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Liberate your avatar

Sermon, P 2008, Liberate your avatar , in: Creating Second Lives Conference, 24th/25th October 2008, Bangor University, Wales, UK. (Unpublished)

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      Abstract

      The merged realities of 'All Saints Gardens' on Oxford Road, and its online three-dimensional counterpart in 'Second Life' will, for the first time, allow 'first life' visitors and 'second life' avatars to coexist and share the same park bench in a live interactive public video installation. Entering into this feedback loop through a portal between these two parallel worlds this event exposes the identity paradox in Second Life. 'Liberate your Avatar' examines this new crisis and reflects the history of 'All Saints Gardens', relocating Emmeline Pankhurst as an avatar within 'Second Life' where she remains locked to the railings of 'All Saints Gardens'.

      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Second Life, Lacan, Interaction, Telematics, Telepresence, Performance
      Themes: Subjects / Themes > N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
      Subjects outside of the University Themes
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Centre for Media, Art & Design Research and Engagement (MADRE)
      Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
      Refereed: Yes
      Depositing User: Professor Paul Sermon
      Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2010 10:03
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:32
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/10874

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