Jeremy Turner
Since 2002
Works in Vancouver United States of America

Jeremy Owen Turner [b. 1974, Victoria, B.C. - Canada] has been a Rhizome member on and off since 2002 (a paying member since 2004). He works as a Digital Archivist, Art-Historian, Avatar Performance Artist and Net Researcher. His degree from the University of Victoria was in Art-History and Music Composition.

As "Wirxli FlimFlam", Turner has just co-formed a new avatar performance art group in Second Life called Second Front -

He has completed a contract about Telecommunications Art-History (the Slow-Scan TV Video-conferencing art-scene) on behalf of the Open Space Arts Society in Victoria, Canada.

He is also an interdisciplinary artist, writer , composer and curator. He is a Co-Founder of the 536 Media Collective in Vancouver. On behalf of 536, Turner worked with the iKatun Collective (Boston) and Jessica Loseby (U.K.) to form the Digital Pocket Gallery.

In addition, he is a Co-Producer of the very first Machinima Documentary, "AVATARA". The other Producers are Donato Mancini and Flick Harrison.

To date, he has conducted interviews , posted blogs and written articles about innovations in New Media for: C-Theory, Shift, Intelligent Agent, (Foresight Institute),, Eventcasters (AOL Canada), Extropy, Rhizome, Offbeat and Front Magazine.

He is on the Board of Editors for the Digital Salvage Online Journal hosted by Trace Reddel at the University of Denver, Colorado.

He occasionally lectures about Digital Aesthetics and Net-Art strategies at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

His current interests include Avatars, Bots, and Nanotechnology.

Jeremy lives and works in Vancouver.
Please click the resume link to view his outdated CV.

Also, if you like cutting-edge Avatar bands, check out The Gates and The Hotmails

His main art blogs are:

Also, he has an additional profile and video on the Saatchi Gallery website:

E-mail: -

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Re: The SimGallery Project

Hello there,

Is there another SIms show for this year? I wish to apply although I just missed the deadline for 2003 (just read about it now).


rainey straus wrote:

> Become a Sim Artist
> The SimGallery Project Call for Entries
> Contribute to the SimGallery Project as we investigate the worlds of
> art and performance in The Sims Online (a multiplayer online game) in
> conjunction with the 'Counter Gaming


NEWS: conceptual art chatterbot to be launched in Liverpool.

Thu Nov 07, 2002 00:00 - Wed Sep 18, 2002


Was there ever a time when you wished you could get automated assistance and/or guidance about the rules and benefits of conceptual art? Finally, there is an autonomous agent online to help you.

Canadian New-Media Artist Jeremy Owen Turner will be unveiling his new chatterbot "wittbott711" that he made using the free bot-maker software on

He has co-opted the publically mediated soul of the Classic conceptualist Sol LeWitt and has compiled LeWitt's "Sentences on Conceptual Art" (1969) into the brain-banks of his new bot.

All you have to do to chat with this bot is to download a free version of AOL's Instant Messenger software available at and then save "wittbott711" to your buddy list and then wait for him to appear.

Wittbott711 may also make some cameo appearances on the occasional chat room about art. Be on the lookout for this sneaky screen-name.

The witty one will make his first official appearance on November 07, 2002 on behalf of the Liberarti Free Art Festival that is part of the Liverpool Bienniale curated by Karen Eliot.