[rohrpost] Urban Screens Manchester Newsletter 8

sarah.turner at manchesterurbanscreens.org.uk sarah.turner at manchesterurbanscreens.org.uk
Mit Okt 10 15:50:45 CEST 2007

Urban Screens Msnchester

It's about content!

Conference 11 – 12 Oct
Art & Events 11 – 14 Oct

If you’re unable to make it to Manchester for the Urban Screens
conference, you don’t have to miss out on the action: tune in to one
of the big screens in All Saints Gardens via Second Life.

‘The Revolution will be in Second Life’ is an interactive
public video art installation incorporating Second Life users in a real
life environment. Professor of Creative Technology at Salford University,
Paul Sermon, in collaboration with Lets Go Global for Urban screens, will
map the actual ‘first life’ town square ‘All Saints
Gardens’ on Oxford Road with its Second Life counterpart, allowing
both ‘first’ and ‘second’ life visitors to coexist
and share the same park bench in this live interactive installation, which
will transform the ‘Urban Screen’ in All Saints Gardens into a
portal between these two parallel worlds.

The installation will also investigate the issue of demonstration and how
it has changed from real into virtual environments. By positioning the
‘Urban Screen’ as the mediator of change, the installation
will examine the history of ‘All Saints Gardens’; relocating
Mancunian Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst as an avatar within Second Life.
Here she will she remain locked to the railings of the park, reminding us
of the need to continually evaluate our role in this new online digital
Fancy joining us in Second Life? You must register as a member and then
install the Second Life software on your Computer, www.secondlife.com.
When you have the software installed visit One Manchester 
http://slurl.com/secondlife/One%20Manchester/0/249/25 and click TELEPORT.
This will take you to Manchester in Second Life, and from where you land
it is a short walk to the Event Arena where the screens are located. On
arriving at the screens there will be an icon that will allow you to
play/turn on the screens.

Visit www.letsgoglobal.tv for information on their other Urban Screens

Saturday 13th October 2007 5-6pm