21 avatars depicting the Avatar Generations of Second Life. A performance artwork by Agnes Sharple and Vaneeesa Blaylock.
VB 264 – Solstice Cards
I sent a solstice card to my friends on 1 December ’21. And then I just kept sending more each day of December.
VB 238 Flash Fiction Island
This semester Medici University travels 500 km SE of our home campus in Florence to the idyllic waters of the Bay of Naples and MU’s island campus at Herculini Crater for Flash Fiction Island.
VB 234 – Miss Monica Smith (avatar design challenge)
Your challenge is to design an avatar for “Miss Monica Smith”, an orphaned daughter and university student from Ivory Coast who wants to deposit $5.7 million in your bank account.
VB 229 – Alphabet Blogging Challenge! (ABC)
Calling all avatar bloggers! In this challenge you write the ABC’s of your world!
VB 228 – Buying L$10,000 worth of Art
Landscapes of the Avatar Body is a new exhibition at Vanessa’s Place: coffee + conversation. The show features the work of 10 SL artists and explores their diverse ways of seeing.
VB 225 – Consciousness Transfer Event
Today we assisted Trilby5thDimension in transferring her consciousness to Trilby6thSense.
VB 222 – Morning Coffee Challenge
Exhibition of avatar “morning coffee ritual” photographs. Curated from the Morning Coffee group on Flickr.
VB 221 – Connie Arida: a life
Retrospective covering 14 years of self-portraits by avatar-photographer Connie Arida.
VB 220 – Vanessa’s Place: coffee + conversation
In this turbulent year of 2020, Coronavirus has killed the joy of the RL coffee shop. Which seems like a fitting time to open a VR coffee shop where avatars can meet, drink coffee, and share their lives.
VB 213-237 Avatar Parades
From Oct to Dec we organized 14 Avatar Pride Parades: Tiny, Faerie, Zombie, Furry, Child, Differently-Abled, Animal, Demo, Mermaid, Naked, Animesh, Noob, Machines & Seniors.
VB 212 – Syzygy
What are the chances of Pirate Party zealot Ze Moo’s 5,000th rezday coinciding with International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction! Join us for the celebration, and… Talk Like a Pirate!
VB 210 – Dressed/Naked, 2003/2020
You are invited to be “2003” or “2020” and “Dressed” or “Naked”.
Activity No.44 – I Love You Island
I love you. This activity is an invitation to 15,000 avatars to share a simple thought.
Activity No.43 – Art Farm
Activity No.42 – Manifesto for Virtual Maintenance Art
What goes up… must come down.
Activity No.41 – Jane’s Walk
Jane’s Walk, in honor of Jane Jacobs, hosts thousands of tours in cities across the globe. This year it also includes its first “virtual city.”
Activity No.40 – Virtual Public Art 198: Grant Writing
A course focusing on grant writing for virtual public art projects.
Activity No.39 – Self-Service Screen Tests
Andy Warhol in the 21st century. Now everyone can film their own “self-service” screen tests.
Activity No.38 – Dance Anywhere ’15
Join Vanessa Blaylock Company in Beth Fein’s Dance Anywhere
Activity No.37 – Virtual Public Art 199: Field Research
1st course in the Medici University certificate program in Virtual Public Art: Field Research
Activity No.36 – Katyperryopolis!
‘Cause, baby, you’re a firework!
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth!
Activity No.35 – Mining My Friends List
The art of friendship.
Activity No.34 – Medici University
Medici University, virtual residency & Alternative MFA’s for the 21st century.
Activity No.33 – Avatar in a Box
Challenges for creative avatars
Activity No.32 – Pedestrian Access
I like to walk.
Activity No.31 – Dawn
An avatar vigil for the dawn of a new virtual day.
Activity No.30 – Avatar Cards
54 avatars celebrate their creativity in this collaborative selfie card deck.
Activity No.29 – Blueberries (1-Year)
Our Blueberries art collective celebrates a year of collaboration.
Activity No.28 – Vaneeesacam!
24-hour endurance livestream of the life of an avatar
Activity No.27 – Eau de Avatar
Avatar sweat. Distilled.
Activity No.26 – Angry Asian French Maid Avatar Strike
Sometimes an Angry Asian French Maid Avatar’s just gotta say, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take it anymore!”
Activity No.25 – Avatar Hangout
a gathering of friends at Kimika Ying’s Sister Planet
Activity No.24 – Project Secret Identity
Protesting in solidarity with the EFF at Dragon Con
Activity No.23 – ONE Night
Mixed reality performance with VR Vanessa Blaylock Company and RL Donna Sternberg & Dancers
Activity No.22 – Tera Field Trip
Avatars from many worlds meetup for a field trip to Tera
Activity No.21 – Minecraft Field Trip
VB Friends visits that other UGC World
Activity No.20 – Drum Circle
Dancing to the rhythm
Activity No.19 – Dance Anywhere ’14
From Virtual Trafalgar Square, Vanessa Blaylock Company joins dancers in 200 RL cities in Beth Fein’s “Dance Anywhere”
Activity No.18 – New Hampshire Rebellion
VR walkers at Izzy’s Gym join RL walkers in the New Hampshire Rebellion
Activity No.17 – Ze Moo’s Rezday Party
An avatar celebration of a man, a myth, and a legend.
Activity No.16 – Ice Skating on Saturn
A holiday ice skating party on the Rings of Saturn at Kimika Ying’s Oceania Planetary Park
Activity No.15 – I Want a Dead One
Mixed Reality performance with Owen G. Parry at ]performance space[ London.
Activity No.14 – Nadya Tolokonnikova Candlelight Vigil
Candlelight vigil in support of Nadya Tolokonnikova’s hunger strike
Activity No.13 – Pussy Riot Solidarity Parade
Avatar protest march in Red Square
Activity No.12 – Asylum in Your Embassy
VB50 – Farewell
VB49 – SPF50
In a world where beauty is free
Activity No.11 – Big Heads Gallery
Alice in Cornelland hosts the “Big Heads Gallery” (avatar selfie gallery)
Activity No.10 – Black Bags Release Party
The Black Bags’ Liz Solo came to Club Morpheus for a CD Release Party
Activity No.9 – Avatar Shape Gallery
In collaboration with Strawberry Singh’s “Whats Your Digits” challenge, we opened the Avatar Shape Gallery at Alice in Cornelland
Activity No.8 – The Tree of Missing Avatars
Agnes Sharple’s Tree of Missing Avatars workshop
Activity No.7 – Moments @LEA11
an appreciation of the moments of a day
Activity No.6 – Monday Meme Gallery
Strawberry Singh challenged avatars to envision their virtual lives as movie posters
Activity No.5 – Avatar Blogger Month
Avatars accept the challenge to blog every day for a month. An Avatar Blogger “Crossfit Gym” is setup at Alice in Cornelland to support their work.
Activity No.4 – Alt Avatar Ball
Win date with an Oh, and support the EFF
Activity No.3 – SMO 10b
What happens when you turn virtuality’s most notorious artist and her massive inventory loose?
Activity No.2 – Memory Box Workshop
The serendipity of memory in the simultaneously bounded, and unbounded, space of a virtual box
Activity No.1 – Alice in Cornelland
The quest for a virtual haptic
VB48 – Glitch Avatar Pride Parade
Is it a glitch? Or is it life?
VB47 – Child Avatar Pride Parade
Invisible people never get civil rights.
VB46 – Demo Avatar Pride Parade
The Fashion of Abundance.
VB45 – Noob Avatar Pride Parade
Returning to our roots!
VB44 – Tiny Avatar Pride Parade
All avatars are equal, but some are more equal.
VB43 – Animal Avatar Pride Parade
Our new dramaturge, Trill Zapatero, was so inspired by VB42 – Avatar Pride Parade, that she immediately challenged us to do an Animal Parade on the Sydney sim.
VB42 – Avatar Pride Parade
We’re here; we’re avatars; get used to it!
VB41 – Rock the Casbah
VB40 – Charlotte, Forever!
Arrested by NYC police for her performance of TV Bra for Living Sculpture, Charlotte Moorman died from breast cancer.
VB39 – Pink & Blue
Love Pink! Or Pink Scare?
VB38 – Isomorphic
Isomorphic: isos “equal” + morphe “shape”
VB37 – Sitting is the New Smoking
walk for life
VB36 – Dance Anywhere
What if, in one moment, the whole world started dancing?
VB35 – Like a Prayer
to calm the mind
VB34 – Net / Work
What if we were entering into a new time?
VB33 – Sugar Mountain
Calming our minds; paying attention; noticing our breath; celebrating life.
VB32 – Shit Happens
My [stuff / shit] is my identity
VB31 – Demo Days
I am artificial
VB30 – Born Again
baptizing the noob
VB29 – Natatorium
the immersion and weightlessness of liquid space
VB28 – The Seniors Project
Do avatars grow old?
VB27 – Un/Wedding2.0
I take you?
VB26 – Average
man (sic) is the measure of all things
VB25 – Resurrection
not so grandiose as a “resurrection,” simpler, like a “return”
VB24 – Multiverse
not like atoms, but like bits
VB23 – New Clothes
and they fit just right
VB22 – The House with the Ocean View
Sometimes art is just painful.
VB21 – Gogbotahedron
Life is fractal.
VB20 – Taaratantaarinen
VB19 – I Avatar
I Rez, Therefore I Am.
VB18 – Avatar Chess
I’m just a pawn in your chess game.
VB17 – Dark Side of the Moon
I am a Platonic Solid.
VB16 – Au Pair Next Door
If Cinderella were an avatar, she’d still have to do everyone’s laundry.
VB15 – Gracie / Kris
How do I live in a world where “beauty” is free?
VB14 – Gingham
Pick one: I (Love / Hate) you because you’re different.
VB13 – Peace
I am a child.
VB12 – Landscapes with a Corpse
Do avatars die?
VB11 – Fire Walk With Me
At the Burning Man regional event “Burning Life” we play with fire.
VB10 – Dressed / Naked
Exploring the dressed & naked avatar body and the embodiment of truth.
VB09 – Event
Frozen moments awaiting a spectacle in the courtyard of Chinese College, Monash University, Melbourne.
VB08 – Two Wear My Skin
Impossible IRL, avatars become clone pairs wearing identical bodies.