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New opportunities for artistic practice in virtual worlds

Author: Denise Doyle
Publisher: Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, an imprint of IGI Global, [2015]
Series: A volume in the advances in social networking and online communities (ASNOC) book series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a coherent account of artistic practices in virtual worlds and considers the contribution the Second Life platform has made in a historical, theoretical, and critical context within the fields of art and technology"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denise Doyle
ISBN: 9781466683846 1466683848
OCLC Number: 904715638
Description: xxiv, 322 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgment --
Creative practices, theoretical contexts, virtual worlds --
An aesthetics of digital virtual environments / Adam Nash, RMIT University, Australia --
Painting machinima in second life : emerging aesthetics in virtual filmmaking / Phylis Johnson, Southern Illinois University, USA --
Spacing and displacing as artistic enquiry / Taey Iohe, University College Dublin, Ireland --
Avatar, embodiment, identity --
Digital steps of protest, re-enactment and networked interaction : joseph delappe's satyagraha project / Natasha Chuk, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA --
Creating a framework to analyse the perception of selfhood within Second Life / Pete Wardle, University of Salford, UK --
Appearance, absence, art : the objet a-vatar / Garfield Benjamin, University of Wolverhampton, UK --
Found objects, collaborative practices, shared creativity --
Found objects, bought selves / Lynne Heller, OCAD University, Canada / University College Dublin, Ireland --
Moving islands [Rafts] : a collective art conglomeration in second life / Elif Ayiter, Sabanci University, Turkey, Eupalinos Ugajin, Second Life --
Meta body : virtual corporeality as a shared creative process / Catarina de Sousa, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal --
Performance practices in virtual worlds --
"Follow me comrades, in to the depths!" : body-related performance art in Second Life / Maja Murnik, Independent Scholar, Slovenia --
Blended reality performance / Joff Chafer, Coventry University, UK --
SL-Bots : automated and autonomous performance-art in Second life / Jeremy Turner, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Michael Nixon, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Jim Bizzocchi, Simon Fraser University, Canada --
Compilation of references --
About the contributors --
Index.
Series Title: A volume in the advances in social networking and online communities (ASNOC) book series
Responsibility: Denise Doyle, University of Wolverhampton, UK, [editor].

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