Rhizome | Identity and Fake

Rhizome | Identity and Fake


I would like to share my researches focused on the avatar manipulation as a net.art practice.
I’m writing the second part of a paper witch try to prune the archives of net.art in order to find interesting references.[list]
[*]Luther Blissett
[*]Darko Maver
[*]Interview with Keiko Suzuki
[*]Keiko Suzuki and Mouchette
I would like to contact this anonymous to share my statement with him/her.
[*]Why the lucky stiff and Eulogy to _why (J. Resig)
[*]Female Extention
289 Virtual Net.Artists (all female)
[*]Spirit Surfing
Kevin Bewersdorf, March 2008
[*]Personal Home Pages and the Construction of Identities on the Web
Not about art but really instructive
[*]I can has rezearch papar ?
For the “Anonymous” part
[/list]I am interested in any ressource about this subject. Feel free to complete my list.
  • LARA SALINAS | WED FEB 24TH 2010 4:09 A.M.
    Hello Michel,
    I’m working in a similar topic, maybe I could help. But, what do you mean exacty with “avatar manipulation”? Are you only interested on fakes? Or do you find true stories, the avatar like an extension of our body, our identity…
    • RB | WED FEB 24TH 2010 2:39 P.M.

      Lara Salinas > I am focused on how a character can be an extension of an artist identity as you can see in my references. I am not really sure “fake” is the good word because the relationship between the creature and his author is often close: what happen in one’s life get consequences in the other on line life. I will contact you, thank you for your answer.
    • RAPHAËL BASTIDE | SAT FEB 27TH 2010 2:32 P.M.

      Lara Salinas> Can you send me your email address ?
      raphael.bastide /at gmail.com
  • RAPHAËL BASTIDE | WED FEB 24TH 2010 2:19 P.M.

    Lara Salinas > I am a

    2 more references
    Book: Internet Art
    Fanzine: Junk Jet #3


    hello there!

    you might be interested in these projects as well:

    * OneAvatar

    A suit conencts your physical body to your avatar in second life: what happens when sensorial stimuly explicitly pass from the virtual to the analog domain? what happens when you can get hurt and even die with what you do in virtual worlds?
    what forms of expression emerge? of responsibility?

    * Dead on Second Life

    artificial intelligence and autonomous avatars are used to bring back to a second life Karl Marx, Coco Chanel and Franz Kafka. All the texts of these characters have been used to populate the generative linguistic engine used by three autonomous avatars to communicate with other people in the virtual world. The avatars have been given the looks of their dead counterparts and can travel autonomously along the virtual lands, choosing social groups to interact with, interesting things to see, places to avoid.

    * Angel_F

    Angel_F is a young artificial intelligence son of Derrick de Kerckhove and the Biodoll. It is a synthetic digital being that has been extensively used as a performative metaphor to the contemporary humans’ conditions: atypical families, liquid sexualities, multiple identities, precarious conditions. Angel_F has been the center of several international debates on censorship, intellectual property and gender studies. Angel_F has been the first (and only, hat I know of) digital being to participate to the Internet Governance Forum (a periodic planetary meeting on digital rights and internet governance promoted by the United Nations) to claim its digital rights.
    A book has recently been published by me, Oriana Persico, and with the contributions of Derrick de Kerckhove, Massimo Canevacci, Antonio Caronia, Carlo Formenti and Luigi Pagliarini


  • ANNIE ABRAHAMS | SUN FEB 28TH 2010 5:21 P.M.

    Alissa1969 Seriman by Agnès de Cayeux
  • CURT CLONINGER | SUN FEB 28TH 2010 6:01 P.M.

  • RAPHAËL BASTIDE | SUN FEB 28TH 2010 8:34 P.M.

    Annie and Curt > Fantastic, thank you !
  • LARA SALINAS | MON MAR 1ST 2010 5:51 A.M.
    for example, look for “Ariadna Alfil” on Facebook
    the next days I upload more examples (sorry, I’m too bussy at the moment)
  • INTIMIDAD ROMERO | TUE JUL 31ST 2012 8:55 A.M.

    Do you known me?
    http://rhizome.org/artbase/artwork/52447/Intimidad Romero

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