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Broad Art Museum

This is an interesting project that presents art in a virtual setting.  It is fairly easy to use.  You just download the Unity plug-in and launch it.  The Flickr Gettr exhibit steams images through the virtual gallery space while you navigate through it. If you happen to visit when another avatar is there, you can interact and chat about the exhibit with them.

What I like about this is that it is one attempt to bring real world art into a virtual space that is available for the any internet user.  You don’t have to join a virtual world and potentially this could make existing museum collections readily available for patrons who cannot travel to visit them. 

Of course, this is nothing like viewing art in a virtual 3D world like Second Life. But, there is a lot of potential here.  I have his vision of the future internet where we will all have an avatar that walks around through virtual space meeting at a web site and interacting about what we see in a real time chat rather than these discussion boards we are all accustomed to. 

I hope you will all take a few minutes to check out this site and while you are at it, join a virtual world and explore some art there too!

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An Interview: Wardi Sanusi– AKA Xineohp Guisse

Wardi Sanusi’s Alchemist’s Workshop is exactly the kind of build one hopes to discover when exploring the virtual world, Second Life.  The scale of the upper levels is sublime.  The visiting avatar is dwarfed. Orbs of mythical elements whirl and spin.  Some are transported through tubes that connect with other structures. The lowest levels of … Continue reading

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