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Lots of chatter about virtual worlds lately and what / if they’re good for, how they make money and what people are doing in them. My 3 interests in this space, at least for now… -

  • Using virtual worlds to make 3D objects and then take the information out for a 3D printer – Link.
  • Using physical low cost hardware to cheaply run around in virtual worlds for sci/edu/entertainment and two-way device control – Link.
  • Collaborative spaces for artwork, conferences, movie viewing – Link.

jen bekman is hosting an artists talk this Wednesday evening, November 29th, from 6pm -8pm. (Refreshing beverages from 6-8pm, and the artists talk will start @ about 7pm.)

Moderator Marisa Olson of “>Rhizome will lead a casual conversation with James Deavin and Eva + Franco Mattes about their respective projects documenting the virtual world of Second Life.

Deavin’s Photographs from the New World, mostly landscapes and interior shots, is on view at jen bekman through Saturday December 9th and in Second Life at jbSL, the gallery’s virtual location, through the end of December.

The Matteses’ portrait series, 13 Most Beautiful Avatars, is showing now at Ars Virtua Gallery in conjunction with the Time Shares series co-presented by Rhizome and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and will be in a “real world” show opening on 11/30 at the Italian Academy, at Columbia.

Space is limited, so please RSVP if you’d like to attend: rsvp AT jenbekman DOT com. More info here.

jen bekman
6 Spring St
(between Elizabeth + Bowery)
NYC 10012

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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