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April 23, 2007

OurFloatingPoints 4: Participatory Media


The Art of Living a Second Life

Emerson College, New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc./Turbulence.org, and the Museum of Science present OurFloatingPoints 4: The Art of living a Second Life :: DATE: April 25, 7 pm :: VENUE: Museum of Science, Cahners Theater, Boston :: STREAMED LIVE online and BROADCAST TO SECOND LIFE :: FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

A panel discussion with Wagner James Au (aka Hamlet Linden), John Lester (aka Pathfinder Linden), and John (Craig) Freeman (aka JC Freemont); moderated by Eric Gordon (aka Boston Borst).

Called "the biggest digital art installation in the world" (Warren Ellis), Second Life is a highly imaginative, online, 3-D rendered environment populated with avatars (graphic representations of people). In Second Life you can teleport, fly, live in a house, go to clubs, take classes, make and view art, or just "hang out." You cannot drown and you do not age. Spanning more than 42,000 acres in real-world scale--larger than metropolitan Boston--Second Life is second home to over 2 million "residents," many of whom collaboratively create its content. It is a place where real business is conducted using virtual dollars that can also be traded in the real world. Join us during the Boston Cyberarts Festival for a discussion about the creative, social and economic implications of Second Life. For more information, go to the Museum of Science.

Posted by jo at April 23, 2007 01:20 PM