Borders, Boundaries & Liminal Spaces Program
Borders, Boundaries & Liminal Spaces", a three day conference within the virtual online world Second Life, will explore how borders are delineated and complicated within/between virtual environments. Sponsored by Ars Virtua New Media Center, and CADRE Laboratory for New Media.
Location: Amphitheater on Learning (169,171,26)
Note that all participants will have to first join the NMC guests group in Second Life prior to teleporting to here.
Pre-Program (Wednesday, April 25, 2007) 4:00pm Pacific Time/SLT
Emerson College, New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc./Turbulence.org, and the Museum of Science present:
A panel discussion with:
- Wagner James Au (aka Hamlet Linden)
- John Lester (aka Pathfinder Linden)
- John "Craig" Freeman (aka JC Freemont)
- Eric Gordon (aka Boston Borst) - moderator
- *NEW VENUE*: Museum of Science, Cahners Theater
- STREAMED LIVE
- BROADCAST TO SECOND LIFE
- FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!
Day 1 (Thursday, April 26, 2007) All times Pacific Time/SLT
- 11:30 - 11:50am Invocation/Welcoming Statements
- Noon - 1:15pm Session: Remains
- Brad Kligerman -Artist and Architect Brad Kligerman has turned the idea of art making upside down or rather inside out in his AVAIR exhibit. Kligerman questions the idea of materiality in the rendered environment and the nature of image. He successfully blends the idea of moving through "space" with the idea of moving through image in his new multi-sim installations.
- Renée Ridgway - is an artist and free-lance curator based in Amsterdam. Ridgway´s visual projects can be interpreted as a mapping of different occupations/occupancies by the use of a migrating identity to understand foreign territories, unknown areas and (sub)cultures. While social groups, peoples and cultures usually emphasize apparent differences to define themselves, she chooses to focus on similarities and raise questions about how identity can be constructed, including her own.
- Laura Jones -- is an applied anthropologist and archaeologist. Her research areas are California and French Polynesia. She has worked for the Muwekma Tribe of Ohlone Indians, Stanford University, the Field Museum of Natural History and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
- moderator James Morgan
- 1:15pm - on De-compression Event: Building and scripting in SL
- Demo Day - building, scripting and animating in SL
Day 2 (Friday, April 27, 2007) All Times Pacific Time
- 11-12:15pm Session: Out of Body
- Michele White - Michele White is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Tulane University. She teaches Internet and new media studies, television and film theory, art history and contemporary visual culture, science fiction and technology literature, gender and queer theory, and critical race and postcolonial studies.
- Eloise Pasteur - Eloise Pasteur is an avatar on Second Life and is widely known as an educator, writer, coder, and businesswoman with a first life background as an educator of students with disabilities. She is the author of innovative educational designs that foster in world learning and and is also known for her designs that she sells to the Second Life S&M community.
- Dore Bowen - Dore Bowen holds a Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester, an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Art from San Francisco State University, and a B.A. in Media Studies from The Evergreen State College. Her writing and curatorial projects focus on the phenomenology of perception, particularly within the interstices of the temporal and visual arts. Her criticism has appeared in journals and catalogues. She is currently Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at San Jose State University.
- Moderator: Thomas Asmuth
- 12:30-1:30 De-compression Event: Sex Tour
- 1:45- 3:00 Session: Body in Quotes
- Nathaniel Stern - an internationally exhibited installation and video artist, net.artist, printmaker and performance poet. His interactive installations have won awards in New York, Australia and South Africa, and his video and net.art have been featured in festivals all over Europe, Asia and the US. nathaniel's collaborative physical theatre and multimedia performance work with the Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative has won three of South Africa's FNB Vita Awards and seen three main stage features at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.
- Jeremy Turner - aka. Wirxli Flimflam is a new media artist, published writer, avatar performer and music (audio) composer currently based in Vancouver but exhibits, curates, performs and collaborates globally. As Wirxli Flimflam, he is the founding member of the performance art group Second Front in Second Life. He was the Coordinator for the LIVE 2005 Biennial of Performance Art in Vancouver. www.livevancouver.bc.ca and is now the Director of Avatar Development for LIVE 2007.
- Stuart Bunt - Co-founder of SymbioticA, the first art and biology lab situated in a science department. Have consulted and lectured on the nexus between Art/Science and Technology, exhibited in Ars Electronica and collaborated or helped produce a number of biotech art pieces revolving around emergent technologies in the biosciences. Background in science (developmental neuroscience lab, D Phil in Natural Philosophy, Oxford), and the arts (Director/co-founder SymbioticA). Senator at the University of Western Australia, chief executive biomedical software spin off company, Paradigm Diagnostics, and founder of the Image Acquisition and Analysis Facility, UWA. President UWAASA, Vice president NTEU, UWA branch. Link For personal web site http://www.iaaf.uwa.edu.au/smbunt/
- moderator Carlos Castellanos
Day 3 (Saturday April 28, 2007) All Times Pacific Time
- 11:00-12:15 SLT Session: Game the System
- Patrick Lichty - Patrick Lichty is a conceptual intermedia artist working in activist art, retrotech, digital minimalism, alpha revisionism, and experimental video, among others. In addition, he is an editor, curator, writer, musician, and engineer. He is Editor -in-Chief for Intelligent Agent Magazine.
- Joeseph DeLappe - has been engaging in visual arts practice since the early 1980s. His works in mixed media, digital photography, sculpture and interactive installation have been shown throughout the United States and internationally. DeLappe joined UNR as the head of the Art Department's New Genres area in 1993. DeLappe is a native of San Francisco, California.
- Trevor Smith - founder of the Ogoglio project which is building an online city for creative work. A graduate of the dot.com boom and bust, he spent several years as a member of the research staff at Xerox PARC before starting a Seattle based space hosting company, Transmutable. He is available in digital form at http://trevor.smith.name/
- moderator comoderated kyungwha lee & john bruneau
- 12:30 on De-compression Event: WoW raid(s)/Grind