Track: Machinima

Title Transformation: Virtual Art on the Brink
Author(s): Lori Landay
Moderator(s):n/a
Date Friday, March 16 20:00
Location: Machinima
Abstract

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mCrjkzzDJk&hd=

The best virtual art is a new kind of new media, using the particular properties of the virtual world to make metaphors manifest. Virtual art can be seen as experimentation with what could become augmented reality, when the equipment for creating and experiencing it are more accessible to everyone.

Transformation A mixed reality film by Lori Landay/L1Aura Loire Machinima filmed at UWA Winthrop in Second Life Artworks: Swallowed Up by the Crowd, Fuschia Nightfire Digital Glove, Misprint Thursday The Matter of Ideas, Gleman Jun Here Comes the Sun, Sledge Roffo One and Four Timeboards, L1Aura Loire

Live footage filmed by Richard Cownie, Andrew Paonessa, Lori Landay Edited by Lori Landay Music generated by Lori Landay with Otomata

Video-
Bio(s): Lori Landay: L1Aura Loire is Lori Landay, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at Berklee College of Music, is an interdisciplinary scholar and new media artist exploring the making of visual meaning in twentieth- and twenty-first-century culture. She is the author of two books, I Love Lucy and Madcaps, Screwballs, and Con Women: The Female Trickster in American Culture, and articles on topics including virtual worlds, digital narrative, silent film, and television culture. Her creative work includes animation, graphic design, creative documentary, machinima, interactive virtual art installations, and music video. She was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in the Professional Education Division at Berklee College of Music, a Newbury Comics Faculty Fellowship for her sabbatical project "Virtual Worlds," a National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions Grant for "What Is Being?" and consulted on and appeared in Finding Lucy, an American Masters documentary airing nationally on PBS and internationally. She participates in virtual worlds as an artist, teacher, and filmmaker with the avatar name L1Aura Loire in Second Life and L1 Loire in OpenSim grids. She is a member of the steering committee of the Linden Endowment for the Arts in Second Life.  

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