Liberate your Avatar; The Revolution will be social networked (Consciousness Reframed 11)

Sermon, P and Gould, CE 2010, 'Liberate your Avatar; The Revolution will be social networked (Consciousness Reframed 11)' , in: Making Reality Really Real , Consciousness Reframed (11) , TEKS Publishing, Trondheim, Norway, pp. 181-183.

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This paper brings together the practice-based creative research of artists Charlotte Gould and Paul Sermon, culminating in a collaborative interactive installation that investigates new forms of social and political narrative in multi-user virtual environments. The authors' artistic projects deal with the ironies and stereotypes that are found within Second Life in particular. Paul Sermon’s current creative practice looks specifically at the concepts of presence and performance within Second Life and 'first life', and attempts to bridge these two spaces through mixed reality techniques and interfaces. Charlotte Gould’s Ludic Second Life Narrative radically questions the way that users embody themselves in on-line virtual environments and identifies a counter-aesthetic that challenges the conventions of digital realism and consumerism.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Ascott, Roy, Gangvik, Espen and Jahrmann, Margarete
Themes: Subjects / Themes > N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: TEKS Publishing
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: Consciousness Reframed
ISBN: 978-82-998211-2-4
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Funders: Arts Council Norway, Public Art Norway (KORO), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Depositing User: Professor Paul Sermon
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 13:45
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:29

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