by John (Craig) Freeman
Imaging Place, is a place-based, virtual reality art project. It takes the form of a user navigated, interactive computer program that combines panoramic photography, digital video, and three-dimensional technologies to investigate and document situations where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities.
The goal of the project is to develop the technologies, the methodology and the content for truly immersive and navigable narrative, based in real places. For the past several months, Freeman has been implementing the “Imaging Place” project in Second Life. In “Imaging Place SL: The U.S./Mexico Border,” Freeman explores the issues, politics and personal memories of this contested space.
Second Front – www.slfront.blogspot.com
Friday, January 05, 2007 – 7 PM PST
Second Front is the first dedicated performance art group in Second Life. To officially open JC Fremont’s Installation at Ars Virtua, Second Front will be creating a realtime interpretive and site-specific performance based on JC Fremont’s theme ‘Borders’ to compliment “Imaging Place SL: The U.S./Mexico Border.”