Fwd: Invitation to "Regenerative Presence: Remixing the Archives of Lynn Hershman Leeson" -- in Second Life, Thursday, Nov. 30th, 12pm PST

Posted by Marisa Olson | Sun Nov 26th 2006 3:07 p.m.

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From: Henry Lowood <lowood@stanford.edu>
Date: Nov 26, 2006 10:20 AM

Greetings from the Stanford Humanities Laboratory!

At 12:00pm PST (noon) on November 30th, 2006, the Stanford Humanities
Lab in collaboration with artist Lynn Hershman will present
"Regenerative Presence: Remixing the Archives of Lynn Hershman
Leeson." This will be a presentation of work from the ongoing Life
to the Second Power (L2) research project <
http://presence.stanford.edu:3455/LynnHershman/261>.

This event is taking place under the umbrella of the Humanities,
Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC --
http://www.hastac.org ) as part of its InFormation year, and in
conjunction with other events held in December 2006 throughout the Bay
Area. For more information, see
http://www.hastac.org/informationyear/interaction.

We are writing to invite you to this special event, which will take
place in its entirety inside the "virtual" world called Second Life.

The L2 Project seeks to regenerate and re-imagine Hershman's work
inside the 3D online world Second Life; it will re-animate Hershman's
existing archive, now housed in the Special Collections Library at
Stanford University. Converting the archive into a digital format of
hybrid genre will allow users of the content to dynamically revisit
the past while simultaneously expanding the audience for this
material.

Hershman will give a tour of L2's work in Second Life. Her voice will
be streamed live via the web. The presentation can be experienced from
multiple viewpoints. The event will be documented as it happens and
later made available online.

An avatar access list will be imposed on the Life Squared project's
Second Life island, NEWare, for the duration of the event. To ensure
access, please RSVP to Jeff Aldrich <jeff.aldrich@stanford.edu> or
Henrik Bennetsen <bennetsen@gmail.com> or reply to this email at least
24 hours in advance of the event. If you do not already have an
avatar in Second Life, please ask Jeff or Henrik for guidance.

[Note: Attendance at this event in Second Life is restricted to
invited avatars. The event will be documented as it progresses and
presented in its entirety as streaming video. It will be made
available via the Life to the Second Power project, both in Second
Life and in the project wiki, and by HASTAC upon its conclusion.]

Henry Lowood
Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections;
Germanic Collections; Film & Media Collections
HRG, Green Library, Stanford University Libraries
Stanford CA 94305-6004
lowood@stanford, edu; 650-723-4602
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