Saturday, February 27, 2010

Second Life Collab?? & Remap Berlin Closing Day

i had a promising meeting with two faculty from the CS department yesterday. some decisions were being fleshed out about the use of the UWF campus in SL. while they want to also explore other options like Open Sim and Croquet we had an exciting moment where it was suggested that we work together on a cross-departmental project in SL. in the meantime i am going to try to connect these folks with the likes of the Ody Project folks, some of my colleagues using Open Sim, and drop some links (like the totally awesome Aesthetic Computing Classes at UF) to them. and it looks like i will be relocating the New Traditionalists Gallery to the UWF campus. this could be really good.

today i attended the closing reception for Remap Berlin at Odyssey. marco Manray has a very interesting intersection between Google Map's Panoramio and a MUVE called Twinity which simulates Berlin, Deutschland. Manray has been adding Twinity shots into the geolocative photo recording API of Panoramio & Google Maps. essentially Manray haas been adding the 'simscape' (hmm i like that!) snapshots to the Google Maps of Berlin in a recontextualization of the territory. here's the essay marco wrote on the project. and a few snaps from the closing party:

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