Inspiring Artists

When things look good, I love to look. Many thanks to Roo Reynolds who posted the following artistic Secondlife machinima by AM Radio on Eightbar.

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Also kudos to my former lecturer John Power for this magical machinima.

I think it just goes to show the potential for creative types to bring a special aesthetic quality to 3D virtual worlds. I really think we have only seen the tip of the creative iceberg. That really excites me.

I wonder what kind of virtual world networking events are happening to introduce artists to worlds like Secondlife? In 1996 I set up some forums between artists, designers and multimedia technical folk through AIMIA (Australian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association.) The purpose was to showcase the latest and greatest from pioneers in the interactive media field. It would be great to see a “how to secondlife” session for artists at Horse Bazaar – which reminds me I only have a week left to see best of the independent games festival at ACMI

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If you have a chance, take a look at how these artists interpret the gaming metaphor.

2 thoughts on “Inspiring Artists

  1. Jye Smith

    It’s interesting to hear about an event over 11 years ago with AIMIA! I’m the National Events Manager at AIMIA here, and we’ve come worlds further since 1996.

    We’re still trying to connect the various aspects of the huge spectrum we cover each month and love running our live events still. Hope to see you at a few. We’ve got a brand new AIMIA VIC Chapter as well.

    Drop me an email anytime

  2. simeon

    horse bazaar would love to host a ‘how to’ session for artists in second life. it would be great to get second life happening in panorama around our projection system. get in touch if you want to facilitate such an event. we’ll do what we can to help make it happen
    cheers
    simeon

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