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Posted 2006-07-12 by Tony Walsh
Art Project Carves ‘Second Life’ Scenes Into Reality
The avatar in this piece "had been dancing for 8.5 hours for the meager sum of $68 lindens—worth about a quarter of a U.S. dollar." Image and subtitle credit: Recursive Instruments.
Vignettes from the virtual world of Second Life have been digitally processed, automatically milled into wood, slathered with ink, and pressed into abstract representations of the metaverse. The prints are part of a real and virtual body of work created by two Chicago Art Institute students known collectively as Recursive Instruments. The team's show is suitably entitled Recursions, and according to the artists "depict[s] situations you will find every day in Second Life, from play to punishment. The trappings of technology are both removed and exploited to examine the evolution of media's effect on the evolution of self." I don't know about crazy art-speak, but I know what I like. And I like Recursions. If you think you might like Recursions, too, the prints can be seen in Second Life on the island of Learning.
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Comment posted by Torley
July 13, 2006 @ 12:14 am
I missed that when I was on Learning... time to go back and enjoy!
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
July 13, 2006 @ 10:23 am
I hear you've got your own art show going on over there, Torley. I'll be sure to check that out...
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