MIXED REALITIES is an international juried competition that will result in the commissioning of 5 networked art works to be exhibited/performed at Turbulence.org; Art Interactive, a gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A; and Ars Virtua, a gallery in the online 3D rendered environment, Second Life. Each commission will be $5,000 (US).
Deadline is March 31, 2007.
Bridging multiple realities while maintaining autonomy, engaging the user as a participant, and having both one-to-one and one-to-many communication within the work are among the investigation fields.
I was looking at the SecondLife Economy Graphs the other day, the numbers are justfying the hype about SL. Well such simulated social environments need comprehensive critiques for sure. It makes me think of how deep we are engaged with the computer networks. Can we talk about networked art within a networked simulation?