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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.
Research: Open Lab, Production Lab
Project Type: Activism, Installation, Performance Art
Tags: Second Life