RE: [-empyre-] Prototyping
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- Subject: RE: [-empyre-] Prototyping
- From: "Ricardo Peach" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 12:27:27 +1000
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Hi folks - back to an arts and economics question. I am just wondering what people think about SL being used as a prototyping platform for artworks, craft and exhibitions?
I know there are a lot of art/craft items already being developed in SL for SL (bling, furniture, object d'art) but what are the opportunities for these items to move into RL, maybe even on a commercial basis? How much of RL will actually begin to reflect SL in the future? I for one would love a pose ball in my RL lounge for those moments I just need a little bit of extra motivation for networking!!:)
Also, how do people feel about selling curated exhibitions and artworks in prototype form in SL before it enters RL? I am thinking for example, that a curator may have an idea for an artwork and/or exhibition say at MoMA and if MoMA had an SL space mapping the RL MoMA in detail, an artist/curator could potentially curate the show in there as a prototype in an attempt to sell it off to MoMA or other museums/galleries in both RL and SL? This is using SL conservatively I know - but just wondering about the possibilities. I know of quite a few artists who use SL as a platform to experiment with particular artworks before making them in RL already.
Would other artists/curators be comfortable working in this fashion? What do people think of this mimeses? Is it too far removed form the 'object' and its aura, or do others (and I must confess I do) find the difference between synthetic and 'real' objects sometimes immaterial?
Dr. Ricardo Peach
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