Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014 VIDEO: ART: The connection. Across 9000 miles. Fiber optics, virtual worlds, and imagination.

The connection.  Across 9000 miles.  
Fiber optics, virtual worlds, and imagination
What do you get when you combine a video producer, a poet, fiber optics, imagination, and virtual worlds?

“The Connection” 

A Randt & Hoisan Production 

For The University of Western Australia’s MachinimUWA Vll:

Transcending Borders

"9000 kilometers apart… but this is our 15th video Collaboration.We proudly take you behind the scenes of that connection Enjoy!"
"It is not only our 15th Collab since 2012, it's also a kind of meta-view into our process, which is both personal and yet universal for those lucky enough to discover the possibilities of creating in virtual worlds. "
I normally don't comment on art videos that I publish.  Good art stands by itself and I don't want to dance about architecture.  But Karima explicitly asked for comment in the blog post. 

Transcending Borders

  • The border between imagination and reality dissolves.
  • What we can imagine, we can show you.
  • The borders that separate us by age, religion, culture, location.
  • Are left behind in the narrow world of reality.
  • "When I found virtual worlds, I realized I had forgotten how to play."
  • The border between work and play vanishes. 
  • Creative collaboration grows in virtual worlds.
  • We can do much more together. In the worlds we make.
  • This is not just about what others have done.
  • This is about what you can do. Starting here.  Now.  In this moment.
  • This is not just about what has been.
  • This is about what can be.  If you choose.
  • That's what I heard it say.
  • Now you watch it.  What do you hear?

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News and Notes

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Contests and dated calls/invitations/events

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The Machinima 48 Hour Film Project

Weekend of 14 - 16 November 2014
Filmmakers from all over the variety of virtual worlds and games will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world.
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Entries Close at Midnight SLT 31st October 2014. Winners will be announced in December 2014.   
UWA Art & Film Challenges 2014 with L$1.03 Mil in Prizes, early entries 
Visit the UWA Challenge Gallery  to view the submissions so far:
    Note:I am running some submitted videos in this blog, but only those posted on YouTube.  Vimeo sometimes removes videos and so ruins the post. 

    Newcomer Help in Virtual Worlds

    Education

    How to handle a Hypergrid address 

    From any Hypergrid-enabled grid, paste the address into the address bar of Firestorm and press enter. Or paste it into the world map search bar of any viewer, search, and click Teleport when the destination is found. If it doesn't work, don't give up. Try again later. Some hypergrid destinations are offline part of the day. 
    If you get a address that looks like this: 
    hg.francogrid.org:80:Residence-09:/119/128/190 it may take you to the exact coordinates if you paste it into the address bar of Firestorm

    Entrepreneurs call

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