Agent Cyan The Quest for a Virtual Haptic: Hello everyone, my name is Agent Cyan. I have a license to visualize. I’ll be your virtual tour guide for the next 20 days. We’re going on an “Art Hunt!” We’re going to visit 20 artist-created environments in 20 days. We’ll pay a visit to each of [...]
Recent blog posts written by Vaneeesa Blaylock
My father’s mother, Sarah Dukelski, died when I was very young. I don’t have any “real” memories of her, only “virtual” ones. What I mean is that my childhood memories don’t stretch back far enough to remember her. The only way I know I spent time with her is because of the “virtual memories” in [...]
Straight from the London 2012 Games to your PC or Mobile, British track star, and occasional iRez contributor, Vanessa Bartlett will be running 13.1 miles on Sunday 12 May in the Chester Half Marathon. If we help her raise enough money for her wonderful charity based in London & the South, St. Mungo’s homeless aid, [...]
Avatar Bloggers Unite! By proclamation of, well, me, June is Avatar Blogger month! WHO: Any Avatar Blogger who blogs about their adventures in 1 or more virtual worlds. Any worlds. Gaming worlds. Building worlds. All that matters is that your avatar is the blogger. CHALLENGE: 30 posts in 30 days. It’s easier than it sounds! [...]
(Diary #39 – Mom’s Instagrams of me ‘n Fiona in ballet clothes) You know how agent 007 has a license to kill? Yeah. I think my sister has a license to piss off. I was genuinely happy for Fiona when she told me she’d rented a space in New Toulouse and was opening a [...]
Saturday’s Memory Box Workshop @LEA11 had 5 intrepid participants who thought about ways to bring the images, words, sounds, movement of virtual life into keepsakes that evoke a virtual sense of touch or a sort of virtual corporeality. P A R T I C I P A N T S Alice Liddell Esparanza Freese Hiawatha [...]
My stupid sister Fiona opened an art gallery featuring pix of OUR FAMILY NAKED!? Is she stoopid? Anyway, as you can see in the video “Touts” this kind of lead to a slapping fight between us. Oh well. She deserved it!
Make a Secret Place As part of the Alice in Cornelland Quest for a Virtual Haptic, we will hold a Memory Box Workshop on Saturday 27 April at the Linden Endowment for the Arts “simulator” LEA11. All are welcome. Participation is free. You might like to bring images or text of moments, experiences, or persons [...]
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve been hitting the tanning bed pretty heavily for the past 18 months. Some of you have expressed concern about skin damage or skin cancer risks, although the peeps at the salon say that for very fair, burn susceptible skin, that building up color safely is better than risking a [...]
Neo touching the bullet with his fingers, and processing the experience with his eyes, gives rise to a form of consciousness that may be the key to creating haptic experiences in virtual worlds.
How 5 seconds becomes an hour, or why I had to go to Caracas to edit my blog post!
upon a time there was a young girl who lived on Utopia Parkway in Flushing, New York, next door to a man named Cornell. I don’t recall her name, but let’s call her Alice. And if you want to picture her, an image of the young Alice Liddell will do nicely I believe. Long before [...]
OMG AYFKM!? The man, the myth, the legend, Ze Moo has done a previz for a VB/CO Parade? Believe it or not I’m here to tell you, it’s all true. I’m happy to present: Z E . M O O ‘ S VB48 – Glitch Avatar Pride Parade Saturday 23 February ’13 10am SLT / [...]
Know what they call virtual photographer Strawberry Singh in the hallways of Linden Lab in San Francisco, California? It’s not Ms. Singh or Strawberry or even Berry… they simply refer to her as The Legend of The Lab. If you visit SecondLife.com and you’re “logged in” you’ll go straight to your dashboard. If you’re not [...]
Trill and I are out scouring the mainland for parade routes for next saturday’s Noob Avatar Pride Parade. I’m looking at a cool lake loop with a start / finish at the Europa sim, and passing through Ganymede, Callisto, Pandora, Mimas, Janus, Epimetheus, and Leda. • Europa/220/229/43 • Mimas/104/133/66 Trill is nearby walking another [...]
Animal Avatar Pride Parade 48 avatars participated in Saturday’s Animal Parade in Sydney Harbour. Starting in front of Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s legendary Sydney Opera House (started 1959, completed 1973) we walked 3 loops of a course that took us across the Harbour Bridge (1923 – 1932) from the Sydney central business district (CBD) to [...]
After the success of last week’s VB42 – Avatar Pride Parade, and yesterday’s VB43 – Animal Parade, we’ve had a flood of parade proposals! From Animal Parade dramaturge Trill Zapatero comes the Noob Parade and from long-time VB/CO art director Agnes Sharple comes the Tiny Parade and the Demo Parade! VB44 – Tiny Parade [...]
ROBERT F PECKHAM FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, SAN JOSE, 17 January – In the wake of the Lennay Kekua / Manti Te’o Twitter scandal, today performance artist Orlan joined with new media pranksters Eva & Franco Mattes to file a class action lawsuit against all media. Citing wrongful misappropriation of income, hijacking of career status, and [...]
Our new dramaturge, Trill Zapatero was so inspired by VB42 – Avatar Pride Parade, that she immediately challenged us to do a new parade on Saturday 19 Jan ’13, an Animal Parade on the Sydney sim. Whether you’re an animal lover, an animal rights activist, an RP enthusiast, or just love to dress up, [...]