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12
Nov
10

“Paying the costs of making things free”

post updated 2010.11.14 01:00 CET | shortlink http://wp.me/p9f2i-jD

Economies of the Commons 2 – International Conference on Open Content

November 12 , 13 – 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands + online

How are we going to pay the bill for Free Culture that is to remain as publicly accessible as possible?

http://www.ecommons.eu

LIVE ONLINE:

http://www.debalie.nl/live

http://ecommons.tuxic.nl/?page_id=1987

Second Life screening:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/188/188/88

Timetable:

http://ecommons.tuxic.nl/?page_id=1675

23
Aug
10

video: ‘Video Vortex 2’ expo (2007/2008) with Meta.Live.Nu “DO NOT FEED”

short url http://wp.me/p9f2i-hB

http://youtu.be/iyqoj1zOO3o

Video impression (upload june 2010) of the ‘Video Vortex 2’ exhibition (dec. 2007-jan. 2008) at NIMk (Netherlands Media Art Institute) . Including a segment about the hybrid-reality installation/happening “DO NOT FEEDMeta.Live.Nu presents DFM RTV INT” installation. [ 1:10 > 1:38 ]

http://youtu.be/BgzWc47wKvM

Machinima impression of  “DO NOT FEED” (9 dec, 2007) by Chantal Harvey

07
May
10

May 7-8: MetaMeets 2010

“Europe’s Premier 3D Internet Developer Conference”

May 7th & 8th 2010

http://metameets.com

http://metameets.wordpress.com

MetaMeets2010 Dublin - View this group's most interesting photos on Flickriver

2009: Amsterdam, The Netherlands + Virtual Holland, SL

2011: Berlin, Germany + Berlin , SL + … ?

30
Aug
09

ATOMpUnK??! contest/expo/festival: Participate! Exhibit! Win L$ 10000 !!! (DEADLINE: 9/9/9)

[nederlandse versie link]

INVITATION:

Create 2D & 3D  ‘ATOMPUNK’ art for the  GOGBOT 2009 Festival! Create 3D Avatars, Vehicles, Environments, Sculptures and any other digital Atompunk things you can think of. Also photo’s, graphic designs, video’s and other  ‘2D’ artworks are very welcome to join this exhibition and contest! Digitally manipulated or not.

Invent, create and present what your idea’s about ATOMPUNK are, to the world!

CONTEST:

  1. First Prize: 10000 L$
  2. Second Prize: 5000 L$
  3. Third prize: 3000 L$
  • Extra prize by the public: 2000 L$ for most favorites in the Flickr ATOMpUnk group on sunday september 13th at 22:00 CEST  (= SL 1 pm PDT)

[ L$ = Linden Dollars, exchangeable for US Dollar’s or Euro’s or other currencies. 1 US$ is worth about 270 L$. To win any of these prizes you need at least a free Second Life account and a free Flickr account]

A professional GOGBOT art jury will critically review and judge the digital Atompunk entries on artistic quality, technical quality and originality. At 11th of september the 3 very best Atompunk Digital Artworks will be awarded. This will be announced during the ATOM.LIVE.NU happening in newBERLIN (SL) +  ATAK Enschede (NL) These 3 winners will also be exposed on large videoprojections to a ‘RL’ audience at the GOGBOT Festival!

DEADLINE:

Last day for submissions: 9th of september 2009

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Please upload screenshots or video of your virtual Atompunk objects and Atompunk avatars or photo’s and digital image artworks a.s.a.p. to http://flickr.com/groups/atompunk with at least these 3 tags: GOGBOT2009 and ATOMPUNKFESTIVAL andATOMPUNK

Please also confirm Ze Moo about your participation in this festival if you are going to upload some Atompunk works. CONTACT: IM in SL or send a Flickr mail

EXHIBITION OF ALL PARTICIPANTS:

http://flickr.com/groups/atompunk/discuss/72157622176071466

31
Jul
09

“Another Perfect World” Dutch tv documentary

“Another Perfect World” “in search of Virtual Paradise”

NEW FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM ON VIRTUAL WORLDS

Internet Premiere (dutch subitles edition) 31 july. Replays 1 – 6  august 2009

Holland Doc 24 TV (cable & satellite & web live stream & Livestation)

  • Friday 22:09 – 23:06 CEST
  • Saturday 02:49 – 03:46
  • Saturday 10:50 – 11:47
  • Sunday 06:12 – 07:08
  • Sunday 19:14 – 20:11
  • Monday 17:19 – 18:16
  • Tuesday 14:27 – 15:24
  • Wednesday 02:36 – 03:33
  • Wednesday 12:39 – 14:36
  • Thursday 12:18 – 13:15

More replays on this digital tv channel are possible.

INTERVIEWS: Philip Rosedale (aka Philip Linden of Second Life), Jae-Kyung Song of Lineage, Hilmar Veigar Petursson of EVE OnlineRaph Koster of Metaplace and Kevin Alderman /aka/ Stroker Serpentine of Strokerz Toyz

Kevin Alderman (SL: Stroker Serpentine) creating animations for his Adult Second Life business

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This documentary will also be broadcasted TV in more countries:  Probably on SBS Australia, NRK Norway, YLE Finland, SVT Sweden and other TV  stations.

TRIVIA:

In this Youtube preview there is a scene about virtual worlds money and economics there is a machinima fragment, shot by Sandwoman Petion. Of a burning Dollars sculpture and with an  ‘Euro-Avatar’ running passed. These Second Life objects were created by Herman Bergson for the Meta.Live.Nu event at the  ‘Goodbye Dollar’ party in Amsterdam, NL. This scene appears  not inthe full version.

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The festival premiere was in april 2009 at Hot Docs, Canada.

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The British TV premiere was 23 June 2009 on Channel Four /More 4

True Stories presents: Jorien van Nes and Femke Wolting’s fascinating insight into online virtual worlds. Second Life, World of Warcraft, Metaplace, U World – all virtual worlds where the user can create their own paradise, far removed from real life. People can create societies that range from the democratic to the dictatorial, have avatars that resemble their ideal and can engage in actions that their real life personality would never dream of doing, from cyber-sex to virtual crime. But who creates these worlds and are they the right people to be crafting idealised societies that pretend to address and solve the inadequacies of the real world?

The Internet TV premiere was:  june 2009, Metaworld2

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The Netherlands TV premiere was: Thursday 30 july 2009, Nederland 2

Voor miljoenen mensen is het virtuele universum een plek die steeds meer vervlochten raakt met hun echte leven. De plek waar makers en spelers hun eigen paradijs kunnen creëren, ver verwijderd van de echte wereld; geheel naar eigen inzicht, variërend van democratie tot dictatuur. Hier leiden de virtuele inwoners een leven waarvan zij vroeger niet durfden te dromen; van warlord tot succesvol cybersex ondernemer.

Maar wie zijn de bedenkers van deze werelden en welke ideeën en ideologieën liggen eraan ten grondslag? Hoe gaat het bouwen van een virtueel utopia in zijn werk? Wat zijn de economische en politieke regels in de virtuele wereld? Is er persvrijheid? Hoe wordt er handel gedreven? Moeten de virtuele inwoners zich aan wetten houden, of zijn zij daar eindelijk helemaal vrij in? Zijn het echt ideale werelden zonder aardse beperkingen?

In deze documentaire gaan Femke Wolting en Jorien van Nes op zoek naar antwoorden op deze vragen.

Zij spreken de oprichters van de grootste virtuele werelden, waaronder Philip Rosedale van Second Life, Jae-Kyung Song van Lineage, Hilmar Veigar Petursson van EVE Online en Raph Koster van Metaplace over de ideeën achter hun werelden.

More references:

http://raphkoster.com/2009/05/09/another-perfect-world-documentary-on-vws

19
Feb
09

London Theatre Blog interview ‘Goodbye Dollar’ event

Andrew Eglinton, founder and editor of the widely-respected and profound London Theatre Blog held an interview with Joyce Timmerman (SL: Joyce Menjou) and Ze Moo. About Live Machinima Theatre, as part of the  ‘Club Goodbe Dollar’ event at De Balie (Amsterdam) & cyberspace in august 2008.  And they chatted about the future of crossing boundaries between arts and technology.

Please read the entire interview here:

Theatre In Second Life

http://LondonTheatreBlog.co.uk/theatre-in-second-life


[photo by Viola van Alphen]

More references:

Live Theater in Second Life

http://dusanwriter.com/index.php/2009/02/26/live-theater-in-second-life

http://twitter.com/malburns/statuses/1254010663

Teatro en SL

http://piensl.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/teatro-en-sl

“Orientation” by Nebulosus Severine and Arahan Claveau

http://amyfreelunch.wordpress.com/2008/10/06/orientation-by-nebulosus-severine-and-arahan-claveau


21
Jan
09

‘Rez we can!’

WoW insider

Interesting image from http://wowinsider.com/photos/adams-wow-gallery/1231030

(found via http://twitter.com/malburns)

06
Nov
08

NL TV machinima premiere: ‘”Molotov Alva and The Search for the Creator”

Somehow historic: On november 7th 2008 a SL machinima movie premiered on national television in The Netherlands, after succes on the web.


MOLOTOV ALVA AND HIS SEARCH FOR THE CREATOR:

A Second Life Odyssey

In this movie director Douglas Gayeton explores the online life of Molotov Alva, a Californian man who disapeared without a trace from ‘real life’. Suddenly he appears in Second Life with a series of 10 video dispatches.

In this Second Life adventure Molotov Alva encounters everything from Furries, to Cyberpunks to Neo-Luddites to Gorean Sex Slaves, to the King of the Hobos: Orhalla Zander, who becomes Molotovs guide as he searches for the creator of their brave new world.

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This movie has been the best viewed video on Youtube for a while and it is also the very first SL machinima in history acquired by a major American television broadcast network: HBO

After this Dutch national tv premiere, this movie is broadcasted on the non-commercial digital cable/satellite/internet tv channel ‘Holland Doc‘ daily for a week:  Friday nov. 7 – friday nov. 15

Read more:

http://submarinechannel.com/interviews/index.jsp?id=25996

http://cinemax.com/molotov-alva

http://hbo.com/docs/programs/molotovalva

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov_Alva

http://IMDB.com/title/tt1100132


http://www.hollanddoc.nl/programmas/20008070/afleveringen/40164153/

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INTERNET TV + DUTCH DIGITAL TV BROADCASTS:
Nederland 4 – VPRO Holland Doc television

Friday 7 november:

  • 17:00 CET
  • SL: 8 am, 4:45 pm PST

Saturday 8 november:

  • 01:45, 12:15, 21:45 CET
  • SL: 1:15 am, 12:45 pm, 9:30 pm PST

Sunday 9 november:

  • 06:30, 15:45 CET
  • SL:  6:45 am, 4:45 pm PST


Monday 10 november:

  • 01:15, 10:45, 21.00 CET
  • SL:  1:45 am, 12:00 pm (noon), 10:15 pm PST

Tuesday 11 november:

  • 07:15, 17:30 CET
  • SL: 8:30 am, 7 pm PST

Wednesday 12 november:

  • 04:00, 13:30 CET
  • SL: 4:30 am, 3:45 pm PST

Thursday 13 november:

  • 00:45, 11:00, 21:15 CET
  • SL: 02:00 am, 12:15 pm, 10:30 pm PST

Friday 14 november:

  • 07:30, 17:45 CET
  • SL: 8:45 am PST

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HOLLAND DOC TV LIVESTREAMS:

mms://livemedia.omroep.nl/vprohollanddoc-bb (WindowsMedia Player / Winamp player / VLC Player)

http://omroep.nl/live/vprohollanddoc-bb.asx (WindowsMedia Player / Winamp player / VLC player)

http://live.nu/hollanddoc.m3u (Winamp / iTunes)

http://player.omroep.nl/?zenid=227 (web)

http://livestation.com/account/streams/40825-holland_doc (web + Livestation player)

http://wwitv.com/tv_channels/7889.htm (web)

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VIDEO ON DEMAND:

http://www.molotovalva.com

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Molotov+Alva

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=molotov+alva

http://vimeo.com/videos/search:molotovalva

http://blip.tv/search?q=molotov+alva


20
Feb
08

$299 Thought Control

“Gamers are able to move objects in the world just by thinking of the action.”

BBC report: “Brain control headset for gamers”Brain control

“The headset could be used to improve the realism of emotional responses of AI characters in games”

Tan Le, Emotiv

PLAY BBC VIDEO

(Link thanks to nootski in DFM IRC)

Another BBC report:

“Japanese researchers claim to have found a way to control a computer character by thinking about it.”

Play video: .asx (.wmv) or  .ram (.rm)

20
Feb
08

21 feb.: I, Avatar

21 februari 18:00 CET:

It promises to be a very interesting Mediamatic Beauty Parlour #06 this thursday: Artist, writer and engineer Mark Meadows (aka Pighed Stonecutter) presents his new book: I, Avatar

At Club 11, on the 11th floor of the Post CS building, Oosterdokskade 5, Amsterdam, NL. Reservations via mediamatic.net/pighed

An exhibition with Mark Meadows work can be seen at PLANETART, Weteringschans 179, Amsterdam.

I, Avatar

blog.mediacatalyst.com/pivot/entry.php?id=354

What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator’s inner self, or is it just one among millions of anonymous vehicles clogging the online freeways? Can we use our avatars to really connect with people, or do they just isolate us? And as we become more like our avatars do they become more like us?  pighed

In I, Avatar, Mark Stephen Meadows answers some of these questions, but more importantly, he raises hundreds of others in his exploration of avatars and the fascinating possibilities they hold. His examination of avatars through the lenses of sociology, psychology, politics, history, and art, he will change the way you look at even a simple online profile and revolutionize the idea of avatars as part of our lives, whether first or second.

 pighed stonecutter

“As someone that has worked with virtual worlds for over 15 years, I’m only now beginning to see the weak signals and evidence of high enough technical, social, financial, and visual caliber in the work that it is attracting people. Millions of them.”

“When you look at avatars, please think of these people as settlers. You can see them more clearly if you think of them as early traders and frontiersmen who are colonizing a new world.”

Mark Meadows

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boar.com/books/avatars

“Mark Meadow’s virtual creatures are not your next door neighbours–or are they? Leaving behind 1990s cyberculture and its underground aesthetics, with Meadows we descend into a maelstrom of Identity 2.0 in which business, leasure, sexuality, labour and fashion melt into one.”

Geert Lovink, Media Theorist, Net Critic and Activist.

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After the first attack on Iraq, Mark Meadows hitchhiked from Kuwait to Baghdad in 2003, wanting to experience first hand what the mass media filters might not reveal to the public.

 it was clear basra was wounded. i couldnt tell where the wound was (sometimes its hard to tell what is wrong when it is so goddam big, or when we are so goddam small), but i could tell it was there. basra was wounded, but it was also still very alive. people were selling vegetables, water, generators, tools, services, and friends were meeting on sidewalks, talking. i found an art gallery that was tucked into the basement of a bombed out admin building. these guys had set it up and were selling canvases out of it. one painting i found was by a painter named Manal Kheroulah. she’s a 23-year old painter at the basra college of fine arts. i like that.

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This video shows a fascinating interview with Mark Meadows. Produced at Xmedia lab, Singapore, 18 november 2005.

boar.com | bore.com | boor.com




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