Second Life

23 January - 6 February 2016, 10:00 - 18:00

  • Workshop #1: 23 January 2016, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Workshop #2: 30 January 2016, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Workshop #3: 6 February 2016, 10:00 - 18:00

WORKSHOP GIVEN BY SKAWENNATI

Presented in partnershp with the Initiative for Indigenous Futures 
To reserve your place, please email lab@easternbloc.ca 

Skawennati is an artist who creates and encourages new media work in cyberspace, including websites, machima, and video games. Using the on-line virtual world, Second Life, she made a 9-episode machinima called TimeTraveller™ and has helped other artists to create installations, performances and their own machinima. Discover the possibilities this platform has to offer your art practice.


WORKSHOP 1: INTRODUCTION TO SECOND LIFE (23 JANUARY)

Learn how to navigate through the virtual world using an avatar. Walk, run, fly and teleport to new locations. Change your avatar’s clothing, hair, skin and shape. Communicate with collaborators. Send postcards from exotic locations and learn to build simple objects. 


WORKSHOP 2: INTRODUCTION TO MACHINIMA (30 JANUARY & 6 FEBRUARY)

A machinima is a movie made in a virtual environment like a video game or an on-line world such as Second Life. In this workshop we will see examples of machinima; learn the basic tools and production pipeline (including storyboarding and character design) and create a very short machinima. 

Mohawk artist Skawennati co-directs Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace and their workshop series, Skins. She has used her experience in creating new media works, such as CyberPowWow (1997-2004), Imagining Indians in the 25th Century (2001), and TimeTraveller™(2008-2013) to encourage others, especially Indigenous youth, to learn how to be producers, not just consumers, in cyberspace. Their projects, including the video game Otsi: Rise of the Kanien'kehá:ka Legends, have won several of ImagineNATIVE’s Best New Media Awards.

Register
Regular 200.00$
Reduced 100.00$

23 January - 6 February 2016, 10:00 - 18:00

  • Workshop #1: 23 January 2016, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Workshop #2: 30 January 2016, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Workshop #3: 6 February 2016, 10:00 - 18:00