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Joseph Delappe on Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:53:15 +0200 (CEST)


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Please Announce:

Avatar Senate Candidate in Nevada
- Media Artist Joseph DeLappe launches virtual candidacy for his Second Life avatar, NoneOfTheseCandidates Macbain.

http://www.noneofthesecandidatesmacbain.com

Media artist Joseph DeLappe introduces a late entry into the Harry Reid, Sharon Angle race for the U.S. Senate representing Nevada. NoneOfTheseCandidates Macbain is an avatar that resides in the online community of Second Life.  DeLappe named his avatar for the "none of these candidates" choice that is unique to Nevada elections.

The project exists as a virtual, guerrilla political campaign for the U.S. Senate.

DeLappe created his avatar's likeness as a digitally morphed combination of the Las Vegas based magicians Siegfried and Roy and the ultimately Senatorial John Warner.

The NoneOfTheseCandidates Macbain campaign exists purely on the Internet.  In addition to living in Second Life, the candidate is represented primarily by his campaign website noneofthesecandidatesmacbain.com, and through social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Visitors to this campaign website will find information regarding his biography (i.e., he is veteran of The America's Army Game and an ordained minister), videos, photographic slide show, media appearances, endorsements, and detailed proposals regarding a variety of issues including:

*Big Solar!  Creating a 100-mile by 100 mile solar farm in the shape of BP's logo, which will provide sufficient power to meet the energy needs of the entire United States.

*No New Taxes! (the old ones will do!) The Greatest Generation Tax Act, returning taxes to post World War II levels (90%+ top tax rate) to rebuild America!

*Education Reform!  Minors for NV: all schools transition to a four day week, on the fifth day send students to the mines in a new school-to-work initiative.  All profits go to support our schools!

*Health Care! Nevada to join France's #1 ranked health care system.

And More!  http://www.noneofthesecandidatesmacbain.com

About Joseph DeLappe:
Joseph DeLappe is a media artist/activist and educator.  He has been working with electronic and new media since 1983.  Projects in online gaming performance, installation and sculpture have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. A pioneer of gaming performance, much of his work over the past decade has involved taking creative agency in online shooter games and virtual communities. In 2006 he created an online protest/memorial "dead-in-iraq" where he entered the America's Army computer game in order to input the names of real American military casualties into this Defense Department funded recruiting game.  In 2008 he reenacted Mahatma Gandhi's 1930 Salt March using a customized treadmill to physically walk his Gandhi avatar 240 miles throughout Second Life.  He lives and works in Reno, Nevada.


Contact Info:
Joseph DeLappe
delappe {AT} unr.edu
775-223-4487
http://www.delappe.net

Images available on request


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