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#IdentityMashup: mixed reality lab at CultureHub

#IdentityMashup at LaMaMa's CultureHub

Hey, all! It's been awhile since the Metaverse Meetup has met up & I think this might be a great opportunity to do so.

I and a colleague are doing a mixed reality lab at LaMaMa's CultureHub in conjunction with Seoul Institute of the Arts on Wed, May 16 at 9pm ET.

CultureHub is an incubator for creativity focused on the intersection of art and technology, and in this lab, I'm excited to be presenting a process that I'm calling an #IdentityMashup: exploring identity by fusing the virtual world with "real world" space. Participants create (dis)embodied stories based on Jung’s shadow archetype, and explore identity through a mashup of avatar roleplaying, livestreaming and embodied storytelling in a mixed reality environment. Short stories based on shadow work will be told through an avatar whose face is mapped to a live video stream of the participants’ actual faces, creating hybrid physical-online identities that are simultaneously distorted and revealing. I'll be conducting this in the true spirit of a lab, so it won't be a passive presentation - get ready to move & be part of the process! #funfunfunfunfun


Where: LaMaMa's CultureHub, 47 Great Jones St, 3rd Floor (between Bowery & Lafayette St)
When: Wed, May 16 at 9pm
Tickets: Free

http://www.culturehub.org/events1/2012/5/14/artalk-with-josephine-dorado-may-16th-9pm.html

For those that aren't in NYC, it will also be livestreamed at http://www.livestream.com/culturehubny
A portion of it will be in Second Life, but I won't be 'managing' the SL portion, so the livestream will probably be the best option for remote viewing.

 

Bios:

Josephine Dorado is a social entrepreneur, producer, educator and artist whose work focuses on architecting innovative learning and mixed reality experiences. She was a Fulbright scholarship recipient and initiated the Kidz Connect program, which connects youth internationally via creative collaboration and theatrical performance in virtual worlds. Josephine also received a MacArthur Foundation award to co-found Fractor, which matches news with opportunities for activism. She currently teaches at the New School and is the live events producer for This Spartan Life, a talk show inside the video game Halo.  http://funksoup.com

Phillip Gulley is a Brooklyn-based theatre artist who explores many assets of live performance ranging from artistic management to dramaturgy, from performance to video and interaction design. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College, CUNY, where he received his MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Art. In New York Phillip has created original pieces and performed in venues such as The Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, The Nuyorican Poet’s Café and La MaMa ETC, and worked with such groups and organizations as Witness Relocation, 3LD, The Foundry Theatre, Performance Space 122, and The Goethe Institut.  http://www.phillipgulley.net/

 

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