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  • Edie 18:25 on 02/08/2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Happy August everyone!

    Whatcha all been up to?

     
  • Edie 22:08 on 13/09/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Art Farm new Lands for Fall Session 1 

    A row of small houses on an ocean boardwalk faces a frightening vortex at sea

    Boardwalk Anomaly by Neeva Torok

    Full details on our exciting new lands for Fall Session 1!
    edies.farm/art-farm-fall-session-1
    • Cafe Society – Media & Performance
    • Self-Service Art Galleries – Exhibition
    • Jolly Pirate Books ‘n Grog – Read like a pirate
    • Youth Hostel – Global Culture

    Art Farm Calendar
    • Summer Session: August 1 – September 13
    • Fall Session 1: September 26 – November 8
    • Fall Session 2: November 21 – December 31

     
  • Edie 02:55 on 20/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    OMG! H8ers Gonna H8!

    http://fusion.net/story/181901/we-took-a-tour-of-the-abandoned-college-campuses-of-second-life/

     
  • Edie 19:42 on 15/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Fall Session 1 @Art Farm!

    Today begins Week 3 of Summer Session! Thanks to everyone who’s participated in the 1st 2 weeks, and to our awesome facilitators, Myra, Jade, Oona, Neeva & Newton!

    Even though 67% of Summer Session is still to come, I’d like to invite you to think about Fall Session 1, which runs for 6 weeks from September 26 – November 8.

    We’ll again have Four Lands where people can participate in various ways. You are invited to propose a land for Fall1! The only real requirement is that it be an inclusive idea where everyone is welcome to participate.

    The best place to throw out your ideas is right here on MU/Talk. That way everyone can see what you’re thinking of, offer feedback, other idea inspirations, etc! You can also IM, Notecard, or email me if you prefer.

    Sometime in September I’ll announce the 4 Lands for Fall1

     
    • Oona 19:45 on 15/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I hope the residences can remain in the next quarter. I think ppl will be annoyed to have to start all that over again. 🙂

      • Edie 20:53 on 15/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Unfortunately Oona, that’s not the vision at Art Farm at all. We run for 6 weeks and CLOSE. Everything goes. The next session after break is a completely new session with new lands, new activities, and new ideas.

        I’m super grateful to you and everyone who’s participated in Summer Session so far, and with a month still to come I hope others will dive in, but to be clear, this is not an entitlement space. Six weeks and session over!

        • rmarie beedit 03:34 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

          I have been pondering this. What if the “inclusive idea” is a phase 2 for an existing land. For example. the people participating have come up with a major project. I’m sure the environs could be changed though. There is a sense of “infrastructure creation” in this first phase.

          • Newton 03:43 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

            I was pondering the very same question.

            • Newton 16:23 on 16/08/2015 Permalink

              So for example, at Low-Fi, the infrastructure is up and we are now more deeply into our machinima track which will last two weeks. The forming of the performance track is in progress with the stages built and dates remaining to be committed-to. If we needed more time for the performance track to reach “fruition,” would that be something we’d “propose” and would you feel it should be considered something completely different than Low-Fi? I already suggested the performers approach you with a distinct idea for a session if that were to happen, so from my standpoint the idea of wiping things clean while “using” what has been done so far is not a problem.

              On the other hand looking at Oona’s perspective, the “inclusive” aspect does warrant a lingering community within the “school” or on the farm and wiping that clean and regenerating it is more challenging. In fact, it’s more work.

              Interesting projects reap interesting conundrums!

        • Oona 04:03 on 20/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

          Okie, dokie smokey 🙂

      • Myra 23:54 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hi, Edie. Things are developing so well with what we have, now, I think you should just leave it as is. If you jumble stuff up, now, or scrap it entirely, you’re just likely to lose people.

        Let the sim develop for the entire time. That’s my vote, too.

        • Elle Thorkveld 03:12 on 17/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

          I share Myra’s & Oona’s concerns about losing people in a big change at 6 weeks. It takes a while to build things up and get them going, as we can see with the current lands.

        • Oona 04:08 on 20/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

          I share Myra and Elle’s concerns. 😛

    • Neeva 03:05 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I would propose “new work land”. The participants agree to make something new every week and put it on display it in their display space. The one week cycle is to creat a balance between having stuff displayed long enough to be seen and appreciated, and short enough to encourage a constant flow of work from each artist. Once a week we could host a walk-through to talk about the work and admire it….then onto the next week’s work.

      I imagine studio spaces, like at MU, but with an added emphasis on active producing and displaying work the whole session.

      Depending on the number of people participating, maybe have a central area for collaborative work, discussion, and socializing.

      new work land needs a better title, but I would love to participate in something like this.

      • Elle Thorkveld 05:37 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

        I like this “new work land” idea. A current land could be adapted to incorporate this or something entirely new created. Is this one new work per week or an entire new display spaces work per week? I am thinking one new work, since some mediums and projects take much longer. I like the idea of both individual spaces and collaborative ones.

    • Neeva 08:08 on 17/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Babel sandbox could easily morph into “new work land”. I think each participant could define what new work is for them. But it would be nice to have something to display so there is a sense of collective activity and change from week to week. That would keep up interest and allow us to inspire each other to pursue and share our creative work. I don’t think participating would need to be a huge commitment. It is new work land, not new masterpiece land. Do a new doodle each week, take a picture, make a prim sculpture, or have a project that is ongoing and show the work in progress. Easy.

      • Elle Thorkveld 15:33 on 19/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Sounds good!

      • Oona 03:49 on 20/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

        I like this new work land idea. For me, and a few others I think, the sim is split up and not in a good way. We aren’t even connected it seems. 🙁 I know Edie doesn’t want to recreate Medici again, but borrowing what worked there and what didn’t isn’t a crime. You have the interested ppl all here and waiting to participate and actually participating now i think, it’d be a shame to lose those that just don’t want to jump through the hoops of change. I love the new work land idea. Something to unify all the sections would be nice, if i’m not misunderstanding.

  • Edie 18:43 on 12/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Gemma Cleanslate Blog Post

    nice review of us by Gemma Cleanslate:

    http://slnewserdesign.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-ant-farm.html

     
    • Newton 20:39 on 13/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Very nice! This is good PR for MUGA and the community. Thank you!

  • Edie 23:59 on 05/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    We’re on the LEA Blog!

    it’s true!
    http://lindenarts.blogspot.ca/2015/08/lea28-art-farm-coop.html

     
  • Edie 18:52 on 03/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Art Farm Flickr Group!

    Yay! We have a Flickr group! Please join and add your stuff!!

    https://www.flickr.com/groups/artfarm

     
  • Edie 15:15 on 02/08/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Ant Farm Day 1!!!

    http://edies.farm/summer-session-day-1

    Woo Hoo!!!

     
  • Edie 13:50 on 16/07/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Art Farm Facilitators – Summer Session 2015

    August 1 – September 13

    • Low FideliltyNewton
    • Ward 81Oona
    • Babel InfocalypseNeeva
    • MUGA
    • — Director of Education: Jade
    • — Chief Curator: Myra
     
  • Edie 13:44 on 16/07/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Art Farm – Update 1.5

    For anyone interested in planning on summer session, I’ve been talking to peeps on Slack:
    https://vbco.slack.com

    I think you’re probably all signed up there already, but if anyone needs access, just LMK and I’ll invite you.

    I’ve mostly been answering questions in Slack Direct Message… but I’ll set up Channels for our 4 Art Farm Summer “Lands”: Low Fidelity, Babel infocalypse, MUGA & Ward 81.

     
  • Edie 20:29 on 11/07/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Art Farm – Update #1

    http://edies.farm/art-farm-update-1/

     
  • Edie 20:02 on 30/06/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Summer Session Aug 1 – Sep 13! Enroll Now! 

    map of a second life region

    Art Farm Coop

    Opens August 1st! Join us!
    http://mediciuniversity.co.uk/summer-15/

     
    • Oona 02:21 on 01/07/2015 Permalink | Reply

      How do i apply Edie? 🙂 🙂

  • Edie 17:34 on 19/06/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Non-Update Update

    Hi guys! I’ve heard some of you have been wondering about my LEA Round 9 “Art Farm Co-op” proposal. The LEA has not announced the recipients yet. They should be doing so very soon.

    Here’s what I proposed:
    http://mediciuniversity.co.uk/farm-coop/

     
  • Edie 22:55 on 29/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Farm Co-op, an LEA AiR Proposal

    Hi guys, I’ve submitted an LEA proposal for Round 9:

    http://mediciuniversity.co.uk/farm-coop

    Wish me luck!

     
  • Edie 15:29 on 22/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Paris & Sydney @Nostradamus-23 

    Sydney Avatar & Paris Avatar standing on either side of their studio door card at Medici Unviersity at LEA23 in Second Life.

    Come visit us!

     
  • Edie 23:05 on 17/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Adventures w Paris ‘n Sydney

    Summary of key stuff from today’s meetup:

    http://edies.farm/adventures-w-paris-sydney

     
    • Newton 21:57 on 18/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Edie. This gathering was illuminating. I came in not quite understanding the “avatar sharing” notion despite a lot of personal experience with my “sister.” You clarified that and opened up to a lot of different options. Fun stuff.

  • Edie 14:39 on 15/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Storytelling w Avatars Starts Noon Sunday!

    New 4-week class Storytelling w Avatars starts Sunday! Collaborations between Writers, Photographers, Avatar Designers & World Builders!

    Join us!

    Details:
    http://edies.farm/explorations/

     
  • Edie 19:21 on 10/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Interdisciplinary Studies 16, 17, 18, 19 – Explorations with Avatars 

    is16-triptych

    Announcing 4 new, and concurrent courses:

    Interdisciplinary Studies 16Fiction Writing for Avatars
    Interdisciplinary Studies 17Photography with Avatars
    Interdisciplinary Studies 18Avatar Design
    Interdisciplinary Studies 19World Building for Avatars

    These 4 courses will meet concurrently and work together to tell Avatar Stories. We will use the 2 avatars I have created, “Paris Avatar” and “Sydney Avatar”. I’ve chosen unisex names for them so that their identity can be malleable to the stories each learner chooses to tell.

    Full details here:
    edies.farm/explorations

    Image: Love is Blind by Gonzale

     
  • Edie 16:08 on 28/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Dead Artists’ Jane’s Walk Sunday 

    Thank you Feels Empty for reminding us all that today is Yves Klein’s birthday! What a great idea to have a “Dead Artists'” walk on Sunday!

    photo of the waters of Eleonora Slough with a studio door card that reads "Yves Klein"

    Yves Klein’s studio @ ES-1

    Medici University is such a vibrant place filled with so many living people, meetups, and collaborations. But we are also inspired by so many artistic spirits. From our Jane Jacobs inspired campus to the Barnett Newman Broken Obelisk sculpture not far from my own studio, to Yves Klein, to our very own Provost, and even me.

    Please join me in celebrating artistic spirits past and present this Sunday at 9am!

    http://janeswalk.org/cyberspace/second-life/dead-artists-walk-medici-university/

     
  • Edie 19:24 on 15/04/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Image Post 

    HelpMe

     
    • FeelsEmpty 08:46 on 17/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      STOP HOUNDING ME
      IT WAS OVER TWO YEARS AGO AND I WAS ON COUGH SYRUP

  • Edie 19:15 on 03/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    ## Second Afterlife Cemetery PS Before I got… 

    Second Afterlife Cemetery

    PS: Before I got my studio at Medici University, I was staying at the Second Afterlife Cemetery. MU is definitely a more lively place! But Second Afterlife has a sublime beauty. I encourage you to visit.

    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Saeneul/135/203/1201

     
    • Oona 19:49 on 04/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I never knew this existed but I’m intrigued! Adding it to my to-do list! Thank you Edie! 🙂

      • Edie 03:19 on 11/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        It’s a great place Oona! I hope you like it.

  • Edie 18:58 on 03/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Self-Service Screen Tests 

    Self-Serv-Screen-Tests

    Thanks Veyot & Oona! You made this so much easier!

    Everyone’s invited to come by Maria-14 and do a Self-Service Screen Test!

    I’ll collect them all HERE!

     
  • Edie 10:42 on 02/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Screen Tests! 

    Hello All!

    I participated in a bunch of “Screen Tests” a long time ago and it was so fun. The idea was pretty simple: try not to move for about 3 minutes. Kind of like photo portraits in a way, but alive. And with eye blinks and small movements and such. I’ve decided to do a new batch and I’d love to have YOU be a part of it!

    It’d be great if you’d like to BYO Stand Animation. And hopefully it’s one that barely moves. The less the better. But just a little is good. I’ve got lighting and such at my new studio at Maria-14 (the underwater one, next door to Neeva Torok and across from Collaborateopolis)

    Up top is a sample of a Screen Test with Strawberry Singh, and here’s my own:

     
    • Skye McLeod Fairywren 18:41 on 02/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      These look like fun, Edie! I came by to do a screen test, but you were offline…IM me when you can! xXx

    • Myra 19:07 on 02/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      These are fun, Edie. I’d love to do it.

    • Oona 21:49 on 02/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Edie, what do we have to do to participate in this? I’m in, just IM me if you see me! 🙂 🙂

      • Edie 21:56 on 02/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Skye, Myra & Oona! It’d be great to have you do Screen Tests! I have one “stand” that I used for My and Berry’s screen tests, as you can see it has very little motion. It’d be great to use a different stand, if you have one, or if anyone has suggestions for very minimal movement stands.

        It could also have a bit more movement and be framed looser. But again, the idea is mostly a “living portrait” rather than an “animated” piece.

        So, to do these, all we need is

        A Stand
        Pick a time

        Thank you for your interest!

  • Edie 12:33 on 17/06/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    ## Edie’s Farm VR Edition I was forwarded… 

    Edie’s Farm – VR Edition

    I was forwarded a message from Hugh about helping out with a VR Construction project. (awesome! 🙂

    Hugh had heard about a VR Medici University Campus, which Izzy has graciously pushed back to 2015 so that we can focus on creating Edie’s Farm starting on 1 August 2014. The website doesn’t currently have information on the VR Project, but here it is:
    http://edies.farm

    I’m applying for an “LEA AIR” or Linden Endowment for the Arts, Artist in Residence Land Grant. If Edie’s Farm is selected as one of their Land Grant Recipients (gosh Ysidora, nobody deserves a compensatory land grant more than you!) then Edie’s Farm will begin on a generous 6.5 hectare plot of virtual land. Much like Warhol’s Factory this will be a collaborative place for experiments and activities. We may put some elements up to make it cozy, but the focus will be less on construction goals and more on inspired activities.

    I hope everyone will come visit, participate, and play!

     
    • xtaforster 16:36 on 17/06/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Good luck with the application. Let me know if I can help you. Ysidora and I will participate, no doubt!!

  • Edie 20:06 on 23/05/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    ## MOOC MAGAZINE *** Re act*** is the… 

    MOOC MAGAZINE!

    .Re/act is the place to take the great connections you’ve made in a MOOC and keep the conversation & collaboration going!

    And now… MOOC Magazine! is the place to collect the great essays, videos, performance works that you’ve created in a MOOC and present them in a focused magazine!

    Contribute today!
    http://MOOC.MediciUniversity.co.uk

     
  • Edie 18:56 on 18/04/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Andy Warhol MOOC 

    Edie Sedgwick

    Of my brief 28 years of life only 1 of them was spent with Andy Warhol. But it was a great time. The highs were so high. Yes, the lows were very, very low. More of my stories on another occasion. But I’m excited that Glyn Davis is teaching a 5-week MOOC on Andy starting Monday. I really want to think through my own small time in Andy’s world again. And also to think about his career before and after my time. And yes, about my own troubled life during those days. Sorry if I’m being too EMO, but do consider joining us. It should be a nice time rethinking that strange man who saw the world with such a unique clarity.

    coursera.org/course/warhol

     
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