Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
10am - Second Front Breaks Gandhi out of Prison! Followed by hootenanny and singaolong!
12noon - Special Appearance by the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse!! http://avatarorchestra.blogspot.com/
6pm - hootenanny/singalong Concert!
11pm - hootenanny/singalong Concert! Special Guest Michael Jackson!
Scheduled performers so far include: Pope Benedict XVI, Hello Kitty, Jim Morrison, Prince Charles, Spongebob Squarepants, Robert Smith (of the Cure), Wonder Woman and many more!
Some blog stories...
New World Notes MGandhi is Released from Virtual Prison
GamePro Gandhi's Second Life Continues in Prison
Game Politics Gandhi Avatar Preparing for Second Life Freedom
Monday, January 11, 2010
In Second Life and beyond…
Good Game! Global Groove! Gandhiji! (well, sort of!). Media Artist Joseph DeLappe presents the first ever internet-wide global gaming voicechat singalong, the “gg hootenanny!”, a day long festival featuring songs of freedom and protest in celebration of the release of his avatar, MGandhi Chakrabarti, from his nine-month imprisonment/durational reenactment in Second Life. This is a call for participation for all gamers and residents of online communities to come together and sing!
There are two ways to participate:
1) Join MGandhi Chakrabarti in Second Life on Odyssey Art and Performance Island at 10am, 6pm and 11pm SLT (Pacific daylight) on January 26th, for the "gg hootenanny", a voice chat concert of songs of freedom and protest. Special appearance by Second Front! Here is the SLURL for the event: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/75/24/23 (do feel free to visit Gandhi in the meantime, he is there 24/7!). If you plan on participating in the concert, please contact me and let me know! I am looking for avatar/participants as famous musicians, movie stars, politicians - use your imagination!
2) Log on to your favorite online game or community any time on January 26th and sing songs of freedom and protest! Solo and group performances are encouraged! A list of recommended songs coming soon! Please video document your performance! Post your videos to youtube or vimeo and I will embed your videos on this site. I will also be making an edited video compilation of all participants performances that will be featured on this page.
Thank you and feel free to send me any questions!
Joseph DeLappe aka MGandhi Chakrabarti (delappe"@"unr.edu)