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MIXED REALITIES - AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORKED ART EXHIBITION AND SYMPOSIUM
http://turbulence.org/mixed_realities

EXHIBITION
http://turbulence.org/mixed_realities/artists_works.html
February 7 - April 15, 2008
OPENING AND PERFORMANCE: February 7, 2008; 5-7 pm. Pierre Proske's CATERWAUL
will be performed by Emerson College students at 5:30 pm
VENUES: Huret & Spector Gallery (Emerson College, Boston), Turbulence.org
(Internet), and Ars Virtua (Second Life)
ARTISTS: Drew Baker, Neill Donaldson, John (Craig) Freeman, Usman Haque, Ai
Hasegawa, Scott Kildall, Michael Takeo Magruder, Pierre Proske, Victoria
Scott, David Steele, Georg Tremmel

FLOATING POINTS 5: MIXED REALITIES SYMPOSIUM
http://turbulence.org/mixed_realities/#symposium
PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION: February 8; 10 am - 5 pm
WORKSHOP: February 9; 1-5 pm
VENUES: Emerson College and Emerson Island (Second Life)
PARTICIPANTS: Burak Arikan, Drew Baker, John (Craig) Freeman, Usman Haque,
Drew Harry, Scott Kildall, Gene Koo, Pierre Proske, Michael Takeo Magruder,
Victoria Scott, David Steele
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
TO REGISTER: email jo {AT} turbulence.org

Mixed Reality is the merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new
environments where physical and digital objects can co-exist and interact in
real-time.

Mixed Realities is an exhibition and symposium that explores the
convergence-through cyberspace-of real and synthetic places made possible by
computers and networks. Mixed Realities links and overlays the Huret &
Spector Gallery (Boston), Turbulence.org (Internet), and Ars Virtua (Second
Life). Second Life is a shared, synthetic, 3-D environment through which
people can interact in real-time by means of a virtual self or avatar.
Although it's an imaginary place, it is often able to "masquerade as real"
(Richard Bartle) because it approximates reality persuasively enough to
facilitate player immersion. Audience members - who will be embodied as
avatars in Second Life, browsing the works at turbulence.org, and/or be
physically present in the gallery - will interact with the works and with
one another. Thus, Mixed Realities will enable people who are distributed
across multiple physical and virtual spaces to communicate with one another
and share experiences in real time.

Five works were commissioned by New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
specifically for the Mixed Realities exhibition. Collectively, they combine
sensor, video, sound, streaming, webcam, projection, processing, world wide
web, and 3-D technologies to produce immersive, interactive and
participatory performances and installations. They allow audiences to
experience real and fictional places simultaneously in "Imaging Beijing" and
"The Vitruvian World"; debate the value of virtual labor and currency in "No
Matter"; communicate physical data from multiple sources through "Remote";
and question mediated communication itself in "Caterwaul."

Details: http://turbulence.org/mixed_realities

Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
Turbulence: http://turbulence.org
Networked_Performance Blog: http://turbulence.org/blog
Networked_Music_Review: http://turbulence.org/networked_music_review
Upgrade! Boston: http://turbulence.org/upgrade 
New American Radio: http://somewhere.org


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