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Virtual Salon?

Exactly 100 years ago, the world’s most famous physical salon, Gertrude Stein’s apartment at 27 Rue de Fleurus in Paris, was a big conversation about art, culture, and ideas. Today in the iRez virtual salon we have a global conversation that exists in a virtual place. Here many salon participants explore new perspectives on reality in the 21st century using The Avatar, The MMO, and other Cultural Venues as sites of identity, experience, and community.


 
 

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Botgirl Questi

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5 Comments on “About”

  1. Stelios
    Wednesday, 16 May 2012 at 22:32 UTC #

    Arrived here through a random selection. Thought that I would leave my mark, in appreciation.

    Love the Creative Commons attitude. Best way to go. I still have to put mine up.

    • Wednesday, 16 May 2012 at 22:50 UTC #

      Hey Stelios! Thanks so much for visiting and saying “Hi” Yes to creative commons! I’m a Free Culture zealot, and therefore a big fan of Creative Commons Attribution. But I do also love CC-Non-Commercial, which in a way is a real community building license in the sense that it sort of says,

      If you want to build a community here, YouTube, Flickr, Blog, CCmixter, etc, then please, take my stuff, go nuts, but if you want to profit from my work there, NBC, NY Times, Advertising, etc, then lets talk about it.

  2. Saturday, 02 June 2012 at 22:59 UTC #

    Hi Vaneeesa, Hi Botgirl, hi everyone I don’t know but have heard of! 😉 I’m spending some time poking around iRez today. Vanessa has seen me poking around her stories for awhile now. This is a cool blog. I’ll be back often.

    And thank you for listing me in your blogroll.

  3. michael hanson
    Monday, 20 August 2012 at 00:58 UTC #

    LAling
    /ˈlä ling/

    The 27 words of a LA artspeak to signal a group of people who are bound by language and appreciate nonpopulist art. The language shows a distain for the recent activities initiated by Jeffrey Deitch and the MOCA board of trustees under the influence of Eli Broad. Simultaneously this language is in solidarity with the released director Paul Schimmel. The 27 words are symbolic for the number of years Schimmel was the director at MOCA. The words should especially be used when viewing or attending LA art exhibitions.

    1. Deesch /ˈdēsh/ adjective, An expressive term used as a sign of distaste for art that is overtly trying to appease a wide populist swath of undereducated artgoers. /see-Transmission LA/. The word is a conflation of the sound of the transgressive director of MOCA and the distasteful onomatopoeia, jeesh.

    2. Baldaseeya /bal de ˈsee yuh/ interjection, noun, verb, A friendly greeting or goodbye amongst LAlingers or a “see you, wouldn’t want to be you” sarcastic goodbye; based on the departure of artist John Baldassari’s from the MOCA board of trustees because of the MOCA staff firings under the objectionable direction of Jeffrey Deitch.

    3. Opiened /ˈō pēnd/ Someone or something that was Baldaseyaed in a negative way: “MOCA was opined by several artists on the board of trustees after the firings of Paul Schimmel.” The word is derivative of Catherine Opie’s departure from the MOCA board after John Baldassari.

    4. Barrymade /ˈbarē-mād/ adjective, noun, Term to be used when art museums invite celebrities to curate or host exclusive showings that are mainly for other celebrities and celebrity gawkers, not generally for a more discerning art audience.

    5. Obeyhed /ōˈbā hed/ adjective, describes exhibition design or graphic materials around an art exhibition that are more suited for t-shirts or are gaudy, not reflecting modernist design associated with standard museum exhibition design.

    6. Broaten /ˈbrō-ten/ adjective, the state in which the mission of the museum is inherently broken by powerful forces due to money and ego rather than the prevailing academic ethos of an era.

    7. Schimmeyed /ˈshim-ēd/ adjective, verb the act resulting in a museum director or curator being overruled or fired based on personality issues with an institution; this action is done quickly, and without due process. Such action is typically spun to leave the institution with little to no culpability.

    8. Hellya Skellya /ˈhel-ē ə ˈskell- ē ə / verb, noun A curatorial boon; the act of presenting a great show that may define an epoch for a city.

    9. Stong /stäng / verb, The action of a museum ridding itself of educational workshops and education-based curators. This phrase derives from the firing of curator Andrea Stang, coupled with the word gone; also a term for just being collateral damage in a bigger cleansing movement.

    10. Elidazzled /ˈē-lī-ˈda zəld/ verb, The act of trying to cover up a major house cleaning of personnel by writing misleading documents. It also stands for conflicting and grey shaded actions that seem to be without a clear idea of what has happened and course for what will happen next.

    11. Byrned /bərnd/ noun, The fear of a conspiracy involving an art institution, that major investments were made to gain control of the institution to slowly dissolve the institution and gain its major assets.

    12. Martinalize /märt ˈēnəlˌīz/ verb, When a once preferred art group is disavowed by an institution and left without a voice of influence.

    13. Blogstipation /bläg-təˈpāSHən/ noun, A condition in which blogs and art media are saturated and bogged down into an endless cycle of speculation over one major story

    14. Scoopagula /ˈsko͞op agyə -lə / noun, When a blog or media outlet breaks a story about art or an art institution ahead of other sources.

    15. Derushayed /dē ro͞o SHād/ adjective An artist who engages in a movement late or behind others but is generally considered to have made the right decision

    16. Opidion /ˈō pidyən/ noun, A posting in an opinion section of a public news source seen as a cover up or an opinion by a power institution, which is idiotic and riddled with falsehoods.

    17. Discoamatics /disco ə matiks/ noun, A policy of ridding an art institution of challenging exhibitions for more populous exhibitions, still losing money but less per visitor.

    18. Philanthrohole /fəˈlanTHrə hōl/ noun, Someone who spends a considerable amount of money on public endeavors and once was favored by the action but is now seen as an egomaniac in danger of destroying the very culture they once were viewed as saving.

    19. Impressafist /imˈpres ə fist/ noun, A hegemonic force who wrongly believes they can see the genius vision of a director, curator or art movement when nobody else can. Like seeing that Impressionist art was an important step away from 19th century art academies.

    20. Deitchbag /dē CH bag/ noun, When an art director misuses their power or influence to talk down or intimidate subordinates.

    21. LA-LAlinger /lə lə ling ər/ noun, One who speaks in the LAling language at institutional events to find other LAlingers, as a way of establishing similar knowledge or views on art topics.

    22. Ling-signs /liNG-sīns/ noun, verb, Waving at someone in an art institution by flashing a peace sign /two fingers held palm out/ on the right hand in a spread five fingers, palm out, and terminating with a re-flashing of the peace sign. The sign designates the Laling hello by indicating the number “27”, the years of Paul Schimmel’s tenure as director at MOCA.

    23. Mocadus /mōkə dəs/ noun, verb, An exodus of a once preferred audience from an art institution.

    24. Saturmocation /saCHər məˈkā SHun/ noun, The tipping point for either side of a story about the politics of an art institution that causes the audience to stop paying attention.

    25. Defixedmocalation /dē fiks ed mōkə lā shən/ noun, When a news story about art reaches saturation and the audience no longer cares.

    26. Eliternity /ēlī ˈtərnitē/ noun, When the institution facing an insurrection controls the message long enough to keep its controversial policies in place in perpetuity due to defixedmocalation.

    27. Che Schimmelvera /SHā SHimel vərə/ noun, A martyred figure in art who causes an audience to rebel against institutions it once supported.

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