Sunday, February 28, 2010

identity absent

work for Brooklyn Is Watching consisting of two elements: 1) a bot (a script-driven avatar) called Identity Absent that continuously switches its appearance between the 16 default appearances supplied by Linden Labs (the pictures above shows an overlay of three different looks), and 2) a simple media-on-a-prim doing a Google search for the name of the closest avatar (to see this, you need the new Second Life viewer version 2.0 beta). if no one else is near, the search is for "Identity Absent", and will, after some time, certainly come up with the blog post that you are reading right now. read also nusch ray's blog post at BiW and watch mab macmoragh's video and read her blog post!

a new version of identity absent, called the empty chair, was shown at UWA's monthly contest as entry for july 2010 (see soror nishi's blog). identity changed appearance, when new visitors came, she greeted them, and when they tried to sit on the chair, identity would not allow them to do so, saying "sorry, but this is my chair".
identity won "The Honourable Mention Prize for MYSTERY (L$1,000)", and she was very very happy! see the official UWA post, the primperfect blog post, miso susanowa's blog, and metaverse arts.
a discussion at a forum dedicated to chatbots mentions Identity Absent several times - she is now famous as one of the chatbots (see chatroom) with the most traffic. a mail from the chief science officer of Pandorabots confirmed this.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


an architectural intervention at DB Bailey's sim Cetus. Zachh Cale approached me whether i wanted to contribute to DB's upcoming show "CETUS, the conflagration", and i gladly accepted this invitation. my contribution consists of a central tower of 158 moving panels, each panel being textured on one side with the invisiprim texture. opening probably monday february 22.
watch gleman jun's machinima about the show!
and here some more info about the show from DB Bailey:
CETUS, the conflagration.

Imagine being able to actually walk into one's inventory. A great storage room filled with oddities the original purpose of which has been long forgotten.  It is sometimes too easy to recycle those old textures and objects. Sometimes in order to move on to new realms, one has to clean out the attic. Sometimes a good old bonfire is the best solution. So DB Bailey's inventory high above CETUS is in flames. Soon to be gone forever. Amongst these artifacts are forgotten works by such artists as Patch Thibaud, Chrome Underwood, Keystone Bouchard, Selavy Oh, Glyph Graves, Eshi Otawara, Nomad Molly Nostrum.

You are invited to come visit the conflagration and final days of CETUS. The fire will rage through mid-March, at which time the history of CETUS will come to an end. And DB Bailey will start afresh with a whole new box of toys.

See anything  you want?....just ask DB!
see cyberloom blog: ... DB Bailey’s Cetus is the first to be preserved in this fashion by Stamford University Library and the Library of Congress ... and one more