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Annie Ok: “My Life as an Avatar 04.08”

My Life as an Avatar 04.08

Part of ongoing “My Life as an Avatar” machinima series by Annie Ok.

Annie Ok directing video for Iron Man in Second Life

IronMan_billboard

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Iron Man in Second Life

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Iron Man takes to the skies over Silverscreen

 

From the press release:

Paramount Pictures International (PPI) and Marvel Studios announce a competition inviting residents of the online community Second Life to create jaw-dropping Iron Man fan art for the chance to win a top prize of L$100,000 (US $400).

Competition entries can take the form of still artwork or moving image – the only limitation is that each entry must make use of an official Second Life avatar created to promote the hugely-anticipated worldwide release of IRON MAN on Friday 2nd May.

The avatar is freely available to any of the Second Life’s 13 million residents, bringing Iron Man to life for his fans by enabling them to take to the virtual skies, piloting his suit and experiencing his powers for themselves.

The avatar can be collected from Silverscreen island in Second Life. Visit Silverscreen by following this link – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Silverscreen/195/106/29/ – and signing into your Second Life viewer.

Entries must be emailed to silverscreen@theppc.com by 7.00 PM PST on Wednesday 7th May. Finalists will be announced on the Silverscreen blog at www.theppc.com/silverscreen the following day.

The winner will be announced following an open judging session in Silverscreen at 10.00 AM PST on
Friday 9th May. The winner will receive L$100,000 and the runner-up will receive L$25,000.

All the finalists will see their work displayed and open to the public in Silverscreen throughout May. PPI will also be unveiling a machinima promo commissioned to show the avatar in action, created by multimedia artist and video director Annie Ok.

The competition winner will be announced on Friday 9th May on PPC’s Silverscreen blog: http://www.theppc.com/silverscreen/

Iron Man coming to Second Life

From The Picture Production Company:

So here it is – a first glimpse of the official Iron Man avatar we’re creating to promote the imminent international release of IRON MAN. The av will be made available from Silverscreen within a matter of days:

The av is being designed and built by Jonny Dusk, creator of the official Bumblebee av we developed to promote the release of TRANSFORMERS last summer, working in conjunction with virtual world content creators V3 Group.

We’ll also shortly be announcing a contest open to any SL resident with the IRON MAN av, a great eye for an image and the power of their imagination, with L$100,000 in prizes up for grabs.

comics,design,film,sci-fi,virtual worlds — Annie Ok on 4.17.08 at 2:57 pm

Invisible Threads to exhibit at Synthetic Times, co-organized by National Art Museum of China, Parsons School of Design and Eyebeam

Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008, a Cultural Olympics project that will open at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing in June 2008, launches in NYC with programming co-organized by the exhibition’s curator, Zhang Ga, the MoMA, Parsons School of Design and Eyebeam.

http://www.mediartchina.org/events/newyorkmoma

On April 15, following a day-long symposium at Parsons, Eyebeam will feature a performance of Invisible Threads by Eyebeam artists Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothenberg, as well as performances by Taeyoon Choi and Friedrich Kirchner, at 8 – 10PM.

http://www.eyebeam.org/engage/engage.php?page=unique&id=168

EYEBEAM
540 W. 21st Street, (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
Tel. 212.937.6580

Invisible Threads documentary by Annie Ok, Jeff Crouse, & Stephanie Rothenberg:

http://www.annieok.com/Projects/InvisibleThreads

About Invisible Threads:

Invisible Threads is a mixed reality performance installation created by Eyebeam artists Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothenberg. The project explores the growing intersection between labor, emerging virtual economies and real life commodities through the creation of a designer jeans sweatshop in the metaverse Second Life. Simulating a real life manufacturing facility that includes hiring Second Life “workers” to produce real world jeans sold for profit, the project provides an insider’s view into current modes of global, telematic production.

Annie Ok: “Invisible Threads”

Invisible Threads

“10 Simple Steps to your very own Virtual Sweatshop with Telematic Manufacturing.”

Invisible Threads is a mixed reality performance installation created by Eyebeam artists Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothenberg. The project explores the growing intersection between labor, emerging virtual economies and real life commodities through the creation of a designer jeans sweatshop in the metaverse Second Life. Simulating a real life manufacturing facility that includes hiring Second Life “workers” to produce real world jeans sold for profit, the project provides an insider’s view into current modes of global, telematic production.

original concept: Jeff Crouse & Stephanie Rothenberg
video directed by: Annie Ok, Jeff Crouse, & Stephanie Rothenberg
machinima: Annie Ok
live footage: Stephanie Rothenberg & Broken Branchez Productions
music: Kraftwerk

Invisible Threads installation at New Frontier on Main at Sundance ’08.

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