of small painterly artefacts. These gateways are realised through telematic interfaces that allow residents from both discrete locations to gaze upon each other and their surroundings, thus creating uncanny connections and dialogues between the worlds.

Visions of Our Communal Dreams is not merely a self-contained artistic experience, but rather, is part of a wider conversation and journey that seeks to consider a future vision of work and play made possible through the creative use of avatars and virtual worlds.

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Visions of Our Communal Dreams is a 2011-12 development commission for the Robots & Avatars project. Commissioned by body>data>space and the National Theatre in association with FACT and the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. The project is funded with the support of the Culture programme of the European Union (2007-2013) with additional support from King’s College London’s Creative Futures fund.

You can join Visions of Our Communal Dreams’ Virtual World, following these instructions: VOCD_virtual-participation-guide_v1.0_web copy

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