Monthly Archives: September 2008

(Blog) Star of Death

The most recent state of blogosphere from Technorati reminded me a very different sphere. Let the Force be with us. Oh, may be not. PS: Last week was not only very busy, but also very turbulent and emotionally strained. I … Continue reading

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Geek Fights

This was a a funny experience, and a bit sad too – a bunch of geeks (I know, I’ve seen them later at Ars debating pretty hardcore tech issues) was struggling with the ticket machine at a tram stop. They … Continue reading

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Suzanne Lacy on Engagement in Visual Art

Suzanne Lacy (Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles) talks about “Terms of Engagement in Visual Art Practices”. This was a nice talk, and good mixture of good, old examples, and new kicks, up to and including Barak Obama … Continue reading

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Lars Blunck, mistrusting ‘audience participating’

But back to AE’08; this is a snapshot from the lecture by Lars Blunck (from the Department of Art History, Technical University Berlin; I didn’t find much about him on the web, and official catalog does not contain his bio). … Continue reading

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Superstruct :: Playing the Futures

The blog with the title like mine can not escape the story about Superstruct, a game developed by Jane McGonigal for the Institute for the Future (I don’t know all the details, sometimes they say that that game was develop … Continue reading

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Plain Zen

Aleks Krotoski from Guardian found an interesting indie game, Plain Sight. “The basic rules are simple: You’re a little robot and you start with one point – that’s pretty rubbish, so you want more. To get more points you have … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchet’s island in SL

Just been to the Nation Island in SL, apparently designed to mimic the world of the Terry Pratchett’s latest book, Nation. There was nobody there as yet, but tomorrow it may become very crowdy since this is the place where … Continue reading

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Lentos at night

Lentos Art Museum in the night, on a way back from the show. A few very nice locals lifted me up (or rather down, from the hill), right to the middle of the city (thank you, guys!).

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Nokia Open Lab

And then while waiting the Vygotskian web-cast, I was invited by Tim Gorree (aka Digistar Brouwer), head of Nokia’s activities in Second Life, to have a look at their new holodecks, enabling truly immersive and photorealistic experience. And very photorealistic … Continue reading

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Vygotskiana, now in Second Life

Meanwhile, while processing my pictures and records from AE08, I was dragged into SL by a friend of mine who told me that UC San Diego agreed (very kind of them, thank you) to SLcast the Second (lol) Congress of … Continue reading

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