[iDC] Anyone using SL

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Wed Jan 6 16:23:13 UTC 2010

Just to chime in here - I've worked in SL for several years now; this has 
included an installation in the artists space Odyssey. You can find out 
more about Odyssey at http://odysseyart.ning.com/ which is a fairly active 
site. I've written extensively on virtuality - this was gathered by a 
small theory-oriented press - The Accidental Artist: Fort/Da - 
http://stores.lulu.com/publicdomaininc . SL provides an incredibly supple 
environment for art-making (including choreography, installation, perform- 
ance, etc.). There are two main cultural uses that should be mentioned 
here - sex, which is rampant (and the programming is highly-creative; I've 
never understood why it's not considered an artform), and 'standard' two- 
and three-dimensional artworks which are in a great number of galleries 
all over SL. I'm surprised that Gazira Babeli's work hasn't been mentioned 
- s/he's one of the most astute artists I've seen in any world, creating 
performances/objects/installations that do things with great 'somatic' and 
theoretical import.

- Alan

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