Tag Archives: mixed reality
14
May

#IdentityMashup

Participants in the #IdentityMashup lab created (dis)embodied stories based on Jung’s shadow archetype, and explored identity through a mashup of avatar roleplaying, livestreaming and performance in a mixed reality environment. Short stories based on shadow work were told through an avatar whose face was mapped to a live video stream of the participants’ actual faces, creating […]

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15
Oct

Instant Online Collaboration: Just Add Dance

The Creating Participatory Learning Through Performance workshop was part of the MobilityShifts: Future of Learning Summit. It focused on improvisational performance as a framework for online collaboration and distributed learning. By leveraging the affordances of shared virtual world space and creative frameworks, we can build richer online rapport and an optimal environment for instant collaboration and participatory […]

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18
Sep

This Spartan Life at IPZ

I’m headed to the IPZ Conference in Istanbul, Turkey to give a keynote talk on Extending Outreach through Games and Virtual Worlds. For my presentation, I’ll be joined by my esteemed colleague and friend, Chris Burke, the creator of This Spartan Life, coming in through the video game Halo, live from New York. Using Halo as a meeting point, […]

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24
Sep

Best.Conference.Idea.EVER: hammock-like beds overlooking the lounge area, for quick disco naps in btwn events. WIN.

There’s a dutch word that defies English translation: gezellig – which implies something like a homey, friendly, comfortable vibe – ‘cool’ in a warm way. That’s what PICNIC has been; in addition to being just downright awesome and inspiring, it’s gezellig. I write this as I sit under the TwitterTree, kicked back on green pillows and […]

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24
Sep

prepping for This Spartan Life – LIVE @ #PICNIC09

We’re here at PICNIC, a 3-day festival for movers and shakers in the creative and innovation fields (it’s akin to the TED conference, but funkier and in Amsterdam) – full of ideas, fun and sensory stimulation in media, technology, entertainment, art and science. PICNIC site: http://www.picnicnetwork.org/ Live Map: http://www.mobypicture.com/group/picnic/map We’ve been invited to do a live version of […]

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23
Sep

This Spartan Life LIVE at PICNIC

This Spartan Life LIVE at PICNIC 2009 This Spartan Life, a talk show inside the game space Halo, was invited to be part of the PICNIC Festival 2009 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We interviewed video game expert Dr. Gerri Sinclair, with an appearance by Peter Molyneux, creative director of Microsoft Game Studios Europe. It’s a mixed […]

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27
May
15
Dec

3×3 / 30×30

3×3 / 30×30 was a mixed reality performance that incorporated live dance and video in Rome and the virtual world Second Life. It was performed as part of the Romaeuropa Festival 2007. Choreographer Paul André Fortier performed his piece 30×30 in which he danced a 30-minute solo everyday, at the same time, for 30 days, […]

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15
Dec

ISIM performance with Ione & Pauline Oliveros

ISIM performance with Ione & Pauline Oliveros This performance was a mixed-reality improvisation between performers in the virtual world of Second Life and performers in Real Life at the International Society of Improvised Music (ISIM). ISIM is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together performers, educators, researchers, students and community members from across the world, in an effort […]

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19
Aug

Kidz Connect

Kidz Connect is a virtual cultural exchange program that connects youth in different countries through creative collaboration and theatrical performance in virtual worlds. The pilot project between students in New York and Amsterdam was held in summer 2006, through collaborations with Imagine IC, Polytechnic University and Waag Society. Students in New York, New York, connected […]

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