|Lecturer Carolyn Steele and Students of York University|
Artists exhibiting at the UWA Transcending Borders 3D Art Challenge may be contacted by students of York University, Canada over the next 2 weeks!
In this York Uni-UWA exercise, students from the 2nd year humanities and culture course "Other Worlds: The Arts in 3D Multiuser Environments" have been called upon to write a 500 word 3D Artist Media profile including screen captures of their work, and this will be due by the end of October.
Lecturer Carolyn Steele provided the following info:
This fall at York University in Toronto, Canada, students are getting the opportunity to experience and reflect on the social, political, ideological and cultural relevance of 3D art in Second Life. These students are new to Second Life, and many do not identify as gamers, so immersive environments are also new to them. In spite of this, or maybe because of it, their experience of the vibrant artistic community in Second Life is simultaneously halting, and wondrous.
Roughly 28 second and third year students are just beginning a new assignment, due mid-October, requiring them to write an artist profile for one of the artists participating in this years UWA 3D Art Challenge: Transcending Borders. They are encouraged to initiate contact with an artist whose work intrigues them at some level in order to understand their motivations, process and vision for their art and for their choice of using this media. The finished profile will be shared with the artist on whom it is focused. Hopefully the artists will enjoy talking about their work and sharing their experiences with these students.
Artists planning to submit, but who are still working on their entries and are willing to be profiled, do contact Jayjay Zifanwe and your contact details can be provided to the students who might be able to work with you prior to your final submission of artwork