Medici University: A fond farewell
Jun29

Medici University: A fond farewell

By Myra Wilmist and Art Oluja Medici University is closing, but its legacy lives on. The last official day of Medici University’s (MU) existence as an entity at LEA 23 is June 30. On July 1, the region will be turned over to the next occupant of LEA 23. Plans never quite go as people envision them, and MU became so much more than anyone could ever imagine. MU started with Izzy planting a seedling of an idea, the vision for a...

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Ziki Questi and the Turing Test
Jun04

Ziki Questi and the Turing Test

If you apply the same subjective criteria of the Turing Test to virtual photography, you could reasonably say it has already passed its own Imitation Game. Unless the interviewer is highly skilled with a detailed knowledge of the difference between digital and virtual photography, it isn’t possible for most of us to distinguish a well-composed, realistic virtual photograph from a real life photograph.

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My ABC’s or how I became a better artist A to Z
May30

My ABC’s or how I became a better artist A to Z

So let me start by saying I’m not much of a writer. Thankfully I’m not trying to write really. It’s more of me talking about my art and how this process made me a better artist. I first just kinda heard about it and said oh that sounds fun, but next thing I know I’m thinking hard about what I’m doing and trying to think outside the box as it were. So I guess I’ll show each pic and talk about each...

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BAOC Award of the Week Recipient: Myra
May16

BAOC Award of the Week Recipient: Myra

The BAOC award is a way for fellow students to say, I see what you’re doing and I appreciate your work.  Sort of a virtual hug to pass on. And this week, I’d like to hug Myra.

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Oona’s cry for help.
May13

Oona’s cry for help.

MU is incredibly important to be. Why? Because I didn’t consider myself an artist before I came to MU. Now, I do. That’s an amazing thing. It might sound a bit histrionic, but it’s true: MU has made me an artist.

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4 models of social relations among avatars
Apr21

4 models of social relations among avatars

With this essay I hope to introduce a series of thought experiments running through the Second Life experience. I have a specific psychoanalytical framework I am using – Lacan’s 4 discourses – and if you are unfamiliar with this, that is fine, as I hope to illustrate the formula while the experiment plays out.

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Who Killed Edie Sedgwick?
Apr13

Who Killed Edie Sedgwick?

At approximately 5:30am SLT this morning, MU Learner Edie Sedgwick’s body was found in the Eleonora Slough near Neeva Torok’s studio. No suspects are in custody.

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Pharaohs and Paperclips
Mar28

Pharaohs and Paperclips

Today I decided to make an artwork starting with just a couple everyday objects: an old business card and two kinds of paper clips. I placed the clips  in a simple pattern on the card and snapped a photo with my iPad. I think there is a time in almost every project where it looks ugly and rough. That’s the time where it takes faith to step forward.  I struggle with that point a lot.  It helps me most to treat every artwork as...

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Artificial Brains at MU
Mar05

Artificial Brains at MU

Did you know there was an epidemic at MU? It’s an artificial brain epidemic.
Story submitted by MU’s Veyot!

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Going with the flow (and other metaphors) at MU/Creativity
Feb19

Going with the flow (and other metaphors) at MU/Creativity

There must be something in the water at MU sim, and it’s not just George Clooney and Katy Perry sediments. Submit your work! and chances are, we will love to share it on the MU Creativity Magazine, that’s what it’s here for after all.

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Announcing MU/Creativity!
Feb18

Announcing MU/Creativity!

Medici University is launching a new magazine featuring student work, “MU/Creativity”! Our new editor is Art “Artistik” Oluja!

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