Last week I went to Linz, Austria, to participate in Ars Electronica, a city-wide festival of digital art. The panel discussion was interesting, but what was REALLY cool was the fact that there was an exhibit which recreated Second Life in real life. A whole street (ok, an alley) was converted to Second Life, and dubbed Second City.
Within this street was a hairdresser…
… SL art…
And a phone booth where you could have a video/voice conversation with someone in Second Life, created by Peter Harlander.
The ‘exhibit’ was curated by Aram Bartholl:
and there were Second Life avatars walking around.
But the best part was the “real” chat bubble, that printed out what was being typed by avatar, complete with missing image shirt, on a keyboard in front of him:
Click here to see all the pictures.