21 November, 2009

Second Life workshop by 3 universities in Japan

There are works of the Second Life workshop -起想転街 (Ki-Sou-Ten-Gai)- by Tokyo Metropolitan University, Miyagi University, and a digital Hollywood university. This workshop makes use of "Misunderstanding" that occurs on the Internet in consciousness. The process of the workshop is the following.
  1. Photographs in Hachioji, Akihabara, and Sendai were taken, and shared with Picasa Web Album.
  2. "Urban Myth" of each towns were twitted with twitter.
  3. Towns each other were produced on Second Life by using twits and photographs .
These works are different from the sceneries of actual cities because they were made based on only information on the Internet. In a word, these are imaginary and informationized cities - "i-Cities". You can see all works in in-world and youtube.

『Letter from Miyagi』






『Defended city ~守られる街~』




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