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New Home; Old Home

Hi everyone! We’ve moved! And haven’t! iRez: the virtual identity salon is still at our same “address”, but we’ve changed hosts from to WP Engine. When you type the URL, or search for us, you’ll go straight to the new place. But if you subscribed to iRez in the past, we can’t update […]

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World Today: “I’m a Fun Guy”

Location: Algonquin Provincial Park I’m a big fan of small worlds. I love photography of tiny things and tiny places. And no, I’m not a “guy”, but a friend of mine has a T-shirt with the phrase “I’m a Fun Guy” along with pictures of mushrooms. It’s very cute. 🙂

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Becoming Someone Else – Part 1

This salon has professional authors with qualifications in education, psychology and other professions who explore identity and virtual identify. I read their posts with great interest.  There’s little question in my mind that most people who enter virtual worlds end up making choices that lead them into their identities. Ravanel started a series called, “Avatar & Identify – Introduction”.  […]

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photo of about a dozen similar looking male avatars all dressed in black

Open call to participate in a study on avatar identity through USC!!

A friend of mine at USC in California is doing an avatar identity study. He only needs 4 more avatars and you can  make 1000L Please read the info below and contact him if you are interested 🙂 Thanks so much :)) This is an open call to members of Second Life who have used […]

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ScreenCap of Christian Marclay YouTube video

The Artistry of Youtube: Artist who use the internet to make work.

There are many contemporary artists currently using the internet as a tool to make work. This type of  art typically explores the identity of a public that has now grown accustomed to being connected to a virtual reality and brings up questions of ownership, accessibility and control. Today I am going to share two artists […]

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Fontbron Academy: Faculty Application

TO: Humane Resources, Fontbron Academy FROM: Vanessa Anne Blaylock RE: Tenure Track Faculty position in Psychopharmacology Dear Humane Resources, Are you still accepting applicants for the TT position in your Psychopharmacology department? I believe I am the ideal candidate for this position and submit this application for your consideration. Further, should this position already be […]

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Montage of V Magazine covers from 2012 featuring Vaneeesa Blaylock on the cover 3 times

Diary #31 – V Magazine

NEW YORK, 2012 — Gallery Xue / NYC is a real, working art gallery, but it also seems to spend a fair bit of its time doubling as a photo studio. I’ve shot 4 V Magazine covers there this year. Click any of the thumbnails above to enter “slide show” mode, and use arrow keys […]

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A Summer Art Trip Around NYC

Hello, it’s Jacque with my first official post! I have lived in New York City for a little under a month now and with Grad school not starting for another week,  I have done my fair share of exploring. Today I will take you around the city, from the posh galleries of Chelsea to the […]

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Diary #30 – Docent

THE MAURITSHUIS MUESUM, 1995 — Museum docent Vaneeesa Anne Blaylock dutifully showing Mauritshuis visitors the permanent collection whilst providing an informative, interpretive commentary. THE HAGUE, 2012 — I’ve posted a couple of photos recently of performance / photography antics with my former grad school roommate Stacey Giachino, and our collaborator here at iRez, Kathleen Cool […]

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Virtual Orchestras

Van’s proposition to turn my “childhood dreams” into virtual world reality got me really excited. And what do I do when I get excited?!?! My OCD kicks in :). So, I’ve been spending some time looking into virtual world (SL, specifically) orchestras and am amazed at what I’m finding. I’m sure some of you are […]

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Childhood Dreams

Maybe it’s all these great diary posts Van has been doing on her grad school performances, but I’ve been thinking a lot (and missing) the creativity of my more creative years. Don’t get me wrong, I love the academic path I’ve taken, but sometimes I feel like there are way too many rules to obey […]

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The New Girl

Me in Yayoi Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water, 2002 @ the Whitney.  Hello readers! I am Jacque from and I am excited to do some guest posting over here in the salon. But first, a little about myself. Since the moment I picked up my first camera 10 years ago, I have been a photographer. (My […]

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