Tag Archives: Virtual Reality
Barnraising in Lansing - Public Spirit

From Digital Residency to Digital Citizenship

Like a half-blind newborn, we begin our Second Lives rather aimlessly bumping into things as we learn to walk, learn to speak, and learn to interact with these seemingly fully formed people around us. Slowly but surely, we begin to realise why (at least for the past couple of years) we have the word Resident […]

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Virtual Reality of Theater

I can’t deny that I am a huge fan of Antonin Artaud’s oeuvre, or that his conceptualization of the theater has formed a basis for my thesis on performativity in virtual worlds. Artaud did, after all, more or less coin virtual reality back in the 1930s in his essay The Alchemical Theater: “All true alchemists […]

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Still Photo from Pride Parade

Previz #68 – Avatar Pride Parade

CIRCUIT LA CORSE, MEEWALH SIM, SECOND LIFE MAINLAND, 9 August — Over the course of VB/CO’s history our performance works have covered a wide range of aesthetic and ideological territory, but it’s probably fair to say that they have moved generally from more scripted to more individualistic. In VB04 – Prism, for example, we all […]

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Cut Up Reality

I don’t know why I’m suddenly so sensitive to the notion of time and reality, but it seems that since I’ve been thinking about virtual reality in terms of time measurements, I’ve been experiencing RL situations a little bit differently. Here’s what I mean – last night, I was at a Dirty Projector concert with […]

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Boredom in the Fourth Dimension

If I’ve learned anything so far from this research, it is that virtual reality and “real” reality are not that different. Virtual environments, after all, are based on our conception of reality as well as physical quantities. I started pondering this over the weekend after experiencing time pressures simultaneously in both virtual and physical worlds […]

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VB36 - Pink & Blue @ Pico Pico Life / LEA19

VB39 – Cast

PICO PICO LIFE, LEA19, 21 July — Today 21 intrepid avatars celebrated the 21st of July by not being afraid of pink… or blue! Aero Bowman Agnes Sharple Apmel Ibbetson Benji Bhalti Broken Doll Calliope Lexington Epoh Narstrom Gina Broono Kikas Babenco Lace Jewell Marky Mark Zackerly Marmaduke Arado Mikati Slade Monerda Skute NicoleX Moonwall […]

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Virtually Ethical

As a qualitative researcher, one of my primary areas of concern when conducting research in a RL or virtual environment setting is ethics – in other words, ensuring that participants are treated ethically and with the respect they deserve. Ethics has also been, interestingly, the primary barrier when conducting my research. As many of you […]

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Word Viruses and Other Pre-Recordings

Not surprisingly, my favorite writer of all times is William Burroughs. I went so far as to pretend that I was writing my dissertation on his work (I can always argue that he was a pioneer of virtual reality – I’ve noticed that most people writing dissertations on multi-user virtual environments are fans of Burroughs) […]

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