Archive for March, 2008
The upcoming Dorkbot session is a collaboration between Dorkbot SL and Dorkbot Paris, and will take shape as a Mixed Reality Event, in Paris and Second Life.
The Dorkbot Session will take place 21 March 12:30 pm PDT / 20:30 CET and start in Second Life at the Odyssey Simulator!
In Paris it will be at La Cantine Numerique.
151 rue Montmartre, dans le Passage des Panoramas, 75002 Paris
Métro Grands Boulevards
During the session we’ll be teleporting to other locations so please IM Evo Szuyuan if you don’t find anyone there.
From Paris Maxime Marion will be presenting the records project, and Nicolas Barrial from extralab will present La Cantine Virtuelle (La Cantine in Second Life). From Second Life Berardo Carboni will present the Volavola project, and Second Front will perform Minotaure.
Live Video streaming service donated by http://d-oo-b.cc (Secondlife avatar Eifachfilm Vacirca)
Maxime Marion – Records
Numeric artist and musician Maxime Marion will present his musicometer project which allows to generate music from algorithmes.
“Records” is an online project which is a electronic music net-label. the names of the bands, the albums and the songs are
automaticaly generated by computer software.
Second Front, Minotaure Haledol Dreams
Second Front is the pioneering performance art group in the online
avatar-based VR world, Second Life. Founded in 2006, Second Front
quickly grew to its current 10 member troupe that includes: Wirxli
Flimflam aka Jeremy Owen Turner, Tea Chenille aka Tanya Skuce, Man
Michinaga aka Patrick Lichty, Alise Iborg aka Penny Leong Browne, Tran
Spire aka Doug Jarvis, Great Escape aka Scott, Lizsolo Mathilde aka
Liz Pickard, Gazira Babeli aka CLASSIFIED, Bibbe Oh aka Bibbe Hansen
and Fau Ferdinand aka Yael Gilks.
Taking their influences from numerous sources, including Dada, Fluxus,
Futurist Syntesi, the Situationist International and contemporary
performance artists like Laurie Anderson and Guillermo Gomez-Pena,
Second Front creates theatres of the absurd that challenge notions of
virtual embodiment, online performance and the formation of virtual
narrative. Created in 2006, they have already performed extensively,
including in Vancouver, Chicago, New York, and has been featured in
publications including SLate, Eikon, Realtime Arts (Australia), The
Avastar (published by Axel-Springer, Germany) and in Exibart (Italy).
Second Front will perform the piece “Minotaure Haledol Dreams”, a bull
fight in a padded room, a mental hospital scene.
Berardo Carboni – Fly me / Volavola
Berardo Carboni (1975) has taken a degree in law, he is scenario writer and director, and he has made several shorts and documentary films that have been chosen for national and international festivals.
He has worked with Lara Favaretto to the making of videos for the art circuit; they have been awarded prizes inside important environments (Furla Prize, Venice, 2001; P.S. 1 studio program, Muma, New York, 2002). Together with Lara Favaretto he also worked in 2003 at his first full-length film, Buco nell’acqua, a TV-movie with Sandra Milo, produced by Mediatrade.
Currently he is working on the project “Fly me / Volavola”
Fly Me / Volavola – The Movie
Volavola is about human beings, emotions becoming inevitably dull, the want not to surrender to habit always striving for more, and that love in need to be kept alive and preserved from its natural decay. There are two films in Volavola, both of them with the same screenplay. However, the first film will be shot in 3-D computer graphics, also exploring the virtual worlds of Second Life. The plot, as it unravels, specifically aims to disorient the viewer when it becomes increasingly difficult to understand what is actually real and what is not. Real avatars and real people, interpreting themselves, plus fictional
characters, both computer generated and in flesh and blood, are all playing different roles throughout the entire picture. Finally, Volavola also deals in a sociological way, sometimes even surreal, with themes such as hacker ethics or the values shared in a virtual society, topics which are too often left out by science-fiction in general. The main message is to defend those values, as they play an important part in our cultural heritage by helping us to build a better place to live for everyone. The entire film will be set in Rome as the actual city and as a virtual one where it is now possible to meet characters coming from different virtual universes. The two films will be mirroring each-other. Although the pictures will be distributed through different medias.
Berardo Carboni who previously shot Shooting Silvio, wrote the script in collaboration whith the writer, Mario Gerosa author of the book Virtual Words and Second life, currently on its third reprint, chief-editor of “AD, architectural digest italia-” magazine and professor of cultural planning of the territory and comunication at the “Politecnico di Milano”. Berardo Carboni. is also working on the direction of both parts of the production.
Nicolas Barrial – Basics of “building in Second Life”
Nicolas Barrial (Nick Rhodes in SL) build the virtual representation of La Cantine in Second Life.
La Cantine is a creative, experimental and innovative space dedicated to digital technologies, located in the center of Paris.
Both a place of exchange and a technological showcase, La Cantine is open to professionals, tech enthusiasts and everyday users. This place is dedicated to ascending innovation welcome all contributors to digital life. La Cantine favors the conception and emergence of new uses, products and services by accelerating ideas, creation and networked innovation.
A true collaborative platform, La Cantine is a new space for sharing experience and skills (co-working, art-oriented platforms, alternative venues, competitive clusters, specialized research labs, colleges and universities).
This desire to share and find new ways to collaborate made it natural to extend its activity to virtual worlds. One of the main partner of La Cantine being Orange, Orange Island sounded like the perfect place for implementation of the virtual Cantine.
At “La Cantine Virtuelle”, you will attend mixed reality events with partners in Paris but also find content of innovative projects.