Tonight more than 100 avatars came out for the unveiling of artwork on the theme of Global Justice prepared by a dozen adult artists and five teen artists at the International Justice Center in Second Life (click here to teleport). Organized by the USC Annenberg Center for Communication and the Network Culture Project, in association with Global Kids, the art event was the perfect "sneak preview" of the new Justice Center — bringing together activists, artists, journalists and art lovers from all over the grid.
While I was not there for the entire event, I was moved by the depth and thoughtfulness of the different artists’ representations of Global Justice. Pushing the somewhat wonky Second Life creation tools to their limits, the artwork spun, sang, floated and reacted to your touch. Some of the works were so massive and floated so high that avatars had to wear special "flight feathers" to reach them.
Because of the huge attendance, there was a tremendous amount of lag in the sim, which meant that the full experience some of the most interactive art was not possible. People are encouraged to re-visit the sim at other less crowded times to get a better view of the work.
Special thanks to my friend and show organizer In Kenzo for fantastic work, as always.
Now to get some rest (hahaha) before the official launch of the Justice Center tomorrow at 12PM PDT! Be sure and stop by, it’s going to be a tremendous day!