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Our virtual salon had 31 contributing authors in 2012, all the way from Agnes to Yordie, with “K” being the most popular letter, representing Kat, Katie, Krista and Kristine. Erika Mitchell (better known by the pseudonym E. L. James) didn’t contribute to iRez this year, still, her 2011 erotic novel
Fifty Shades of Grey was well represented by Agnes’ post Fifty Shades of Halloween and Joseph’s post Fifty Shades of Black Ops. From all of us here at iRez, Happy Holidays, have an amazing 2013 filled with wonder and discovery, and of course, “Write On!” iRez 2012 Authors
Xue, Trilby, Vaneeesa, Yordie, Berry, Becky and all the authors here at iRez wishing you Happy Holidays!
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Xue, Trilby, Vaneeesa, Yordie, Berry, Becky
Long-time iRez author Agnes Sharple came back with a vengance celebrating Movember and other notable events.
Botgirl Questi challenged all our assumptions – even as she carried the virtual world on her shoulders.
Canary Beck explored family and community as well as the racier side of relationships and culture in virtual space.
We did mushrooms with Eva Marie!
Fuschia Nightfire took us to paint murals.
George Coghill gave us the scoop on the mega-popular building world of Minecraft.
Slam poet Hanna Lee gave us the word on body image and weight shaming.
New York art historian Jacque Donaldson took us on walking tours of new art in New York.
Internet activist Joseph DeLappe gave us a performance of his new work “Fifty Shades of Black Ops”
Kathleen Cool inspired Pixel, Vaneeesa, and so many other to celebrate Charlotte Moorman’s legendary “TV Bra” performance with a new virtual version at Gallery Xue / NYC.
Ethnographer Katie Vizenor asked us about Digital Citizenship in the 21st century, and took us to ask Tom Boellstorff about the practice of Digital Ethnography.
Artist, feminist, prankster, and troublemaker Krista Hoefle took us on a hacktivist intervention to World of Warcraft’s WoW Wiki
First life painter, second life Identity artist, and all-around Mixed Reality explorer Kristine Schomaker took us on explorations of self and identity.
Our newest author Lizzie Gudkov joined iRez just a dozen days before years end and promises to enliven our world with tales of mystery and wonder.
Lizzy Bowman gave us on the ground – and atop the pyramid – coverage of the life of virtual cheerleaders in “Cheertopia”
Marmaduke Arado was our man in the virtual artworld as he crawled to numerous amazing installations and brought back remarkable photos for all us homebodies.
Mirae Rosner coordinated virtual graffiti writing on 3 continents!
Nathan Shafer used augmented reality to visualize the temporal evolution of Alaskan ice
Os Ishmael brought us images of life in Hong Kong and Asia, including this preying mantis that managed to survive the worst Hong Kong typhoon in a decade
Pixel Reanimator joined Kathleen Cool in a giant analysis and love-fest for all things Charlotte Moorman
Rafaela Lima ventured north from her Paris home and across the channel to cover the Invisible show at the Hayward Gallery, London for iRez
LOTRO Spice (aka Ravanel Griffon) singlehandedly took us to more different worlds than the entire rest of the iRez authors combined!
Choreographer Sarah Elgart explored the body in space at a flight terminal for Los Angeles World Airports.
iRez intrepid photographer Strawberry Singh took us on a journey of visual delights in her many self portraits and other virtual visualizations.
Tamiko Thiel planted a virtual and virtually uninvited Damien Hirst at the Invisible show at the Hayward Gallery, London.
Trilby Minotaur took us to dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel, Germany, and flew a few helicopters while she was at it!
Yours Truly took a Gamification class from the amazing Kevin Werbach at the Wharton Business School. Or at least the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton outpost at Coursera online.
Curator and author Vanessa Bartlett took to the soundwaves doing presentations on mental health and sonic art.
iRez webmaster Xue Faith got a new portrait taken in acid-tones, presumably as a result of having to sort out Vaneeesa’s mess on the website! 😛
Yordie Sands picked up hitchers and danced on the fire as only she can
About Vanessa Blaylock
As a virtual public artist my work invites avatar communities to express their identity, explore their culture, and demand their civil rights.
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