Virtual Expression and Immersive Art

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My slide show for my lecture at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center on April 15, 2011. To encourage artists to enter Second Life to express themselves.

copyright 2011 by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond

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Virtual Expression and Immersive Art

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  2. 2. Virtual Expression and Immersive Art<br />ExploringSecond Life with <br />Renne EmikoBrock-Richmond<br />
  3. 3. Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond<br />artist – instructor – superhero<br />Artist since age of 3.<br />Started creative computer use in 1980.<br />Owner of unique as you<br />Owner of hue are you? in Second Life<br />Zinnia Zauber<br />Education<br />Certificate in Virtual Worlds, University of WashingtonMasters of Fine Art in Visual Arts, Vermont College of Norwich University <br />Bachelor of Science in Art, Lewis & Clark College<br />Creative Services - unique as you<br />Graphic & website designer, color consultant, branding & marketing, virtual world developer, and community event producer<br />Arts Advocate <br />Instruction<br /> <br />University of Washington <br />Jan 2010 to present<br />TechSoup Global<br />Aug 2009 to present <br />Peninsula College<br />Jan 2008 to present<br />Monterey Peninsula College<br />Feb 1997 – Feb 2003<br />unique as you instruction<br />1993 to present<br />http://zinniazauber.wordpress.com/<br />
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  5. 5. Virtual World<br />An online interactive 3D environment which users can interact with one another and use and create objects. A virtual world is a persistent world that continues to exist even after a user leaves the work because it is created by users to be permanent. Virtual worlds are interactive 3D web spaces for business, education, creative expression, and human interaction.<br />It is not a game, but you can play games in it.<br />
  6. 6. The Avatar<br />It is about being yourself. Because no matter where you go, there you are. <br /> – Buckaroo Banzai<br />
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  18. 18. Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance <br />at the Nonprofit Commons<br />
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  25. 25. You can be your best self in a virtual world.<br />Authentic Identity<br />Positive Expression<br />Active Integrity<br />
  26. 26. What is Second Life?<br />Second Life is a free 3D virtual world owned by Linden Labs and uniquely created by its Residents. It is free to join at www.SecondLife.com. There you, as an avatar, can interact in a productive immersive environment with real people from all over the world. You can explore the educational environments, creative social networking, and discover the future of online existence through collaboration, economics, art, activism, and training. It is a place to express yourself with positive action.<br />
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  44. 44. The Arts<br />in<br />Virtual<br />Worlds<br />
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  47. 47. Robbie Dingo's Starry Night<br />
  48. 48. You can engage in the Arts in Second Life.<br />
  49. 49. Visit the classics.<br />
  50. 50. Be an advocate for the Arts.<br />
  51. 51. Embrace fandom.<br />
  52. 52. Meditate on creativity.<br />
  53. 53. Explore others work.<br />
  54. 54. Take class.<br />
  55. 55. Research art history.<br />
  56. 56. Connect with artists.<br />
  57. 57. Collaborate on a project.<br />
  58. 58. Report and review artists’ projects.<br />
  59. 59. Create for charity.<br />
  60. 60. Sell virtual goods.<br />
  61. 61. Become famous.<br />
  62. 62. Support others to express themselves.<br />Login2Life<br />
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  69. 69. Every time you launch the Second Life Viewer, you will enter your Username and Password.<br />To be safe, do not check “Remember password”. <br />Please set your Mode to Advanced.<br />Log In!<br />
  70. 70. Second Life Welcome Island is your starting point to learn 6 basic steps to start exploring this virtual world.<br />
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  73. 73. Under the Home Tab, you can find the World Map to discover where you are. <br />The globe icons are Landmarks, places you want to visit again like your web browser’s favorites.<br />Do a search for Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance.<br />
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  80. 80. How will you engage and express yourself in this virtual world?<br />Pooky's Video<br />
  81. 81. Thank you very much!<br />Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond<br />Zinnia Zauber in Second Life<br />http://zinniazauber.wordpress.com/<br />

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