Zultress Maven, Marylou Goldrosen, and Sandrine Han
- International Interdependence Hexagon Project. This year we are focusing on COLLABORATION. Although individual entries are always welcome, the essence of Interdependence is a relationship to/with another or others. We are excited to see what will happen with the new collaboration category!
Deadline is June 30, 2012. The exhibit, held in Scranton, PA, will open on September 7, 2012. Recognition is given to outstanding work and, this year, Dick Blick sponsored the US awards.
- Art Project – Paris 13th Call for international applicants. "Semapa, an urban development company of the Paris Rive Gauche area in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, is launching an international call for applications open to all forms of artistic creation. The artwork will be located nearby the François Mitterrand Library – National Library of France, on a public site currently under construction. The project should draw on the specificities of its surroundings and contribute to both the attractivity and the centrality of this blooming urban area. Candidates must complete and send their application before Friday, March 3rd 2012. The artwork is scheduled for completion for the final quarter of 2013. Information: www.semapa.fr / http://www.semapa.fr/english
- I (Zultress Maven) have an exhibit up (I curated it) entitled, (inside) joke you may see http://www.smayo.net/insidejoke.pdf for e-catalog or http://www.flickr.com/photos/69444711@N05/sets/72157627933420983/show/ for exhibition slideshow. It’s at the Augusta Savage Gallery at UMass Amherst in Massachusetts
Why do we use Second Life for art education? What is the future of Second Life in art education? Why we teach students how to use Second Life?
Sandrine Han: I think we all know the answer, but if we can have a record of this, will be great for people to use as a reference.
Marylou Goldrosen: My students are exploring SL in search of unusual artworks for digital storytelling –one usage
Sandrine Han: I am teaching students SL as another 3D software easier for them to start with
Marylou Goldrosen: Students love to make/build things –you have the land to do it., whereas, I just have a small place
Zultress Maven: I think both of these are really excellent ways to use SL. I’ve been really looking at it for the possibilities including: design, urban planning, sociological experimentation, public art, and currently I am engage in developing a course for 21st Century Global Citizenship and I think SL would be very useful with this
Marylou Goldrosen: My grad class just discussed global possibilities of SL. They searched for sites –such as global nonprofits-like Global KIds and are reviewing some of them
Marylou Goldrosen: SL is great for future research results in multiple interpretations of experience along with its issues that point to cyberworlds,
Zultress Maven: That sounds wonderful do they exchange reviews or create blogs or is this work conducted in SL somehow?
Sandrine Han: What if there is another OpenSime just for all art educators in the world, cheaper, but fewer users?
Marylou Goldrosen: That would be good -but we are learning more now from a spread of different educators and artists
Sandrine Han: Yes! that is what I was thinking… even if there is a cheaper place, because of the population in SL, people don’t really want to move! 🙂 we can see more, observe more in SL!
Marylou Goldrosen: One of my grad students is interviewing art educators of SL –research
Marylou Goldrosen: Another future possibility is virtual ability– helping disabled –they become empowered on SL. We just wrote an article with ALice Wexler from SUNY New Paltz on this
Marylou Goldrosen: Let’s not forget cross-cultural teaching and research
Zultress Maven: I think this is very important and a huge asset or argument to utilize SL
Marylou Goldrosen: Students are learning dif languages and ways of thinking–living of SL
Marylou Goldrosen: June Julian at University of the Arts in Phil with her grad student Julian Crooks exhibited school children’s work in their place and interviewed their teacher on SL in a machinima
Marylou Goldrosen: Machinima making is another great future
Zultress Maven: I was fortunate enough to be invited to Lilly’s class in SL and many of the environments that the class had built were game-like — do you utilize gaming strategies in your course-work in SL?
Marylou Goldrosen: Teaching as a Quest for Treasures is a gaming strategy — lots of treasure hunts on SL
Sandrine Han: game-like strategies involve more script language in the environment… when I teach my students how to use those scripts, they are pretty excited about it
Marylou Goldrosen: ALso role-playing strategies
Zultress Maven: yes role-playing also — I was first of all amazed that I could observe/participate in a class at NIU or possibly anwhere in the world as a guest educator and then the spirit of fun involved in exploring the world
PiRats is a french nonprofit organization for RL and SL Art and creation Promotion. http://www.pirats.fr
Next meeting time: December 3th, 2011.
8 AM SL time= 8AM PST, 9AM MST, 10 AM CST, 11 AM EST; Frankfurt=17:00; Taipei=0:00
You are very welcome to join us!