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Nam-June-Paik

Project Hyperessay: Technical Realization

Open Source Studio — Public Intervention

11th April 2014, 1600hrs to 12th April 2014, 1600hrs

Location
Real space: ADM Building, Lobby
Third space: http://meet47208930.adobeconnect.com/virtually-awkward/

Equipment

2x long-throw projector, vga cable, mac adapter, power cable

 

2x short-throw projector, vga cable, mac adapter, power cable

 

2x iMac

 

2x speakers, XLR, power cable

 

1x sub-woofer

 

1x mixer

 

2x webcam

 

2x projector screen

 

2x trolley

 


1x Kewpie

Setup

Nam-June-Paik

 

 

Publicity

  • Information and details of actual event on the internet
  • Instructions on undertakings to connect over the third space
  • Log sheet and catalog of interaction and activities
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Life 2.0: Asri Falcone 2.0

About
Life 2.0 is a feature-length documentary recounts the lives of individuals and how their engagement in the third space alters their lives in real time for the better or worse.

Real and Second Life
Asri Falcone asserts that her avatar is not of a separate entity but her very self. In the film sequence, filmmaker Jason Spingarn-Koff consciously decides upon the juxtaposition of Asri Falcone’s successful entrepreneurship in virtual world, and obese black woman who chain-smokes and sleeps till late in the day.

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Asri Falcone in Second Life.

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Asri Falcone in Real Life.

Cinematic Techniques
Introduction of Asri Falcone evokes shock and disdain in view of her lifestyle and sense of self. It reminds of the notions of real and virtual life disparity in which Second Life offers this chance for escape. Undeniably it might have been an intention for gameplay, Life 2.0 offers a warm wrap for the depiction of Falcone, which serves as a reference for contemplation of the dilemma in virtuality and reality. Especially since Second Life is based upon realism of human, environment, and propagated interactions.

mistyFalcone and Misty embracing in real space.

In Falcone’s relationship with Misty, a fellow playmate in Second Life sharing a dedication in their gameplay, they engage with each other in entertainment and many other bonding activities. It attributes both character’s moments of intimacy to their common ground established in third space.

caseFalcone pursued for justice in real court.

Asri Falcone’s entrepreneurial spirit was apparent. Her victorious case from the sue of copyright infringement from virtual assets validates beyond the study of identity and extends towards economy. Liken to Bitcoins*, Linden currency in Second Life is not only virtually exchanged but to state currency and vice versa.

Elaborated on

Bitcoins*:
What is a Bitcoin?

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Informal

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Tribute to Asri Falcone:

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