The virtual century didn’t kill journalism or libraries, it stripped away artifacts on their journey to a golden age. So too virtuality isn’t the end of The City, it is the rebirth. The new, permeable city interacts with many publics in a complex world. Let’s take a ride, and run with the dogs tonight, in Virtual Suburbia.
Jane’s Walk – A Stroll Through Historic Provence
On Sunday May 3 I was lucky to get to host a Jane’s Walk through Historic Provence….
Avatar Hangouts is a new meetup! Come visit with old friends & make new ones. 2nd Saturday of the Month: 9a California / 5p London / 2a Sydney.
Happily Ever Avatar – New Documentary Now Casting!
Happily Ever Avatar: Back2Back Productions is now casting for a new documentary on relationships that blossom out of virtual worlds.
Through the dark of a phosphor moon, or wandering the virtual cemetery
Could memorializing these past soul bits become a celebration of ascension to a timeless future?
Nadya Tolokonnikova, seamstress
Free, Freedom Fashions now available at Asylum in Your Embassy! Balaclavas, Dresses, T-Shirts. Better clothes for a better world!
2014 – Year of Reinvention
Happy 2014! 😀 Apologies in advance for writing a lacklustre blog post…Blog-writing is not a priority for…
The Clothed Avatar: Virtual Bodies in Latex Catsuits
With every iPhone & Google glass we are inexorably drawn into the fantasy, fetish world of cyborg technology. We lust for this technology. — But we are afraid of it. — As we go deeper into high tech our desire simultaneously drives us deeper into the high touch experiences of the corporeal body. The tactile fetish of an avatar body in a latex catsuit.
Nadya Tolokno Hunger Strike Begins Today
In the colony, the inmates in charge of the brigades as well as their senior members are the ones tasked with depriving fellow inmates’ rights, terrorising them, and turning them into speechless slaves — all on the orders of the administration.
Internet Research, Maintaining Fitness, 3 Tips
Internet Research, Maintaining Fitness, 3 Tips. Digital Ethnographer Katie Vizenor on combining successful research and good health in the flat panel age.
My Statement at My Parole Hearing
Everywhere—in schools, prisons and universities, at voting stations and sitting in front of the TV—we are taught to obey, to lie, to bite our tongues, to say “yes” when we want to say “no.” The great cause of our civilization is to foster in ourselves, our children and friends an antidote to this obedience—an obedience that eats people alive.
Asylum in Your Embassy! Grand Opening!
“Nadya Tolokno,” Agnes Sharple, Trill Zapatero, Vanessa Blaylock & Friends bring you an exciting new fashion experience, ASYLUM IN YOUR EMBASSY! Visit the store on Second Life Marketplace today!
Open Content Program The Getty
Yesterday James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, announced The Open Content Program, a 4,600 image gift to global culture.
They don’t make em’ like they used to and Safety Last was one of em’ I began…
What I Wear
A visit to the breezy, new Fashion Sharing website What I Wear. Various UI/UX problems hamper the experience, but the overall site is fun and interactive.
Digital Ethnography: Internet Research Survival Guide
The Internet Research Survival Guide with practical everyday tip and tricks that let you get your research done while staying healthy and sane.
Another Internet is Possible
Promised utopia, we got moronic videos to sell crap. Another Internet is possible! Must The Internet serve commodity culture like all media before it?
Black Bags Release Party
Liz Solo The Black Bags Release Party @Club Morpheus! Liz Solo, Director of the Odyssey Art &…
My Typist Saw Star Trek Into Darkness & She Liked It
[box type=”alert”]Star Trek Into Darkness: Spoiler Threat Level: Mild[/box] What is Star Trek? A billion euro franchaise?…
Happy Grandmother’s Day!
My father’s mother, Sarah Dukelski, died when I was very young. I don’t have any “real” memories…
One Plus One Equals Three – Part II
I bite my lip as I hand my daughter Mia over to Frank, my partner. The urge…
Digital Cultures / Discussion Group Where do Virtual Babies and Digital Ethnography intersect? Besides iRez, they intersect…
One Plus One Equals Three – Part I
The doctor walks into the recovery room, her smile hidden below her mask as she places the…
Lennay Kekua Lawsuit Filed
ROBERT F PECKHAM FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, SAN JOSE, 17 January — In the wake of the Lennay…
S&TVC – The Girlfriend
It’s been a couple of months since I wrote about the new direction I was planning for my second life,…
2013 – Year of the Sentimentals…
Vancouver – January 01, 2013… The Year of the Sentimentals… Happy 2013, everyone! I would like to…
The Artist’s Studio
The Artist’s Studio in the 19th Century Gustave Courbet’s monumental (nearly 4 x 6 meters) 1855 oil…
The Difference Between Holland & The Netherlands
That great font of information C. G. P. Grey has just released a new “geography” video explaining…
Hosoi Ichiba Gone
I’ve used all my favorite adjectives when describing the beautiful Japanese Edo period regions of Hosoi Ichiba. Earlier this…
S&TVC – Breaking For The Holidays
I’ve just returned from yet another journey into real life and I’m exhausted. My life is changing….