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When the Fourth Wall Falls

I’ve lost count of the times I’ve demolished the fourth wall since I posted the original version of this video two years ago.  Sometimes it’s been intentional and strategic. But it usually happens when I lose the discipline of unflinchingly working within the constraints of a character. The magic circle isn’t just a fictional device. […]

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Creative Archaeology 101

I’ve been writing songs for as far back as I can remember. My earliest childhood memories include staying up late at night under the covers and singing tentative lyrics composed by the light of a D Cell flashlight.  The first song I remember creating is lost in time except for two lines, a bit of […]

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Topless at Whole Foods

Project Glass is a glimpse of not-so-distant future. And so is this video clip shot with Blue Mars Mobile. We will soon view the world through an electronic window that seamlessly blends the physical and the virtual, the atomic and the digital. That means we can each be seeing our own private version of our […]

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Cherrybomb: The Band That Never Was

  Some people don’t see a connection between truth and fiction. I get that. But the truth is, the only reality a fictional character’s got going for herself is integrity. I got the idea of putting together a virtual band a couple of years ago. A cross between the Archies and Gorillaz. I enlisted a […]

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2011 VWBPE Keynote on Virtual Identity

This is a recording of a presentation my human counterpart and I made together at the 2011 Virtual World Best Practices in Education conference. It’s somewhere between a lecture and a work of performance art on the topic of virtual identity.

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I Share Therefore I Am

Every single tweet we send, no matter what its overt topic, is part of an ongoing story we are telling about ourselves. Part of the addictive nature of social networks is the compulsion to stay alive in the minds of our audience. We’ve transformed ourselves psychologically from private citizens to public figures on the stage […]

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No one can steal my identity (in heaven)

This is a strange little surrealist trip juxtaposing fluid avatar image deconstruction with a gospel song about identity. I shot the image shot in Second Life, then effected it on iPad with PhotoCopier, VintageHD, PhotoStudioHD and Autodesk Fluid FX. The track is by Marshall Patrick.

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Pictures Don’t Tell Stories

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics to animal or non-living things, phenomena, material states and objects or abstract concepts. Wikipedia I’ve been having a lot of fun over the past few months with Polaroid MicroStories. Although work using physical world dolls, toys and actions figures may seem off-topic for someone focusing on virtual identity, […]

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Primates in Virtual Worlds

No matter how fully-immersed humans are within a virtual world, avatars are primates at heart (and brain.) You can run from physiology and even hide from it, but you can’t escape its influence on your consciousness. The sense of being embedded in an external virtual world can only be experienced through the internal processes of […]

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Transworld Syndrome

  This is a strange little contemplation on virtual identity in the form of a conversation between my alt Majic and I.

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What If Rod Was One Of Us (Parody song & Video)

If Rod had an alt who spent a lot of time
Inside of Second Life just hanging out
In clubs and chatting with his friends
Would he still think the same or see things different

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