I produced a new media / mixed reality performance evening Mixed Reality Cabaret at Long Beach State University’s University Theatre. The evening featured new documentary, music, and performance works in the University Theatre and in the virtual world Second Life.
Activist / Producer Charles Gage discussed his work and screened clips from his films including his most recent documentary Inspired: The Voices Against Prop 8
Using 3 large-screen projectors on the back wall of the University Theatre, my students played multiple live-streams of Chatroulette with a range of global participants.
Ciaran Dóchas & Vanessa Blaylock
Ciaran Dóchas and Vanessa Blaylock collaborated on the mixed-reality performance Isomorphic featuring 4 laptop musicians live at the University Theater and 4 avatars in the virtual world Second Life. The 4 avatars and 4 fleshvatars all played sound loops from a new work composed by Dóchas. Each RL person held a laptop with a video stream of their avatar in VR, and each avatar held a laptop with a video stream of their fleshvatar at the University Theatre.
CSULB Laptop Ensemble
The CSULB Laptop Ensemble performed new and existing works under the direction of Martin Herman. Works included the CSULB Laptop Ensemble’s signature (Big) Knobs composition.
Painter, Curator, and Mixed Reality Performance Artist Kristine Schomaker performed her new mixed reality performance work An Avatar is an Avatar is an Avatar featuring a reading by her in the University Theatre, and simultaneously by the projection of her avatar from the virtual world Second Life.
The Poubelle Twins
The Poubelle Twins, Fifi & Bibi, brought their Slapping Booth to the Virtual Pyramid on the Virtual CSULB Campus in Second Life.