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A mixed reality talk show that takes place in a real life physical venue and simultaneously in the 3D virtual environment of Second Life.
Hosted by artist Stephanie Rothenberg’s virtual doppelganger, Doctor Rodenberger, and her real life/Second Life co-host Robin Hoof (aka Alice Alexandrescu), the talk show explores new forms of online labor in the global, digital workplace.
This event features real life activists who use Second Life in conjunction with other social media as a tool for forming alternative communities, mobilizing and fundraising.
Co-sponsored with iEAR Presents! and the Arts Department at RPI, with TAP, Troy Architectural Project
About the Artist:
Stephanie Rothenberg is an artist and educator using performance, installation and networked media to create provocative interactions that question the boundaries and social constructs of manufactured desires.
She has lectured and exhibited at venues including the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA), Zer01 Festival, Banff New Media Institute, Hallwalls Media Art Center, ConFlux Festival, Amsterdam International Film Festival and the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. Recent awards include a 2009 Creative Capital, 2008 New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist award (NYSCA), a 2007 Eyebeam Artist-in-Residence in NYC and a free103point9 Artist-in-Residence. She received her MFA in 2003 from The Department of Film, Video and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at SUNY Buffalo.
This event is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.