Re: [-empyre-] Prototyping
i was really intrigued by the sustainable house on SL, and the possibilities
here to prototype sustainable architecture and design. then with commercial
AND community objectives, present a virtual display home/visitor centre,
with multimedia interp, appliance information, affiliate links etc.
so i think that in this context, arts and economics can be applied in SL to
address the most relevant of RL issues.
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From: "Ricardo Peach" <email@example.com>
To: "soft_skinned_space" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 12:27 PM
Subject: RE: [-empyre-] Prototyping
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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