Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Article in the Artist's Chronicle Nov/Dec 2010 Issue

The latest issue of Western Australia's Artist's Chronicle (Issue No 135 Nov/Dec 2010; ISSN: 1433-2994) carries news of the Nish Mip's Grand Final win from the first year of the UWA Art Challenges.

Editor Lyn DiCiero will be attending UWA in RL in Mid-December 2010 to view the UWA Art Gallery / Platform first hand with the personalities that have built this challenge into what it is.

Page 14 of Western Australia's Artist's Chronicle

Saturday, November 27, 2010

What the RL Audience Saw & Heard in RL in Vienna

The AVALON (Access to Virtual and Action Learning live ONline) website carries reports on the going on at the INST World Conference, including the Tour of the UWA SIM, and the following panel discussion on the role of universities in Second Life.

Click this link, to see video footage that was beamed to the 1,500-2,000 delegates in RL in Vienna watching what transpired.

The Round Table discussion at Avalon


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jayjay Speaking at 8th UNESCO INST World Conference

Conference Section Leader Gwen Gwasi & UWA's Jayjay Zifanwe

At 12am slt on Friday, 26th November, UWA's Jayjay Zifanwe will taking the lead at the opening session of the SL portion of the RL/SL, 8th virtual and real INST World Conference, CCKS CITIES, CULTURES AND KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY, 25-28 November 2010, located in Vienna, Austria and via Second Life.

This conference is the 8th such world project since the first INST World Forum in the UNESCO-Center in Paris in 1999. The special feature of the CCKS-Conference is not only the expected number of participants (about 1 million from about 180 countries), but above all the virtuality in a new quality, in the questions, the new forms of cooperation, the formation of synergies and a polylogue with a scientific orientation of actions.

Special guest of this UNESCO sponsored event will be President Barack Obama.

Conference section leader, Gwen Gwasi commented, "There will be 1,500 - 2,000 people viewing on a screen at the conference location in Vienna, with an estimated audience of 1 million worldwide. Some 7000 scientists are closely linked to the INST, and the proceedings of this conference will be written up in the INST Magazine."

In spite of still having 25 stitches in his mouth following a recent operation, Jayjay said, "Those who have heard me speak before won't recognize my voice, but I didnt give a second thought as to pushing through. Opportunities like this do not happen everyday. Pioneers of the virtual world need to push through any difficulties we have as it is going to be a long uphill struggle for the virtual world to be viewed as it should be, which is an extension of the tools of communication and interaction we have in our arsenal, as opposed to something distinct, and seperate."

Anyone interested in attending the SL portion of the talk, tour of the UWA Campus and panel discussion is welcome

Location: Courtyard in front of UWA Winthrop Clocktower

Date & Time: 12am slt, Friday 26th November

Duration: 45 minutes

Panel discussion is on Universities in Second Life, and panelists are:
Monash University, Melbourne Australia, Scott Grant [Xilin Yifu]
University of Western Australia, Jay Jay Jegathesan [JayJay Zifanwe]
Freie Universität Berlin, Dr. Undine Frömming [Augenblick Winkler], Germany
1 VirtualVision [Micheal Armundsen], Australia
Moderation: David Richardson, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Thursday, November 4, 2010

UWA Machinima : Coppola takes Torch from Allen

Many torches have passed in transitioning from the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge to the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge. From quadrapop Lane to FreeWee Ling, from Taralyn Gravois to Chantal Harvey, and now the title of Official UWA Machinimatographer, from Iono Allen to Yesikita Coppola who had produced 'Inspiracion' an award winning Machinima for MachinimUWA II: Art of the Artists.

As Official Machinimatographer, Yesikita will be producing monthly Machinima of the winners for the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge between November 2010 - October 2011.

"It is a pleasure for me to be part of this fabulous project, a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and feel each of the artworks monthly submitted in the art contest. Artists from around the world present here in a magical and special way. Their work awakens unique sensations and becomes a wonderful source of virtual inspiration and visual creativity to make Machinimas. 'Art is not what you see but what you make others see'. Thank you all for sharing your inspiring talent." said Yesikita in accepting the position.

On another note, here is a FreeWee Ling Machinima of Goose Wycliffe's entry to the first round (November) of the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

More RL Coverage of the UWA 3D Art Challenge Results

Article in the Mandurah Coastal Times, Western Australia on some of the results of the UWA 3d Art & Design Challenge!