Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Through The Virtual Looking Glass

MommaLuv Skytower at "Enter" opening event April 7, 2010

Igor Ballyhoo, RL/SL artist in his Scissor Forest. He told me this is as a result of a dream and is only missing a sharp wind sound

Kara/Me : )

April 7 through April 30th 2010 brings together this mixed reality art exhibit that fuses RL and SL art. The show features some of the virtual worlds leading artists showcasing intricate artworks simultaneously from the Harbor Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and also at renowned galleries across France, Germany, Holland, Brazil and Italy-all connected via live video streaming. RL exhibition displays virtual art using computers, high quality digital frames, a digital projector, live video and audio streaming and specially made digital interface devices accessing works in virtual worlds. Many of the artists are exhibiting RL and SL. A few of the featured artists that I am friends with or know of include Glyph Graves, Igor Ballyhoo, AM Radio, Bryn Oh, Feathers Boa, Botgirl Questi, Georg Janick, Misprint Thursday, Sabrinaa Nightfire and others.

I received an invite, so hit the opening event of the "Enter" portion of this show, with musician MommaLuv Skytower that filled and crashed the sim. Upon return the party was still at full blast and later I checked out the artworks and found, much to my delight, many of them were very interactive. Check it out for yourself. I must admit I got a little confused about all the shows kind of blending for me until Igor explained they are actually all parts of the same Diaboulos Metaverse Festival. See also prior post. I can't begin to describe how cool these exhibits and events are, so 'hope a few pics will help lure you there. I know I'll be going back.

For further information:
Event Organizer-Professor Gary Zabel:
S Press Enquiries-Persia Bravin (
Website for Boston exhibition:
Website for international exhibitions:

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