So this evening I happened to be checking into Second Life when I get an instant message from a Genevieve Junot, asking me if I’m going to show up to “introduce my art.” I replied that I had no idea what she was talking about. Genevieve then reminded me that tonight was the official showing of the “remixed art” sponsored by Free Culture and Creative Commons.
I then remembered that a couple of weeks ago I had sent to her a submission for this remixed art challenge, which was to create in Second Life a piece of remixed art, drawing from a collection of photos released for derivative work under a Creative Commons license. My entry was a modest re-visioning of Diane Rosenthal’s "59th and 5th" photo. I call it "Hailing a Cab at 59th and Midnight."
It turned out to be a really fun event. Several SL artists made short presentations about their pieces, including Espin Carroll’s awesome cube art, as well as remixed works by Hamlet Au, In Kenzo, Godwif Greyskin, and Rizzermon Sopor. I talked about how I chose Diane Rosenthal’s photo because I work not far from where that picture was taken and could relate to the scene of cabs on a rainy night. I also plugged my Net Neutrality shirts, which I gave away afterwards to whoever wanted one.
Then we retired to a brief reception, where DJ Stella Trenchmouth spun music which was mixed in-world using a nifty SL mixing board! Hamlet Au was busting a groove, while I chilled out on one of the speakers. Such a cool scene.
As fun as it was, I soon had to log off and head back to the real world, where I had to do some real dancing with my friends in physical space. My Second Life would have to wait.