So there's certain news tidbits that I should've been rabidly noting down here lately [think: this, that, and the other], but due to deadline insanity and crazyhuge workloads, instead I've found myself in a-neglect-my-blog rut... …until now. I'm the very definition of thrilled [look it up in the dictionary: betcha there's one o' my Virtual Reality avatars sitting there looking right smug] to be showing three Virtual Reality works at this 2017 International Festival of Virtual Reality hosted by the cultural association "
…so here's an ABC radio interview with my fine self and the lovely Adelaide Rief about our upcoming speaking event as part of the "Future Possible" Series, during which I even made [some sort of] sense banging on about Augmented Reality, Digital Fiction, Virtual Reality, Tilt Brush, and monsters [of course]. And here's a *massive* tongue-in-cheek-high-5 to Alex Sloan, our fabbo interviewer, who finished the interview by playing the track "
Such approaches have shifted the ways in which we perceive ourselves, in relation to our online identities (data bodies) and their positioning within the various socio/political/ economic networks that they traverse. As our online presence consolidates, what happens to our material presence? What traces, shadows, echoes and footprints from digital presence become materialised?...The Data Body as Artifact Exhibition seeks to investigate these questions, along with challenging popular notions of what mixed and augmented reality art is, how we frame such an openly diverse field and most importantly, what contribution can creative discourse offer towards a broader understanding of how we humans situate ourselves within these constantly evolving multiple realities and finally what effect/affect this has on our bodies.
For the past few weeks, I've been London-exhibiting a version of my Interactive Fiction work called "T[he]Issue" as part of a second site showing of Beyond The Interface. "T[he]Issue: The Geospatial and Mixed-Locative Colonisation Act of 2014" ("T[he]Issue" for short) is a work originally commissioned by Julian Stadon and Furtherfield Gallery for the Beyond the Interface Exhibition as part of the 2014 International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality in Munich, Germany.