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17-19 june MetaMeets 3D-internet & virtual worlds conference Amsterdam


17-18 june MMIF 2011 Ma Machinima Int. Festival

P R E S S   R E L E A S E [updated 2011 06 14 04:00 CEST]
Avatars starring at Global Film Festival MMIF 2011
MaMachinima International Festival
June 17 / 18, 2011
Web live + LEA Theatre (SL™) + Club Karlsson, Amsterdam (NL)
 ‘MMIF 2011′ is the third edition of an annual film festival in 3D cyberspace with an interactive cinema screening in physical space (‘RL’). Audiences can follow some of the MMIF happenings live via the web.
The MMIF is a celebration of Machinima: films created in virtual worlds and video games. On 3D Internet platforms like Second Life® for instance, any kind of movie set can be built at very low cost. The MMIF aims to bring Machinima, a new cinematic art form, to a wider audience. Films by professional machinima producers and by those who are just starting out will be screened at MMIF 2011. Machinima directors and avatar actors from all over the world are present in real time at the virtual theatre in SL. These ‘Machinimatographers’ will present over fifty short films and discuss their work in front of a live global audience of viewers.
Audiences in Amsterdam can follow the MMIF event live, projected on a big screen in Club Karlsson at Keizersgracht, one of the most famous canals in Holland. Several participating machinimatographers will be present. Visitors can bring their own portable computers to interact with the show on the big screen. Free (wireless) internet and electricity is provided.
 Free entrance at Club Karlsson, however tickets are required. Reservations must be made via . The amount of tickets at the door is very limited! Full = FULL! 
This year MMIF collaborates with MetaMeets, a conference about 3D-internet and Virtual Worlds. MetaMeets 2011 will take place on the same dates and location as MMIF, but during day time.
The MMIF is a volunteer-run, non-profit collaboration of MaMachinima with Club KarlssonMetaMeetsMeta.Live.Nu, PLANETART, AviewTV, Ystreams.TV, MetaMixTV, Gallery Fermate and many other volunteers. Special thanks to NIMkDe Balie and Bellissima TV. MMIF 2011 is financed by donations and gifts. Virtual land sponsored by Linden Lab®. MMIF is founded and directed by the Dutch film maker Chantal Harvey.
 To view the MMIF 2011 full program, get latest news, get tickets or live online interaction please visit:

13:00 – 19:00 – 3D-Internet Conference
20:00 CEST (= SL 11:00 am PDT): – DOORS OPEN
20:30 CEST (= SL 11:30 am PDT): – Workshop ‘Machinima for Dummies’
22:00 CEST (= SL  1:00 pm PDT): – Opening ceremony + 2 film blocks
01:00 CEST (= SL  4:00 pm PDT): – Ending
13:00 – 19:00 – 3D-Internet Conference
20:00 CEST (= SL 11:00 am PDT): – DOORS OPEN
20:30 CEST (= SL 11:30 am PDT): – 3 film blocks
01:00 CEST (= SL   4:00 pm PDT): – Club Karlsson closes, MMIF continues interactive online
03:30 CEST (= SL   6:30 pm PDT): – Ending
Club Karlsson
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
LEA Theatre, Second Life®
Teleport & live streams via
PRESS CONTACT: Chantal Harvey

Second Front about Wikipedia, SL & media in general

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Second Front members Great Escape (aka artist Scott Kildall) and Man Michinaga (aka Patrick Lichty, also the animator of The Yes Men) were special guests in De Hoeksteen Live! at the NIMk.  Interviewed by Prince Clause Fund director Els van der PlasLive on SALTO 1 TV (Amsterdam) + web.

They talked about the about the CPoV (“Critical Point of View”) Wikipedia Conference in Amsterdam where they did presentations. (Patrick Lichty: “This-presentation-might-get-me-killed”)

Furthermore about the virtual world Second Life and their performance art group Second Front in particular. And about new media in general.

Above photo’s by Anne Helmond


  • Video Part 3 (01:00-02:00) – Interview with Patrick & Scott starts from about 01:55.3
  • Video Part5 (04:00 wintertime) – Last few minutes of the Reuters SL intervention video by Second Front

These above video files will be available online for a maximum of 4 weeks after the live broadcast of march 28/29 (2010).

Second Front’s Breaking News III Video (2007)

Watch the first two hours video of this edition of De Hoeksteen Live! with special attention for the current NIMk workshop ‘The Media City’ here:

This blog post is also posted at:


BREAKING NEWS: Black-out [update 2]

A POWER OUTAGE in the area of the Keizersgracht canal in Amsterdam Center since about 12:35 CET.

This electricity problem happened during works of the NUON power company in the area. It is estimated the area will be without electricity till at least 16:00 CET.

The ‘DO NOT FEED’ iron cage on De Dam square in Second Life is empty. Ad Breda And Eveline Schoonhoven are non-existent at this moment.

The whole Netherlands Media Arts Institute is out of electricity, wich offcourse is a disaster for time-based electronic arts! The VideoVortex.2 exhibition was just about to be open for the public again at 13:00 CET.

Keizersgracht 264, 1016 EV Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Photo by Frank Hendriks

More news coming up as it unfolds…

From the DFM IRC log:

[12:36] * Eveline_S (~EefSchoon@194.109****) Quit (Read error: Connection reset by peer)

[12:37] * Ad_Breda (~adbreda@194.109.****) Quit (Read error: Connection reset by peer)

UPDATE 20:30 CET: All problems seem solved, Ad Breda And Eveline Schoonhoven are back in te cage on De Dam  at the Amsterdam sim.


Expo: ‘DO NOT FEED’ also physically open again

 Today the VIDEO VORTEX.2 exhibition in the  Netherlands Media Art Institute  (N.I.M.K.) museum in Amsterdam reopens for the public again after the holidays closure. The show runs till february 3rd 2008.

DFM RTV INT by Meta.Life (photo by N.I.M.K.)

So our information-art installation “DO NOT FEED (Meta.Live.Nu presents DFM RTV)” can be visited again physically: Tuesday to saturday 13:00 till 18:00 CET.

DFM RTV INT by Meta.Life (photo by N.I.M.K.)

Visiting virtually is possible 24/7  at De Dam square on the Amsterdam sim in Second Life.'DO NOT FEED' at Amsterdam sim


Video Vortex.2 expo opening party reports

The opening party of ‘Meta.Live.NU presents DFM RTV’ for the VideoVortex.2 exhibition was december 7th 2007 online in Second Life AND in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Damien Simons reported (in dutch) about the RL opening night at Another report is at And an article is published at the major dutch SL website

Meta.Live.Nu, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, NL. Photo by Damien Simons.

[photo: Damien Simons]

Theatre-producer, meta-actress, snapshot- journalist CallieDelBraie did an intensive SLsnapshot report inworld:

Do Not Feed

Video artist Chantal Harvey produced a great short piece of machinima about the SL part of the opening:

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