Monday, January 28, 2008

Our First Presentation

We presented our first live events last weekend as part of the I AM CO-OP Project. On Friday January 25, despite a blizzard here in St. John's, we went ahead presented Liz Solo and Anthony Brenton live at the Reject Room. Special thanks to the intrepid audience members who came out in the extreme weather!

The Reject Room is a small experimental presentation space maintained by the artists of the IAC/RCR. The Reject Room has also been created in Second Life at our space on Odyssey Island and we had lots of audience in virtual space as well.

The event was captured via webcam and streamed live from the RL Reject Room to the SL Reject Room. The SL space was projected onto the wall behind the reader in RL. Audiences in each space could see into the other space. All were there to hear new prose, poetry and fiction and to celebrate the launch of Anthony's new chapbook "Daybreak Saint City", from Trainwreck Press.

The live audio video stream was not an easy feat and was made possible because of great support from Eifachfilm who gave hours of time to help set up the stream - all the way from Switzerland. Many of the things we are attempting are new to us and the support of other artists in Second Life has been amazing. Thanks Eifachfilm!!!
More documentation from this event coming soon from Jen Skywalker.

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