Second Life

Brooklyn is Watching (BiW) hosts a sim in Second Life which is a wonderful curatorial project that invites SL artists to create artwork on their space. The resulting creations range in quality and are subject to commentary by a weekly podcast by several commentators. I’ve been a guest podcaster a few times, participating in a production of the absurd: a radio podcast commentary of an entirely visual environment that most people don’t understand.

jayvanburen

Jay Van Buren, the main guy currently behind BiW

 
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Invisible Threads is a mixed reality performance installation created by Eyebeam artists Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothenberg. The project explores the growing intersection between labor, emerging virtual economies and real life commodities through the creation of a designer jeans sweatshop in the metaverse Second Life (SL). Simulating a real life manufacturing facility that includes hiring SL “workers” to produce real world jeans sold for profit, the project provides an insider’s view into current modes of global, telematic production.

Project Created: 
January 2007
 
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