Article on SL Art and Ulmer’s theories

I forgot to post about my latest SlateNight article. I review the Second Life artwork by academic and artist John Craig Freeman: Imaging Place. Here is a snippet from the article:

JC Fremont, a new resident to SL, aims to discover just how art in SL can disrupt. His flesh counterpart, John Craig Freeman  is Associate Professor of New Media at Emerson College, Department of Visual and Media Arts in Boston. […] JC and I met up recently to discuss his artwork, Imaging Place SL. It is a SL implementation of a real life artwork, Imaging Place  and contrary to the assumption you may have in light of the misleading introduction to this article, Fremont and I had actually met in SL through another common interest: the theories of Gregory Ulmer. Imaging Place is a project JC Fremont/John Craig Freeman has been “developing for over a decade, often in collaboration with Greg Ulmer who provides the theory for the work. It is an attempt to develop a form of place based virtual reality.” The work, he explains on his website:

“combines panoramic photography, digital video, and three-dimensional technologies to investigate and document situations where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. The goal of the project is to develop the technologies, the methodology and the content for truly immersive and navigable narrative, based in real places.”

Check out my article here.

BTW: apologies for this blog becoming a personal announcement site. I’m spending more time actually writing up my theories and doing lots of industry work — which is good, but i don’t have as much time to blog everything at present!

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