Thursday, June 8, 2017

[Yasmin_discussions] cultural heritage in the Byzantine metaverse


just wanted to pick up on your comment on how your mediterrranean rim
heritage resufaces in your on line work in second life and open sim

"I first became aware of this subliminal inspiration and how the visual
heritage of my beloved city seemed to work its way into what I built, when,
during my very early years in the metaverse, I was blogged about as a
Byzantine metaverse builder ("

So how does one's cultral heritage translate into the culture we are
building on line ? Right now I
am in Manizales Colombia for does a metaverse built on line here
differ from yours built
in Istanbujl

And do 'born digital' indigenous natives develop other forms of on line
culture ?

I remember in the early days of Ars Electronica we used to joke on the jury
that so often the
work was 'signed' by the software and the persons own background barely
came through.

But then I remember work by Char Davies, or Paul Sermon, or Lynn
Hershman..or Eduardo Kac
which somehow synthesised the emerging and ground cultures.

Also I remember being annoyed that space in simcity or second life was so
cartesian.. why couldnt
space be reinvented in on line culture in the way that Linda Henderson has
document in her book
of the 4th dimension in art and science ?

Last century I wrote that we were in the stone age of digital culture

well we still are ! where are the equivalent of 4 dimensional cave
paintings ???

Roger F Malina
is in Manizales, Colombia
1-5108532007 or whatsapp
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