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ANAT Communications on Wed, 13 Feb 2008 19:04:54 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Seeing the Future of Second Life

Media Release 13 February 2008
(apologies for cross postings)

The Evolution of Networked Digital Environments

Julian Stadon (Perth) is currently undertaking a mentorship with
Professors Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, at the Interface
Culture Lab, part of the University of Art and Design, Linz, where he
is developing mixed reality systems in Second Life.

Julian is working on developing interactive augmented reality
constructs to appear 3D in physical space when viewed through a head
mounted display. The project explores the evolution and impact of newly
evolved networked digital environments, particularly in Second Life.
Julian aims to produce the final outcome in an exhibition at the John
Curtin Gallery in May 2008.

The project has many socially innovative applications that can benefit
the community in varied ways. These include the possibility of crossing
over into computer game interfaces, raising new awareness of digital
technologies and the contextual issues associated with it, through
exhibition and also to the academic community, through the uniqueness
of the project.

Julian comments "studying under Christa and Laurent has allowed me to
develop certain aesthetic elements within my work, particularly the way
I consider how to visually articulate my ideas and has exposed me to
many new avenues of information".

Julian is documenting his experience daily - follow the lessons and
developments here www.anat.org.au/mentorship.

The ANAT emerging technology mentorship provides an opportunity for
practitioners under 30 to explore new artistic directions, expand
technical skills and increase knowledge of networks, debates and
business practice spanning a three-month period.

Managed by ANAT, the mentorship is a part of the Australian
Government's Young & Emerging Artists Initiative through the Australia
Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

For more information on the mentorship contact manager {AT} anat.org.au

ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
Council for the Arts  http://www.ozco.gov.au its arts funding and
advisory body, by the South Australian Government through Arts SA
http://www.arts.sa.gov.au and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an
initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

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